Mr Darius Rad is a consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon based in Southampton, who specialises in cerebral palsy, lower limb deformity corrections and knee sports surgery alongside foot and ankle deformity correction. He privately practises at Spire Southampton Hospital and his NHS base is University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Rad has varied educational achievements from respected institutions and medical centres. He obtained an MBBS from the Victor Papilian School of Medicine at Lucian Blaga University, Romania, and then went on to higher training in Cluj-Napoca, where he started his residency programme. He later continued his training in the UK focusing on trauma, deformity correction and foot and ankle pathology in a multitude of NHS trusts across the UK, culminating with the Royal London Hospital in his senior training years. He is also a fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).
In addition to his training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in both Romania and the UK, Mr Rad completed several esteemed fellowships and further honed his skills at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital for Wales, in Cardiff.
Mr Rad focuses his practice on deformity correction surgery for children and adolescents, and the pandemic provided him with an opportunity to expand and solidify his areas of expertise. He thrived on being able to reach out to patients over the period, helping them communicate despite the disruption it caused.
He is chair of the publicity committee and the acting Webadmin for the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS) and is the chair of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS) Website committee. Furthermore, he is a member of the British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy (BSSCP).
Mr Rad is also a member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and AO Foundation – AO Trauma, where he is a National Faculty member. He is also a trustee for the Cerebral Palsy Sport charitable organisation.
Specialises in cerebral palsy, lower limb deformity corrections and knee sports surgery alongside foot and ankle deformity correction.
British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS)
AO Foundation AO Trauma
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy (BSSCP)
European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS