With uncharacteristically warm sunny weather for week one of Wimbledon, W27’s consultant radiologist, Dr Subhasis Basu, will be packing his sunhat as he takes up his position in the umpire’s chair once again.
Dr Basu has hung up his doctor’s coat for the fortnight from 1st to 15th July, to indulge in his other great love – tennis. For the 14th year in a row, he will be umpiring at the All England Lawn Tennis Club as the world’s greatest tennis players battle it out for this year’s title.
Dr Basu began his interest with tennis as a player for Lancashire county before transitioning to become an umpire 18 years ago. Since that time he has officiated at ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the UK and around the world.
However, the highlight for him is always Wimbledon and he is looking forward to a hotly-fought competition to match the rising temperatures on court this year.
When he is not umpiring, Dr Basu is the consultant musculoskeletal and sports imaging radiologist at W27, involved in MRI arthrograms, diagnostic reporting of CT, MRI and X-rays and diagnostic MSK ultrasound. He regularly publishes in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a speaker at international health conferences and lectures.