Dr Areena is an orthopaedic surgeon from India, with a dedicated interest in spinal surgery, amongst the very few from India pursuing the same. Her interest in spinal surgery extends back over 9 years of her training and career. Over this period she has gained significant experience in managing a wide range of spinal conditions through affiliations with renowned Spine Centres in India and the United Kingdom.
Dr Areena was the first female Indian Orthopaedic Surgeon to be awarded the Fellowship in Spinal Surgery by the Association of Spine surgeons of India (ASSI). After completing the prestigious two year fellowship in Spinal surgery at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi, India, she was successful in securing the AOSpine Asia Pacific Spinal Surgery Fellowship at Nottingham University Hospitals under the mentorship of Mr. Michael Grevitt followed by a complex reconstructive surgical fellowship under the mentorship of Mr. Bronek Boszczyk.
Following that Dr Areena worked as an Associate Spinal Consultant at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals for a period of 8 months.