Prof. S. Rajasekaran
M.S, DNB, F.R.C.S.(Ed), M.Ch(Liv), F.A.C.S, F.R.C.S.(Eng), Ph.D,
Chairman, Dept of Orthopaedic, Trauma & Spine Surgery
Dr Rajasekaran has been instrumental in building and shaping the orthopaedic department into a very busy clinical unit with strong academic and research components. He had a brilliant academic career and was the ‘Best outgoing student’ of Coimbatore Medical College and stood first in the University of Madras in the orthopaedic post-graduate examinations. He was awarded the Khazenifer Gold Medal and Norman Roberts Medal for best performance during his M.Ch exams in Liverpool, UK. He completed his Ph.D in 2000.
He has special interest in spine surgery, arthroplasty and clinical research in major trauma. He has led the unit’s basic science research in spinal deformities, disc nutrition and biology and genetics of disc degeneration which have been recognised with numerous awards and published in international journals. He was also instrumental in the evolution of ‘Ganga Hospital Open Injury Severity Score’ which guides critical decisions in saving and reconstructing severely injured limbs.
He has also been passionate about road safety and preventing unnecessary loss of lives on roads with the successful PIL in the Supreme Court and also being the Managing Trustee of UYIR, an NGO for road safety in Coimbatore city.