India-based Orthopedic Spine Surgeon visits FOCOS
Dr. Pramod K. Sudarshan, an orthopedic spine surgeon from India is on a two-week academic visit to FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital.
Having completed his Fellowship in India and visited Europe and USA on traveling Fellowships, he saw it prudent to visit FOCOS to gain experience and get acquainted with the severe spinal conditions that exist in Africa. He heard about FOCOS through the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), when Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei was President of the SRS and subsequently applied through the K2M FOCOS visiting surgeons program and was selected by Prof. Boachie.
“I will be assisting and observing Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei during his complex spine surgeries, because I need some exposure in complex kyphoscoliosis procedures and his methods of surgery. I also hope this experience will enrich my knowledge and enhance my practice back in India,” Dr. Sudarshan said.
Dr. Sudarshan received his undergraduate degree from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). He proceeded to do his Masters in Surgery (Orthopedics) at the Madurai Medical College, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamilnadu. He completed a 2-year Spine Fellowship at the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI). He is a member of the Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association (APOA), Asia Pacific Spine Society (APSS), SICOT Belgium, North American Spine Society (NASS), International Society of Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) and the Indian Orthopedic Association (IOA).
He will be leaving Ghana on February 15, 2019 to continue his practice at the People Tree Hospitals, a private hospital located in Bangalore, India with the practical experience he has gained from FOCOS.