Consultant Radiologists

Consultant Radiologists

Professor Waqar Bhatti – Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist


Professor Waqar Bhatti is an internationally renowned Musculoskeletal Radiologist specialising in joint, tendon and soft tissue disorders. He completed his medical training, including surgery, from The University of Manchester.

During his time at University Hospital of South Manchester, Professor Bhatti organised and directed the first comprehensive musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging service in Manchester, including the introduction of the first dedicated finger ultrasound service.

A Consultant at the Manchester Foundation Trust since 2001, he is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Salford and Visiting Professor of Sports Radiology at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work in sports science includes services to the Manchester Premier League football teams , County Cricket team, North West Rigby Teams, British Cycling and Taekwondo,and he was also the North West Radiology Representative to the Olympics teams based in the North West 2012 and Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in August 2018.

His research has been recognised internationally through many prizes including a Cum Laude from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for work presented on Ultrasound of Finger Flexor Tendon Imaging. His current research includes adopting stem cells for clinical use and new platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies for use in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Professor Jonathan Harris

Professor Jonathan Harris is an Honorary Professor in Musculoskeletal Imaging and a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist with over 20 years experience and has been working with Professor Jari for more than 15 years.

Following his Fellowship training in musculoskeletal radiology at the University Health Network of Toronto, Canada, he provides diagnostic imaging for patients with orthopaedic and rheumatological conditions through his practice of Ultrasound, MRI, CT and Nuclear Medicine imaging.

He has particular interests in MR arthrography, ultrasound of tendon and muscle disease, image-guided therapeutic treatments and imaging of postoperative orthopaedic disorders.

He holds an Honorary Professorship at the School of Health Sciences at Salford University where he lectures and examines on musculoskeletal radiology, in addition to teaching at regional and national meetings.

Professor Harris is originally from Manchester and was educated at Bury Grammar School and subsequently The University of Manchester. He is very family orientated, lives nearby with his wife, 4 children and golden labrador, Luna, with whom he spends his leisure time.

Dr Anand Kirwadi– Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Dr Anand Kirwadi is a Consultant Musculoskeletal (MSK) Radiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary. After completing his radiology training in Sheffield, he undertook fellowship training at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in London. Prior to taking up his consultant job, he has completed European School of Radiology scholarship at Heidelberg University focusing on imaging in sports injuries and advanced techniques in Musculoskeletal imaging. He also holds European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) Diploma in Musculoskeletal imaging.

His routine NHS practice at Manchester Royal Infirmary encompasses comprehensive MSK imaging across all modalities, including both diagnostic and interventional facets. He is the lead radiologist for tertiary soft tissue sarcoma referrals and for Greater Manchester Oswestry Sarcoma (GMOSS) Service where all the tertiary care referrals for bone and soft tissue sarcoma for the north-west are discussed. His special interests include imaging in sports injuries and soft tissue sarcoma. He is the Clinical Lead for MSK imaging in Manchester University Foundation Trust.

He is a member of British Society of Skeletal Radiology (BSSR), European society of musculoskeletal society (ESSR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). He has served as a council member on the Imaging Section at the Manchester Medical Society and also has been a Specialist Adviser to NICE’s Interventional Procedures Programme.

Dr Kirwadi is also a visiting professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a honorary senior clinical lecturer at University of Manchester.

He is a faculty member on a number of radiology courses and has keen interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as well as lecturing in the UK and abroad. He was directly involved in Royal College of Radiology project Making Best Use of Radiologist 8. He has published articles, written chapters for textbooks and reviewed articles for Clinical Radiology journal. He is actively involved in many research projects involving different aspects of MSK imaging.

Most of his spare time is spent with his young daughter and wife. He also enjoys movies, travelling and sports.