Dr Sunil Ramawat

Dr Sunil Ramawat

Dr Sunil Ramawat is a Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Trauma Surgery. Dr Ramawat is a fellow of Royal Australian College of Surgeon and Australian Orthopaedic Association. He has extensive experience in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Trauma surgery. He received his specialised training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Warringal Private Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Dr Ramawat is specially interested in

  • Arthritic conditions of Foot and Ankle
  • Ankle arthroscopic surgery (key hole surgery)
  • Minimal Invasive foot surgery
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Complex fractures of foot and ankle
  • Diabetic foot
  • Disorder of forefoot (Bunions, toe deformities)
  • Tendon injuries (Achilles tendon problems)
  • Complex ankle sprains (ligamentous injuries)
  • General orthopaedic trauma- upper limb and lower limb fracture

Dr Ramawat has public appointment at Blacktown Public Hospital and Mount Druitt Public Hospital. His private appointment is at Lakeview Private Hospital and Westmead Private Hospital. He consults from the Blacktown rooms.

Dr Ramawat participates in Australian Health Funds’ “Access Gap” Schemes and has a “No-Gap” Policy for all private patients with adequate private health cover. He offers the best possible treatment and comprehensive care to each individual.

He is heavily involved in teaching and research at the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital.

He has several national and international presentations.

He is fluent in Hindi.

His extracurricular activities include painting and cricket.

Education

2018
Australian Orthopaedic Association Fellow Fellowship
2018
Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeon (FRACS)
2009
Master of Surgery (Orthopaedic Training Program) Mumbai, India
2004
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Rajasthan, India

Fellowships

2017-2018
AOA Trauma Fellowship Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
2015-2016
AOA Trauma Fellowship Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
2014-2015
AOA Arthroplasty Fellowship Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide
2013
AOA Arthroplasty Fellowship Warringal Private Hospital, Melbourne
2012-2013
AOA Foot and Ankle Fellowship Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide.

Qualifications

Current

Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Examination: passed in May 2018
  • Specialists Registration: MED 000 175 6033
2009

Master of Surgery (MS) Orthopaedics

  • Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Maharashtra, India
  • University: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Maharashtra, India
2005

MBBS

  • Medical School: Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
  • University: University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Summary of Surgical Experience

Foot and Ankle Surgery

  • Adult degenerative conditions: forefoot reconstruction, osteoarthritis of hindfoot.
  • Ankle arthrodesis, hindfoot arthrodesis.
  • Foot and ankle complex trauma
  • Ankle arthroscopy and intra-articular surgery

Arthroplasty

  • Primary hip arthroplasty
  • Primary knee arthroplasty using navigation
  • Revision knee and hip arthroplasty

Adult and Paediatric Trauma

  • Managing adult and paediatric trauma cases
  • Fixation of minor and major fractures including intra-articular fractures.
  • Complex deformity corrections including Ilizarov procedure

Specialist Practice

2019- current

Orthopaedic VMO
Department of Orthopaedics
Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital.

  • Managing foot and ankle and orthopaedic trauma surgery
  • Performing on-call duties
  • Actively involved in teaching and academic duties within the department

2017 – 2018

Trauma and Orthopaedic Fellow Department of Orthopaedics, The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Camperdown, NSW

Clinical Practice

  • Managing trauma cases in five trauma operating lists weekly.
  • Averaging 12-15 operations per week.
  • Ensuring efficiency in managing surgical lists.
  • Performing less complex or moderately complex orthopaedic trauma surgery independently.
  • Performing complex trauma surgery under supervision of consultants.
  • Performing 1-in-5 on-call duties including supervising registrars managing orthopaedic cases.   

Teaching / Supervision

  • Supervising trainee registrars for less complex trauma surgery.
  • Teaching trainee registrars and undergraduates.

Leadership / Teamwork

  • Organising a trauma meeting fortnightly for trainee registrars, on orthopaedic trauma cases based upon recent evidence.
  • Co-ordinating tutorials for undergraduates.
  • Supervising trainee registrars in outdoor clinics.
  • Working effectively with nursing and allied health staff.

2016 – 2017

Senior Medical Officer / Staff Specialist Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, Qld

Clinical Practice

  • Undertaking supervised practice after completing Specialist Assessment training.
  • Conducting fortnightly clinics assessing patients with general orthopaedic conditions.
  • Completing a weekly elective operating list.
  • Supervising a weekly trauma list, including registrars’ clinical and operating aspects of orthopaedic case management.
  • Leading acute management of severe orthopaedic injuries.

Teaching / Supervision

  • Supervising a fracture assessment clinic while teaching registrar management of trauma patients in the clinical setting.
  • Performing 1-in-4 on-call duties including supervising registrars managing orthopaedic cases.

Leadership / Teamwork

  • Participating in departmental activities e.g. audits, x-ray meeting, journal clubs.
  • Leading multidisciplinary teams in patient management.

2016

Tumour Fellow (8 weeks)

Department of Orthopaedics, The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW

  • Managing tumour cases.
  • Participating as a member of the orthopaedic oncology.
  • Monitoring overall management of orthopaedic oncology cases while working with Dr Paul Stalley and Dr Richard Boyle.
  • Teaching trainee registrars and undergraduates.
  • Participating in outdoor clinics.
  • Performing 1-in-5 on-call duties.
  • Supervising registrars’ management of orthopaedic cases on-call

Specialist Practice cont.

2015 – 2016

Trauma Fellow
Department of Orthopaedics, The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW

Clinical Practice

  • Managing trauma cases in three trauma operating lists weekly.
  • Averaging 12-15 operations per week.
  • Ensuring efficiency in managing surgical lists.
  • Performing less complex or moderately complex orthopaedic trauma surgery independently.
  • Performing complex trauma surgery under supervision of consultants.
  • Performing 1-in-5 on-call duties including supervising registrars managing orthopaedic cases.   

Teaching / Supervision

  • Supervising trainee registrars for less complex trauma surgery.
  • Teaching trainee registrars and undergraduates.

Leadership / Teamwork

  • Organising a trauma meeting fortnightly for trainee registrars, on orthopaedic trauma cases based upon recent evidence.
  • Co-ordinating tutorials for undergraduates.
  • Supervising trainee registrars in outdoor clinics.
  • Working effectively with nursing and allied health staff.

2014 – 2015

Arthroplasty Fellow
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville SA

Clinical Practice

  • Performing a large number of arthroplasties independently while working with Dr Peter Lewis, David Campbell and Dr Will Duncan.
  • Managing approx. 30 patients in 4-5 outpatient clinics per week, supervised by Fellowship Director and other nominated orthopaedic consultant supervisors.
  • Reviewing and managing approx.. 30 patients per week in clinics.
  • Conducting 2 clinics per month reviewing and managing fracture patients, unsupervised as the Nominated Clinician Responsible.
  • Working with the on-call roster including 1-in-4 days on-call, included 1-in-4 weekends and supervising trainee registrars in managing cases.
  • Managing most emergencies independently.
  • Performing 2-3 full day operative lists per week including performing approx. 3 arthroplasty cases.
  • Performing independently numerous primary arthroplasty, arthroscopies, revision arthroplasty and trauma surgery.

Communication

  • Liaising regularly with the consultant on call regarding patients admitted and operations performed.

Leadership / Teamwork

  • Co-ordinating smooth functioning of all the operating lists in collaboration with the consultant in charge.
  • Supervising and teaching registrars in arthroplasty procedures.
  • Participating in research projects as Principal Investigator and Co-investigator.
  • Maintaining on call and routine rosters for registrars.

Additional Role:

Clinical Lecturer
University of Adelaide, SA

  • Teaching medical students

Specialist Practice cont.

2013

Arthroplasty Fellow (6 months)

Warringal Medical Centre and Private Hospital
Heidelberg, Vic

Clinical Experience

  • Gaining experience inarthroplasty, especially revision arthroplasty working with Dr Neil Bergman.
  • Reviewing patients in outpatient clinics.  
  • Participating in morning ward rounds.

Teamwork

  • Participating in preoperative planning, operations and postoperative management of patients.
  • Attending all ward rounds Morbidity and Mortality Meetings and audits at the Austin Hospital.
  • Participating in two research projects with Dr Bergman:
    • Long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of the Secur-Fit Plus uncemented femoral stem at 10 to 16 year follow-up.
    • An effective and convenient method for restoration of limb-length and offset in total hip arthroplasty: An Audit

2012 – 2013

Knee, Foot and Ankle Clinical Fellow
Royal Adelaide and Mt Barker Hospitals  & Adelaide Orthosports Clinic Adelaide, SA

Clinical Practice

  • Working in the public hospital and private clinics.
  • Working mostly independently in conducting foot and ankle clinics and reviewing in-patients.
  • Performing many foot, ankle and knee procedures including joint replacements and arthroscopies, initially under supervision, then later independently.

Teamwork

  • Assisting consultants in public and private hospitals for many different lower limb procedures, i.e. hip, knee and ankle replacements as well as foot and ankle conditions.
  • Performing on call duties at the Royal Adelaide Hospital including supervising trainee registrars in managing trauma and other orthopaedic emergency cases.
  • Participating in four research projects with Dr Peter Stavrou:
    • Perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medicine in patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery - A literature review.
    • Fifth Metatarsal Fracture Fixation: Is there a Goldilocks Screw?
    • Wound complications associated with prophylactic low molecular weight heparin therapy for prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after foot and ankle procedures and lower limb immobilization.
    • Syndesmosis injury: Intra-observer and Inter-observer Reliability of the Radiological Assessment of the injury.

Clinical Lecturer
University of Adelaide, SA

  • Teaching medical students

Specialist Practice cont.

2010 – 2011

Orthopaedic Consultant
Asian Institute of Medical Sciences Plot No – 72, Milap Nagar,  MIDC Area, Dombivli (E) – 421203 Maharashtra, India

Clinical Practice

  • Managing all types of in-patient admissions.
  • Performing numerous trauma, spine and arthroplasty procedures independently including:
    • Spinal surgeries including: laminectomy, discectomy, pedicular screw fixation, debridement and fixation of tubercular spine (level D9-D10).
    • Joint replacement surgeries including primary total hip and knee replacement.
    • Paediatric procedures including fractures and deformity corrections.
    • Managing a significant trauma workload e.g. repairing open injuries and complex intra-articular fractures.

Teamwork / Training

  • Worked in a team with general surgeons and anaesthetists to provide trauma care for patients.
  • Teaching and supervising registrars.

Previous Experience

2010

Orthopaedic Senior Registrar, Bhabha Atomic Research Institute Hospital, Maharashtra, India

2010

Orthopaedic Senior Registrar, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, India

2009-2010

Orthopaedic Senior Registrar
Medicity Private Hospital, Haryana, India

2009

Orthopaedic Senior Registrar
Noida 201301, Uttar Pradesh, India

2006 – 2009

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Medical College, Maharashtra, India

2004 – 2006

Intern
Sardar Patel Medical College and Prince Bijay Singh Memorial Hospital Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Medical Licensing Authorities

2012 – Current

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

2010 – Current

Medical Council Of India

2010 – Current

Maharashtra Medical Council

2006 – Current

Rajasthan Medical Council

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeon
  • Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of Australian Foot and Ankle Society

Continuing Professional Development

2019

Foundation Skills for Surgical Educator,

Sydney

2019

Controversies in Trauma Surgery,

Brisbane

2018

AO Master course in Foot and Ankle,

Malaysia

2017

Australian Paediatrics Orthopaedic Society Meeting,

New Zealand

2017

AO Basic Trauma Course

Sydney

2017

AO Advance Trauma Course, Sydney

2015

American Foot and Ankle Society meeting,

USA

2014

Corin Anterior Hip Cadaveric Course

Sydney

2014

Medecta Anterior Hip Cadaveric Course

Sydney

2014

Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Course

Brisbane

2013

University of Sydney Arthroscopy Skills Workshop

Sydney

2013

Stryker Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care (OTC) Foundation

Brisbane

Advance Trauma Course, Pelvis and Acetabulum Surgery

Brisbane

2012

Training in Professional Skills (TIPS) Course

2010

World Federation of Neurosurgical Society (WFNS) Spine
Committee Cadaver Course, Mumbai

India

2009

Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries Workshop
Hand and Wrist

India

2009

Refresher Course on Bone Tumours

India

2008

Complications and Pitfalls in Arthroscopy Surgery Workshop

India

2008

Advanced Fracture Fixation Course

India

2007

Spine: The New Millennium Workshop

India

2007

Basic Fracture Fixation Course

India

Publications

Iselin, LD,Ramawat, S,Hanratty, B, et al.When Planning Screw Fracture Fixation Why the 5.5 mm Screw is the Goldilocks Screw. An Observational Computer Tomographic Study of Fifth Metatarsal Bone Anatomy in a Sample of Patients.Medicine (Baltimore). 2015;94(18):e756. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000000756

Joshi, D,Dhamangaonkar, AC,Ramawat, S, et al.Predictors of iatrogenic lateral wall fractures while treating intertrochanteric fracture femur with the dynamic hip screw system in Indian patients.Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol.2015;25(4):677-682.doi:10.1007/s00590-014-1566-1

Presentations

2015

1-Fifth Metatarsal Fracture Fixation: Is there a Goldilocks Screw?
2-Wound complications associated with prophylactic low molecular weight heparin therapy for prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after foot and ankle procedures and lower limb immobilization.
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting,Long Beach, California, USA

2015

Midterm to long term results of Secur-Fit femoral stem’
Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of AOA, Brisbane, Qld

2013

‘Perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medicine in patients undergoing general orthopaedic or foot and ankle surgery’.
Western Indian Regional Orthopaedic Conference Mumbai, India.
Review article establishing guidelines for general orthopaedic surgery.

2013

‘Perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medicine in patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery’
Presented at the Combined Australian  & New Zealand Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Conference, Sydney, NSW

Teaching

2019 to current

VMO Orthopaedic
Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital

Involved in departmental teaching based upon the training guidelines for the orthopaedics trainees (SET trainees) by the Australian Orthopaedic Association. .

2015 to 2018

Trauma Fellow
The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW

SET Trainees:

  • Conducting fortnightly clinical meetings on quality improvement in  management of fracture cases.
  • Organising monthly Mortality and Morbidity and Journal Club meetings.
  • Supervising SET trainees managing fractures and teaching them during operations.

Undergraduates

  • Conducting tutorials e.g. ‘Management of Common Fractures’

2014 – 2015

Clinical Lecturer
University of Adelaide & Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA

SET Trainees:

  • Organising weekly x-ray meetings and discussing clinical cases.
  • Teaching registrars during surgery.
  • Working as Examiner for the trial Fellowship (FRACS) exam conducted in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in May 2014.

Undergraduates

  • Conducting tutorials:
    • Management of fractures
    • Examination of foot and ankle conditions
    • Common foot and ankle conditions
    • Hip examination
    • Knee examination
    • Bed-side clinics

2012 – 2013

Clinical Lecturer
University of Adelaide & Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA

SET Trainees:

  • Discussing foot and ankle conditions, e.g. Calcaneus Fractures’

Undergraduates

  • Conducting tutorials:
    • Examination of foot and ankle conditions
    • Shoulder and elbow examination
    • Management of fractures
    • Hip and knee examination
    • Hip conditions

2010 – 2011

Orthopaedic Consultant
Asian Institute of Medical Science, India

  • Lecturing to medical students and conducting formal tutorials and informal teaching.
  • Teaching registrars and nursing staff.
  • Teaching Resident doctors about common orthopaedic cases during the ward rounds and operations.

2010

Registrar
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, India

  • Teaching students through formal tutorials and bedside education.

2006 – 2009

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, India

  • Conducting tutorials and bedside clinics for undergraduates
  • Central west Orthopedics and Sports injuries - Blacktown
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • AOA accredited fellowships - AOA | Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Foot and Ankle Society