Vaikunthan Rajaratnam

Surgical and Life Educator
Male, 65 Years|SINGAPORE - 768828, Singapore

Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Last active on: Mar 16, 2019 at 12:18 PM (EST)

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About Vaikunthan Rajaratnam

Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon working in Singapore. More than 25 years of teaching and training doctors and undergraduates.

Multi skilled with an MBA especially on matters of management in healthcare and IT in medicine.

Developer and web master of

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

In Person Teaching

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Personality Development (Body, Mind and Soul)
Language of Instruction: English
Anatomy and Physiology of Life
Orthopaedics (Medical)
Language of Instruction: English
elective hand surgery, trauma hand, brachial plexus injury
Management In Medicine (Medical)
Language of Instruction: English
Finance, Marketing, Operations, People Management
Language of Instruction: English
Teaching Experience

Lecturer and Clinical Specialist

University of Malaya, Malaysia

May 1986 - Apr 1989

Orthopaedic Surgery and hand surgery

Professional Experience
Consultant Hand Surgeon
University Hospital Birmingham NHS FT, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Apr 2002 - Present

Consultant Hand Surgeon with special interest in Brachial Plexus and Nerve Surgery and microsurgical reconstruction of the hand


PG CertMedEd

The University of Dundee, United Kingdom

Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

Dip Hand Surgery

FESSH, United Kingdom

May 2002 - May 2004


Royal College of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mar 1981 - Mar 1984


Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

May 1975 - May 1980

Distinction in Pathology

Professional Exams & Certifications

PG CertMedEd

Dundee, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 2010

Fellow Higher Education Academy

London, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 2010

Examiner for MRCS Part B

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 2010

Senior Examiner MB ChB

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 2010

Diploma in Hand Surgery (European)

FESSH, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 2004

Churchill Livingstone medal for joint highest marks

Academy of Medicine

Selangor, Malaysia

Year Of Passing: 1986


Royal College of Surgeons, United Kingdom

Year Of Passing: 1984

Associations & Membership
International Bone Research Association
Oct 2008 - Present
Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER)
Aug 2010 - Present


Publications and Research
Understanding Hand Surgery

Text Book

Animal models for training in tendon surgery: sheep's forelimbs
Tan S, Power D, Rajaratnam V.

teaching surgical skills using animal model

Digital video documentation as evidence of clinical skill acquisition
Edwards S, Rajaratnam V.

Our findings indicate that intra-operative video monitoring enables an objective and permanent recordable assessment of the a trainees skill level whilst completing the checklist after a particular procedure.

High-resolution ultrasound in the diagnosis of upper limb disorders: a tertiary referral centre expe
Allen GM, Drakonaki EE, Tan ML, Dhillon M, Rajaratnam V.

HRUS examination is more reliable than clinical examination in diagnosing upper limb disorders.

by Nikki Sambandan posted on 13 March, 2011

good explanations well paced

by Glasberg Ernesto Andres posted on 13 March, 2011

The lecture was very good

by Mark Foster posted on 26 February, 2011

excellent session

by George Machlan posted on 21 September, 2010

Vaikunathan is one of the hidden treasures at WizIQ. He has been "under the radar" conducting private classes and developing online training for doctors. He has an excellent grasp of the use and potential of the WizIQ VC (virtual classroom). I highly recommend him for all to visit as his insightful applications of our portal is inspirational.

Vaikunthan's Public Activities on WizIQ

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