About Miss Shamim Umarji

Miss Umarji is a fully accredited Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon who sub-specialises exclusively in Hand and Wrist Surgery. She is the Clinical Director for Surgery at St George’s Hospital, one of Europe’s leading teaching hospitals and also one of London’s Major Trauma Centres. She was Clinical Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics between 2014-2019.

She qualified from Oxford University in 1996. As a junior doctor she trained at Cambridge University, Bristol and was on the registrar program at St Georges registrar program in London. She has undertaken super-specialist hand/wrist fellowships at the Windsor Hand Clinic under the world-renowned David Evans and at the premier specialist plastics hand unit in Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

Clinical Interests

Miss Umarji will always endeavour to exhaust all non-interventional / non-operative treatments before embarking on surgery. She has a special research interest in Dupuytren’s disease and at her NHS base is the Principle Investigator for a national multi-centre trial exploring non-operative treatment options and new techniques (eg collagenase / Xiapex injections and needle fasciotomy). She also has research interests in biologics / stem cell treatments such as platelet rich plasma therapies.
Working in a Major Trauma Centre brings inevitable experience around devastating hand / wrist traumas, complex as well as simple wrist / hand / scaphoid fractures and their complications. Miss Umarji is happy to provide expert second opinions on all complex hand / wrist problems as well as dealing with the more straightforward conditions such as carpal tunnel decompression, arthritis (osteo- and rheumatoid), tendon pathologies etc.
As a sportswoman who has nationally represented at rugby and cricket, as well as gained 10 Oxford Blues , she understands the importance of getting patients back to their sporting goals. Many of her patients are high level athletes, rowers, tennis and rugby players. She has an inevitable interest in sports injuries (eg scapholunate ligament / TFCC injuries / arm pump etc).

Miss Umarji lives in Wimbledon and has children who attend local schools. She embraces life in SW19 and is a rugby coach for the Under 12 boys at Wimbledon Rugby Club as well as umpiring/ coaching duties at the Wimbledon Cricket Club. She loves sport especially rugby, cricket and tennis and is a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Oxford University Medical Society
Oriel College Medical Society

Miss Umarji is fee assured for all major insurance companies (Provider number given):

BUPA (04329185)

AXA PPP (SU00206)

WPA (920673257)

AVIVA (600083728)

VITALITY (3638274)

CIGNA (000M191260)