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Achieving Professional Excellence
By
Prof. Dr S Rajasekaran,
Chairman,
Departmet of Orthopaedics,
Ganga Hospital.
President Elect: SICOT,
Past President: Indian Orthopaedic Association

Profile:

Dr S Rajasekaran is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India. His unit has 420 beds and 18 operating theatres dedicated to Trauma, Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery and is currently one of the largest specialty orthopaedic units in South Asia. Apart from being a busy clinical unit performing nearly 16 000 surgeries every year, the department is also recognised for orthopaedic residency training, super speciality training in spine and trauma surgery and PhD studies in orthopaedic surgery.

Dr Rajasekaran is the Past President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association and also the past President of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India. He is the President Elect of SICOT. He is the current Chief National Delegate of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association. He is the Past President of International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, Canada and the Past President of the World Orthopaedic Concern.

His academic positions include the prestigious position of the 'Hunterian Professor' for the year 2011-12 of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is the Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, MGR Medical University and Member of Faculty of Medicine, Annamalai University and Bharathiar University.
He is on the Editorial Board of The Bone & Joint Journal and European Spine Journal. He is also the Deputy Editor to the Journals SPINE, Global Spine Journal and Journal of Craniovertebral surgery.

His research interest relates to Disc Biology and nutrition, Imaging of Spinal cord injuries, and Open injuries of limbs. He is the recipient of numerous international awards including the prestigious ISSLS Award for Spine Research for the years 2004 and 2010, EuroSpine Open Paper Award for 2008. Macnab LaRocca Research Award Canada, 2005 and Sofamer Danek Award of the ISSLS for the years 1996, 2002 & 2006.

Nationally he has received the Silver Jubilee Research Award of the Medical Council of India in 2002, the Hari Om Ashram Award of the Medical Council of India in 2005, Tamilnadu Government Scientist Award in 2000 and Silver Jubilee and Golden Jubilee Research Awards of the Indian Orthopaedic Association.

He is the Chief Editor of a Video Atlas of Spine Surgery and the ASSI Textbook on Spinal Infections & Trauma. He has 127 publications in international journals and many national and international presentations.