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Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

MBBS, MS, MCh (Ortho), FRCS (Edinburgh)
Executive Chairman and Director- Fortis Escorts, New Delhi and Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
Department- Orthopedics- Knee Replacements
Procedures Expertised: Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Trabecular Metal Implants, Arthroscopic surgery, Bone and Joint replacement surgeries

Introduction of Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is a renowned orthopedic surgeon in India with exceptional expertise in Total Knee Replacement surgeries. Till February 2016, he has performed over 25,000 Total Knee Replacement surgeries and also holds the record of performing 28 such surgeries in less than 12 hours. Apart from that he has also performed more than 3200 joint replacement surgeries and over 9950 arthroscopic surgeries. He also finds interest in Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement surgeries and is an expert in Trabelur Metal Implants as well.

In over 32 years of his career as an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ashok Rajgopal has achieved several milestones where he has performed those procedures that had never been performed in India earlier. He is credited to have performed the first Robotic Joint replacement surgery in 2017 as well as the first virtual Total Knee Replacement with patient-specific instruments. He also carried out the first Bilateral Total Knee Replacement surgery in 1987 and the first Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental surgery in 2002.

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is engaged with developing new techniques and procedures in order to bring out advancements in knee implants. He is associated with Global Persona Developer Team and has developed PERSONA knee system which provides a personalized knee replacement system and was launched in India in 2013. This is a huge advancement in the world of knee implants surgery.

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal has served as an Orthopedic surgeon in prestigious hospitals of the country and brought about several new advancements in the field of orthopedics as well. He has designed and developed new instrument to aid during knee replacement and implant surgeries. His zeal and enthusiasm has also earned him the fourth highest civilian award, the Padmashri in 2014.

Work Experience of Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

  • Executive Director and Chairman- Fortis Bone and Joint Institute, Fortis Memorial Research
  • Institute, Gurgaon and Fortis Escorts, Delhi, 2016- Present
  • Chairman, Bone and Joint Institute, Medanta- The Medicity, Gurgaon, 2009-2016
  • Director, Orthopedics, Fortis Escorts, Delhi, 2004-2009
  • Senior Consultant, Orthopedics, Sitaram Bhartia Hospital, 1996
  • Senior Consultant, Orthopedics, Moolchand Hospital, Delhi
  • Independent Orthopedic, Sehgal Neurological Research Institute, 1985

Education and Fellowships of Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

  • MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, 1974
  • MS, Orthopedic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1978
  • MCh, Orthopedics, University of Liverpool, 1983
  • Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2010
  • Fellowship, International Medical Sciences Academy


  • Indian Hip and Knee Society, Founder Member, Vice President and Past President
  • Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, Founder President and Past Secretary
  • Indian Medical Association
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Life Memberships:
    • Indian Arthroplasty Association
    • Indian Orthopaedic Association
    • Indian Arthroscopy Association, Past President
    • Indian Association of Sports Medicine

Awards and Recognitions

  • Padmashri Award, 2014
  • Dr. B C Roy Award, 2014
  • Bharat Shiromani Award, Professional excellence in Orthopedics, 2008-2009
  • Distinguished Service Award, Delhi Doctor Association, 2004
  • Knee Ratna Award, Indian Medical Association

  • Arthroscopic surgeries
  • Knee Replacement Surgery

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