Sparsh Hospital Chairman Dr. Sharan Shivaraj Patil appointed President of Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Bangalore, April 24, 2023: Visionary-Philosopher-Entrepreneur, Chairman and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sparsh Hospital, Dr. Sharan Shivaraj Patil has been appointed as President of Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ISHKS) for the year 2023-24. The appointment was made at the 16th Annual Conference ISHKS 2023 held at Hyderabad recently.

As part of his new role, Dr Sharan Patil will be driving the objectives of ISHKS – The national organisation with the objective of improving and bettering the standards of practice of the art and science of treating, hip and Knee diseases. It is an organisation that mirrors in India the great work done by similar organisations in America and Europe to promote the highest level of professional standards in patient care in disorders of hip and knee joints. The illustrious orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sharan Patil has provided surgical interventions to over 5,000 underprivileged patients and has performed over 15,000 surgeries, including 8,000 joint replacements so far.

Dr. Sharan Patil completed his post-graduate education at Kasturba Medical College Manipal. He was awarded D‘Othro in 1990 followed by the MS (Ortho) in1991 with a Gold medal. In 1992, Sharan moved to the UK for further training and worked in some of the premier teaching institutions in north-west England, including Alder Hey’s Children’s Hospital – one of the largest paediatric hospitals in Europe. This institution, known for many firsts in the world of orthopaedics, gave him extensive training in operating on challenging orthopaedic problems in children. The other renowned organizations where he gained valuable experience were Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Hope Hospital, Manchester and Warrington District General Hospital.

Speaking about his appointment as President of ISHKS, Dr. Sharan Patil, Chairman and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sparsh Hospital, said: “It is an honour to be bestowed the Presidency of ISHKS, the most prestigious body of orthopaedics specialists in India. I look forward to working along with my fellow doctors to bring the latest technology and learnings in orthopaedic research and solutions and make these accessible for our citizens. For all of us, it is a privilege to be a doctor serving this nation and we do not take our responsibilities lightly. Together we will place India’s Orthopaedic outcomes and service excellence on the world map as best in class. This is my vision for our fraternity at ISHKS.”

In 1995, Dr. Sharan Patil was bestowed with the coveted degree of Mch Ortho from Liverpool University, making him the youngest graduate to be accorded this honour since the course began in 1926. A promising and comfortable career in England and the prospect of moving to the US was inviting. However, this was overshadowed by a strong desire to serve his own countrymen by applying the knowledge and experience he had gained in the West.  Dr. Sharan Patil returned to India in 1996 to pursue the dream of taking world standard quality medical care to the masses and with that goal, established Sparsh Hospital in 2006. Dr Sharan Patil was also featured in National Geographic Channel for his pathbreaking and successful 24-hour surgery on a young girl who was born with eight limbs.

Dr. Sharan Patil’s career comes with a long list of recognitions and a few prestigious among them are the highest civilian award by the State of Karnataka – Kannada Rajyotsava Award – 2007 and the prestigious Aryabhata Award in 2008 for outstanding achievements in the field of Medicine.


About Sparsh Hospital

Sparsh Group of hospitals is one of the largest multi-speciality healthcare providers in Karnataka. Over the span of the last 17 years, the group has crafted a niche for quality health care in South India. Under visionary leadership and strong management, Sparsh has evolved as the Centre of Excellence in over 35 specialities including Orthopaedic, Neuroscience, Organ transplants, Women and Children amongst many other super specialities. Sparsh has achieved many milestones and performed path breaking surgeries, winning many accolades and recognitions on the national and international front along the way. Sparsh has proven that India can provide the best medical treatment and care in the world and is emerging as the destination of choice for international patients from over 12 countries. 

Built on the core values of faith, hope and love, Sparsh has been diligently working towards making quality health care accessible to all. The Group, led by Dr. Sharan Patil, an eminent Orthopaedic surgeon and a renowned thought leader in his own right, believes that every person should be able to avail of excellent healthcare irrespective of their socio-economic background. State- of-the-art facilities, skilled doctors, nurses and supporting allied healthcare staff, including exceptional evidence-based, patient-centric care define the Sparsh Anubhava, which is our patient experience model.

Sparsh now operates five healthcare facilities across Karnataka, three in Bengaluru and two others in Davanagere and Hassan, with two more multi-speciality hospitals on the anvil. Sparsh has successfully treated over 2 million happy patients and counting.

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