After qualifying as a doctor (MBBS), Maharukh Daruwalla trained in surgery for three years. Subsequently, she trained and worked as a plastic surgeon at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, North Thames Post-Graduate Training Rotation (including Mount Vernon Hospital and Lister Hospital) and University Hospitals of Leicester.
She entered the UK General Medical Council Specialist Register (Plastic Surgery) in 2010. At Leicester, she was chair of the specialist skin-cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT), set up the weekly fast-track skin-cancer clinic and remodelled the hypospadias service previously offered there.
She continues her work in skin-cancer and hypospadias at the Lister, which she joined as a consultant in 2012, in addition to providing a general plastic surgery service. She is a core member of the skin-cancer MDT and one of only two surgeons offering certain higher level of surgical-care for skin-cancer patients in the region.
Currently, she is clinical director/head of plastic surgery department at Lister Hospital, clinical and education supervisor for surgeons in training, full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), Surgical Specialities Lead for the British Medical Association (BMA), National Peer Reviewer (skin-cancer) and a Care Quality Commission (CQC) specialist-advisor.