Senior Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Bangalore
MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB Ortho, Dip Ortho, M Sc Orthopaedic Engineering (UK),
Dip Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Technology (UK), Fellow, AACP&DM (USA),
Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics (UK & USA), Certificate in Ergonomics (Sweden)
In Independent Private Practice at Bangalore since April 7, 2000.
2011- On-Line Course on Rheumatic Diseases, EULAR, Geneva, Switzerland
2004-05 Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
1996-99 Cardiff School of Engineering, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
1996-98 Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
1991-94 JIPMER Medical College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
1985-90 JIPMER Medical College, University of Madras, Pondicherry, India
Till 1984 Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Central Board of Secondary Education, India
Year and Medical Qualification Institution
2005, Certificate in Ergonomics Lulea University of Technology, Lulea,
1999, M Sc. Orthopaedic Engineering University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
1998, Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitaton Technology University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
1996, Surgical Fellowship (Part-A) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK
1994, Diplomate of National Board in Orthopaedic Surgery National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India
1994, Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery (MS) Pondicherry University, India
1993, Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedics Pondicherry University, India
1991, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) University of Madras, India
Karnataka Medical Council, Bangalore, India- Full Registration(57740)
General Medical Council, London, UK- Full Registration(4461188)
Eligible for registration in the USA
Head, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Bangalore Children’s Hospital and Research Centre (Sept 2000 to Dec 2007), 363, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore, India (200 bedded, tertiary-level teaching children’s hospital).
Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital (April 2001 to March 2009), 15th Main, 17th Cross, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore, India (75-bedded multi-specialty hospital).
Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangalore Heart and Orthopaedic Hospital (December 1, 2002 to December 31, 2005), 5/1 M.H. Marigowda Road (Hosur Road), Bangalore, India (50 bedded Specialty Heart and Orthopaedic Hospital, affiliated to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, New Castle, UK).
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, United Apollo Hospital (Feb 1999 to Feb 2000), Kalapatti Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (75-bedded multi-specialty hospital). Independent Clinical Practice (predominantly in Paediatric Orthopaedics). I was also involved in special multidisciplinary clinics in complex hand anomalies, neuromuscular disorders, spine, arthritis and neglected trauma.
Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics, The King’s Mill Centre for Health Care Services (NHS Trust), (April 1997 to Sept 1998), Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK (Acute General Hospital with 900 beds, previously the famous Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital).
Senior House Officer in Trauma and Orthopaedics, The King’s Mill Centre for Health Care Services (NHS Trust), (Aug 1995 to March 1997).
Senior House Officer in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leighton Hospital (NHS Trust) (Feb 1995 to Aug 1995), Crewe, Cheshire, UK (700 bedded District General Hospital).
Junior Resident (Registrar) in Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) (April 1991 to March 1994), Pondicherry, India (One of India’s premier teaching hospitals and tertiary care centres, designated as an Insitute of National Importance, with 850 beds).
Compulsory House Surgeon, Jawaharlal Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) (Jan 1990 to Jan 1991), Pondicherry, India.
Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 15th World Congress on Pain at Buoenos Aires, Argentina (October 6-11, 2014)
Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 14th International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics2013 World Congress, held at Hyderabad, India (February 4-7, 2013).
Winner of the Henri Bensahel Award for Best Research Paper in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the 33rd Orthopaedic World Conference, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 28-30, 2012) for the following paper: Functional outcome of a new single event multilevel lever arm restoration and anti spasticity surgery for cerebral palsy.
Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 14th World Congress on Pain at Milan, Italy (August 27-31, 2012)
Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 6th Biennial Conference of Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) at Brisbane, Australia (May 30-June 2, 2012)
Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 30th International Congress on Occupational Health at Cancun, Mexico (March 18-23, 2012)
Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at PREMUS 2010, the 7th International Conference on Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders at Angers, France (August 29-September 1, 2010)
The Health and Safety Executive and the Department of Health, Government of U.K. have proposed to fund a research study to document RECOUP’s extraordinary results with RSI as compared to NHS Hospitals and private clinics in the UK. A delegation representing these organisations visited RECOUP, Bangalore in January 2010 for this purpose.
Nominated by the Indian Society of Ergonomics as India’s sole representative at the International Ergonomics Council in 2009.
Nominated to the Expert Committee on RSI to advise the Government of India regarding policy matters on RSI and Ergonomics.
Winner of 2008 National Disability Award (Best Individual working for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities) by the Govt. of India at New Delhi on December 6, 2008 for developing a revolutionary surgical procedure called Single Event Multilevel Lever Arm Restoration and Anti Spasticity Surgery (SEMLARASS) for Cerebral Palsy and providing free surgery and rehabilitation to clients with cerebral palsy from the disadvantaged sections of the society. SEMLARASS has been performed in over 600 children from all over India and other countries in the past 8 years and the functional results have been very encouraging. RECOUP has treated over 10,000 clients with various types of locomotor disabilities from across the world, using its exclusive functional rehabilitation approach.
Honoured in 2005 by the then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for outstanding work in the field of Cerebral Palsy.
Leader of a prospective study on predisposing factors, presentation and outcome of treatment of work related musculoskeletal disorders in Indian Computer Users that has already covered 35,000 computer professionals (2001-2009) and is the largest study of its kind in the world.
Recognised as a world leader in treatment of RSI and MSD, having developed own treatment approach called the SHARAN’S Protocol (Skilled Hands-on Approach for Release of myofascia, Articular, Neural and Soft tissue mobilisation). Successfully treated over 1,50,000 clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders, including several from USA, UK, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Israel, China, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Singapore, UAE and Zimbabwe since 2001.
Following a sustained campaign focusing on the health hazards of overloaded backpacks along with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kerala became the second state in the world (after California) to ban heavy backpacks in schoolchildren. Following a Civil Writ Petition, The High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam delivered a landmark judgment (WP(c) No. 35198) on December 6, 2004, directing the State Government to ensure that no school kid carried a backpack heavier than 10 per cent of his/her body weight.
First Rank in University- Diploma in Orthopaedics examination, Pondicherry University, India (1993)
Membership of Professional Organisations
North American Spine Society 2013-
Fascial Manipulation Association / Associazione Manipolazione Fasciale 2013-
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2013-
International Academy of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine 2013-
Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 2012-
International Association for the Study of Pain 2012-
International Commission on Occupational Health 2011-
Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 2011-
Indian Association of Occupational Health 2011-
Indian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation 2011-
Indian Society for Bone & Mineral Research 2011-
Indian Society for Study of Pain 2010-
Karnataka Orthopaedic Association 2010-
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2007-
Spina Bifida Association of India 2007-
International Myopain Society 2004-
Indian Society of Ergonomics 2004-
Indian Orthopaedic Association 2002-
Indian Foot and Ankle Society 2002-
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine 2001-
Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India 2000-
Childhood Disability Group, Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2000-
Shoulder and Elbow Society of India 2000-
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics 2000-
The Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma 2000-
Joshi External Stabilization System (JESS) Associates 1999-
Membership of Editorial Board/Reviewer of Professional Journals:
Journal of Autoimmune Diseases and Rheumatology
Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain
BMC Research Notes
Austin Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology
Austin Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Indian Journal of Medical Research
Patient Preference and Adherence
Advanced Training in Ergonomics and RSI
I have completed the 6-month Ergonomics certificate course from Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden. The course provided theoretical knowledge in basic ergonomics from an ergonomics system approach and trained participants in techniques to evaluate and solve problems related to working conditions and human/machine systems. Content of the course included history of ergonomics, ergonomic system approach, human capabilities, ergonomics risk factors at the workplace, case studies in ergonomics, work-related musculoskeletal problems, Job Analysis methods, understand and apply improvement options in workstation design, material handling and storage, tools design and administrative improvements.
During my 2-year Master’s Course in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff, UK, I studied engineering principles (materials, experimentation, mechanical engineering theory, computing allied to medicine, mechanisms of injury and biology of bone and soft tissue) in relation to orthopaedics.
I have trained in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology for 2 years at the University of Dundee, UK, which is perhaps the foremost Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre in the world. My training modules included Biomechanics of bone, articular cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and major joints of upper and lower limbs and spine; the way in which the tissues are loaded, along with how they are designed to withstand these loads; the latest techniques in prevention, identification and rehabilitation of injury to these tissues.
I have received advanced training in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery at Mansfield and Crewe, UK (18 months). At Mansfield, I participated in special Shoulder and Hand clinics, where I treated several workers suffering from RSI’s of varying nature and severity. I performed independent bi-weekly operating lists, which regularly included RSI conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, DeQuervain’s disease, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, etc.
During my training in the UK and USA for over 4 years, I was exposed to the latest techniques in the assessment, treatment (non-operative and operative) and rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders. These techniques included McKenzie’s Method, Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations and Injection Techniques, Myofascial Release, and Body Work Techniques (e.g., Hellerwork, Rolfing). I participated in special weekly, multi-disciplinary Back Pain Clinics for patients with complex spinal problems (3 years)
I have obtained hands on training in Chiropractic Techniques, Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations, Therapeutic Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy, at Coimbatore, India (1999). I assisted Dr. Brent Detelich, a Visiting Chiropracter from Pennsylvania, USA, in the treatment of over 200 patients, attended a lecture-demonstration workshop, and performed several maneuvers under supervision.
I have received hands on training in Alexander Technique at Kochi, India (2004) by Mr. Joseph Stevens, an eminent Alexander Teacher from London, UK, and Secretary of Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique, UK.