Mr. Preetham Kodumuri graduated from Guntur, South India in 2006. He undertook basic surgical training in the East Midlands and successfully completed orthopaedic training (CCT) in Nottingham and Derby in 2018. He further trained as a nationally appointed hand surgery fellow (ATP fellowship) in Manchester and Birmingham. In 2019, he accomplished the rare achievement of being awarded the British and European Hand Surgery Diplomas. He was selected to travel overseas to international renowned hand units such as the Mayo Clinic and the Christine Kleinert Hand Institute in the USA and the Ganga Hospitals in India. Preetham has been working as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wrexham Maelor Hospital since April 2020. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family (two young children), running, playing sports and has a wide range of culinary interests.
Preetham’s Bevan Fellowship project focuses on exploring and promoting sustainable alternatives to plastic useable in healthcare.
“I aspire to elevate the success attained in hand surgery through Bevan Exemplar programme by extending sustainable principles to various surgical specialties. My goal is to expand eco-friendly practices within orthopaedic implants through proactive collaboration with industry leaders, steering the manufacturing arm towards greater sustainability.
A key aspect of my initiative involves reducing the environmental impact of healthcare by systematically replacing single-use items with reusable alternatives. The aim is to create a ripple effect, inspiring similar shifts in other healthcare domains and fostering environmental consciousness within the medical community.
I am dedicated to exploring innovative solutions for sustainable packaging, researching and adopting alternatives to virgin plastic to decrease the carbon footprint associated with medical supplies. Through these changes, I aim to establish a model of comprehensive sustainability in healthcare, demonstrating the transformative potential of environmentally conscious practices across diverse medical specialties.”