Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

MBBS, MS - Orthopedics, MCh - Orthopedics
Executive Director & Chairman - Bone & Joint Institute


32 Year of Experience
7 Awards

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
11:00 am - 02:00 pm

About Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

An acknowledged orthopedic surgeon and a Padma Shri recipient, Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is an Executive Director & Chairman, Bone & Joint Institute, at Fortis Escorts Hospital, Okhla. He has over 9950 arthroscopies and over 3200 joint replacement surgeries to his credit. His areas of expertise include knee surgery, joint replacement surgery, and arthroscopic surgeries.

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal completed his MBBS degree from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1974 and obtained his specialization in Orthopaedics (MS Ortho) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1979, followed by M.Ch. Ortho at University of Liverpool, 1983. His advanced specializations include FIMSA (International Medical Sciences Academy) and FRCS (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh).

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in the country and is credited with the introduction of some revolutionary technologies in his domain, like the development of instrumentation used in total knee replacement surgeries. He carried out the first bilateral total knee replacement surgery in April 1987 and the first MIS unicompartmental replacement in March 2002. Dr. Rajgopal is also the first orthopedic surgeon in India who has carried virtual total knee replacement employing patient-specific instruments.

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is a member of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, General Medical Council (UK), ex-president of the Indian Arthroplasty Association, fellow at the International Medical Science Academy, an active member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), and the founder Secretary of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society. He is invited as guest speaker to numerous international medical conferences.


Medical School & Fellowships

Institute Year
MBBS AFMC, Pune 1974
MS - Orthopedics AIIMS, New Delhi 1979
MCh - Orthopedics University of Liverpool 1983
Fellowship International Medical Sciences Academy ----
Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2010


Institute Year
Member - Life Indian Orthopaedic Association ----
Member - Life Indian Arthroplasty Association ----
Member - Past President Indian Arthroscopy Association ----
Member - Life Indian Association of Sports Medicine ----
Member - Chairman Joint Replacement State of Art ----
Member Global Persona Developer Team ----
Member - President Indian Arthroscopy Society ----
Member - Founder Secretary, Past President Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society ----
Member - Permanent Registration General Medical Council, UK ----
Member - Founder member, Vice-president and President Elect Indian Hip and Knee Society ----
Member - Editorial Board Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy ----
Member - Active I S A K O S ----


Designation And Department Hospital Year
Bone & Joint,Executive Director & Chairman Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon Present
Bone & Joint,Chairman Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road Present
Bone & Joint,Chairman Medanta-The Medicity 2009
Orthopaedics,Director Fortis Hospital, New Delhi 2004
Orthopaedics,Head Sitaram Bhartia Institute 1996
Orthopaedics,Senior Consultant Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi 1985
Orthopaedics,Senior Consultant Sehgal Neurological Research Institute, Kailash Colony, New Delhi. 1985
Orthopaedics,Senior Resident Ormskirk General Hospital, Lancashire, United Kingdom 1983

Awards and Achievements

Title Year
First orthopaedic surgeon in India who has carried virtual total knee replacement employing patient-specific instruments ----
Bharat Shiromani Award for professional excellence in the field of Orthopaedics. 2008
Padmashri by H. E. The President of India on the eve of our 65th Republic Day ----
Rajgopal Foundation- dedicated to the Joy of Walking, is a nation wide NGO established by Dr. Rajgopal ----
Delhi Doctor Association – Distinguished Service Award ----
Knee Ratna Award, IMA - New Delhi ----
Honorary Orthopaedic surgeon to The President of India 1997

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