About Dr. Rajive Mathew Jose

Dr Rajive Mathew Jose graduated in Medicine in 1996 from the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, (JIPMER; www.jipmer.edu) a premier Medical Institute in Pondicherry, South India. He subsequently completed his postgraduate training in General Surgery from the same institute, which led to him being awarded Master of Surgery (General Surgery) in 1999. Following this, he undertook a Specialist Training program in Plastic Surgery (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India) and obtained MCh in Plastic Surgery in 2002. Whilst pursing his specialist training, he also passed the Diplomate in National Board exam (DNB; National Board of Examinations, India) in Plastic Surgery. In addition, during the same year he obtained Fellowship (FRCS) from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. After completing a Specialist Training Programme in Plastic Surgery at West Midlands Deanery, he is currently a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Queen Elizabeth and Military Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom (http://qehb.org/military/).

Mr Jose has an excellent academic record and was awarded the Best All-Round Undergraduate Medical Student Award during the year 1996. His lab-based research during his postgraduate training on 'The Role of Imprint Cytology in Thyroid swellings' was submitted as a thesis to Pondicherry University and was subsequently published as a paper. He is currently undertaking a research project on 'The Biomechanics of Cartilag'' at the University of Birmingham, UK. Mr Jose also has a good publication record with over 25 publications in various medical journals. He has also presented a number of papers to various International scientific meetings. In addition, he has been involved in a wide range of charitable and social activities throughout his career (he was involved in the organisation of a branch of 'Befriender's International', a suicide prevention society in Pondicherry, South India) and maintains a keen interest in the development of web-based medical education and training.