Mr Merzesh Magra is an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Lancaster specialising in hip and knee joint replacement surgery. He has 22 years of experience working as an NHS doctor and has been working as a consultant since 2018. He is a results-oriented skilled surgeon and an ardent advocator of enhanced recovery principles.
Merzesh did his basic surgical training in Wiltshire on the Oxford-Swindon Surgical Rotation. Following this he dedicated a couple of years to laboratory research at Keele University, Staffordshire. He attained his higher surgical training with a national training number in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery on the Leeds rotation in Yorkshire. He has also done two prestigious fellowships in lower limb arthroplasty at The Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds and Warwick Hospital.
Merzesh is a keen educator and enjoys teaching medical students, junior doctors, and paramedical personnel. He keeps abreast with the latest developments in his field by regularly attending regional meetings, national and international conferences.
Mr Magra is an innovative researcher who has presented and published several peer reviewed papers, a book chapter, and has presented his work in numerous international and national meetings. He has published one of the largest series in the world of ‘reverse hybrid’ total hip replacements and is the first person in the world to describe the presence of ion channels in human tendon cells. More recently, in 2021, Mr Magra has also had a paper published that describes a new classification system for undersized femoral stems in total hip replacements.
Outside of work he enjoys cycling, fell walking, photography, open water diving, and spending quality time with his family and many pets.
- RCS (Royal College of Surgeons of England)
- BOA (British Orthopaedic Association)
- BHS (British Hip Society)
- BASK (British Association for Surgery of the Knee)
First prize: British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) Congress, Edinburgh
Second runner up prize: Presidents Prize Paper, Royal Society of Medicine, London