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Mr Mo Akmal
MBBS BSc(Hons) MD FRCS(Orth&tr)

Mr Mo Akmal

Consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Graduated from St Marys Medical School in 1992 and then completed surgical training and Doctorate in Medicine (MD) in London. Honorary consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Clinical interests include minimally invasive spinal surgery, back pain, trauma and complex spinal tumour surgery. Orthopaedic training on rotation included 3 years at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, 3 years at The Royal London Hospital, 1 year at University College Hospital and 1 year in Oxford for specialist spinal surgery fellowship training. Published and lectured widely on spinal disc and cartilage tissue engineering, osteoporotic fractures, spinal trauma and rehabilitation.

Mr Akmal has worked closely with the Trust board management team in a variety of projects in his previous role as Chief of Service for Orthopaedics. Mr Akmal has helped to reconfigure specialist trauma services across sites leading to improvement in efficiency and productivity. Continues to support reconfiguration of services in the North West London Sector which are ongoing and continually developing. Strong commitment to Education and Training. Currently runs the Annual Educational Course for International delegates on Spinal disorders at the Royal College of Surgeons and runs a fellowship program for higher surgical trainees and is an examiner for the final MBBS exams at Imperial College.

As a part of Imperial’s strategy to enhance integrated care Mr Akmal works closely with Ealing, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea PCT’s to develop clinical pathways and community triage services for the management of musculoskeletal referrals (back pain and joint pathology) into secondary care. Devised a multidisciplinary team model which ensures the interface service is delivered in the community by a primary healthcare professional team including extended scope physiotherapists, GP’s, specialist nurses and is led by secondary care consultants who provide clinical governance and specialist input to allow a seamless integration with secondary care. Mr Akmal is on the Governing Board for Islington Clinical Commissioning Group and has strong links with Primary Care and is involved in reshaping services, integrating healthcare and improving effectiveness and access to services.

Mr M Akmal is on a Sabbatical Leave from the NHS from 1st October 2016 until 1st April 2017

Mr Akmal continues to practice privately at The London spine Unit, St Johns Wood.  He is available for consultations, second opinions, pain management and spinal surgery.


Links :

Mr M.Akmals full profile and personal website

Mr M Akmal on BC Radio 4 presentation on Balloon Kyphoplasty

Mr M Akmal’s article on Balloon Kyphoplasty Article for the National Library for Health UK

Recent Publications

: Akmal M, Singh A, Anand A, Kesani A, Aslam N, Goodship A, Bentley G. Related Articles, Links
The effects of hyaluronic acid on articular chondrocytes.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Aug;87(8):1143-9.
PMID: 16049255 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
: Wiseman MA, Birch HL, Akmal M, Goodship AE. Related Articles, Links
Segmental variation in the in vitro cell metabolism of nucleus pulposus cells isolated from a series of bovine caudal intervertebral discs.
Spine. 2005 Mar 1;30(5):505-11.
PMID: 15738781 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
: Akmal M, Kesani A, Anand B, Singh A, Wiseman M, Goodship A. Related Articles, Links
Effect of nicotine on spinal disc cells: a cellular mechanism for disc degeneration.
Spine. 2004 Mar 1;29(5):568-75.
PMID: 15129075 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
: Akmal M, Trivedi R, Sutcliffe J. Related Articles, Links
Functional outcome in trauma patients with spinal injury.
Spine. 2003 Jan 15;28(2):180-5.
PMID: 12544937 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
: Akmal M, Anand A, Anand B, Wiseman M, Goodship AE, Bentley G. Related Articles, Links
The culture of articular chondrocytes in hydrogel constructs within a bioreactor enhances cell proliferation and matrix synthesis.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Apr;88(4):544-53.
PMID: 16567795 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
: Bentley G, Biant LC, Carrington RW, Akmal M, Goldberg A, Williams AM, Skinner JA, Pringle J. Related Articles, Links
A prospective, randomised comparison of autologous chondrocyte implantation versus mosaicplasty for osteochondral defects in the knee.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 Mar;85(2):223-30.
PMID: 12678357 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]