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Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 333

Contact the Hospital About Mr Karan (Karanjeev) Johal

Mr Karan (Karanjeev) Johal

BMedSci, BMBS (Hons), MRCS (Eng), MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

  • Arthroscopic / minimally invasive surgery
  • Bunion surgery
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Deformity correction

Specialising In

Foot and Ankle

Children and Young People

Mr Johal sees young patients with foot and ankle concerns from 6 years old onwards.

Professional Profile

Mr Johal is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in the management of Foot and Ankle conditions.

After attending Colchester Royal Grammar School he obtained a First Class degree in Biomedical Science and graduated with Honours in Medicine from the University of Nottingham. He then undertook higher surgical training in London on the prestigious UCH/Middlesex rotation. He completed an MSc in Sports Medicine at UCL during surgical training.

Following completion of training he undertook a high volume fellowship at Stoke Mandeville Hospital covering all aspects of Foot and Ankle surgical reconstruction. He was also awarded a British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) Travelling Fellowship to work with Professor Hintermann in Switzerland. In addition he was selected to complete an AO Trauma Surgery Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

He is currently Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage and QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City.

He has published and presented internationally and has a strong interest in teaching and training. He is currently the Lead for Education in the Orthopaedic department, which includes undergraduate teaching for University of Cambridge and UCL medical students.

Research Interests

Sports – arthroscopy – ligament reconstruction – tendon problems – fracture management Forefoot/midfoot/hindfoot reconstruction – bunion surgery – lesser toe surgery – deformity correction – surgery for arthritis – posttraumatic conditions Therapeutic & diagnostic injections Diabetic foot management Ingrown toenail surgery