Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery
Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tamilnadu Medical University
Tamil Nadu, India
Dr S Rajasekaran is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India. He is the Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery of Tamilnadu Medical University; Member of Faculty of Medicine, Annamalai University and Member of the Planning Board, Bharathiar University. He is the Second Orthopaedic Surgeon from India to be the Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr Rajasekaran is the Immediate Past President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, President of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India; Immediate Past President of International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, Canada and Past President of the World Orthopaedic Concern, UK.
He is the Deputy Editor of the Journals SPINE, Global Spine Journal and Journal of Craniovertebral surgery. He is on the Editorial Board of Bone & Joint Surgery (B) and European Spine Journal.
His research interest relate to Disc Biology and nutrition, Imaging of Spinal cord injuries, and Open injuries for which he has been won numerous international awards including the prestigious ISSLS Prize for Spine Research for 2004, 2010 and 2013; EuroSpine Open Paper Award for 2008. Macnab LaRocca Research Award, Canada, 2005, Sofamer Danek Award of the ISSLS (International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine) for the years 1996, 2002 & 2006. Nationally he has also won numerous awards including 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 Award of the IOA in 2003.
He is the Chief Editor of a Video Atlas of Spine Surgery, ASSI Textbook on Spinal Infections & Trauma, has 125 publications in international journals, 44 national publications and 215 international and 359 national presentations.