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As President Indian Orthopaedic Association 2009 launched the theme for the year “Disability free India” and all the states of the country worked for this theme
As Professor of Orthopaedics for 3 decades, Dean of a Medical College, Vice Chancellor of a University, President of Indian Orthopaedic Association 2009, Trustee AO in India and Chairman of AO Trauma India Council and now Pro Chancellor of Nitte University – Dr. Shetty has made a mark as an teacher, educationalist, administrator and a surgeon.
✓ Graduated from Government Medical College, Mysore, 1964
✓ M.S. (ortho)
✓ Delhi University, 1970
✓ Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
✓ Fellow of American College of Surgeons
✓ Fellow of International College of Surgeons
Professional Positions held
✓ Prof. & HOD & Director: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore for PG studies Orthopaedics from
✓ Total teaching experience : 48 years
✓ Dean: K.S. Hegde Medical Academy
✓ since 1998 to 2007 – 9 years
✓ Vice Chancellor: Nitte University – 2008 – 2012
✓ At Present: Pro Chancellor of Nitte University since July 2012
Has trained more than 380 post graduate students in Orthopaedics both M.S.(Ortho.), D.Orth. and DNB candidates apart from regular undergraduates who are in different parts of the world and India serving as Orthopaedic Consultants and teachers.
Has presented more than 278 scientific papers in International, National and State Conferences with 85 publications. Was awarded the best paper award 4 times and co-authored one book and wrote chapters in two.
Delivered 148 CME lectures all around the country and abroad including 21 named orations at International, National and State levels.
Post Graduate examiner to various Indian Universities and the International SICOT Examiner in Orthopaedics for the last 5 examinations held in different parts of the world and National Board Examiner and Inspector, National Board and Medical Council of India.
held and social and Community Development Involvement
✓ Past President Karnataka Orthopaedic Association – 1985 President – Canara Orthopaedic Association since 1990-2003, conducted many National CMEs and Workshops.
✓ Project Director of Lions Artificial Limb Centre which has provided 70,000 artificial appliances till now to the physically handicapped. This centre is recognized by Artificial Limb Manufacturing Corporation of India, State Government and Railways.
✓ Lions Governor – District – 324-D-1995-96 – Project worth Rs. 3 crores were completed during his tenure.
✓ President of Orthopaedics Association of South Indian Surgeons comprising of 5 southern states – 2003-2004 and conducted workshops and CMEs .
✓ President Indian Orthopaedic Association 2009 – India. The theme for the year was “Disability free India” and all the states of the country worked for this theme.
✓ Chairman – World Bunts Foundation which has members all round the world working for betterment of Bunts community specially in Education and Health care and awards scholarship to students and healthcare facilities.
✓ AO Trustee Switzerland nominee from India 2005 to 2010. Has conducted 22 trauma courses in different parts of the country since then.
✓ Chairman, AOTrauma India – the first Chairman to be nominated by AO Foundation, Switzerland.
Fellowships & Honours
✓ Karnataka Rajyotsava Award of meritorious service in the field of Medicine – 1991
✓ AO Fellowship to Germany – 1983
✓ AADO Fellowship to Netherlands and U.K. in 1996
✓ Ranawat Fellowship – 1989 U.S.A.
✓ International Lions President Award for the work for Physically handicapped – 1985 to 1996
✓ Indian Medical Association –Award for meritorious service – 1999
✓ Awarded the Honorary Fellowship by Indian Orthopaedic Association 2013
✓ +NBE Award for Excellence in Medical Education 2014 awarded by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi for valuable contribution towards Medical Education