Jeya Palan

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon

Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Gender / Preferred pronoun



Mixed Asian (Malaysian)

Particular qualities / experiences relevant for mentorship

Clinical: T&O, Revision hip knee surgeon interest in periprosthetic joint infections, NJR, Periprosthetic fractures

Academic: I have a PhD and happy to help advise on pursuing an academic career in T&O, doing an OOPR for a higher degree etc

Education: I have experience as faculty on revision courses in T&O and ATLS

OOPR: I have experience taking significant time away from clinical work to do a PhD and trying to get back into clinical work after a period away.

Grades willing to mentor

Medical student / Foundation stage to early training / Registrar training to fellowship

Profile statement

I am a Consultant T&O surgeon working at Chapel Allerton Hospital/Leeds General Infirmary (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) with a special interest in primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty and in particular, the management of periprosthetic joint infections and fractures. My academic interests (from my PhD and NJR Fellowship) include outcomes of primary and revision arthroplasty surgery and I have been awarded national research grants to run and coordinate research studies. I served as an Associate Editor on the editorial board of the BJJ (2012-2016). I have a strong interest in helping develop the profession and my time as BOTA President and sitting on the RCS England Council and BOA Council has given me valuable insight into strategies for promoting and enhancing T&O as a specialty and an understanding of the challenges of clinical leadership. I have recently been awarded the British Hip Society sponsorship for the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Future Leaders Programme for 2021. The BOA’s vision for the Future Leaders Programme is to create an alumni of leaders with the skills and knowledge to improve the delivery of clinical care and to influence positive change within the profession.

I’m happy to mentor through phone calls or zoom or to arrange a meeting in person depending on geography.

I can offer guidance and support in balancing clinical and academic work and managing family challenges related to partner’s work and raising young children. I would be able to support trainees who have challenging home circumstances particularly with any additional needs their children may have or due to working away from home for significant periods of time. I am available by phone or virtually through videoconferencing.