Dr. Sharan Shivraj Patil
Dr.Sharan completed his medical school with an academic distinction from MR Medical College, Gulbarga after a brief stint at St Martha’s Hospital in Bangalore. His post-graduate education was 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. He 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 orthopedics, gave him extensive training in operating on challenging orthopedic problems in children. The other renowned organisations where he gained valuable experience were Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Hope Hospital, Manchester and Warrington District General Hospital.
In 1995, Sharan was bestowed with the coveted degree of Mch Ortho from Liverpool University, making him the youngest graduate to be accorded this honor 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. He figured prominently in British media when the concept of reverse brain drain to India was featured.
Sharan returned back to India in 1996 and joined the premier Institute of Manipal Hospital in Bangalore as their consultant in Orthopaedics. Whilst working with this organization, he single-handedly performed over 5000 major complex surgical procedures, especially in the field of Paediatric Orthopedics, Joint Replacement and Complex Trauma. This earned him the impeccable reputation of delivering high quality orthopaedic care.
To pursue the dream of taking world standard quality medical care to the masses, SPARSH Hospital was established in the year 2006 with 120 beds and 5 operating rooms with a capacity of carrying out over 30 surgeries a day. It has become a commitment to constantly explore opportunities and develop processes and systems by which healthcare could become affordable in India.
Under his stewardship and within the short time span of just over five years, over 20,000 major surgeries have been performed on the lower-middle and middle class strata of society. Superspeciality teams of every branch of Orthopedics, Plastic and Maxillofacial surgery have been developed with a lead surgeon for each of the specialties. Over 20 consultants and 30 junior doctors work as a team at SPARSH Hospital practicing state-of-the- art medicine with the aim of becoming a leader amongst the orthopaedic fraternity. Being a keen teacher and having been involved in training many young orthopaedic surgeons, medical graduates, postgraduates and nurses, various academic initiatives are conducted every year, periodically. Emphasis is laid on academics and training young talent at SPARSH Hospital. Many recognized courses are also run in the institution.
- The highest civilian award by the State of Karnataka – Kannada Rajyotsava Award – 2007
- Nominated for the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year- 2007 in the public service
- The Suvarna Kannada Rajyotsava Prashasthi – 2007 by Karnataka Cultural Academy, Bangalore
- The Belli Chukki – 2007 by Karnataka Prathibhavardhaka Academy, Bangalore
- The Suvarna Kannada Rajyotsava Prashasthi – 2007 from Vachana Sahithya Parishath
- The Prestigious ARYABHATA Award in 2008 for outstanding achievements in the field of Medicine
- The Winnova Vaidya Rathna Award from Winnova World, Bangalore
- Dr. P S Shankar Vaidyashree award from Dr. P S Shankara Prathishtana, Gulbarga
- Karnataka Orthopaedic Association-2012: Dr. Shyam Sundar Shetty Oration award