The University of Edinburgh
ChM (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
Royal College of Surgeons Edingburgh
Diploma of Sports & Exercise Medicine
Football Medicine Diploma
University of Leicester
Mr Aujla graduated from the University of Leicester Medical School with a Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. His UK training was based around the Midlands intertwined with being awarded a ESSKA travelling fellowship to prestigious orthopaedic centres across six European countries. During these extended visitations he was able to interact with some of the most talented surgeons across Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Denmark to build a network of connections to further his own knowledge. Mr Aujla gained his Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Tr&Orth) in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery during this period of his career.
Following completion of his training in 2019 he embarked upon knee and sports surgery fellowships in the UK and Perth (Western Australia). He initially undertook a knee fellowship with Mr Colin Esler (Past President of British Association of Surgery of the Knee) focussing on conditions affecting the degenerative knee. The first international fellowship Mr Aujla undertook was based at the eminent Perth Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre with Mr Peter Annear in Western Australia. Mr Annear is a pioneer of sports surgery and looks after a large portion of elite athletes within Australia. The second fellowship was the illustrious Perth Sports Surgery Fellowship with Mr Peter D’Alessandro and colleagues. Both these fellowships provided not only super-specialised insight into sports surgery but also allowed Mr Aujla to build upon the nuances of treating athletes from elite Australia Rules Football to the ambitious weekend warriors. Mr Aujla then secured a Consultant position in Australia in the South Metropolitan Health Service with on-call commitments at the Major Trauma Centra (Fiona Stanley Hospital) covering the Southern half of the State. He eventually settled back to the place he calls home, Leicester, via a stint as a Consultant in Lancashire.
- ACL and multi-ligament knee reconstructions
- Meniscal tears
- Knee preservation surgery
- Knee osteoarthritis; including partial knee replacement and osteotomies
- Hip arthroscopy; including labral tears
- Achilles tendon issues
- Surgery for athletes
Having worked within elite sport since 2014, Mr Aujla feels he intrinsically understands the athlete’s perspective to injury, symptoms and performance. He has worked with many professional clubs including a 5-year stint as lead club doctor for Coventry City Football Club. His medical sporting involvement also includes professional cricket (Loughborough Lightning); professional rugby (Coventry Rugby); mixed martial arts; multi-sport games (European Games; BUCS; School Games). Mr Aujla relishes the opportunity to treat athletes. He is very rehabilitation focussed and works hard to maximise your function through many treatment modalities including liaising closely with physiotherapists. As a result, he understands when surgery will benefit you, and when it won’t.
Teaching & Research
Mr Aujla is heavily involved in teaching medical students and orthopaedic surgery trainees across the East Midlands and the UK. He is a local Education Supervisor and regularly trains the surgeons of tomorrow.
Academically he has >30 peer-reviewed publication across a broad range of topics. He has presented Internationally at meetings across Europe. I am part of a research group looking to push the boundaries of innovation within the University Hospitals of Leicester. Mr Aujla has written book chapters on topics such as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy; Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Ankle Arthritis. He is currently the Editor of the 2nd Ed of the Oxford Handbook of Trauma & Orthopaedics (pre-press).
I am happily married to Sarah and we work diligently to raise our two boys with good values. I enjoy physical activity including running, cycling, football and golf (badly I might add!). On most weekends I can be found coaching my sons football team and driving him round to all ends of Leicestershire for matches!
I am a big believer in honest and clear communications with my patients. I put the individual at the centre of my care and I will work with you to help your symptoms and get you back to where you want to be. I use the assistance of a multi-disciplinary team to aid this and I have a network of physiotherapists, strength & conditioning coaches, exercise physiologists and rehab specialists to help you.