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Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan


Orthopedic Surgeon


43+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan is a renowned Orthopedic Surgeon with an extensive experience of more than 43 years in the field.

His educational background encompasses an MBBS from the University of Madras, Chennai, a Diploma in Orthopedics from the University of Madras, an MS in Orthopedics from the University of Madras, Chennai, an MCh in Trauma Surgery, and a PhD in Orthopedic Oncology.

His areas of special interest lie in Bone Cancer Treatment, Correction of Deformities, Musculoskeletal Pain Management, Herniated Disc, Functional Orthopedics, and Skeletal Muscle Therapy.

Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan has been appointed as the seventh Vice-Chancellor of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.

He first introduced the concept of Limb Salvage Surgery utilizing Custom Mega Prosthesis in 1988.

He holds the record for the highest number of Custom Mega Prosthesis surgeries performed by a single surgeon with 1700 cases.

He is an active member of the Indian Medical Association.

Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan received the prestigious Padma Shri Award from the President of India, he was honored with the Dr. B. C. Roy National Award by the Medical Council of India and was recognized with the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Appreciation Award.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS: University of Madras, Chennai in 1978.
  • Diploma: Orthopedics from the University of Madras in 1980.
  • MS: Orthopedics from University of Madras, Chennai in 1981.
  • MCh: Trauma Surgery 
  • PhD: Orthopedic Oncology

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Bone Cancer Treatment
  • Arthroplasty
  • Herniated discs
  • Functional orthopedics
  • Skeletal muscle therapy
  • External fixators
  • Muscle release.

All Treatments

  • Knee Pain Treatment
  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • 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

  • He commands over 43 years of experience in this field, showcasing profound expertise and dedication.

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan holds the esteemed position of the seventh Vice-Chancellor at The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University located in Guindy, Chennai.
  • In 1988, he introduced the concept of Limb Salvage Surgery by Custom Mega Prosthesis.
  • He is well-known to have performed 1700 cases of Custom Mega Prosthesis which is the largest number by a single surgeon across the globe.

Research and Fellowships

  • Member: Indian Medical Association

Awards and Recoginition

  • Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan was honored with the “Padma Shri Award” by the President of India in 2007.
  • He was awarded the “Dr. B. C. Roy National Award” by the Medical Council of India in 2004.
  • He received the “Japanese Orthopaedic Association Appreciation Award” in acknowledgment of achievement in the Surgical Treatment of Bone Sarcomas in India in 2004.

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