Dr. Mahesh Kulkarni, M.S., F.R.C.S. (Ed), MCh (Ortho), F.R.C.S.(Trauma & Ortho), is an alumnus of B. J. Medical College Pune. He completed his MBBS in 1994 and went on to complete his MS in Trauma and Orthopaedics from Sassoon Hospital, University of Pune in 1996.
Dr. Kulkarni migrated to the United Kingdom in 1997for higher studies after completing his PLAB (Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board) test conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC). He started working at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. He was then appointed as a registrar in the South-West rotation at Bristol. He completed his FRCS in Orthopaedics and Trauma and was selected as a Consultant in Joint Replacement Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK in 2000.
He completed his MCh course from the University of Liverpool in 2004. He was appointed as a Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the South-West rotation in Bristol in 2003. He was awarded CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist training) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2006 and is on the GMC’s Specialist Register as a qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He received training at various hospitals on the Bristol rotation. He underwent speciality training in Lower Limb arthroplasty (Joint Replacement surgery of Hips and knees) at the prestigious Avon Orthopaedic Center (South mead Hospital). He worked and trained with Professor Ian Learmonth, John Newman and Evert Smith. He worked at Bristol Pelvic Trauma Unit, specialising in Pelvic and acetabular fracture treatment at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol for one year. He completed his ATLS (Advance Trauma Life Support) training in 1999 and attended various conferences and CME’s while in England.
He completed his AO fellowship in Trauma at Flinders Medical Center in Adelaide, Australia in 2006.He migrated to Pune, India in Jan 2007. Since then he has performed several Hip and Knee replacement surgeries including primary and revision replacement surgery. He has performed significant number of surgeries for fractures of Pelvis and Acetabulam.
He has been invited as faculty for various conferences on advances in Joint Replacement surgery and treatment of Pelvic and Acetabular fractures. He is a faculty with AO and has been on various courses in India and Asia-Pacific region. He is also a faculty with ATLS India.
He is currently working as a Senior Joint Replacement surgeon and specialist in Pelvic and Acetabular fractures at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, in Pune. He has performed more than 2000 hip and knee replacement surgeries in Pune including Complex Re-do Operations as well. He is actively involved in training junior surgeons and is invited as Faculty in various National and International Conferences in Joint Replacement Surgery.