Mr Pradip K Datta MBE

MS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Irel), FRCS (Glasg), Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Caithness General Hospital, Wick, Scotland

Mr. Pradip K Datta

Mr Datta is a world renowned surgical academic and educator, and founder of the highly reputed ‘Wick FRCS courses’ at Caithness General Hospital, Scotland. He worked as a Consultant Surgeon at the Highland Health Board, Caithness General Hospital, Wick, Scotland between 1980 – 2005. In the early 1990s, he was invited by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to hold FRCS Courses at The Lister Postgraduate Institute. For many years he conducted these courses three times a year and latterly on behalf of NES, Scotland, for the MRCS until 2010. Since 1997, Mr Datta has also conducted a number of postgraduate surgical courses in Malaysia, India, Nepal, Singapore and Sri Lanka for FRCS and MRCS. Twenty of these courses were conducted on behalf of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Currently, he is the Principal Course Tutor of The Christie FRCS course in Manchester and Executive Advisor for the Surgical Division of Doctors Academy. His former positions and accolades include: Member of Council, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2000-2012); Honorary Secretary, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2003-2007); Awarded MBE in Queen’s New Year Honours List 2009 for ‘Founder of Wick Surgical Courses and Services to Medical Training’; Awarded Farquharson award for teaching by RCSEd 2008, and; Finalist for UK Surgical Trainer of the Year Silver Scalpel Award 2001.

Mr Datta has published extensively and selection of his books and book chapter publications are as follows:

Books
  • Radiology for Surgeons; Authors: R R Misra, M C Uthappa, Pradip K Datta. Greenwich Medical Media Ltd. January 2002 now Cambridge University Press
  • MCQs and EMQs in Surgery: A Bailey and Love Companion. Authors: Pradip K Datta, C J K Bulstrode, B V Praveen. Hodder Arnold, July 2010
  • How to Pass the MRCS OSCE: Volume 1. Authors: Pradip K Datta, C J K Bulstrode, Vasha Kaur. Oxford University Press, July 2011
  • MRCS Part A: 500 SBAs and EMQs. Authors: Pradip K Datta, Christopher J K Bulstrode, William F M. Wallace. J P Medical, January 2013
  • FRCS (General Surgery) – The Road to Success. Authors: Pradip K Datta, C R Selvasekar. Publishers: Doctors Academy. Due June/July 2014
  • MCQs and EMQs in Surgery: A Bailey and Love Companion. 2nd Edition Authors: Pradip K Datta, C J K Bulstrode, Iain J Nixon. Publishers: C R C Press, Taylor & Francis, Oxford. Due in Autumn 2014.
Book chapters
  • Surgery in the tropics: Pradip K Datta, Pawanindra Lal, Sanjay De Bakshi in Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery 25th Edition. Hodder Arnold 2008
  • Surgery in the tropics: Pradip K Datta, Pawanindra Lal, Sanjay De Bakshi in Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery 26th Edition. Hodder Arnold 2013
  • Common instruments used in general surgery: Pradip K Datta. In Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery 26th Edition. Hodder Arnold 2013
  • Editor of Historical footnotes in Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery 26th Edition Hodder Arnold 2013.