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Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Biant Leela

Biant Leela

The University of Manchester
Academic Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Manchester, United Kingdom

Leela Biant is the President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee and the King James IV Professor, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Manchester, Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester University Hospitals an is Co-Director of the regional North West Joint Preservation Service, serving a a poulation of over 7 million patients for Cartilage Repair and Regeneration. Leela trained in London and completed specialist fellowships in Sydney and London. She was Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Edinburgh for 8 years before moving to Manchester. Her thesis was entitled ‘Articular Cartilage Injury and Repair in the Young Adult Knee’ and her research focus includes biological regenerative surgery and advanced joint replacement. She has won multiple awards for research, and now leads a strong research team that includes academic clinicians, biomedical engineers, materials scientists and cell biologists. Leela is an elected ICRS Senior Fellow, and founded the ICRS Global patient registry. She is a Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the UK Biological Knee Society in recognition of her work in this field. She has won awards for teaching, and is a clinician advisor to NICE. She was an ABC Travelling Fellow in 2010 and BASK Travelling Fellow in 2014.