Ms Rantimi Ayodele
BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCS MSc DLSHTM MD FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Ms Ayodele is part of a team of surgeons responsible for treating children with orthopaedic conditions from across all of Kent and Sussex. Her elective practice encompasses general paediatric orthopaedics with a focus on neurodisability, Ponseti management and paediatric feet.
In 2016, Ms Ayodele was appointed a Consultant Paediatric Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, where she is now also the Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialty leads for Audit and for Research, and recently sat on the panel for the Clinical Excellence Awards.
I am passionate about treating each patient with care and compassion and believe it is a privilege to be able to contribute to lives in my capacity as a surgeon. I love having a practice that is largely focussed on children. Children need a particular focus and a range of specific skills and I am dedicated in developing an maintaining those skills to the benefit of my little patients. I seek to do this with integrity and professionalism. I enjoy meeting and managing new patients. I pride myself on being a good communicator and continue to strive to be a consummate clinician. I want to make every consultation and intervention count.
Having started her surgical training at Imperial College School of Medicine, London, Ms Ayodele opted to follow her passion for international development and missionary work in the developing world by undertaking an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This led to an MD research degree where she developed a tool to understand the burden of musculoskeletal disease in Rwanda. This seminal work was presented to the World Health Organization and she was awarded an MD in 2010. The tool has since been used successfully in other countries.
She returned to complete her surgical training in 2007 in the Oxford Regions and in 2015 she was appointed to the Senior Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, working with a number of leading Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons at this internationally renowned children’s hospital and major trauma centre
FRCS (Tr&Orth) – Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
MD research degree in Orthopaedic Epidemiology – University of London
MSc in Epidemiology– London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MRCS– Royal College of Surgeons of England
MBBS– Imperial College School of Medicine
BSc in Biochemistry – UCL
Recent & Current Appointments
Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks Hospitals, Kent
The Nuffield Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
Foot and ankle conditions including club foot
Flat foot, curly toes and intoeing
Children’s hip problems including the development of dysplasia of the hip and Perthes disease
Limb deformity from congenital problems
Growth plate injuries and trauma
Neuromuscular conditions including Cerebral Palsy
Musculoskeletal infections and disorders
Patella instability and dislocations
Osgood Schlatters disease