Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Department of Orthopaedics, KEM Hospital

Background History

The Department of Orthopaedics caters to about 400 outpatients daily and has an indoor bed strength of 280. This makes it the single largest department in the hospital, and the largest orthopedic department in the country.

Set up in 1942 as the first dedicated Department of Orthopaedics in India, the services offered are regarded as one of the best in the country.

Manned by an efficient staff, many of whom have obtained further training at some of the finest institutions in the world, the department has earned itself laurels in both the national and international arena. The department regularly produces merit holders at both national and international examinations and is the “Mecca” for orthopedic postgraduate training

Advanced surgical procedures such as spinal surgery, arthroplasty, arthroscopy and sports medicine, limb lengthening, complex trauma surgery and pediatric orthopaedics are performed regularly.

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Surgical Training

MS (Orth)

Each year, top rankers of the State and All India Post graduate entrance exams choose KEM Hospital for post graduate training in Orthopaedics giving credence to the fact that it is one of the best training centers of India.

The department provides training for Master of Surgery (Ortho) which is University degree by the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS).

The three year course is recognized by the Medical council of India (MCI). Every year 9 residents are admitted. Please contact office for additional details and selection criteria.

Each resident is expected to complete 6 rotations of 6 months duration in various units in the department. Residents receive supervised training in various aspect of orthopaedics. As the residents rotate in various units, they also receive adequate exposure to sub specialities like arthroplasty, arthroscopy and spine.

Senior Registrar

6 positions of senior registrar are available for students who have completed post graduate training (M.S. Ortho). These are 6 monthly positions and students are selected every months following a interview. The details of application for this position are available at the Orthopaedic office (see Contact Us)


Those interested in observing surgeries in our OTs are welcome to visit our department as observers. The details are provided here.
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Departmental Library

Location: 6th floor New Building, Orthopaedic office

The departmental library houses around 1500 books related to all sub specialities of Orthopaedics. The books are available for access between 10 am and 4 am.

The library has two computers which have online access to peer reviewed journals via the KEM intranet (see list of journals). Access to online books and teaching material is also available.

KEM Intranet pages on the internet


We request our Alumni to expand the educational resources at our alma mater by donating books and helping us subscribe to more journals. If you wish to help, please write to

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Ortho KEM Alumni


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of Department of Orthopaedic alumni, Past Faculty and residents

Want you name on the Ortho alumni page?

Email your name, address, current position and the year of your joining the department to meenunarasimhan at

We also urge you to become members of the G S Alumni Association (GOSUMEC)


Register in the Online GOSUMEC Alumni Database


Application for Alumni Association membership


Office : 6th floor, M.S. Bldg. K.E.M. Hospital

OPD : Opp. Tata Hospital, Orthopaedic Centre Gr. floor

Wards : Ward 25, 26, 29 & 37 in M.S. Bldg.

Ward 27, 28, 30 in OC Bldg. Orthopaedic Centre

Contact Detail

Contact Information:

Department of Orthopaedics
6th Floor, New Building,
King Edward VII Memorial Hospital
Acharya Dhonde Marg
Mumbai 400 012
Phone : 022 24136051 ext 7463

News & Updates

  1. KEMH Elbow Course June 2023 – Upcoming
  2. KEMH Shoulder course 2019 – Upcoming
  3. KEMH Arthroscopy course 2019 – Upcoming
  4. BOS Master Series – Neck Pain September 1 2019
  5. KEM Pelviacetabular course 2019
  6. BOS Basic spine course august 7- 11, 2019
  7. PG training course February 2019


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