Dr Yash Gulati has been honored with Dr BC Roy National Award for the year 2008 under the category of 'Outstanding Services in the field of Socio-Medico Relief'.
How does it feel being conferred one of the most prestigious awards in the medical field?
I feel humbled. Gives me energy to work with greater gusto and to work with dedication and integrity.
Tell us about your journey so far.
I am an alumni of prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. I did my MCh (Orthopedics) from University of Liverpool, England and Diploma in Sports Medicine from Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland. I super specialized in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Microdiscectomy for Slip Disc and correction of Spine Deformities. After having worked for number of years in England and Republic of Ireland and doing fellowships in different countries, I returned to India to join Apollo hospital right from its inception.
I popularized the Gyroscope-based Pin Less Navigation for knee replacement in India, a technique which allows accurate positioning of implants with less chances of embolism and blood loss. The shelf life of knee replacement is also likely to increase because of accurate placement, especially in complex cases.
Another contribution of mine is setting up of the Dept. of Spine Surgery in medical college, Aligarh Muslim University where tremendous work is being done now. I also have the honor of being the first Indian orthopedic surgeon to have done Endoscopic Disc surgery for Slipped Disc in India.
I have contributed a number of scientific papers both in the Indian and Foreign journals and have the largest series cases in India for Total Hip Replacement in Sickle Cell Disease. I have also been a teaching faculty for numerous Orthopedic Conferences in India and abroad.
Along the way, I have held various positions as the President of Delhi Orthopedic Association and Chairman, Implants Committee, Indian Bureau of Standards, Honorary Consultant to Indian Armed forces, Honorary Consultant to Border Security Force and was Adjunct Professor, Indira Gandhi national Open University (IGNOU).