Dr Rajat Chowdhury
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Qualifications: MA BM BCh MRCS FRCR FBIR
Year first qualified: 2003
GMC number: 6075402
Main NHS base: Oxford University Hospitals NHS TrustRadiology treatments
Dr Rajat Chowdhury specialises in the diagnosis and image-guided treatment of sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions including orthopaedic and rheumatological disorders, and trauma. Advanced interventional procedures which Dr Chowdhury uses include shoulder hydro dilatation, barbotage, dry needling, autologous blood injection, ultrasound-guided percutaneous trigger finger release and Achilles tendon stripping. Dr Chowdhury guides injections into all joints, subacromial subdeltoid bursa, trochanteric bursa, Mortons neuroma, plantar fasciitis and hands and feet.
Training and background
Dr Rajat Chowdhury read medicine at Oxford University and won several prizes and scholarships to complete part of his training at Harvard University, Mayo Clinic and the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto. He subsequently successfully completed initial surgical training, attaining the MRCS qualification on the St Mary’s Hospital, London (Imperial College) Surgical Training Programme.
He was then selected to take part in the Wessex Clinical Radiology Training Programme. As a result of this he successfully attained Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) qualification. He then completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with advanced fellowship training at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. He was appointed to a Consultant post in Oxford in 2013.
Research and training
Dr Chowdhury received a research scholarship from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and an international academic scholarship from the Radiological Society of North America. He was Chair of the British Institute of Radiology Young Professionals Committee and was elected as a member of their Council from 2010-2013. In 2014 he was awarded a lifetime Fellowship of the British Institute of Radiology.
Dr Chowdhury has several peer-reviewed publications and lectures at conferences in the UK and overseas. He is the author of a number of radiology and surgery textbooks, including ‘Radiology at a Glance’ and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. In 2017 he was appointed Clinical Lecturer in Anatomy at The Queen’s College, Oxford.
Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Radiologists, British Institute of Radiology.