A senior surgeon in Teesside has been awarded a new title as recognition for his work training students and health professionals.
Rajesh Nanda, consultant orthopaedic surgeon and upper limb specialist at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has been made an honorary professor at Teesside University.
This is following nomination from the university’s school of health and life sciences, and endorsement from the academic titles and awards committee.
Mr Nanda has been involved in education for well over a decade, including being on the board for the orthopaedics masters (MCh) programme at the university.
He has also mentored staff including physiotherapists, nurse practitioners, runs an annual basic science course, has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and is the educational lead and surgical tutor of orthopaedics for the Trust.
Five years ago, Mr Nanda was also elected as a fellow for the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, as recognition for commitment to excellence and commitment to surgical education and training.
He said: “I am really delighted and honoured to have been recognised with this title, which recognises the work I have done with Teesside University and the MCh orthopaedics course in the last 13 years.
“I have always been passionate about education and in mentoring and training health professionals from a range of roles.
“It’s something I have committed many years of my career to and something I want to continue doing.”