Director-Professor & Head
Dr Chandrashekhar Badole has a distinction of having done two-postgraduations from MGIMS. An MGIMS alumnus - he belongs to the class of 1979- he was fascinated with public health, to begin with, and enrolled himself in the MD ( Community Medicine) offered at MGIMS. He was fortunate to have worked on determinants of birth weight in rural semi urban communities for his MD thesis- a work guided by Dr Sushila Nayar. He obtained MD in Community Medicine in 1988.
And then Orthopaedics lured him, taking him away from Public Health. He chose to become an Orthopaedician and successfully completed his post-graduation in Orthopedics at MGIMS in 1991 He did a chart review of giant cell bone tumors for his MS thesis.
He joined the department of Orthopaedics as a faculty soon after, and over the last-two-and-half decades rose to become the professor. He has been leading the department since 2014. A keen learner and an inquisitive surgeon, Dr Badole spends his considerable time in the operating rooms, often teaming with a neurosurgeon for dissecting a challenging spinal cord tumour or joining a senior orthopedician to replace an arthritic hip or a painful knee. He has mentored over 14 post-graduate students and has supervised their work on such themes as giant cell tumours, K-wire fixation, intramedullary nailing, cervical en block laminectomy, novel techniques in fractured femur and tibia and evaluation outcome of total hip arthroplasty. An accomplished Orthopaedic surgeon, gifted with dexterous hands, Dr Badole also spends a lot of time in Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital where he skillfully handles victims of polytrauma and offers them interventions that have saved hundreds of lives.
He has presented scientific research papers at national and international conferences and has also published several papers.