Committed to the cause of Rural Healthcare
Though technology has made a difference in cutting edge healthcare, the human brain has no alternative…Techniques outsmart the Technology
Academic & Professional Details
✓ Studied MBBS & MS (Ortho) from KEM Hosp & Seth G S Medical (Passed MS – Ortho in 1981)
✓ Did Spine ,Trauma & Advance training in Germany & France(Prof Zielke, Holz,Vinchow etc)
✓ Later did Fellowships in Germany, France, HongKong USA in TRAUMA,SPINE & ARTHROSCOPY & JOINTS
✓ Head of Dept at V N Desai Hospital for last 25 years.
✓ Consultant – Hiranandani Hospital, Powai
✓ Past Course Director of M.Ch. (Seychelles).
✓ Past convener of basic-surgical skills of FRCS (EDIN)
He lost his father very early, at the age of only 9 yrs, which made him very independent,responsible & self decision maker, as a child.
Though he studied engineering for 4 yrs, during school & having secured admission in Mumbai IIT, getting into a medical school was just an accident.
During undergraduate days & in one of the top medical colleges in India I e Seth G S Medical college & KEM Hospital, he was surrounded by very talented & superintelligent & focussed colleagues , it improved his survival techniques & also organisational skills.
Though the teachers were excellent , the challenges were to learn on their own, try & excel & try & compete with oneself.
Organisational skills were honed due to lots of cultural & sports activities, in the medical college campus.
✓ Swami Vivekananda
✓ My mother
✓ My wife
✓ Dr. K.T. Dholakia, Dr. A. V. Bawdekar, Dr. S. D. Mehta, Dr. B. B.Joshi, and Dr. N. S. Laud.
✓ Co- Author of 4 Books – “Trauma Management by JESS” has been awarded “Author of Best Book award 2008”and “Ultrasonography of Shoulder “in 2012 by Bombay Orthopaedic Society.
✓ Delivered lectures, Orations and participated in symposia nationally & internationally.
✓ Held more than 200 workshops & taught 5500+ Ortho surgeons all over country & abroad.
✓ Organizing Chairman of Golden Jubilee Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association conference in October 2012, in Delhi.
✓ Organizing President of APOA 2015 Trauma & Infection meeting in Mumbai in March.
✓ Organizing Chairman of International Rural Surgeons Conference in 2012 in Rajasthan & 2014 in Kutch, Gujarat.
✓ Organized 10 National Conferences- WIROC, HAND, FOOT, Trauma & Oncology & Rural Surgery & four international conferences.
✓ Organizing Sec for Golden Jubilee IOACON 2005, Mumbai.
✓ Past Chairman of National Trauma Committee of IOA
✓ Past chairman of Foreign Fellowship Committee of IOA
✓ Past Vice President of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association.
✓ President of Indian Orthopaedic Association 2017.
✓ Joint Secretary of Association of Rural Surgeons of India ( ARSI)
✓ Trustee of JESS Research & Development Society (JRDS)
✓ Reviewer of JBJS.
✓ Working on deformity correction & development of newer & inexpensive indigenous techniques in orthopedics.
✓ Team building is important ,
✓ Delegating the work, trusting colleagues & subordinates & giving them responsibilities & believing them
✓ Honesty & transparency in whatever we do.
✓ No substitute for hard work.
✓ Setting up time-bound goals & achieving them.
✓ Taking responsibility of own decisions & actions.
Disable friendly India
Though technology has made a difference in cutting edge healthcare, the human brain has no alternative.
The techniques outsmart the technologies.
Your most important priority if you were Health Minister:
✓ Make India totally disable friendly just like all western countries
✓ Give maximum care & facilities to senior citizens & children.
✓ Clean Air, Water & housing with good health is a birthright & has to be provided to all.
Challenges and opportunities for Indian orthopedists
Dr. Ram Prabhoo, President of the Indian Orthopedic Association (IOA), recently shared his insights about the practice of orthopedics in India. According to Dr. Prabhoo, although Indian orthopedists face challenges in providing musculoskeletal care to their country’s large population, they also have more access than ever before to high-quality musculoskeletal education, including AAOS programs conducted in India.
The IOA enjoys the unique position of overseeing regional and subspecialty societies across our vast country. The IOA is primarily an educational body helping the next generation get empowered by taking various courses, seminars, instructional course lectures, and surgical skills workshops. Our organization also provides various fellowships and observerships to enhance and update the knowledge of not only trainees but also practicing orthopaedic surgeons.
As president, my aim is to get the IOA on par with other international organizations. I look forward to an era where the IOA becomes the premier educational organization for Indian orthopaedic surgeons.
✓ Trekking & Mountaineering (gone to Himalayas & Alps 20 times), Travel, Music,
✓ Organizing events & making friends.
Blessed with loving & caring family
Wife- Meena Gynaecologist- known to me since age of 6 yrs, a great Pillar of strength
Elder Son- Tanay- Ortho -Spine surgeon, and his wife Shreya- Gynaecologist
Grand Sons – 4 yrs old Ameya and 8 months old- Avni
Younger Son – Anooj- Banker in NY- USA and his wife Divya- banker in NY- USA.