Amar Rangan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Having trained in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in the northern region of England, he has acquired specialist expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery.
He has helped establish a tertiary and specialist service in management of shoulder disorders which attracts out of area referrals from the whole of the northern region of England and Yorkshire.
He was appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Teesside University in 2009. He continues to train orthopaedic surgeons in the subspecialty of shoulder and elbow surgery. Professor Rangan also trains GPs and allied health professionals by organising a master's level module in assessment and management of shoulder disorders at Teesside University.
He has considerable experience in clinical research and is currently Chief Investigator for a publicly funded UK wide multi-centre study of proximal humeral fractures. His other research interests include rotator cuff disorders and interventions for shoulder arthritis. He is chairman of the research committee of British Elbow and Shoulder Society. He also leads the Injuries and Accidents specialty group for County Durham and Tees Valley Comprehensive Local Research Network.