Professor Sanjiv Jari is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Salford Royal Hospital, formerly known as Hope Hospital, in the North-West of England. He was appointed in 2001. He is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at the University of Manchester. His clinical practice routinely involves management of upper and lower limb trauma & patients with complex multiple injuries. Salford Royal Hospital is a regional centre for Spinal injuries, Neurosurgery and Limb reconstruction. Therefore, patients from the North-West with these injuries are transferred to Salford to be managed there and commonly also have Orthopaedic injuries.
Professor Jari has a special interest in lower limb and knee trauma with his elective interests being lower limb surgery, including ligament reconstruction, joint replacements, and sports medicine.
Professor Jari is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has been since 1994. He has been fully registered with the General Medical Council since 1991 and is on the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Professor Jari’s qualifications include B.Sc (Hons), M.B.Ch.B, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth) and he has a Sports Medicine Fellowship Diploma from the University of Indiana, in the USA.
Professor Jari is a member of the UK register of Expert Witnesses, The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL Teir 1 member) and a member of the Manchester & District Medico-Legal Society. He has attended medico-legal courses on report writing and court attendance. He has successfully attained the Medico-legal Expert Witness Certificate in conjunction with the BOA, City University and Inns of Court School of Law. He has been invited as a Faculty member at medico-legal conferences and has lectured on various personal injury topics.
Professor Jari has published a BSc Thesis, 17 peer-reviewed articles in a number of respected international journals and a number of invited articles including book chapters. He has 28 podium presentations at various Orthopaedic meetings around the world and continue with ongoing research studies in specific aspects of Orthopaedics and Trauma.
Professor Jari’s professional memberships include the British Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, British Trauma Society, British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association and The British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine and the British Association of Surgery of the Knee.
Professor Jari has been preparing medical reports since 1996. He undertakes about 600 reports per year including in individuals with complex multiple injuries, lower limb amputation cases and the more contentious cases such as low velocity impact injuries. Professor Jari undertakes medical negligence reports and has been doing so now for the last 10 years. He undertakes 70 to 100 reports per year.
Professor Jari's instructions are split about 50% claimant, 30% defendant and 20% single joint instruction. His waiting list for appointments is about 2 – 3 weeks. The completed personal injury reports are returned to the instructing party within 2 weeks.
Professor Jari has been to court about 10 to 15 times as an expert witness. These attendances were to provide factual information or expert evidence and opinion. Professor Jari has also been to court as an independent expert instructed by the Coroner.
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