Expert Jack of All
Academic & Professional details
Dr. Shyamlal R Mukhi is an Indian Orthopaedic Trauma and Joint Replacement surgeon with 40 years of clinical experience. He has received his training in arthroplasty from Dr. Chitranjan Ranawat at the Lennox Hill hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery , New York . His never say “NEVER “ attitude and hardwork have resulted in the making of DR. Mukhi’s RAJ Hospital , Superspeciality centre for Hip , Knee and Spine. This seven storeyed hospital boasts of state of the art Operation theatres, ICU, PATHOLOGY, XRAY AND MRI. Housing 70 beds, the hospital runs on the principle of Healing with Quality Care. It is the biggest, single orthopaedic surgeon owned and managed hospital in the city of Mumbai in the process of NABH accreditation. Dr. Mukhi performs 1800-2000 cases per year encompassing all areas of orthoapedics. His colleagues fondly call him an “Expert Jack of ALL “
✓ Lecturer of Anantomy in Kem Hospital for 6 months.
✓ Lecturer of Orthopaedics in Kem Hospital for 1 year.
✓ Chief and Head of Dept. of Orthopaedics in Govt. Civil Hospital, Thane for 14 years with 3 years Teaching.
✓ Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of Orthopaedic unit at K.J. Somaiya Medical College & Research Centre for 14 years.
✓ Total Teaching Experience – 19 Years.
✓ Total Clinical Expericene – 40 Years.
Faculty at Western India Regional Orthopaedic Conference (WIROC) since 30 years
Faculty at Traumacon Mumbai Since 15 years
Faculty at the AAOS Trauma Conclave 2017
Asia Pacific Trauma Society (APOA) -2015, Mumbai, as a Faculty
✓ International Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
✓ International Member of SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
✓ Member of Association of Spine Surgeons of India.
✓ Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association.
✓ Member of Maharashtra Orthopaedics Association
✓ Maharashtra Medical Council (Registration #33158)
✓ Member of Bombay Orthopaedic Society (BOS)
✓ Total Clinical Expericene – 40 Years.
Reason to Join profession
Born in the immediate post independence era I was 4th son of the house. My father was a renowned lawyer in his prime and had left everything on the other side during the partition. We took refuge in Ulhasnagar where I was born in 1948. He started working in the Indian railways to support the family.I had seen financial struggles since childhood . But I was a hard worker and sincere student and excelled in my school. Ever since I remember I wanted to become a doctor and my mother, Rajmata Mukhi seeing my commitment towards studies pushed me forward. Besides, doctors were revered and respected. In those times to get a degree in the first attempt was vey difficult but I cleared both my graduate and postgraduate exams in the first attempt from KEM hospital.
For three years after my post graduation I used to work night shifts at private nursing homes and used to do locum. I joined the Thane civil hospital and continued my association for 14 years. I started my first nursing home in 1980 in Mulund and have never looked back since.
I was lucky to be given the opportunity to work with stalwarts of orthoapedic surgery early in my career. My observerships brought in a sense confidence to my surgical expertise. I am very satisfied and at the same time humbled at the way my career has shaped up.
✓ Observer in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement of the Ranawat Orthopaedics centre at Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, USA, Under Dr. C. S. Ranawat.
✓ Observer at Beth Israel Medical Centre with Sir Dr. John Insall, New York
✓ Observer at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, UK.
✓ Observer with Prof JUERGAN HARMS in Germany, Karlsbad.
✓ Cervical pedicle screw and lateral mass screw workshop, Ahmedabad 2015.
Achivements & Awards
✓ Was bestowed with the honour to be a Katrak Orator – the most prestigious oration of the Bombay Orthopaedic society at WIROC 2018.
✓ Best Orthopaedic Surgeon 2018 by Midday Awards
✓ Appreciation awards by Rotary Club of Ulhasnagar East.
✓ Khalsa Eminence Award 2018 for his relentless service to humanity.
Go after knowledge and wisdom. Name, fame and money will follow. There is no substitute for hard work!! Success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. Never ever Give up!!
(Man vs. Machine harmonization)
In my opinion nothing can beat the god given gift of the human brain and healing touch. Technology is advancing at a lightening speed and there is media to promote it. But as healthcare providers it is our moral responsibility towards the society to pick and choose and then apply those technological advancements. So no doubt technology is good but its application needs to be done after weighing the pros and cons.
The faith my patients have in me inspires me on a daily basis to deliver my 100% in every case that I take up. Every setback or rejection in my life has inspired me to do better because I believe when you are at the bottom, the only way to go is up. And by God’s grace I have always received more than I have asked for. That leaves me humbled.
My wife Vibha has supported me through thick and thin at every step along the way. It is her undying effort and support that has made it possible for me to focus exclusively on Orthopaedics. Inspite of being from a non-medical background she has managed to learn and lead the management of the hospital. I thank her for giving me four beautiful children Poonam, Bindiya, Luv and Kush. If that was not enough, she has fulfilled my dream of making all four of them doctors single handedly. While Poonam and my sons Luv & Kush are orthopaedic surgeons and work with me at the hospital, Bindiya is a practicing Dermatologist.
My daughter-in-law Manpriya is a practicing Radiologist. My sons-in–law Harish and Kunal are from engineering backgrounds and thanks to them we have some non-medical talks on the dining table.
My grandchildren Vihaana, Amyra and Arhaan are my reason to smile and thank God every moment.
I am very passionate about reading and keeping abreast with the latest trends and technology in orthopaedics. Whether books or online journals I spend at-least 2 hours a day reading orthopaedic journals and books.