Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Qualification - FRCS, FIMSA, M.Ch. (Orth.), M.S. (Orth.), M.B.B.S.

Specialization - Orthopaedics

Designation - Chairman - Medanta Bone & Joint Institute

Location - Gurgaon, India

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Career Profile

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is a highly accomplished and glorified surgeon with specialization in Orthopedics, Joint Replacement, Minimally Invasive Knee replacement surgery.

In his exemplary career of more than 32 years, he is a record holder for performing over 32,000 Total knee replacement surgeries, 100 Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgeries besides 15,000 arthroscopic surgeries for ligament repairs and reconstructions.

He is a pioneer surgeon with credits for developing MIS total knee replacement instruments which is now used on a global scale and also been part of the team to develop latest implant instrument called The PERSONA KNEE.

He is a leading surgeon He is India's fourth highest civilian award – Padmashri recipient and has been the Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the then President of India, HE Mr. KR Narayanan, in 1997.

His name shines amongst the best surgeons in India and has treatment eminent sports personalities P. Gopichand, Sushil Kumar, Baichung Bhutia and many more.

He is considered a leader in the field and has been the first in various accomplishments like performing India's first bilateral Total Knee Replacement (1987), first total knee replacement using Patient Specific Instrumentation, first Minimally Invasive total knee replacement in India (2002).

He is also the first surgeon in India to use the Gender implant which was designed especially for females.

Education & Training

  • M.B.B.S. from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University, 1974
  • M.S. (Ortho) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1979
  • M.Ch. (Ortho) from University of Liverpool, 1983
  • F.I.M.S.A. from International Medical Sciences Academy, 1996
  • F.R.C.S. from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2010


  • Senior Consultant at Sehgal Neurological Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Senior Consultant at Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi
  • Senior Consultant at Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi
  • Director of Orthopedic Department at Fortis Hospital, New Delhi
  • Chairman of the Bone and Joint Institute at Medanta – The Medicity

Clinical Focus

  • Knee Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgeries

Awards & Achievements

  • Padma Shri award for recognition of surgical excellence and contribution to the field of Orthopaedics - 2014
  • 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
  • Life time award from APAS (Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society)

Research and Publications

  • Knee Surgery" a book edited by Dr. Ashok Rajgopal was released at the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) meeting in New Orleans, USA on 12th March 2014 19 Mar, 2014
  • Dr. Ashok Rajgopal has also published several articles in international journals and chapters in Orthopaedic textbooks.
  • Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is on the editorial board of the KSSTA (Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy). He has chaired several orthopaedics conferences both in India and abroad.


  • Founder Member, Vice President and former President - Indian Hip and Knee Society
  • Life Member - Indian Arthroplasty Association
  • Life Member - Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Life Member and former President - Indian Arthroscopy Association
  • Life Member - Indian Association of Sports Medicine
  • Founder President and former Secretary - Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society
  • Member - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Member - Indian Medical Sciences Academy


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