He finished MBBS and soon decided to pursue a career in Orthopaedic surgery. He successfully completed a Thesis on “Cartilage Healing” and was awarded the Master’s degree in Orthopaedics. He then decided to broaden his experience and came over to England in 1994.
His extensive training in England has taken him to centres of excellence in Sheffield, Leicester and London. During this period, he was awarded the MCh (Orth) degree in 1998 from the University of Liverpool, the FRCS in 2002 followed by the Fellowship of the Intercollegiate board for Trauma and Orthopaedics, FRCS (Tr&Orth), in 2003.
Following a fellowship in London he joined the faculty in Royal Free NHS Trust in 2004 as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has been in post for more than 15 years and has gained extensive experience in his field of expertise in foot and ankle surgery, trauma and sports injuries.
Mr Ray strives to provide a state-of-the-art foot and ankle service in the NHS and the Private sector. His special interest includes Bunion surgery, all forms of forefoot deformities and forefoot neurological pain. Mr Ray is an expert in ankle arthritis and its treatment. He specialises in adult flat feet and hind foot arthritis. His special clinical interest is in the treatment of painful arthritic joints in the foot and ankle. Mr Ray also specialises in sports injuries of the lower limb. He offers keyhole surgery for all sporting injuries of the knee and ankle.
Mr Ray is an expert in tendon injuries of the foot and ankle, and regularly deals with and operates on sports related injuries of the Achilles tendon, lateral ankle ligaments and peroneal tendons. He is particularly interested in all types of sport related fractures of the knee, leg, ankle and foot. Mr Ray offers his patients minimally invasive surgery for major osteotomies, achilles tendon injuries and keyhole surgery for tendon disorders.
Mr Ray is a keen educator. He is invited faculty for national and international conferences. He mentors the next generation of foot and ankle surgeons. Mr Ray has published extensively in domestic and international peer-reviewed journals. He is active in ongoing national research trials; his main research interest is on foot and ankle joint fusions and ankle arthroplasty.
Mr Ray is a member of the following National and International societies:
- British Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Society
- British Orthopaedic Association
- European Foot and Ankle Society
- American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Mr Ray lives in North London. He has two boys who are in university and his wife is an Orthopaedic surgeon. His hobby is cooking – you can find snippets of his recipes on his Instagram page @ortho_chef. He is a keen golfer and is a member of the magnificent Hadley Wood Golf Club and is ever willing to learn new skills to improve his game.