ABOUT Dr. Sameer R Kalkotwar

Consultant Spine surgeon at RNH hospital

Qualifications

Course completed

Institution

Year of Completion

Visiting Physician and research fellow (Spine Division) NYU HJD New York University, USA 2009
Spine Foundation Fellow-ship (Dr Bhojraj) Lilavati Hospital, and Breach Candy hospital 2006-2008
Fellow Association  of spine surgeons of India A.S.S.I (Association of spine surgeons of India) 2007
M.S Orthopaedics G.M.C, Bhopal 2006
M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery) G.M.C, Nagpur 2001

Training Experience in Spine

  • Visiting physician – NewYork University Hospital of Joint diseases (Spine division) – 2009.
  • Associate spine surgeon – ‘The spine Clinic’ (Dr Bhojraj)  Lilavati hospital and research centre and Breach candy hospital – 2008
  • Spine Foundation Fellowship (Dr Bhojraj)  – Lilavati hospital and research centre, Bandra,and Breach Candy Hospital,  Mumbai – yr 2006
  • Attended  workshops on endoscopic spine surgery esp-  at Seoul (2014), Bangkok (2015), Germany (2017)
  • Fellow ASSI – Low back pain research fellow – 2007.

Work Experience in Spine Surgery

  • Worked as Asst Professor and worked as exclusive spine surgeon at NKP Salve Medical college and Lata Mangeshkar Hospital Nagpur from August 2010 till December 2013
  • Junior Spine Consultant – ‘The spine Clinic’(Dr Bhojraj) Lilavati hospital and research centre and Breach candy hospital – 2010
  • Over 1200 spine surgeries conducted
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformity correction (Anterior and Posterior)
  • Craniovertebral junctions
    • Goels technique
    • Anterior transoral
    • Anterior odontoid screw fixations
  • Spine tumors – Extradural/ Intradural/ Intramedullary
  • Minimally invasive fixation
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Currently developing spine endoscopy techniques
  • Degenerative and traumatic spine – Anterior and posterior sx as required.

Current professional status

  • Consultant Spine surgeon at RNH hospital, Dhantoli since 2011
  • Consultant spine surgeon ‘Central India Brain and Spine institute’ at Arneja Hospital, Ramdaspeth Nagpur since 2012
  • Consultant spine surgeon Ortho relief Hospital Dhantoli since December 2013.

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Prof (in Orthopedics) at NKP Salve institute of Medical sciences and Lata Mangeshkar Hospital for over 4 years. Involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching during this tenure.
  • Instructor in Basic spine workshop – Jaipur 2011
  • Instructor in Basic spine workshop – Nagpur 2011
  • Instructor in Basic spine workshop – Kanpur 2010
  • Instructor in Basic spine workshop – Kolhapur 2010
  • Instructor in Basic spine workshop – Nashik 2009
  • Working as Junior Consultant and Associated spine surgeon and involved in training of Spine fellows in the spine clinic at ‘The spine clinic’ – Lilavati hospital and Breach candy hospital, Mumbai.
  • Involved as an Instructor in postgraduate instructional course series at Lilavati hospital and research centre-2007
  • Incharge of undergraduate teaching during postgraduation period (M S Orthopaedics – 3 years) at G.M.C. Bhopal.

Presentation/Papers:

  • Conducted symposium on Revision Spine surgery – ASSICON 2010 at Nagpur.
  • Revision spine surgery – can we devise a classification system – ASSICON 2010 at Nagpur
  • Project on Low back pain – Progress and few initial inferences – ASSICON 2008 at Chennai.
  • Project on Low back pain  – progress – ASSICON 2008 at Coimbatore
  • When to do discectomy in patient with LCS – A prospective interospeciton –  ASSICON 2008 at Coimbatore
  • Low back pain research – An Indian Perspective – XIV Annual conference on low back pain research –Palma de Mallorca  2007
  • Project on low back pain in rural and urban poor and early results of this project – ASSICON in 2007 at Goa
  • Project on Research on low back pain in rural and urban poor at Wiroc in Mumbai in 2006.

Publications:

  • Spinal Instability in Ankylosing spondylitis. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics 2010, 44 (3), Pg 270-276.
  • Variations of Iliolumbar veins during the anterior approach for spinal procedures. Journal of vascular surgery 2010, 51 (4), 1074
  • Rare presentation of spinal chondrosarcoma with both intraspinal and intrathoracic extension. Journal of spinal surgery 2009 1 (1), 50-53.
  • Post surgical epidural haematoma: Complication of spine surgery: A rare case report. Journal of spinal surgery 2009 1(2), 119-121.