The passion for healthcare that got stronger with the passage of time

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The passion for healthcare that got stronger with the passage of time

The healthcare industry in India should constantly strive to build and sustain a quality healthcare system that is affordable to our society at large. The modern “patient- customer “is a well informed lot and customer satisfaction based on cost and deliverables will play a pivotal role for the success of the industry, in days to come.

A doctor by profession (M.S. Orthopaedics), A. O Basic from London (UK), F.A.O.A.A. from Switzerland and F.A.S.I.F from Germany, this patriotic Indian returned to motherland in 1993, after working with Omskirk & Wrightington Hospital, UK and Shelby Medical Centre, USA with the dream of serving the ailing millions. This is Dr. Vikram I. Shah, the Visionary Entrepreneur, and founder Chairman & Managing Director of Shalby Limited, (Shalby Hospitals), headquartered at Ahmedabad Gujarat, India.

Reasons for joining the profession
As a growing child, he has seen the plight of his Grandmother who suffered greatly from Joint Pain and vowed to become an orthopedic surgeon and a specialist in Joint Replacement to help alleviate the pain of the elderly.

initial Challenges
Till early 90’s Total Knee Replacement (TKR) was one of the most dreaded surgeries, globally and the sentiments in India was neither conducive nor different. It took years of hard work, for the young Dr. Vikram to perfect and demonstrate his expertise in the field of Joint Replacement. A gradual but solid“ health reform movement” that he has been leading since then, helped penetrate the strong mental domain of the Indian populace for such a hi-end surgery and that too without any reference support of live examples, in the initial days.

Over the years, Dr. Vikram Shah has been bestowed with the coveted recognition of popularising TKR through his surgical process innovation called “ZERO TECHNIQUE” which reduces surgery time from hours to minutes with added advantages of minimal blood loss, speedy recovery and reduced infection rates! Shalby under the visionary leadership of Dr. Vikram Shah today enjoys a place of distinction by performing over 1, 00,000 Joint Replacement surgeries!
An independent thinker, Dr. Vikram Shah’s vision of making available expert and comprehensive healthcare to the populace of tier-II and Tier-III cities of the country and across the world has culminated into the establishment of 11 multi-specialty hospitals, spread across Western, Central and North-western parts of India with a total bed capacity exceeding 2,000. Adding to this is Shalby’s significant presence in the international arena – UK, USA, African Continent and UAE to mention a few.
In a span of 25 years, Shalby Hospitals, under the vision of
Dr. Vikram I. Shah has grown among the leading Multi-specialty tertiary hospitals chain in this part of the world & earned trust of thousands as a reputed Joint Replacement Centre, across the globe, as well.

Hobbies
Dr. Vikram Shah is an ardent nature lover and is fond of gardening. Reading biographies and inspirational stories of achievers excite him. Seeing places and imbibing inspirational values of culture and tradition is yet another hobby of this relentless workaholic and perfectionist.

Management Thoughts
“Lean structure enterprise, hi-end deliveries and patient centric approach”

Healthcare Vision

“To constantly raise the delivery standards in healthcare and
Exceed the expectations of patients from health”.
My priority as the Health Minister…
To enhance the quality of life by making available affordable healthcare to the masses.
Dr. Vikram Shah: Exceptional Qualities of Leadership:
✓ Leading from the front and always with the team
✓ Open door approach for solving problems
✓ Team building & nurturing
✓ Nurturing Organizational Values as: Excellence, Learning, Integrity, Teamwork, Empathy (ELITE)
✓ Humility is the hallmark of his personality
✓ Cross pollination of talents
✓ Envisioning the future in advance and preparing the organization to be a front runner
Leadership Initiatives:
✓ Pioneered medical tourism in Gujarat and played a vital role in transforming India & Gujarat into a preferred medical tourism destination. Won the coveted Medical Tourism Award 2016 & 2017
✓ Popularised Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery with
“0 TECHNIQUE”, a surgical process innovation that minimizes surgery time significantly with a host of resultant benefits to the patients and families
✓ Established a multi-specialty hospitals chain in the tier-II & tier –III cities of India where the masses were deprived of such facilities earlier

Awards at Personal Level:
✓ Dr. B C Roy Oration, 2003
✓ Award from Johnson and Johnson for invention of the OS needle
✓ Appointment on the Board of Designers of Zimmer, manufacturers of prosthetic joints
✓ Received: Gujarat Innovation Society’s Hercules Award for the surgical process innovation of “ZERO” Technique for Joint Replacement Surgeries in 2014
✓ Times of India (TOI) Man of the Year award -2018 for outstanding contributions in the field of Orthopedics
✓ The Luminary Award from Divya Bhaskar, a leading vernacular daily in Gujarat for exemplary services to humanity

“To constantly raise the delivery standards in healthcare and
Exceed the expectations of patients from health”.
My priority as the Health Minister…
To enhance the quality of life by making available affordable healthcare to the masses.

Dr. Vikram Shah: Exceptional Qualities of Leadership:
✓ Leading from the front and always with the team
✓ Open door approach for solving problems
✓ Team building & nurturing
✓ Nurturing Organizational Values as: Excellence, Learning, Integrity, Teamwork, Empathy (ELITE)
✓ Humility is the hallmark of his personality
✓ Cross pollination of talents
✓ Envisioning the future in advance and preparing the organization to be a front runner

Leadership Initiatives:
✓ Pioneered medical tourism in Gujarat and played a vital role in transforming India & Gujarat into a preferred medical tourism destination. Won the coveted Medical Tourism Award 2016 & 2017
✓ Popularised Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery with
“0 TECHNIQUE”, a surgical process innovation that minimizes surgery time significantly with a host of resultant benefits to the patients and families
✓ Established a multi-specialty hospitals chain in the tier-II & tier –III cities of India where the masses were deprived of such facilities earlier

Awards at Personal Level:
✓ Dr. B C Roy Oration, 2003
✓ Award from Johnson and Johnson for invention of the OS needle
✓ Appointment on the Board of Designers of Zimmer, manufacturers of prosthetic joints
✓ Received: Gujarat Innovation Society’s Hercules Award for the surgical process innovation of “ZERO” Technique for Joint Replacement Surgeries in 2014
✓ Times of India (TOI) Man of the Year award -2018 for outstanding contributions in the field of Orthopedics
✓ The Luminary Award from Divya Bhaskar, a leading vernacular daily in Gujarat for exemplary services to humanity

Family Details
Wife
Dr. Darshini Shah
BDS, FICOI, Diplomate of International Congress of Oral Implantology, USA
Dental Surgeon & Specialist in Dental Implantology

Son
Shanay Shah
Masters in International Health Management (Imperial College, UK)
US Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Designated Director (International Business), Shalby Hospitals

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