Mr Puneet Monga completed his undergraduate studies in medicine at New Delhi University in 1997. Following achievement of his membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), he undertook his specialist training in orthopaedic surgery in the North West region, working in several hospitals in and around Manchester. During this time, he was awarded the Alan Glass memorial prize for his work on forearm fractures and finally achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2009. Additional specialist training followed, more specifically upper limb and shoulder fellowships at the Wrightington Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital. He also benefited from international training, having traveled to work with shoulder surgeons in Houston, San Antonio and New York (USA) as a British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) Fellow. He also achieved the prestigious British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Fellowship to visit the shoulder service in Zurich (Switzerland) and Stockholm (Sweden).
Mr Monga is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, shoulder replacements, upper limb surgery and reconstructive trauma surgery. His expertise also includes management of shoulder problems including impingement and rotator cuff tendon disorders, sports injuries, dislocations and arthritis and he is also able to use ultrasound scans to provide a comprehensive evaluation of every shoulder issue that patients may be facing.
Mr Monga enjoys teaching and is involved in the specialist registrar training programme and the basic surgical training programme. He also lectures at various regional, national and international courses. He is a regular faculty and convener for various shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder ultrasound, Master of Surgery (MCh), Master of Science (MSc), basic sciences and FRCS (Orth) preparatory courses.
His interest in research is shown by the numerous scientific publications, including postgraduate theses, peer-reviewed journals articles, book chapters and periodicals. He is particularly interested in the biomechanics of the shoulder, having undertaken pioneering research exploring application of shoulder kinematics in clinical situations. To ensure the care for his patients is of the highest standard, Mr Monga regularly audits his clinical practice.