11:00 pm - Thursday July 18, 2019

Indians Abroard

Chitranjan S. Ranawat

Why Is He Famous?
Dr. Ranawat is one of the world's leading orthopedic and knee surgeons. Dr. Ranawat is Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also Chairman, Ranawat Orthopedic Center, and Ranawat Orthopaedic Research Foundation at Lenox Hill. He is serving as professor of Clinical Orthopedic surgery at many universities and hospitals. Through his pioneering research, Dr Ranawat has made many breakthroughs in total joint replacements. Dr. Ranawat has written numerous books related with orthopedics. He has also contributed several chapters on surgery of the knee, rheumatoid neck, wrist, foot and hips in text books.

As Dr. Ranawat has been a pioneer in his field, he has held numerous leading positions. In the year 2003, Dr. Ranawat was awarded the "Most Distinguished Physician Award" from the American association of physicians of Indian origin. He was awarded the Padma Blushan by the President of India (2001) for outstanding meritorious excellence. Dr. Ranawat also received the Colonel James Todd award by the Mewar foundation and Bharat Gaurav Samman in the year 2001. Dr. Ranawat Successfully operated on the Knee of the former PM of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Background
Dr. Ranawat was born in Sarwania, India. He received his M.B.B.S and M.S. Degrees from M.G.M College, Indore. Dr. Ranawat moved to the United States in the Year 1963. In the United States he completed fellowships in hand surgery and rheumato-orthopedic reconstructive surgery at the Hospital for special surgery in New York. Since then there has been no looking back for this genius of Indian origin.

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