Dr. Arvind G Kulkarni


arvind-kulkarni

Senior Spine Surgeon In Mumbai

Bombay Hospital & Saifee Hospital, Mumbai

Education :

  • MS (Orth) (Bom)
  • D’Orth, FCPS
  • Diploma (SICOT)

Fellowship:

  • Clinical Fellowship in Spinal Surgery – NUH, Singapore
  • Clinical Fellowship in Adult Spine Surgery – TWH, Toronto, Canada
  • Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Spine – HSC, Toronto, Canada Clinical Fellowship in Adult & Paediatric Spine – St. George & Westmead – Sydney, Australia
  • Clinical Fellowship in Disc Replacement Surgery – NUH, Singapore

Special Interests:

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Chronic Low Back & Neck Pain
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal trauma & tumours

FCPS (Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons): from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai. (2002)

Diploma (SICOT): Society International Committee of Orthopaedic Trauma, Hong Kong (2008)

Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: Department of Neurosurgery, KEM Hospital & Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai. (2002-2003)

Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: Department of Orthopaedics, National University Hospital, Singapore. (2003-2004)

Fellowship in Adult Spinal Surgery: Department of Orthopaedics, St George Hospital and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. (2004-2005)

Fellowship in Adult Spinal Surgery: Spine Division, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada. (2005-2006)

Fellowship in Paediatric Spine Surgery: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (2006)

Fellowship in Paediatric Spine Surgery: The Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. (2006-2007)

D’ Orth (Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery): from the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai. (2000)

M.S: (Master of Orthopaedic Surgery) Post Graduate Degree in Orthopaedic Surgery from   Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital* affiliated to University of Mumbai, India. (2000)

Surgeries performed by Dr. Kulkarni:

  • Micro-Endoscopic Discectomy with MetRx system for Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc (PID)
  • Micro-Endoscopic Laminotomy & Decompression (Micro lumbar Laminoplasty) with MetRx system for Lumbar Canal Stenosis (Spinal Stenosis)
  • Laminectomy +/- Instrumented Fusion for Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Artificial Disc Replacement (Total Disc Replacement) for Chronic Low Back pain
  • Spinal Fusion for Chronic Low Backpain, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Infections, Spinal Tumors etc
  • Anterior Cervical Decompression & Fusion for Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors etc
  • Cervical Laminectomy and fusion for Cervical Myelopathy, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors etc
  • Cervical Laminoplasty for Cervical Myelopathy
  • Atlantoaxial Fixation and Fusion for Atlantoaxial Instability (secondary to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Trauma, Developmental causes)
  • Occipitocervical Fusion for Trauma, Tumors, Compression etc around the craniovertebral junction
  •  Deformity Correction - Scoliosis (Paediatric & Adult), Kyphosis (due to Scheuermann's disease, Post-infective, Post-tubercular, Post-traumatic, Ankylosing spondylitis, Osteoporosis etc)
  •  Thoracoscopic Anterior Release & Fusion for Scoliosis
  • Anterior Spinal Decompression & Fusion at all levels (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar)
  • Posterior Spinal Decompression & Fusion at all levels (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar)
  • Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures, Metastasis to the Spine etc
  • Surgeries for Spinal Trauma
  • Surgeries for Spinal Tumors
  • Facet joint injections
  • Transforaminal Epidural Injections

 AFFILIATIONS [Life - Member]

  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India [ASSI].
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association [IOA].
  • Bombay Orthopaedic Society, Mumbai [BOS].
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India [POSI].
  • Karnataka Orthopaedic Association [KOA].
  • Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States [OASIS].
  • Indian Medical Association [IMA]
  • World Spine Society [WSS]

ACHIEVEMENTS

  •  Faculty – IOACON, Bhubaneshwar, November 2009
  •  Faculty – AO Spine Seminar, Mangalore in October 2009
  • Faculty at Instructional Course Lectures – A Combined ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) & SSE (Spine
  • Society of Europe) Conference at Khajuraho August 2009.
  • Faculty at ‘The Lumbar Intervertebral Disc – A Combined IGASS & ISIC Conference at New Delhi April 2009.
  • Faculty at BOS Basic Spine Course, 2008
  • Faculty at WIROC, December 2008, Mumbai
  • Faculty at Instructional Course Lectures – A Combined ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) & SSE (Spine
  • Society of Europe) Conference at Shimla August 2008.
  • Invited to speak on ‘Spinal Surgery – An Overview’ by IMA- Gokak Branch on the 28th of June 2008
  • Invited to speak on ‘New Advances in Spinal Surgery’ by IMA-Mumbai Branch on the 8th of June 2008
  • Awarded the prestigious ‘Korean SICOT Award’ to attend the SICOT Annual Congress at Hong Kong in August 2008
  • Advisor on ‘Spinal Issues and Problems’ for NDTV.
  • Faculty ‘Decision Making in Spine Surgery and Spinal Techniques (Lumbar Spine)’ organized and invited by Guntur
  • Bone Club, Guntur-Andhra Pradesh, March 15th 2008
  • Performed the First Prodisc-L Lumbar Disc Replacement in the country at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai in February
  • Faculty ‘Advanced Spine Course’ organized by Bombay Orthopaedic Society, January, 2008
  • Faculty ‘The Spine Millenium’, pre-conference workshop WIROC, Mumbai 21st December 2007
  • Invited to speak on ‘New Advances in Spinal Surgery’ by ‘Somawar Mandal – Senior Citizen’s Club’, Bandra –East
  • Mumbai on the 10th December 2007.
  • Faculty ‘Cervical Disc Arthroplasty’ at Saifee Hospital Mumbai on 13th November 2007.
  • Invited to  speak on ‘New  Horizons in  Spinal Surgery’ by Maharastra Orthopaedic Nursing Association at  SP  Jain
  • Auditorium, Bombay Hospital on the 4th of September, 2007.
  • Invited Faculty at ‘Post-Graduate Orthopaedic Course’ at Swasthiyog Prathisthan, Miraj to speak on ‘Spondylolisthesis’ on the 31st of August 2007.
  • Honoured by the Indo-American Society, Mumbai on the 24th  of August 2007 for the pioneering effort in introducing ‘Artificial Disc Replacement’ to the city of Mumbai
  • Pioneer in the field of ‘Artificial Disc Replacement’ in Mumb Performed the first ever ‘Artificial Lumbar Disc Replacement’ in Mumbai on the 6th of July 2007.
  • Faculty for  Symposium on  ‘Multilevel Disc  Disease’  during  Instructional Course  Lectures  –  A  Combined  ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) & SSE (Spine Society of Europe) Conference at Goa in August
  • Invited as ‘Guest Editor’ for the Journal Neurology India - Spinal Supplement isuue – December 2005 edition.
  • Awarded the esteemed ‘Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Scholarship’ to attend 40th  Annual Scoliosis Research Society
  • Meeting at Miami, Florida, USA in October 2005.
  • Awarded the ‘Advanced AO Fellowship in Spinal Surgery’ by AO – Spine, North America for the year 2005-06
  • Awarded the 'Gold medal - Depuy–Acromed Best Paper Publication Award' by the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) for the year 2005 during the Annual Conference at Bangalore, India
  • Selected for the prestigious ‘St George Hospital [Sydney, Australia] Clinical Fellowship in Spine’ starting December 2004.
  • Awarded the esteemed ‘Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Scholarship’ to attend 39th  Annual Scoliosis Research Society
  • Meeting at Buenos Aires, Argentina in Sept, 2004.
  • Selected for the prestigious ‘National University Hospital [Singapore] Clinical Fellowship in Spine’ starting September
  • 10th, 2003 (15 months) under the supervision of Prof. Hee-Kit Wong.
  • Selected for the prestigious ‘Neuro-Spine fellowship’ conducted by Dr Atul Goel (the pioneer of C1-C2 lateral mass fixation), Head of Department, Neurosurgery Department, KEM Hospital and Seth S. Medical College, Mumbai.
  • Awarded the 'Gopalkrishnan Fellowship in Arthroscopy' by the Indian Arthroscopy Society.
  • Secured 17th rank for the country in the All India Post Graduate Entrance Examination, 1997.
  • Secured 94th rank for the state in the Common Medical Entrance Test, Karnataka Board 1990.
  • National Merit Scholarship for securing 69th rank at the state level in the Karnataka S.S.L.C. Examinations in 1988.

 CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • Bimonthly Bombay Orthopaedic Societymeetings from March 1997 onwards till September 2003.
  • “Advanced Fracture  Course”  organised  by  LTMG,  Sion  (Sion  Municipal  Hospital,  Mumbai)  in October 1998.
  • Posterior Lumbar InterBody Fusion (PLIF)Workshop conducted by Dr P.S. Ramani at LTMG, Sion-Mumbai in November 1998.
  • Western India Regional Orthopaedic Conference (WIROC)1998 and 2000, Mumbai.
  • Spinal Instrumentation Workshop” during “Paediatric Orthopaedic Conference” in February 2000 at Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
  • Indo–German Shoulder WorkshopMarch 2001, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Basic Arthroscopy Workshopat Bandra Bhabha Hospital organised by Bombay Orthopaedic Society in August 2001.
  • Cadaveric Flap Workshopat J.J. Hospital, Mumbai in August 2001.
  • Orthopaedic Oncology Updateat Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai in October 2001.
  • Basic Ilizarov Course 2001at Sir HN Hospital, Mumbai in June 2001 conducted by ASAMI – INDIA.
  • Advanced Techniques in Cervical Spine Surgery – Practical Anatomy Workshop [St. Louis University, USA]at NUH, Singapore from 11-13th August, 2004.
  • Scoliosis Research Society” -39th Annual Meeting at Buenos Aires Argentina, 6-9th September, 2004.
  • “Innovative Treatment Options in Spine Surgery” – Buenos Aires Argentina, 6th September 2004.
  • “Spine Society of Australia” – Annual Conference at Auckland, New Zealand, April, 2005.
  • Stryker Spine Symposium” – Ayer’s Rock, Northern Territory, Australia, May, 2005.
  • Scoliosis Research Society” - 40th Annual Meeting at Miami, Florida, USA 27-30thh Oct, 2005.
  • “Adult Spinal Deformity/ Immature Spine” – Miami, Florida, USA 27th October, 2005.
  • “AO Advanced Spine Course” – Sun Valley, Idaho, USA, 23 – 26th February 2006.
  • “North American AO Spine Fellows Forum” – Banff, Alberta, Canada, 9 – 12th March 2006.
  • “Canadian Spine Society Annual Conference” – Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, 23 – 26th March 2006.
  • Current Concepts in the Management of Paediatric and Adult Scoliosis” – Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA 9-10th June 2006 (Scoliosis Research Society Workshop).
  • Registered for Midas Rex Hands-on Workshop– Prince of Wales Orthopaedic Research Facility, Randwick, NSW on September 22, 2006.
  • AOA-NZOA CSM meetingCanberra, October 2006.
  • Elevating Best Practice in Spine Surgery– Sydney, November 8-9th 2006.
  • ICS – Combined ASSI & SSE conference– Goa, August 2007.
  • Spinal DeformitiesConference at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi - October, 2007
  • MOACON (Maharastra Orthopaedic Association annual Conference) 2007” at Amravati on 17th & 18th of November, 2007.
  • “WIROC – 2007” Mumbai, December 2007.
  • Combined Arthroplasty Course (Prodisc-C & Prodisc-L)”, New Delhi, 5-6th January, 2008
  • “Combined ISSLS workshop -ASSI Annual Conference” Coimbatore, 17-20th January 2008.
  • “POSICON 2008” Coimbatore, 26-27th January, 2008.
  • “KOACON 2008” Coorg, February 2008.
  • “ISICON 2008” New Delhi, February 2008
  • “IMAST 2008” Hong Kong, July 2008
  • ICS – Combined ASSI & SSE conference– Shimla, August 2008.
  • “ SICOT 2008” Hong Kong, August 2008
  • MOACON (Maharastra Orthopaedic Association annual Conference) 2007” at Mahabaleshwar November, 2008.
  • “WIROC – 2008” Mumbai, December 2008.
  • “The Lumbar Intervertebral Disc – A Combined IGASS & ISIC Conference” at New Delhi April 2009
  • Elevating Best Practice in Spine Surgery” – Shanghai, June 2009.
  • ICS – Combined ASSI & SSE conference– Khajuraho, August 2009.

Published:

  • Kulkarni AG, Goel A. Vertical atlanto-axial index: a new craniovertebral index.          Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 21(1):4-10, February 2008.
  • Kulkarni AG, Chu G, Fehlings MG. Pyogenic intradural abscess: a case report. Spine. 2007 May 20; 32(12):E354-7.
  • Kulkarni AG, Hee HT, Wong HK. Solis cage (PEEK) for anterior cervical fusion: Preliminary radiological results with emphasis on fusion and subsidence. The Spine Journal. 2007 Mar- Apr;7(2):205-9.
  • Kulkarni AG, Tamer S, Ashley H, Diwan AD. The Swimmer’s view for cervical facet injections. Eur Spine J. 2006 July; 15(7):1150-2.
  • Kulkarni AG, Hee HT. Adjacent level discitis after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. A case report. Eur Spine J. 2006 Oct; 15 Suppl 17:559-63.
  • Goel A, Kulkarni AG, Sharma P. Reduction of fixed atlantoaxial dislocation: A report of an experience with 24 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Apr;2(4):505-9
  • Kulkarni AG, Goel A , Thirupathy S, Desai K. Extradural arachnoid cysts. A study of 7 cases. British
  • Journal of Neurosurgery. 2004 Oct;18(5):484-8
  • Kulkarni AG, Kulkarni GK. Para-articular osteochondroma of the talocalcaneal joint – a case report. The Foot Journal. 2004.Dec ;14:210-213
  • Goel A, Kulkarni AG. Mobile and reducible atlantoaxial dislocation in presence of occipitalized atlas: Report on treatment of 8 cases by direct lateral mass plate and screw fixation. Spine. 2004 Nov; 29(22):E520-523
  • Goel A, Kulkarni AG. Screw implantation in the spinous process of axis for occipitocervical fusion.
  • J Clin Neurosci. 2004 Sep;11(7):735-737
  • Kulkarni AG, Goel A, Muzumdar D. Solitary osteochondroma arising from the thoracic facet joint-- case report. Neurologia medico-chirurgica (Tokyo). 2004 May; 44(5): 255-7
  • Kulkarni AG, Prabhu V, Wade R, Katre RN. Complex elbow dislocation in a child. BHJ. 2002; 44(1):
  • 265-266
  •  Kulkarni AG, Prabhu V. Tuberculosis tenosynovitis presenting as carpal tunnel syndrome – A case report with review of literature. BHJ. 2002; 44(2):102-103
  • Kulkarni AG, Diwan AD. Prosthetic Lumbar Disc Replacement. Neurology India. 2006; 53(4);499 - 505
  • Goel A, Sharma P, Dange N, Kulkarni AG. Techniques in the treatment of craniovertebral instability. Neurology India. 2006; 53(4); 525-533
  • Kulkarni AG, Goel A. Re: Al-Barbarawi, Sekhon LHS. Protection of the C1 posterior arch in atlantal lateral mass fixation: technical case report. J Clin Neuroscience 2005 12(1), 59-61.J Clin Neurosci. 2005
  • Aug;12(6):726
  • Kulkarni AG, Goel A. Re: Dong Y, Xia Hong M, Jianyi L, et al: Quantitative anatomy of the lateral mass of the atlas. Spine. 2003; 28:860-3.Spine. 2004 Aug 1;29(15):1707.
  • Kulkarni AG, Goel A. Re: Tan M, Wang H, Wang Y, et al: Morphometric evaluation of screw fixation in atlas via posterior arch and lateral mass. Spine. 2003; 28:888-95. Spine. 2004 Aug 1;29(15):1706

SCIENTIFIC PAPER PRESENTATION

  • Calcaneal Reconstruction in Intraarticular Joint Depression Type of Fractures [Paper presented at the Bombay Orthopaedic Society Meeting held at Dr. R.N.Cooper Hospital, Mumbai on 29th  July 2001]   (First author).
  •  2. The Value of Orthogonal Plain Radiographs in Determining the Position of Thoracic Pedicle Screws [Paper presented in APOA  (Asia-Pacific  Orthopaedic  Association) Conference,  September  2004  at  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia] (First author).
  • The Value of Orthogonal Plain Radiographs in Determining the Position of Thoracic Pedicle Screws [ORAL & POSTER  PRESENTATION:  Spine  Society  of  Australia,  Annual  Conference,  April  2005  at Auckland, New Zealand] (First author).
  • Segmental fixation of C1-C2 for atlantoaxial instability [ORAL & POSTER PRESENTATION: Spine Society of Australia, Annual Conference, April 2005 at Auckland, New Zealand] (First author).
  • Thoracic disc disease – Case presentation: Presented at 6th Annual Stryker Spine Symposium, 29th May,
  • 2005 at Ayer’s Rock, Northern Territory, Australia (First author).
  • Preliminary radiological results of Solis (PEEK) cage for anterior cervical fusion [POSTER PRESENTATION: World Spine Society, III Annual Conference, July 2005 at Rio Di Janerio] (First author).
  • Early aggressive treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures by percutaneous vertebroplasty. A case series [POSTER PRESENTATION: World Spine Society, III Annual Conference, July 2005 at Rio Di Janerio] (First author).
  • Management of Multilevel Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM) by Posterior Decompression and Instrumented fusion: Indications, Results and Outcomes in a Series of 93 cases – research presentation for Prof Harry Botterell Lectureship 5th December, 2005, TWH, Toronto (First author).
  • Outcome analysis  of  surgical  treatment  of  multilevel  cervical  spondylotic  myelopathy  (CSM)  – presented at North American AO Spine Fellows Forum – Banff, Alberta, Canada, 10th  March, 2006 (First author)
  • Management of Multilevel Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM) by Posterior Decompression and Instrumented fusion: Indications, Results  and  Outcomes  in  a  Series  of  93  cases  –  presented  at  CSS (Canadian Spine Society) annual conference at Lake Louise, Alberta, March 2006 (First author).
  • Posterior Column Reconstruction with auto-graft rib following en-bloc tumour resection. [POSTER PRESENTATION] - presented at CSS (Canadian Spine Society) annual conference at Lake Louise, Alberta , March 2006 (First author).
  • Intra-operative traction in the management of scoliosis. Jhaveri S, Lewis S, Kulkarni AG. presented at CSS (Canadian Spine Society) annual conference at Lake Louise, Alberta , March 2006.
  •  Management of Multilevel Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM) by Posterior Decompression and Instrumented fusion: Indications, Results and Outcomes in a Series of 93 cases – NASS Meeting, Seattle, September, 2006 [Poster Presentation – First Author].
  • Posterior Column Reconstruction with auto-graft rib following en-bloc tumour resection. [ORAL PRESENTATION] –AOA-NZOA CSM meeting, Canberra, October 2006 (First author).
  • Posterior Column Reconstruction with auto-graft rib following en-bloc tumour resection. [ORAL PRESENTATION] –ASSI meeting, Ahmedabad, January 2007 (First author).
  • Paediatric Cervical Spine Trauma – patterns of injury plus efficacy and safety of third-generation spinal instrumentation [ORAL PRESENTATION]: Spine Society of Australia, Annual Conference, April
  • 2007 at Hobart, Australia] (First author).
  • Paediatric Cervical Spine Trauma – patterns of injury plus efficacy and safety of third-generation spinal instrumentation [POSTER PRESENTATION]: IMAST – Bahamas, July 2007(First author).
  • Total Lumbar Disc Replacement [ORAL PRESENTATION] - Bombay Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Nair Hospital, Mumbai August 2009.
  • Posterior Column Reconstruction with auto-graft rib following en-bloc tumour resection. [ORAL PRESENTATION] – Spinal Deformities Conference at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi, October, 2007 (First author).
  • Vertical atlanto-axial  index:  a  new  craniovertebral  index  [ORAL  PRESENTATION]  –  Spinal Deformities Conference at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi, October, 2007 (First author).
  • Total Lumbar  Disc  Replacement  [ORAL  PRESENTATION]  -  Maharastra  Orthopaedic  Association
  • Annual Conference, Amravati, November, 2007 (First author).
  • Vertical atlanto-axial index: a new craniovertebral index [POSTER PRESENTATION] – Maharastra
  • Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference, Amravati, November, 2007.
  • Vertical atlanto-axial  index:  a  new  craniovertebral  index  [POSTER  PRESENTATION]  –  Indian
  • Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference, Calcutta, December, 2007.
  • Vertical atlanto-axial index: a new craniovertebral index [ORAL PRESENTATION] – ASSI Annual Conference, Coimbatore, January 2008 (First author).
  •  Paediatric Cervical Spine Trauma – patterns of injury plus efficacy and safety of third-generation spinal instrumentation [ORAL PRESENTATION]: POSICON, Coimbatore, January 2008 (First author).
  • Intra-operative traction in the management of scoliosis. Kulkarni AG, Lewis S. presented at KOA (Karnataka Orthopaedic Association) annual conference at Coorg, February 2008 (First author).
  • Vertical atlanto-axial index: a new craniovertebral index [ORAL & POSTER PRESENTATION] – ISICON (International Spinal Cord Injuries Conference) New Delhi February, 2008 (First author).
  • Paediatric Cervical Spine Trauma – patterns of injury plus efficacy and safety of third-generation spinal instrumentation [ORAL PRESENTATION]- ISICON (International Spinal Cord Injuries Conference) New Delhi February, 2008 (First author).
  • Total Lumbar  Disc  Replacement  [ORAL  PRESENTATION]  -  ISICON  (International  Spinal  Cord Injuries Conference) New Delhi February, 2008 (First author).
  •  Back School [ORAL PRESENTATION] – IMA – West, Mumbai on the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’ as a part of ‘Bone & Joint Decade’ at IMA – Juhu on 8th March 2008
  • Decision Making in the Management of Lumbar Disc Herniation and Lumbar Canal Stenosis [ORAL PRESENTATION] - Decision Making in spine surgery and Spinal Techniques (Lumbar Spine), Guntur, March 15th 2008.
  • MicroEndoscopic Discectomy using MetrX system [ORAL PRESENTATION] - Decision Making in
  • Spine Surgery and Spinal Techniques (Lumbar Spine), Guntur, March 15th 2008.
  • Total Lumbar Disc Replacement [VIDEO DEMONSTRATION] - Decision Making in Spine Surgery and Spinal Techniques (Lumbar Spine), Guntur, March 15th 2008.
  • Management of Discogenic Back Pain [ORAL PRESENTATION] – IMA – ‘A’ Ward, Mumbai on 30th March 2008.
  • Odontoid Fracture  Fixation  –  Technical  Tips  &  Pitfalls  [ORAL  PRESENTATION]  –  Bombay
  • Orthopaedic Society Meeting, KEM Hospital, Mumbai on 6th April 2008.
  • Paediatric Cervical Spine Trauma – patterns of injury plus efficacy and safety of third-generation spinal instrumentation [POSTER PRESENTATION]: IMAST, Hong Kong, July 2008 (First author).
  • Vertical atlanto-axial index: a new craniovertebral index [ORAL PRESENTATION] – SICOT, Hong Kong August, 2008(First author).
  • Paediatric Cervical Spine Trauma – patterns of injury plus efficacy and safety of third-generation spinal instrumentation [ORAL PRESENTATION] – SICOT, Hong Kong August, 2008(First author).
  • Total Lumbar Disc Replacement [ORAL PRESENTATION] – SICOT, Hong Kong August, 2008(First author).
  • Total Lumbar Disc Replacement [ORAL PRESENTATION] - Instructional Course Lectures – A Combined ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) & SSE (Spine Society of Europe) Conference at Shimla August 2008.
  • Micro-Endoscopic Discectomy using METRx [ORAL PRESENTATION] – MOACON, Mahabaleshwar, November 2008 (First author).
  • Total Lumbar  Disc  Replacement  (VIDEO  DEMONSTRATION)  -  MOACON,  Mahabaleshwar, November 2008 (First author).
  • Preliminary Results of Cervical Disc Replacement – IOACON, Bangalore, December 2008
  • Total Lumbar Disc Replacement: A treatment option for Discogenic Low back pain – WIROC, Mumbai 2008
  • CT       Based       Evaluation       of       Odontoid       Morphology       in       Indian       Population: Implications on Internal Fixation of Type II Odontoid Fractures – WIROC, Mumbai 2008.
  • Key-Hole Surgery for Lumbar Canal Stenosis: Ipsi-lateral and Contra-lateral Decompression of Lumbar Canal Stenosis (VIDEO DEMONSTRATION)Bombay Orthopaedic Society Meeting, KEM Hospital, Mumbai on 5th April 2009.
  • Key-Hole Surgery for Lumbar Canal Stenosis: Ipsi-lateral and Contra-lateral Decompression of Lumbar Canal Stenosis (VIDEO DEMONSTRATION)Conference on ‘The Lumbar Intervertebral Disc’ at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi April 2009.
  • Total Lumbar  Disc  Replacement  (VIDEO  DEMONSTRATION)  -  Conference  on  ‘The  Lumbar
  • Intervertebral Disc’ at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi April 2009.
  • Surgical Management of Sacral Tuberculosis - Bombay Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai on 2nd August 2009.
  • Surgical Management of Thoracolumbar Kyphosis in Ankylosing Spondylitis - Bombay Orthopaedic
  • Society Meeting, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai on 2nd August 2009.
  • Key-Hole Surgery for Lumbar Canal Stenosis: Ipsi-lateral and Contra-lateral Decompression of Lumbar Canal Stenosis (VIDEO DEMONSTRATION)Instructional Course Lectures – A Combined ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) & SSE (Spine Society of Europe) Conference at Khajuraho August 2009.
  • Metrx Discectomy: The Learning Curve: Instructional Course Lectures – A Combined ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) & SSE (Spine Society of Europe) Conference at Khajuraho August 2009.
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Lumbar Canal Stenosis – AO Seminar, Mangalore October 2009.
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fracture & Co-existent Lumbar Canal Stenosis - AO Seminar, Mangalore October 2009.
  • Implant Related Complications: AO Seminar, Mangalore October 2009.
  • Degenerative Scoliosis - AO Seminar, Mangalore October 2009.
  • Percutaneous Procedures – Ozone, Nucleoplasty: Do they have a role? IOACON ASSI Sub-Specialty Meet, November 2009

Reviewer:  I am a reviewer for the following journals: Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery – Spine, Biomed Central

Imaging, Journal of Post Graduate Medicine, Neurology India.

Teaching Experience:  

I am presently attached as a consultant to Bombay Hospital, Mumbai which is a teaching hospital. Post-graduate students are trained under our supervision in the operating rooms and out- patient clinics apart from the regular weekly lectures. As a post-graduate fellow, I have a teaching experience of four and half years. Apart from teaching the postgraduate residents in the clinic and operating theatres, I have chaired undergraduate seminar sessions on topics in Spine during my Spine fellowship.  I have also conducted bedside Orthopaedic tutorials for undergraduates during my residency.

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