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Dr M. Max Chauhan

Consultant in Oral Surgery 6135716Oral Surgery
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Dr M. Max Chauhan BDS, LDSRCS FDSRCS(Eng), DipDSed, MBBS, FRSPH, RCPathME, AKC, MBA is currently honorary consultant in oral surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and Medical Examiner of the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPathME) at University College London Hospital.

Max has over 20 years of consolidated experience in oral surgery and up to medical director level in large acute teaching hospitals, NHS trusts, and the independent sector. He has applied his dentistry medicine, and management experience to help better serve the population. Max looks for every opportunity to implement quality improvements in patient care.

In addition to being a patient’s champion, he is an innovative senior clinical leader working across the NHS. During 2020-21 Max redeployed during the pandemic to help fight COVID-19 on many fronts: at the NHS Nightingale Hospital as an ICU doctor and training faculty member; at University College London Hospitals as a family communications team doctor in intensive care; doing clinical case work for NHS Test and Trace with NHS Professionals; and as a vaccinator at Imperial, UCLH and Chelsea and Westminster hospitals.

Max co-founded and developed three clinical services whilst a senior clinical teacher and specialist in oral surgery at King’s College Hospital: the medically complex unit; the labial gland biopsy one stop clinic; and the head and neck ultrasound guided procedure clinic. He led quality improvement on a background of cost improvement pressures. To this end, Max implemented policy and applied recommendations from quantitative and qualitative data to improve patient flow and experience. Using the iterative processes of improvement methodology, the services continued to evolve.

In 2014 whilst at King’s, Max was appointed part-time substantive consultant in oral Surgery at The Royal South Hants Hospital NHS Treatment Centre. He was seconded to King’s College Hospital as a programme director through NHS Leadership Academy’s executive fast track programme, where he was tasked with working on transformational change projects to shape new ways of working. He scoped the introduction of whole stay physicians or hospitalists who care for patients from admission to discharge, with the benefit of increased patient satisfaction, reduced length of stay and increased public value.

In 2015, he was appointed Associate Medical Director at Queens Hospital in Romford and site director of the King George Hospital, where he also worked as a consultant in oral surgery at the NHS treatment centre.  During that post he also led a collaborative with Barts Health NHS Trust, to develop a University Master’s Degree programme for Physician Associates (PA). He subsequently introduced 21 clinically trained PA’s to support care at the Hospital Trust and wider North East London Health services in 2016.

Special interests

Full range of Oral Surgery: Removal of impacted third molars. Routine exodontia. Complex lower third molars assessment and management. Apicectomy, Titanium implants, TMJ and facia pain. Soft and hard tissue pathology. Medically complex patients requiring multidisciplinary dental status assessment.