Vivek graduated as a Doctor from Edinburgh University in 1997 before working in the Professorial departments of Medicine and Surgery in Glasgow. He was selected to work at the University College London Hospital under the tutelage of the Professor of Plastic Surgery. Following this he returned to Glasgow to further his training and qualified as a Surgeon in 2001. Vivek has spent 9 years in Plastic Surgery. He was appointed to the highly competitive London Training Scheme in 2003 before moving once again to Glasgow to complete his training at the Internationally Renowned Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit. Vivek is an NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon as well as working in Private Practice.
Vivek holds a number of qualifications including:
MB ChB – Qualification as a Doctor
MRCS – Qualification as a Surgeon
MD – Awarded from the University of Edinburgh following 2 years of Research in Aesthetic Laser Surgery
FRCS(Plast) – Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in Plastic Surgery
Vivek has published 20 research papers and presented his work around the World including in Los Angeles, Florence and Thailand. He has a total of 22 presentations at National and International Meetings and was awarded Scholarships to attend the American and International Laser Meetings. His work was selected as being amongst the best presented at the 2003 American Meeting.
To learn special surgical techniques Vivek has spent time training in Tokyo, Taipei and Melbourne.
Vivek was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. In the NHS Vivek specialises in breast reconstruction using microsurgical techniques and laser surgery. Vivek also undertakes facial aesthetic surgery for patients with severe acne scarring. Vivek also conducts outpatient clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and is a member of the Combined Skin Cancer Multi-disciplinary Team with the local dermatologists.
Vivek is an Honourary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University Medical School and is regularly involved in teaching Trainee Surgeons and Medical Students about Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Vivek also supervisors a Research Fellow with the University studying the perfusion of skin for a Doctorate.
Vivek is a Full Member of BAPRAS - The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and BAAPS - The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Privately Vivek works at both the Glasgow Nuffield Hospital and BMI Ross Hall Hospital. Vivek also consults at the SK:N clinic, where he sees patients interested in laser treatment.