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Chinmay Gupte (OL 1990)

Full Name
Chinmay Gupte

What year did you leave John Lyon (Class of)?

What did you do after leaving John Lyon?
I attended Oxford University to do MBBS medicine and MA physiology. I achieved a distinction and was awarded the Domus Scholarship, as well as the Sir Roger Bannister Fellowship at Pembroke College Oxford. As well as being Captain of Cricket for Oxford University 1996, achieving five blues and record six appearances in the varsity match.

Can you describe what you have done in your career so far?
After leaving John Lyon, I did a PhD at Imperial College in BioEngineering, examining knee meniscus and ligament biomechanics. I was awarded the first ever surgical PhD in knee ligament research and I am now a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and clincal scientist/associate professor at Imperial College. I am also an exculsive member, trustee and treasure of the British Knee Society (BASK) and have sat on committees for the British Orthopaedic Association, the Royal College of Surgeons of Engand and Marylebone Crick Club (I am an ex-professional cricketer/sportsman). I also have my own private clinic 'Sports Healing Limited'.

How did your experience at John Lyon prepare you for/or shape your future?
I developed some great friends during my time and teachers were very supportive, and most importantly the School had excellent cricket facilities. The School gave me resilience, inspiration for success and highlighted the important need for teamwork.

What has been your proudest achievements so far?
I was the first Indian Captain Oxford University since the Nawab of Pataudi, first Asian President of the Royal Society of Medicine orthopaedics section and the first Asian committee/executive member of the Marylebone cricket club. Very proud to have a family and two children, and now setting up my own company.

What was your fondest memory from being at John Lyon?
Playing and being part of the cricket team, which lead me to make my debut in first-class cricket whilst at university. Whilst I did consider pursuing a career as a professional cricketer, I was inspired to become an orthopeadic surgeon after having witnessed my fathers recovery from a knee injury playing professional cricket, and was offered a place at Oxford to do Medicine.

Are you still involved with the School and if so, in what way and why is it important for you to be involved in this way?
As an Old Lyonian it's important to stay connected with the School and therefore became a School governor, and play a role in shaping the future for our current students.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a current pupil?
All successful lives up punctuated with failure that needs to be overcome with resilience, learning from mistakes and determination.





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