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Dr. Arvind G Kulkarni
MS (Orth) (Bom), D’Orth, FCPS, Diploma (SICOT)
Clinical Fellowship in Spinal Surgery – NUH, Singapore
Clinical Fellowship in Adult Spine Surgery – TWH, Toronto, Canada
Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Spine – HSC, Toronto, Canada
Clinical Fellowship in Adult & Paediatric Spine – St. George & Westmead – Sydney, Australia
Clinical Fellowship in Disc Replacement Surgery – NUH, Singapore


M.S. : (Master of Orthopaedic Surgery) Post Graduate Degree in Orthopaedic Surgery from Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital* affiliated to University of Mumbai, India. (2000)
D' Orth : (Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery): from the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai. (2000)
FCPS : (Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons): from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai. (2002)
Spinal Surgery : Department of Neurosurgery, KEM Hospital & Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai. (2002-2003)
Spinal Surgery : Department of Orthopaedics, National University Hospital, Singapore. (2003-2004)
Adult Spinal Surgery : Department of Orthopaedics, St George Hospital and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. (2004-2005)
Adult Spinal Surgery : Spine Division, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada. (2005-2006)
Paediatric Spine Surgery : Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (2006).
Paediatric Spine Surgery : The Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children at Westmead Sydney, Australia. (2006-2007)

Surgeries performed:

bulletMicro-Endoscopic Discectomy with MetRx system for Prolapsed
              Intervertebral Disc (PID)
bulletMicro-Endoscopic Laminotomy & Decompression (Microlumbar             
              Laminoplasty) with MetRx system for - Lumbar Canal Stenosis (Spinal
bulletLaminectomy +/- Instrumented Fusion for Lumbar Canal Stenosis
bulletArtificial Disc Replacement (Total Disc Replacement) for Chronic Low
bulletSpinal Fusion for Chronic Low Backpain, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal
              Trauma, Spinal Infections, Spinal Tumors etc
bulletAnterior Cervical Decompression & Fusion for Cervical Myelopathy,
              Cervical  Radiculopathy, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Tumors etc
bulletCervical Laminectomy and fusion for Cervical Myelopathy, Spinal
             Trauma,  Spinal Tumors etc
bulletCervical Laminoplasty for Cervical Myelopathy
bulletAtlantoaxial Fixation and Fusion for Atlantoaxial Instability (secondary
              to  Rheumatoid Arthritis, Trauma, Developmental causes)
bulletOccipitocervical Fusion for Trauma, Tumors, Compression etc around
              the craniovertebral junction
bulletDeformity Correction - Scoliosis (Paediatric & Adult), Kyphosis (due to
             Scheuermann's disease, - Post-infective, Post-tubercular, Post-
              traumatic, Ankylosing spondylitis, Osteoporosis etc)
bulletThoracoscopic Anterior Release & Fusion for Scoliosis
bulletAnterior Spinal Decompression & Fusion at all levels (Cervical, Thoracic
             & Lumbar)
bulletPosterior Spinal Decompression & Fusion at all levels (Cervical,
             Thoracic &  Lumbar)
bulletVertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures,
              Metastasis to the Spine etc
bulletSurgeries for Spinal Trauma
bulletSurgeries for Spinal Tumors
bulletFacet joint injections
bulletTransforaminal Epidural Injections
bulletDynamic Stabilization – Inter-spinous spacer, Pedicle screw based –
              Dynesys, Acuflex etc.


Life - Member

- Association of Spine Surgeons of India [ASSI].
- Indian Orthopaedic Association [IOA].
- Bombay Orthopaedic Society, Mumbai [BOS].
- Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India [POSI].
- Karnataka Orthopaedic Association [KOA].
- Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States [OASIS].
- Indian Medical Association [IMA].
- World Spine Society [WSS].


- Invited to speak on ‘New Advances in Spinal Surgery' by Indian Medical
  Association (IMA), Mumbai for the Annual IMA Conference on the 15th of
  December, 2007.

- Invited to speak on ‘New Horizons in Spinal Surgery' by Maharastra
  Orthopaedic Nursing Association at SP Jain Auditorium, Bombay Hospital on
  the 4th of September, 2007.
- Invited Faculty at ‘Post-Graduate Orthopaedic Course' at Swasthiyog
  Prathisthan, Miraj to speak on ‘Spondylolisthesis' on the 31st of August 2007.

- Faculty for Symposium on ‘Multilevel Disc Disease' during Instructional Course
  Lectures – A Combined ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeons of India) & SSE
  (Spine Society of Europe) Conference at Goa in August 2007.


- Dr Kulkarni has focused interest in complex spinal surgery. He is very competent clinically and has excellent professional attitudes.

Dr Michael Fehlings
Director of Spinal Program - Toronto Western Hospital,
Deputy Editor - Spine journal,
Chairman – Krembil Neuroscience Program,
Toronto, Canada.

- Dr Kulkarni is dedicated, hardworking and his careful assessment of patients has proven beneficial in the management of complex spinal patients.

Dr Eric Massicotte
Consultant Spinal Surgeon,
Spinal Program – Toronto Western Hospital,
Toronto , Canada

- Dr Kulkarni is a diligent reader and has an excellent knowledge of literature. His skills are such that he should be able to offer a comprehensive spinal service to adults & children upon his return home to India.

Dr Andrew Cree
Director, Spine Fellowship Programme,
Children's Hospital Westmead & Westmead Hospital,
University of Sydney,
Sydney, Australia.

- Apart from developing advanced surgical skills in spinal surgery Dr Kulkarni has displayed keen interest in clinical research.

Prof Hee-Kit Wong,
Head of Spine Division & Head of Department of Orthopaedics,
National University Hospital,

- Dr Kulkarni is an enthusiastic and sincere worker and has the dedication that is necessary to become a spine surgeon. He has developed proficiency in performing a wide range of minor & major procedures for conditions like scoliosis, degenerative spine, spinal trauma, spinal tumours, spinal infections. He is extensively trained in artificial disc replacement

Dr Hee Hwan Tak,
Consultant Spinal Surgeon,
Spine Division, National University Hospital,

- Dr Kulkarni is very earnest in his work and is a very fast learner. He has mastered most of advanced spinal surgeries including artificial disc replacement

Dr David Wong,
Consultant Spinal Surgeon,
Spine Division,
National University Hospital ,

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