Emin Kaya Alpar

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:55

Former consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon Birmingham (b Istanbul, Turkey, 1943; q Ankara 1966; MD, MCh, FRCS Ed), died from an intracerebral bleed on 3 November 2005.

Emin Kaya Alpar trained in orthopaedics in the United Kingdom before returning to work in Turkey. In 1980 he came back to the UK to become a senior lecturer and a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in Birmingham. He resigned from the NHS in 2002 and practised in Harley Street, London, until 2005. He pioneered a course in surgery of trauma that became world renowned, and his research activities covered a broad range of subjects and included a novel study on neuropeptides. One of his main interests was in the clinical presentation and diagnosis of atypical carpal tunnel syndrome associated with whiplash injuries. He leaves two sons.

[Vijay Vardhan Killampalli]


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