Prakash Jayakumar

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar and Honorary Departmental Researcher

Fellowship(s):
  • Harkness Fellowship
  • 9

Organisation: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford

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Prakash is a Harkness Fellow, and Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar and Honorary Departmental Researcher at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.

Prakash is a 2018/19 Harkness Fellow in health care policy and practice, based at Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin. His research will investigate current US and European models of integrated care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions through an assessment of patient and provider experiences, an evaluation of outcomes and cost, and an appraisal of patient engagement solutions. 

Prakash is an Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar and Honorary Researcher at the University of Oxford, where he was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy assessing the impact of musculoskeletal trauma on quality of life. This followed a scholarship from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital studying health-related outcomes.

He is a principal investigator for a five-year global project on patient outcomes following injury, funded by the AO Foundation in Switzerland. He has a special interest in design-led innovation in health and been a clinical adviser for medical design teams at NASA. He is currently exploring design-led approaches to enhance population health through artificial intelligence and deep learning from outcomes data in a Masters in Research in Health Care Design programme developed by Professor Lord Ara Darzi at the Royal College of Art/Imperial College London.

Prakash consults for the University of Oxford and medical device companies on high-value health and health technologies. He completed his medical degree at King's College London, holds a first-class honours bachelor degree from University College London, and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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