Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow in Spine Surgery, Diploma SICOT (Belgium)
Dr. Naveen Tahasildar works as a consultant Spine surgeon at SPARSH Hospital. After completing his MBBS from JNMC (Belgaum), he was selected for orthopaedic residency at the prestigious PGIMER University, Chandigarh in a national level entrance examination. He underwent 3 years of rigorous orthopaedic training at a hospital center that catered to almost 5 states as an apex referral center. After completing his orthopaedic residency, he worked as a registrar in the same institute for another 2 years. During this period, he developed an interest in spine surgery after working in the spine unit for a year and a half. He was selected for an ‘Australian Orthopedic Association (AOA)’ accredited fellowship at Epworth Hospitals, Melbourne where he undertook further training in orthopaedic subspecialties. He was awarded the ‘Asian Association of Dynamic Osteosynthesis (AADO)’ fellowship to work at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong for a month and also awarded the Diploma SICOT at the SICOT 2011 XXV Triennial Congress, Prague, the Czech Republic after a written and oral examination. In the pursuit for further training in spine surgery, he undertook combined neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship at Amrita Institute, Kochi during which he gained experience in microsurgical techniques, deformity corrections and spinal tumour surgeries. He was awarded the SICOT Spine fellowship at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark where he worked for a short term to learn various aspects of minimally invasive spine surgery, revision spine surgery and complex spinal deformity corrections. He was awarded the ‘Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Global Outreach Scholarship’ award (2013) to attend the prestigious IMAST meeting at Vancouver, Canada. He has also presented papers at several international conferences and published a number of articles in peer-reviewed international journals. His publications have been cited 26 times in various international papers published in renowned journals. The paper “Outcome of spinal decompression in cauda equina syndrome presenting late in developing countries- case series of 50 cases. European Spine Journal 2011 Dec; 20(12):2235-9" was recognized as a study of high value in the yearly European spine journal review in 2011.