MBBS, MS, MSc (Orth Eng), FRCS (Glasg)

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Sheffield University

Pradeep is a Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at STEPS Rehabilitation and the Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre, which is based at the Northern General Hospital, a part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust. His work encompasses all aspects of spinal cord injury management. Areas of special interest include surgical management of pressure ulcers and management of the tetraplegic upper limb.

He started his career in orthopaedic surgery but moved sideways into the management of spinal cord injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation in the early noughties. During his period of training as a registrar, he did a fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital and a further short period at the Christian Medical college in India, to gain a wider perspective on the management of spinal cord injury around the world. He started working as a consultant at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in 2006.

Pradeep has been active nationally and internationally in furthering the cause of spinal cord injury rehabilitation and training in the specialty. As the Education Committee lead for the British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists, he has worked with spinal cord charities and the Royal College of Physicians in addressing some of the concerns around training in SCI rehabilitation. He is the vice chairman of the Specialist Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Rehabilitation Medicine.

He is involved in a variety of national and international research projects in the field of spinal cord injury as a principal investigator, including projects on the role of early surgery in SCI, use of noninvasive ventilation in tetraplegics and use of tissue scaffolding following SCI. He was previously a member of the Spinal Cord Injury Research network. He has worked closely with academic departments in Leeds University, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield University on some of these projects. He has published and presented widely. He has lectured nationally and internationally on different aspects of SCI management.