Dr Arun Kallat

Consultant Clinical Lead for elderly medicine - Complex Care

Telephone Number: 01204 390991

Professional Background

Dr Kallat graduated in 1992 from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India. He trained as a Senior House Officer in North Wales and completed specialist training in the North West in 2004. He was appointed as a Consultant in Elderly/General Medicine at the Royal Bolton Hospital in 2004 and became the Clinical Lead in Elderly Medicine in 2013. His sub speciality interests include acute medicine and veno thrombo embolism (VTE).


Special Interests and Research

Dr Kallat established the Acute Frailty Unit in March 2014 by working with colleagues from management and he developed the nurse managed and consultant-led deep vein thrombosis (DVT) clinic that has received very good patient feedback. He secured IVS imaging for the DVT clinic service to improve diagnostics and patient safety and is part of the VTE team that enabled the Trust to achieve National VTE Exemplar status in June 2014, the first in the North West. Dr Kallat is a member of the Hospital Thrombosis Committee and was involved in setting up a live hospital VTE database that produces quarterly Hospital Associated Thrombosis figures. The VTE team participated in the PREFER VTE Observational European Study. He is also the Trust’s Clinical Lead for Central Nervous System Tumours.

Dr Arun Kallat works in the following services:

Elderly Medicine

We provide treatment for older patients (although there is no lower age limit) across our five complex care wards as well as outpatients, and have close links with orthopaedic and surgical wards. We have specialist clinics for conditions such as falls and Parkinson’s disease and work closely with the members of the wider team such as physiotherapists to provide care for all aspects of the patients’ health and promote independence where possible.