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Dr. Ashok Rajgopal


Orthopedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon


40+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal, a highly esteemed orthopedic surgeon in India, is widely recognized for his exceptional expertise and reputation. With a remarkable career spanning over 40 years, he has made significant contributions to the field of orthopedics.

 He holds the record for the most number of Total Knee Replacement procedures performed, which is 25,000.

The President of India has appointed Dr. Rajgopal as an honorary surgeon.

After completing his MBBS degree at the AFMC and his MS degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he received his M.ch degree from the University of Liverpool in 1983.

In 2010, Dr. Ashok earned his Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in General Surgery from the United Kingdom Royal College of Surgeons.

Additionally, he is the first orthopedic surgeon in India to conduct bilateral total knee replacement surgery and minimally invasive single-compartment surgery (MIS).

Dr. Rajgopal also pioneered complete knee replacement surgery, performing the procedure using Patient Specific Instrumentation.

He has an impressive record of having successfully completed 28 knee replacement procedures in less than 12 hours.

He is a member of the design team that was responsible for the design and development of the most recent knee implant, which is called The Persona Knee. He is also a designer surgeon.

Dr. Ashok has been honored with the illustrious Padma Shri Award, the country's fourth-highest civilian honor.

The Times of India, The Hindu, and The New Indian Express are just a few well-known print publications that have published his writing.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS  Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University 1974
  • MS (Ortho) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1979
  • M.Ch. (Ortho) University of Liverpool 1983
  • FIMSA International Medical Sciences Academy 1996
  • FRCS Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2010

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Knee Replacement  Surgery 
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Ligament Surgeries
  • Arthroplasty Surgeries
  • Hip Surgery
  • Robotic Surgeries

All Treatments

  • Knee Pain Treatment
  • Spinal Surgery Disorders
  • Treatment of Knee replacement
  • Treatment of Joint And Muscle Problems
  • Treatment of Nerve And Muscle Disorders
  • Acl Reconstruction Procedure
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Dislocation Treatment
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Knee Care Procedures
  • Arthroscopy Procedure
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Ankle Pain Treatment
  • Anesthesia Techniques
  • Treatment of Spondylosis
  • Arthritis And Pain Management Treatment
  • Treatment of Joint Dislocation
  • Treatment Of Disk Slip
  • Treatment Of Herniated Disc

Professional Work Experience

  • Chairman, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
  • Consultant, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
  • Chairman, Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
  • Director, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
  • Head of Department, Sitaram Bhartia Institute
  • Senior Consultant, Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi
  • Senior Consultant, Sehgal Neurological Research Institute, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.
  • Senior Resident, Ormskirk General Hospital, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Rajgopal is a prolific surgeon who has performed over 25,000 total knee replacement procedures. He is an internationally famous orthopedic surgeon who has a reputation for excellence.
  • In addition, he has successfully completed over 15,000 arthroscopic procedures for treating ligament injuries and reconstructions.
  • He is the first person in India to perform a bilateral function, the first to use the Gender implant (designed specifically for female patients), the first to perform total knee replacement using Patient Specific Instrumentation, and the first to perform minimally invasive total knee replacement in India.
  • He also is credited for being the first person in India to perform a minimally invasive total knee replacement. He is a member of the design team that was responsible for the design and development of the most recent knee implant, which is called The Persona Knee.
  • He is also a designer surgeon. He successfully developed devices for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) complete knee replacement surgery, which were patented by Zimmer and are being used by knee replacement surgeons all over the globe.
  • Many accolades have been bestowed upon him due to his unwavering dedication to the field of medical practice and research.

Research and Fellowships

  • Indian Orthopedic Association
  • Indian Arthroplasty Association
  • Indian Hip and Knee society
  • Indian Arthroscopy Association
  • The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • General Medical Council (UK)
  • Indian Association of Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement State of Art – Chairman

Awards and Recoginition

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Alumni Association of Sancheti Institutes, Pune, 2016
  • Lifetime award, APAS (Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society), 2016
  • Dr. BC Roy award "To recognize the best talents in encouraging the development of specialties in different branches of Medicine," 2014
  • Padma Shri Award for recognition of surgical excellence and contribution to the field of Orthopaedics, 2014
  • Vishishita Chikitsa Ratan Award, 2012
  • Bharat Shiromani Award for professional excellence in the field of Orthopaedics, 2008-2009
  • Distinguished Service Award - Delhi Doctor Association, 2004
  • Knee Ratna Award, IMA, New Delhi, 2002

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