Retirement of Mr Amar Jain

Mr Amar Jain (MBBS, FRCS Ed), a stalwart of the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, and a champion of the MCh (Orth) degree, has decided to call a halt to his lengthy and prestigious career on 5th January 2018, after almost 40 years of service in Tayside.

Mr Graeme Foubister (Clinical Director, Orthopaedics) presented Mr Jain with many gifts at a retirement ceremony held in the Board Room, Level 10 at Ninewells Hospital. Amongst several gifts there was an envelope with cash, collected from staff, for a well-deserved holiday but Mr Jain surprised everyone by donating the money to Ward 19 to aid improve the facilities to help disabled patients – a true dedicated clinician that is willing to do something beneficial even after retiring.

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Left: Mr Gillies Avison, Professor Rami Abboud, Mr Amar Jain, Mr Ben Clift, Mr Sankar Sripada, Mr Faz Alipour; Right: Mr Dave Nicoll, Mr Amar Jain, Professor Rami Abboud

Mr Jain was Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, Visiting Professor at the National Centre for Orthotists and Prosthetists at Strathclyde University and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with NHS Tayside for 37 years. He graduated from SMS Medical College Jaipur, India in 1971 and came to the UK in 1974 where he trained in Glasgow and Dundee. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Tayside in 1987.

Mr Jain has worked in Dundee Royal Infirmary, Dundee Limb Fitting Centre, Stracathro Hospital and Ninewells Hospital working with many services including Vascular, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Physiotherapy. Apart from general orthopaedics, his main special interests have been in foot and ankle surgery, amputation surgery, prosthetics and orthotics.

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Left: Mr and Mrs Jain with his Secretary, Kate McFee: Right: Mr Jain with the Orthopaedic Admin Team

Mr Jain has professional membership of the General Medical Council; Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh; British Orthopaedic Association; International Society for Orthotic and Prosthetics; World Orthopaedic Concern.

Professor Rami Abboud, Head of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery / MCh (Orth) Course Director, stated:

“I would like to thank Mr Jain on behalf of the University of Dundee for his commitment to teaching, research and the MCh (Orth) OSCE examination each year. His approachable demeanour and manners are ideally suited to all the unseen pastoral care he has personally given our MCh (Orth) candidates over the last 25 years. Our loss will certainly be his family’s gain and all of us at the TORT Centre wish him a long and enjoyable retirement.

On a personal level, I owe Mr Jain a great level of gratitude for allowing me as a postgraduate MSc student in 1988/89 to nurture my interest then in foot and ankle by attending his clinics and theatres.”