Dr Rajinder Pal Singh

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Dr Rajinder Pal Singh is a Consultant Transplant Surgeon in Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.

He was born in Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India, and has done his schooling and MBBS from SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha and passed with Honours, followed by Masters in General Surgery from AMU, Aligarh through the all India national selection. After post-graduation, he has worked for 3 years in charitable hospitals in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh under Beas Hospital management of the MJS Medical Relief Society.

He left for the United Kingdom in 2003 and worked there from 2003-2007, and also obtained the MRCS certification from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He then did fellowships in Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplantation- from Wake Forest University, North Carolina and University of Minnesota in the US to specialise in liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation.

He has been working as a Consultant Transplant Surgeon in the NHS since 2011. He is currently a Consultant Transplant Surgeon in Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, which is one of the busiest kidney and pancreas transplant units, and abdominal multi-organ retrieval unit of Europe.

During his career as a transplant fellow in US, he has been awarded the gold medal for clinical research from the university in 2007 and 2008, and in 2009 he won the Young Investigator award granted by the American Society of Transplantation. He is an author of several publications in peer reviewed journals, and has also written a book chapter in Pancreas Transplantation.

In his current job, he provides the full repertoire of kidney and pancreas-kidney transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, full abdominal multi-organ retrieval and complex vascular access.His special focus is on Solid Organ Pancreas Transplantation, Marginal Donor Kidney Transplantation and complex vascular access for dialysis. He is also the hospital deputy lead for Infection Prevention and Control.

He has also represented the NHS in operations involving altruistic laparoscopic donor kidney removal (my Kidney and Me, channel-4), kidney transplant (Saving Bitain Lives) as well as dual kidney pancreas transplants which have been covered and telecast by national media.

• https://vimeo.com/50531368
• https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0176mpl
• https://m.facebook.com/BBCLifestyleHealth/videos/513877175645109

He also takes initiatives to promote the deceased donor organ donation in the Asian community in the UK and has done several campaigns and TV programs to increase the awareness of organ donation in Asian communities and reduce the ethnic health inequality in organ demand and supply.

• https://www.facebook.com/ktvglobal/videos/207318513740270/

In the Covid-19 pandemic, he has innovated a cultural competent technique called Singh Thattha technique that can potentially allow faith-observant bearded Sikh, Muslim and Jewish individuals so that they can fit a respirator mask without the need for shaving, and this technique has recently been accepted for publication in a peer reviewed scientific journal- Journal of Hospital Infection.

• https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30459-X/fulltext
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCVZALbF35Q&feature=youtu.be

MBBS (Honours); MS (Gen Surg); MRCS (Edin)
ASTS Accredited Fellow in Abdominal Transplantation (USA)

Consultant Transplant, General & Vascular Access Surgeon
Clinical Lead for Vascular Access Surgery & Marginal Donor Kidney Transplantation
Hospital Deputy Lead for Infection Prevention & Control
Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester M13 9WL

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