Ashish Soni MD, MRCS, Dip SEM, FRCS (T&O)


Mr Ash Soni is a Consultant Sports Surgeon with a high volume tertiary level practice focussing on complex soft tissue Knee pathology, Hip arthroscopic surgery & Hamstring injuries. Having served as Team physician for Division 1 Collegiate and Professional teams, including Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), and Pittsburgh Ballet, he has extensive experience in providing the highest level of care to Professional and amateur sportsmen.

Mr Soni graduated in 2003 with honors. His surgical training started in London, following which he moved to Leeds for higher surgical training. After obtaining the FRCS, he spent one year at the best centres in Yorkshire acquiring skills in Knee arthroscopy and arthroplasty. Thereafter he was accepted onto a prestigious one year Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program at the world-renowned University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine. He has been trained in the highest quality care for professional as well as amateur sportsmen and has mastered the advanced arthroscopy skills of Knee, Hip & Shoulder under the guidance of Dr Freddie Fu, Dr Christopher Harner and Dr James Bradley. He is not only the first British Orthopaedic Surgeon to complete this prestigious Fellowship but also won the “Best Graduating Fellow” award from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr Soni is an award-winning researcher and innovator. He has developed surgical techniques and frequently delivers expert lectures internationally. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications and his research has been presented at various national & international meetings. He has also authored numerous book chapters related to sports injuries and is a reviewer for AJSM & KSSTA journals. His research focuses on the relationship of patient related outcomes & kinematics after Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction and outcomes post revision meniscal repairs. He is a keen educator and leads the Orthopaedic teaching program at Homerton Hospital.

Outside of work, Mr Soni enjoys outdoors activities and is a keen racquet player. He likes to keep fit with regular weight and high intensity training. He is a family man and loves spending time with his family.


Examination/Degree University/Institution Year of passing
MD/ MBBS Himachal Pradesh University July 2003
USMLE ECFMG December 2007
MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh March 2008
Dip SEM (UK & Ireland) Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, UK November 2013
FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) Joint committee on Intercollegiate examinations UK February 2014
CCT Orthopaedics Intercollegiate Royal College of Surgeons July 2015

Medical Licensures

GMC UK- On specialist Register Orthopaedics: 6124698

Pennsylvania medical council

Professional Society Membership

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic society for Sports Medicine

Arthroscopy Association of North America

British Orthopaedic Association

Royal College of Surgeons

Awards & Achievements

Best Research Award – University of Pittsburgh June 2016

Best Graduating fellow award- University of Pittsburgh 2016

Expert speaker on multiple International conferences

Travelling fellowship Lyon Knee School August 2016– Dr David Dejour

Travelling fellowship Munich August 2016- Dr Stefan Hinterwimmer

Biomet North American Travelling Fellowship 2013

Honours Final MBBS

Clinical Experience

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist
interest in arthroscopy of Knee,
Shoulder (Sports Injuries) and Knee Arthroplasty
NHS: Homerton University Hospital & SLG Centre,
Olympic Village, London
Private: 1.The London Clinic
2. BMI London Independent
Current Job
Advanced Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine fellow
(Knee, Shoulder & Hip)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
(United States)
07/2015 – 07/2016
Post FRCS training
Knee Surgery (Arthroplasty & Soft tissue)
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds,
Hull Royal Infirmary
10/2014 – 07/2015
Higher surgical training (ST-3 to ST-7) Leeds Teaching Hospitals 08/2009 – 08/2014
Basic Surgical training (ST-1 & 2)
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Plastic Surgery
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust, Leeds UK 08/2007 – 08/2009
Elderly Medicine, Cardiac Surgery
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK 08/2006 – 08/2007
Senior House Officer General Surgery Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK 07/2006 – 08/2006
Bariatric Honorary Research Fellow
General Surgery Department
Homerton University Hospital, London, UK 05/2006 – 06/2006
Senior House Officer
General Surgery
Dr R M L Hospital, New Delhi, India 04/2005 – 10/2005
Pre-Registration House Officer
Surgical Rotation 6 months
Medical Rotation 6 months
Dr RPG Medical College Hospital, Himachal Pradesh, India 07/2003 – 07/2004

Sports Team Coverage Experience

Team Physician:

Duquesne Football Division I- NCS Collegiate team

Duquesne Soccer

Pitt Swimming & Diving

Pitt Softball

Assistant Team Physician:

Pittsburgh Steelers – NFL

Pittsburgh Penguins – NHL

Pittsburgh Ballet

Expert Panellist & Instructional lectures

Expert Panel: ACL & Knee Osteotomy Live transmission from Dubai Dr Charlie Brown & Ronald- ISKAA Global Summit New Delhi Nov 2016

Instructional Lecture: Graft options for multi-ligament Knee injury- ISKAA Global Summit New Delhi Nov 2016

Instructional Lecture: Patella instability: Etiology & Assessment- ISKAA Global Summit New Delhi Nov 2016

Instructional Lecture: ITB based ALL reconstruction: Modified Lemaire’s procedure- ISKAA Global Summit New Delhi Nov 2016

Instructional Lecture: How to chose right patient for Hip arthroscopy- ISKAA Global Summit New Delhi Nov 2016

Cadaveric Knee Arthroscopy workshop: ACL & Meniscectomy tips & tricks : MAMC, New Delhi

Presentations & Posters

Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI Detection of Ramp Lesions of the Knee. Accepted for ISAKOS 2017 Shanghai

Can Glenoid Wear be Accurately Assessed Using X-Ray? Evaluating Agreement of X-Ray and MRI Walch Classification, accepted for ISAKOS 2017 Shanghai

Rotatory Instability In Patients Undergoing Revision ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Comparative Study: Accepted for ISAKOS 2017 Shanghai

Relationship of Quantitative pivot shift to Clinical outcomes after ACL-R, AAOS San Diego March 2017

Multiligament Knee Injury Mx: June 2015UPMC

Paediatric OCD: sports conference June 2015 UPMC

Relationship of Quantitative pivot shift to Clinical outcomes after ACL-R. Fellows research day, University of Pittsburgh. June 2016

Revision ACL reconstruction: Fellow’s course Austin May 2016

Meniscus Transplantation, Sports conference University of Pittsburgh May 2016

Complex Meniscal repair. Review course – ESSKA 2016

Non Arthroplasty management for shoulder OA – ESSKA 2016

Lateral Extraarticular tenodesis. Musahl, Soni, Herbst ESSKA 2016-06-01

A meta-analytic review of the effects of soccer heading. FIFA Isokinetic Sports conference, London 2016

Anterolateral capsule: Fact or fiction, FIFA Isokinetic Sports conference, London 2016

Role of bony morphology on pre-operative pivot shift testing in ACL injured knees, ESSKA 2016

Rotatory instability in patients undergoing revision ACL reconstruction: A prospective comparative study, ESSKA 2016

Increased Lateral tibial Slope- A predisposing factor for ACL injury in male collegiate American Football players, ESSKA Barcelona 2016

Failed Meniscal repair: Is it worth considering revision repair, ESSKA 2016

ALL reconstruction with ACL Debate: No – ESSKA 2016

Complex meniscal repair: Review course. Ashish Soni, Volker Musahl ESSKA 2016

Quadriceps autograft ACL reconstruction. ACL symposium, North Carolina April 2016

What do I do in ACL reconstruction, Sports symposium, Florida Feb 2016

Treatment of 1st time shoulder dislocation, Florida Feb 2016

Posterior Shoulder instability, Florida Feb 2016

Challenges in ACL Surgery, Florida Feb 2016

Challenging revision ACL case- Instructional Course, James Bradley, Ash Soni, AAOS 2016

How to choose your first patient for Hip Arthroscopy, Naples Dec 2015

Knee Dislocations – UPMC Sports Grand Rounds Jan 2016

Shoulder Arthroplasty- Sports Grand Rounds UPMC, October 2015

Rotator Cuff Tears – Sports Grand Rounds UPMC, September 2015

Bilateral Medial Malleolus stress fracture due to osteoarthritis of Knee: A case report- a SICOT 2013

Is smoking a contraindication for Calcaneal fracture fixation: A question still unanswered- SICOT 2013 & EFORT Istanbul 2013

“Gustillo lllC fractures of lower limb: Our 15 year experience.” – EFORT Congress May 2012 Berlin & British Orthopaedic Association Congress, 2011 Ireland

A Pseudo tumour due to Vitallium plating 40 years after implantation: A case report and review: BOTA Congress, Birmingham UK, July 2012 & EFFORT Congress, Istanbul, June 3013

Patients in an unstable/extremis physiological state with femoral shaft fractures: An analysis of outcomes. British Trauma Society meeting, Manchester 2011 &
EFFORT 2011, Copenhagen


“Gustillo lllC fractures of lower limb: Our 15 year experience.”
Soni A, Tzafetta K, Knight S, Giannoudis PV. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 May;94(5):698-703

Is smoking a contraindication for Calcaneal fracture fixation: A question still unanswered
Soni A, Vollans S, Mann C- Foot & Ankle Specialist 2015

Course review for Surgical exposure to upper and lower extremity-
Soni A, Ul-Haq I, BMJ careers: September 2009

Bilateral Medial Malleolus stress fracture due to osteoarthritis of Knee: A case report and review of literature
Soni A, Vollans S, Haendlemayer K, Ng A- Journal of Surgical Case reports

A Pseudotumour due to Vitallium plating 40 years after implantation: A case report and review of literature.
Soni A, Shakhokhani M, Chambers I – Abstract published in JBJS Br

Compartment syndrome of arm: A rare presentation: MYMJ 2015

The anterolateral ligament of the knee: unwrapping the enigma. Anatomical study and comparison to previous reports. Kosy J, Soni A, Venkatesh R, Mandalia V- Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Feb 2016; DOI 10.1007/s10195016-0392-0

Knee Instability Scores for ACL reconstruction. ACL update. Azar A, Naendrup J, Soni A, Olsen A, Zlotnicki J, Musahl V. Accepted for current reviews in Musculosketal medicine,

ACI vs Microfracture: The Debate continues. Commentary on “ 15 years RCT results Microfracture vs ACI”. Soni A, Fu Freddie. JBJS Am August 2016

A comparison of Short Term Radiological Alignment Outcomes of the Patient Specific and Standard Instrumentation for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: A systematic review and Meta-analysis Alcelik I, Soni A, Bloomfield M, Acornley A.. Accepted by Acta Orthopaedica

MRI can accurately detect meniscal ramp lesions of the knee. Justin W. Arner • Elmar Herbst • Jeremy M. Burnham• Ashish Soni• Jan-Hendrik Naendrup • Adam Popchak• Freddie H. Fu• Volker Musahl. KSSTA acceptec on 10th March 2017-03-2017

Can Glenoid Wear be Accurately Assessed Using X-Ray? Evaluating Agreement of X-Ray and MRI Walch Classification. Michaela Kopka, Ashish Soni, Andrew Cordle, Albert Lin. Accepted by JSES on 2nd March

Book Chapters

Press-fit Anterior cruciate reconstruction- Controversies in ACL Reconstruction; an Evidence Based Approach 2016; Ashish Soni, Gehlot Felmet, Volker Musahl

Pivot shift test: How does it work- Lyon Knee society Book 2016; Ashish Soni, Volker Musahl, Freddie Fu

Role of PRP & Stem Cell in soft tissue injuries. Case based Management book. McMohan springer. Ashish Soni, James P Bradley

Papers in progress

Rotatory instability in patients undergoing revision ACL reconstruction: A prospective comparative study. Ashish Soni, Amir Ata Rahnemai-Azar, Justin Arner, Jason Zlotnicki, Stefano Zaffagnini , Freddie H. Fu, Volker Musahl

Failed meniscal repair: Is it worth considering revision repair. Ashish Soni, Daniel Tadross, Ram Venkatesh


Arthrex Fellows course, Naples – Florida June 2016

Ceterix Knee arthroscopy course, Pittsburgh May 2016

Advance Knee arthroscopy course, Austin May 2016

Pivot Hip Arthroscopy Course, Pittsburgh April 2016

17th ESSKA meeting Barcelona, May 2016

FIFA isokinetic meeting, London April 2016

AAOS annual meeting March 2016 Orlando

Annual AAOS Sports medicine course, Vail Colorado Jan 2016

Knee & Shoulder Advanced Arthroscopy day, Naples Nov 2015

Hip Arthroscopy course, Naples Florida October 2015

Advanced Arthroscopy Course, Boston September 2015

AOSSM review course, Chicago August 2015

Sideline sports injury management course, Cleveland clinic, August 2015

Research methodology course – University of Miami , August 2015

Knee Osteotomy Masterclass Newcastle June 2015

ATLS re-verification course London April 2014

AAOS meeting March 2015, Las Vegas

Advanced Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy course, Munich March 2015

Current concepts of Peri-prosthetic fracture management, Leeds January 2015

Masterclass of fracture reduction techniques, Leeds January 2015

Shoulder Arthroscopy cadaveric course- Faculty- December 2014

Advanced ACL reconstruction course- November 2014

Villar Hip Arthroscopy course- October 2014

Good clinical practice course- August 2014

Extreme Orthopaedics revision reconstruction course- August 2014

Management Course for transition to Consultant, Leeds March 2013

Transition to Consultant April 2014

Training the trainer course 2014

Oxford Unicompartmental Knee replacement Course: March 2013 Oxford, UK

FRCS Revision Course – September 2012 Halifax UK

Advanced AO fracture fixation Course – July 2012 Leeds UK

Fundamentals of External fixator (Principles of Circular frame & Deformity Correction)- May 2012 Verona, Italy

ATLS Recertification Course- April 2011 Grimsby, UK

Basic principles of External fixation- October 2010 Sheffield, UK

Leeds Hip & Knee Arthroplasty Course May 2010 Leeds UK

Leeds Arthroscopy Course March 2010 Leeds UK

Fracture fixation course- Upper & Lower Extremity: 6-8th October 2009, Malaga Spain

AO Principles course: 22nd to 25th June, Leeds UK

CCrISP course: 20-22nd May 2009, Leeds UK

Surgical Approaches- Upper and Lower Limb: 23-24th Feb 2009, Royal College of Surgeons, London UK

Emergency Management of severely burn patient: October 2008, British burn association in Manchester, UK

Mini C-arm fluoroscopic X-ray course for surgeons: 17/10/2008 Pulvertaft hand centre, Derby UK

Assessment of hand Injuries: September 2008, Pulvertaft hand centre, Derby UK

Anatomy for Orthopaedic trainees: Aug 08, Dewsbury district Hospital, UK

Basic Surgical Skills course: September 2007 at St James Hospital, Leeds UK

Paediatric Intermediate Life Support (PILS) on 03/08/2007 at LGI, Leeds UK

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) on 4-6th October 2006 at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds UK

Patient Safety & Clinical Risk Management, Teams and Leadership Ethics & Law, Communication Skills


Implant Documentation Audit- Closing Loop, BRI April 2015

Post Operative X-ray Audit, BRI April 2015

Consent Audit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals March 2015

BOAST guidelines Audit for fracture clinic appointments, Airedale Hospital August 2014

Implant wastage in Orthopaedic theatres, Airedale Hospital July 2014

Hemiarthroplasty Imaging Audit, Regional Audit meeting at Bradford Royal Infirmary, April 2013

Implant Documentation Audit, Regional Audit meeting at Bradford Royal Infirmary, October 2012

Paediatric Supracondylar Audit – Regional Meeting, Pinderfield Hospital, UK September 2012

Fracture Neck of Femur- Group & Save Audit, Regional meeting, Leeds UK April 2011

Cost Analysis of Meniscal repairs of knee with all inside technique: Leeds UK December 2010

Knee MRI Audit , Leeds General Infirmary 2010

Thromboprophylis Post Hip & Knee Replacement: Regional meeting, Scunthorpe January 2010

Spine safe Audit on HALO awareness, Paediatric spine conditions, NICE guidance on cord compression – Leeds General infirmary, May 2009

Laxative prescription in patients on opoid analgesics – Chapel Allerton Hospital – presented in December 2008

Tip apex distance audit presented at Pinderfields General Hospital, July 08

Documentation audit – Dewsbury District Hospital, April 2008

Bone protection audit at St. James’ Hospital Leeds, November 2006

Audit on the outcome of Patients undergoing Bariatric Surgeries at Homerton University Hospital, London. Bariatric Audit was presented in Regional Laparoscopic meeting at Royal London Hospital, London, December 2006

Audit on the Management of patients of stroke in the Accident & Emergency department at Barnet hospital, London UK, February 2006