My Profile

Born at Cuddalore, spent early childhood between Anukampattu village and Cuddalore town in Southern Tamilnad. Married Uma in June, 1985. Daughter Shruti after completing MBBS, is training to be an Internal Medicine Specialist in the UK, and son Ashwin, after graduating at the University of Arizona UofA, is now employed at Ohio, USA.

School
After completing primary school education at Cuddalore, pursued secondary schooling at the Madras Christian College School till 1973.
 
Basic Medical Training 
Joined basic medical training at Thanjavur Medical College, Tamilnadu in 1974. Completed MBBS in 1979. After internship and special training in general surgery at the Government General Hospital in Chennai, left for UK in 1982.

UK Training 

Started basic Orthopedic training at the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry, Midlands, England, in 1983 as Senior House Officer under the guidance of Mr. Aldridge, Mr. Blakemore, Mr. Clegg, Mr. James and Mr. Williams. MR. Derek McMinn who later designed the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique was my Senior Registrar. GS Chana was my other SR.
 
Joined the King George Hospital, Ilford, Essex, England, in 1984 for training under the arthroscopic surgeon Mr. John Ireland. After a brief stint at Dover, Kent in Vascular and Urological surgery under Mr. Griffiths  Mr. Derry and Mr. Glynn Thomas, returned back to King George Hospital, as Registrar in Orthopedics for a period of 2 years. During this period gained experience in Total knee and Total Hip replacement, besides arthroscopic surgery.
 
After passing the qualifying Primary FRCS exam in 1983 and the Final fellowship in 1985 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow I was awarded the diploma of FRCS by the Glasgow Royal College in 1987.
 
Spent the final year of UK training at Bedford General Hospital, Bedford, England under Mr TBH Riley, Mr. R Rawlins and Mr. AS Baker before returning to India in 1990.

Chennai

Joined Tamilnad Hospital (now functioning as Global Hospital), Chennai, as the first Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and was instrumental in building up the department for this new corporate hospital. Served as Chairman of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.
 
Moved over to Sundaram Medical Foundation Hospital in 1994, a new community hospital at Anna Nagar, Chennai, as the Head of the Orthopedic department & Chairman of Operation Theatres Committee.
 
Joined Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai as Senior Orthopedic Consultant specializing in Joint Replacement and Spine Instrumentation Surgery

Colombo
 
Joined a team of Orthopedic surgeons at Apollo Hospitals, Colombo, as Senior Consultant in Orthopedics, with special interest in Joint Replacement and Spine Instrumentation Surgery, for a period of one year. Prof MS Dhillon and Dr Sridharan were part of my team.
 
Chennai
 
Practicing at Apollo Group of Hospitals and The Guest hospital, at Chennai, as A Specialist Joint Replacement and Spine Surgeon.

Currrently, Heading the Department of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement program at the Fortis Malar Hospitals, Adyar, Chennai.

Fellowships
England
Spine Surgery, Nuffield Orthopedic Hospital, Oxford, UK, in 1990; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Nuffield Orthopedic Hospital, Oxford, UK, under Mr. Benson in 1990
 
Germany  
Spine Instrumentation Surgery training at the Muenster University Hospital, Muenster, Germany, under dr. med. Henry Halm, in March, 1998
 
USA
Total Hip Replacement Surgery, Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, Arlington, Virginia,  under Dr. Charles Engh, February, 2000
Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, Arlington, Virginia, under Dr. Gerard Engh, February 2000
Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Washington, DC,  under Dr. Charles Rockwood February, 2000
Total Joint Arthroplasty, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, under Dr Lawrence Dorr, March, 2001
 
Italy
Unicondylar Joint arthroplasty, Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzil, Milan, under Dr. Sergio Romagnioli, June, 2003
 
Presentations
Gamma Nail Fixation in Proximal Femoral Fractures; North Thames Regional Orthopedic Society; Bedford, UK, 1990
Management of Proximal Femoral Fractures; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Chennai, 1991
Complications of Total Hip Replacement; National Arthroplasty meet; Connemera Hotel; Chennai, 1991
Associated Lesions in ACL Deficient knees; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Yercaud, 1995
Disseminated Skeletal Tuberculosis; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Chennai, 1998
Sequential Vs Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Trichy, 2001
DHS Fixation in Lateral position without Fracture Table; TamilNad Orthopedic Society Annual Meet; Trichy, 2001
Skeletal Stabilization of Open Tibial Fractures; AO Alumni meet, Chennai, 2002
Total Knee Replacement Surgery; Current Status; Apollo Hospital Inaugural meet, Bilaspur, Chaattisgarh, India, 2002
Tribology of Hip Resurfacing; National Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Conference; Chennai, 2003

Publications

Editor and Publisher of OrthoNet India, a high quality quarterly publication of selected abstracts from the Internet, composed, designed and published from chennai, in 4 colors. Was distributed free to most orthopedic surgeons in India and select surgeons from the SAARC country region courtesy of Sulzer Orthopedics and Sun Pharma, India.



Social Service

Spent a week in Morbi, Gujarat, India, treating Earth Quake victims 4days after the Great Gujarat Earth Quake of 2001, along with colleagues Dr. Ajit Yadav and Shivram Bhardwaj


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