MA(Cantab), PhD, Dip Sports Med, DMCC, PG Cert Ed, MFSEM, FRCS(Tr+Orth)
Arul is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Foot and Ankle surgery. He qualified from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 2000 before going on to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in different posts.
Arul attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to complete Officer Training and then undertook 2 years as a Regimental Medical Officer to the Light Infantry.
He has been on operational service in Iraq and Afghanistan and continues to serve in the British Army treating Service Personnel.
Arul completed a PhD in foot and ankle trauma within the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. He then undertook further orthopaedic training in Birmingham working at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (University Hospital Birmingham) and the world-renowned Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Having completed his orthopaedic training, he subsequently undertook specialist foot and ankle fellowships at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He was also appointed to the prestigious sports foot and ankle fellowship at Fortius Clinic London, where he gained significant experience in the management of professional sports injuries. During his training, he was also awarded post graduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Humanitarian Medicine and Medical Education.
In addition to his clinical practice, Arul continues to have a strong academic profile, publishing over 50 peer reviewed academic papers and book chapters. He is a Senior Lecturer within the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London and currently supervises numerous PhD students. He has won numerous prizes and over £2 million in grants relating to his research. He was recently awarded the highly prestigious ABC (American-British-Canadian) Travelling Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association to present his work in North America. Arul has also been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal as the Foot and Ankle Specialty Editor.
Arul has been an Orthopaedic Consultant on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council since 2017 and holds a consultant appointment at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust.