Dr. Ankur Gupta, Kanpur

Professional Qualification:

MS (Orthopaedic Residency) May 2003 – May 2006

N H L Municipal Medical College
Sheth V S General Hospital, Ahmedabad, India

B.B.S Aug. 1996 – Jan 2002

Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Work Experience:

Spine Fellowship with Dr S Y Bhojraj in Spine Unit, Lilavati and Breach Candy Hospital , Mumbai June 2007 – June 2008.

I underwent extensive training in Spine Surgery under the foremost Spine Surgeon of the country Dr Bhojraj for a period of one year . All the finer details for the clinical decision making were taught to me. I have had extensive training in all aspect of spinal surgery. I dealt with spinal trauma, spinal infections, spinal deformity & other adult degenerative conditions of the spine. I am performing many of the spinal procedures independently. The surgical spectrum encompasses all kinds of spinal pathologies from degenerative, infections and deformities to high cervical and craniovertebral anomalies and tumors.

Senior Registrar post in KEM Hospital, Mumbai February 2007 –  June 2007

The Department of Orthopedics caters to more than 500 outpatients daily and has indoor bed strength of 600. This makes it the single largest department in the hospital, and the largest Orthopaedic Department in the country. Set up in 1942 as the first dedicated Department of Orthopaedic in India, the Orthopaedic services offered by KEM hospital are regarded as the best available in India. The Department of Orthopedics is involved in treating all levels of spinal surgery ranging from routine lumbar degenerative disc disease to complex cervical spine and craniovertebral anomalies. The department is also a major referral center for spinal deformity correction. Annually over 600 spinal surgical procedures are performed 

Spine Fellowship with Dr Bharat R Dave in SPINE HOSPITAL June 2006  – January 2007

I undertook a Spine Training Program with Dr Bharat R Dave ( MCh – Liverpool ) who is one of the leading Spine Surgeons Of India and was the Organizing Secretary for the ASSICON – 2007 (Annual Conference of the Association of the Spine Surgeons of India). Dr Dave operates more than 500 spine cases per year.

Residency (MS, Post-graduation) May 2003-May 2006    

  • N H L Municipal Medical College
  • Sheth V S General Hospital (VSGH), Ahmedabad, India

I have been working as an Orthopaedic resident at VSGH, which is the only municipal, and also one of the oldest hospitals in western India with over 700 beds. It provides both basic and advanced care facilities. VSGH is a level III Tertiary Care and Post Graduate Institute of international repute. It has a busy orthopedic department in which around 700 spine surgeries, 500 arthroplasties, 800 Hip surgeries, and more than 3000 trauma cases are done every year. A large number of minor procedures are also carried out. It also has a physiotherapy department which is well equipped with the latest machines for better and faster rehabilitation of the patients. It has a radiological department which has Spiral CT, MRI, Doppler, Angiography and interventional facilities. It I also has a library which has a wide collection of books for the specialty and also a vast number of journals from worldwide.

During my 3 year rotation as a resident (S.H.O.), I worked for one and a half years in Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty and Spine surgery unit and the remaining one and a half year in Trauma Surgery, Pediatric surgery, Orthopedic Oncology. During my training period I had to attend to cases in the emergency department, where I had experience in dealing with various types of orthopedic trauma including closed treatment of fractures and also operative treatment both independently and under supervision.One and a half year rotation with experience in preoperative evaluation, operative management, complications & post operative follow up of total joint arthroplasty of the hip and the knee both primary and revision. The rotation also gave me the opportunity to assist in different spinal surgeries including Decompression & Stabilization for Tuberculosis Spine, Spondylolisthesis correction, Discectomy both open and endoscopic and Post Traumatic Cervical, Thoracic, Lumber Spine Stabilization.

The work schedule for the three-year period included 2 days of out patient department and 2 days of operative sessions and also emergency calls to attend to trauma cases.  1 in 3 on call rotation, working as a part of the team responsible for managing a variety of orthopedic emergencies including various types of fractures, dislocations as well as soft tissue injury.

Internship Jan. 2001- Jan. 2002

  • King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH)
  • Mumbai, India

Seth G. S. Medical College where I completed my medical training is ranked among the top five medical schools in the country. I received superior clinical training in its King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH). Founded in 1926 KEMH now has over 2000 beds, encompassing all specialties and super specialties. I worked as an intern during the 1-year compulsory rotating internship, which is part of Medical School. During this period I did rotations in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Preventive and Social Medicine at KEMH as well as peripheral outreach centers

Teaching Experience:

Spine Fellow (Spine Unit)June 2007 – June 20081 Year
Senior Registrar (KEM Hospital)February 2007 – June 20074 Months
Spine Fellow (Spine Hospital)June 2006 – January 20078 Months
RegistrarMay 2003 – May 20063 Year

I was actively involved in teaching the House Officers, Medical students in Undergraduate Clinical program during my tenure as a Senior Resident in KEM Hospital.

I have gained 3 years of experience in teaching medical undergraduates, Physiotherapy & Nursing Trainees  as Orthopaedic Resident in Department of Orthopaedic at  N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, V.S. Hospital, Ahmedabad

Technical Skills:

Computer skills:

Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Access, Corel, Paint, Adobe Photoshop

Management  and Communication Skills:

I was the Conference Coordinator for the 20th Annual Conference of the Association of the Spine Surgeons of India , held in Ahmedabad in January 2007. I was actively involved during the conference in organizing seminars & workshops. I have developed inter-personal skills which helps me to function effectively with my colleagues & seniors.

I supervised the work of House Officers during the three years as a junior resident (S.H.O) and one year as a Senior Resident (Registrar) at KEM Hospital.I was entrusted with the responsibility of organizing clinical meetings, Case presentations & seminars in the final year of my junior residency.

Professional Body Memberships:

  • Member of the Indian Medical Association
  • Member of the Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India
  • Member of A O Spine Association

Index Journal Publication:

  • Concomitant Noncontiguous Level (Thoracic & Lumbar) Spinal stenosis
    J of International Orthopedics April 2008
  • Evaluation of the utility of the Ponseti method of correction of clubfoot deformity in a developing nation
    International Orthopedics  2006 Nov 18

Reconstruction of dorsal  iliac crest graft by rib during anterior reconstruction in transthoracic decompressive corpectomy surgeries   Indian J Of Orthopedics – July 2007

  • Confessions of a Spine Surgeon –  Adverse Events and Complications – Initiation of Spine Complication registry.
  • “Grade IV Spondylolisthesis
    Gujarat State Spine Association Conference January   2005
  • Nonunion Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Gujarat State Spine Association Conference July 2005
  • Transpedicular Subcutaneos Biopsy under Local Anaesthesia
    Gujarat State Spine Association Conference December, 2006
  • Confessions of a Spine Surgeon –  Adverse Events and Complications – Initiation of Spine Complication registry.
    Annual Conference of the Association of the Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON – 2008)
    January – 2008 Coimbatore
    WIROC  –  MUMBAI 2008
  • Anderson Lesion – Often Misdiagnosed and Satisfactorily Treated by Posterior Fixation Alone
    British Spine Conference – 2006
  • Non Union Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Indian Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference Mumbai, Golden Jubilee Year 2005.
  • Transpedicular Subcutaneous Biopsy under Local Anaesthesia
    IMAST, Bahamas- 2007.

Workshops Attended:

  • Conference on  Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery –  Elevating Best Practices in Spine September, 2006, Ahmedabad
  • AO SPINE MONSOON SEMINAR ,  Ahmedabad , September 2006
  • Depuy Spine Seminar On Spine , Mumbai December , 2006
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery (Cadaveric & Live) Workshop Gujarat State Spine Association Conference- July 2004
  • National Trauma Management Course September – 2005
  • Scoliosis  Workshop by Dr Harold J P Van Bosse (Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon- New York University Hospital for Joint Disease) Ahmedabad – Gujarat February- 2006

Quiz Participated:

  • Gujarat State Orthopaedic  Post Graduate Student Contest Gujarat Orthopaedic Association September- 2004

State Level Postgraduate Lecture Series Attended:

  • August – 2004
  • January- 2005
  • August – 2005

Conferences Attended:

  • Indian Orthopaedic Association Golden Jubilee Year 2005
  • Gujarat State Orthopaedic Conference September – 2004 February – 2005
  • Gujarat State Spine Conference
    July 2004
    January 2005
    July 2005
    February 2006
    July 2006
    December 2006
  • Annual Conference of the Association of the Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON – 2007) Ahmedabad , January 2007.
    I was actively involved as Coordinator of the conference
  • Annual Conference of the Association of the Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON – 2008) Coimabtore , January 2008.


Dr. Shekhar Y Bhojraj

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Lilavati hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai  – 400050
Telephone : +91 22 26406497
E Mail : [email protected]

Dr. Abhay Nene

Consultant Spine Surgeon
P D Hinduja National Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.
Telephone : +91 9821471736
E Mail – [email protected]

Prof. Pankaj Patel

Head of  Department of Orthopedics.
N.H.L. Medical College & V S Hospital,  Ahmedabad , Gujarat, India.
Telephone: +91-79-26577621, +91-9327426851
Email:  [email protected]

Dr. Bharat R Dave MCh (Liverpool)

Honorary Spine  Surgeon. Department of Orthopedics,
N.H.L.Medical College & V S Hospital  , Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Mobile No. : +91-79-26565757 , +91-9825019913
Email : [email protected]