Qualification: MS, DNB(Ortho), ROC Fellow (HSS, NY) CEO & Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon PEOPLE TREE Orthopaedics www.drchandrasekarhipkneesurgeon.com An expert Orthopedic Surgeon who is presently the C E O & Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon at People Tree Hospitals Bangalore, Dr. Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa was formerly the Director of the Institute of Orthopedics at BGS Global Hospitals Bangalore. He specializes in cutting edge joint replacement surgeries including computer assisted and minimally invasive hip and knee reconstruction. He has to his credit, The Adult Reconstructive Fellowship from the Ranawat Orthopedic Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York USA. His interest in adult reconstruction had earlier led him to The United Kingdom, where he spent 4 years at a University Hospital in London, crafting his skills in complex adult reconstruction of the hip and knee. After returning from United Kingdom in 2007, he was instrumental in building a successful Orthopedic Department at Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore, where he also managed the DNB program and their Joint Replacement Fellowship program. Dr. Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa has written articles for such peer-reviewed publications as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Journal of Hand Surgery, etc to name a few. He has made several presentations at professional conferences and symposia at the national and international levels including the . He has won many awards including Fred Heatley Award, London and Aryabhata International Award in 2008. A Recipient of National Merit Scholarship and others right through his education, Dr Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa did both his Under Graduation and Post-Graduation from Bangalore Medical College. He is also interested in community development and has conducted many health camps and rural outreach programs. After the Gujarat Earthquake, he headed a team that was involved in planning, triage, resuscitation and surgeries for the Earthquake victims. In 2008 as the Secretary of the Bangalore Orthopaedic Society and an active member of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, he was involved in organizing and conducting many educational programs both for the Public and Professionals. Dr. Chandrasekar is a fully qualified ATLS Instructor [Advanced Trauma Life Support] certified by the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He is a willing teacher and readily shares his expertise with younger colleagues. He was instrumental in starting the People Tree Foundation, (www.peopletreefoundation.in) a unique non-profit organization established by a group of young passionate and enterprising doctors, who have set themselves out to realize a disease and disability free India. This foundation aims to empower people by providing services spanning the fields of Health and Education.