Dr. Anan Shetty, a renowned Indian-origin orthopaedic surgeon has been awarded with the prestigious Hunterian Professorship and the Medal for 2017 for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair by UK’s Royal College of Surgeons. Dr Anan Shetty is a knee surgeon in the UK and a Chair and Director of stem cell research at Canterbury Christ Church University.
As one of the most prestigious international awards for surgeons of eminence who have richly contributed to the field of surgery by original research or innovations, recognising significant contributions made to surgical, anaesthetic or dental science, it has been awarded to Professor Shetty for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair. On being awarded with the highly – regarded annual award in the field of surgery, Professor Shetty, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, comments, “I’m honoured to accept the Hunterian Professorship and Medal for 2017 from the Royal College of Surgeons. Using stem cells to support the growth of new cartilage in joints has the potential to broaden the possibilities of treatment for patients who require knee replacements. The research we have undertaken demonstrates that the re-growth of cartilage in damaged knees can delay the need for knee replacement surgery and in some cases prevent it. This could have a significant impact on patients, especially younger people, if they do not have to undergo surgery.”
Dr. Shetty is the founder and director of DiponED. DiponEd BioIntelligence is a predictive-, preventive-, participatory-, and personalized- medicine (P4M) company. He has contributed in the P4M approach of DiponED BioIntelligence which is clearly set to improve the current health care and wellness systems and concepts in the coming years. DiponED Chief Executive, Dr. Kaushik Deb eulogized him and said “this is a proud moment for all of us in DiponEd as well as for the Orthopedics fraternity in India. Dr Anan Shetty has trained a lot of young doctors in India in doing stem cells implants, autologus chondrocyte implants etc. He is a champion in treating osteo chondral defects.”
Apart from training orthopaedic surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Dr Shetty is leading world class research in knee surgery. Dr. Anan Shetty has undertaken some of the most complex revision knee surgery and limb reconstruction surgeries. His reputation as a knee surgeon and orthopaedic teacher attracts surgeons and patients from all over the world.