Miss Shamim Umarji
Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand/ Wrist Surgeon
QualificationsBMBCh(Oxon) MA(Honours) FRCS(Trauma & Orth)
Main NHS base:
- British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
- British Orthopaedic Association
- Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Oxford University Medical Society
- Oriel College Medical Society
Complex high energy wrist trauma (much of which presents to St George’s) and the subsequent complications, wrist pain including sports injuries (eg Scapholunate ligament , TFCC tears in tennis players), scaphoid fractures (inc non-union), wrist fractures (inc mal-union), wrist arthroscopy (key-hole surgery), nerve decompressions (carpal tunnel), Dupuytren’s Disease (including Xiapex or collagenase injections), rheumatoid hand, tendonitis (including De Quervain’s Syndrome).
Training & background:
Miss Umarji is a fully accredited Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon who sub-specialises exclusively in Hand and Wrist Surgery. Her NHS practice is based at St George’s, one of Europe’s leading teaching hospitals and also one of London’s Major Trauma Centres, where she is the Clinical Director for the Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics.
She qualified from Oxford University in 1996. As a junior doctor she had a rewarding and varied career working for the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford under Professor Sir Peter Morris, and later under Professor Farndon in Bristol. After completing a comprehensive general surgical training, she specialised in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery on the St George’s registrar programme in London. She has undertaken super-specialist hand/wrist fellowships at the Windsor Hand Clinic under the world renowned David Evans and at the premier specialist plastics hand unit in Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
Miss Umarji is committed to training and research and has presented and published work nationally and internationally. She was the Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor (2011-2015). Her research interests are wrist fractures, basal thumb arthritis, specialist hand/wrist conditions, high energy wrist & general trauma. At St George’s, she is presently the Principle Investigator looking at treatments for Dupuytren’s Disease. This is a multicentre national trial comparing Collagenase (Xiapex) injections and surgery for Dupuytren’s.
She is passionate about sport and has a particular interest in sports injuries around the hand and wrist as well as the impact they can have on livelihood, as well as quality of life.
She will always endeavour to see patients with acute injuries as soon as possible.
Miss Umarji is fee assured for all major insurance companies.
Outside work, Miss Umarji enjoys family life and most sports, in particular cricket, rugby, tennis and skiing. Awarded Oxford Blues in cricket and rugby, she also played for the Marylebone Cricket Club. She is an active member of the MCC, a rugby coach at Wimbledon Rugby Club (U10s) and a Friend of the Royal Opera House.
Clinic Times: By appointment only
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