Degrees M.B.B.S. and M.S. in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Suchak Multispeciality Hospital, Malad (West)
  • Aastha Orthopaedic Hospital, Kandivali (West)
  • Wockhardt Hospital, Miraroad
  • Phoenix Hospital, Borivali (West)
  • Advanced Multispeciality Hospital, Parle (West)
Fellow in orthopaedics University hospital , Switzerland, Altona children hospital, Germany

Dr. Hardik Desai

Orthopaedic surgeon

Dr.Hardik desai is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon practising in the western suburb of Mumbai. He took up MBBS from RCSM government medical college, Kolhapur through merit seat under government quota in 2003. He passed all MBBS years with first class marks (2005-2011).

In the post graduation cet, he secured 73rd rank in the state and opted for ms orthopaedics at the Bombay hospital through government quota. At Bombay hospital he had the privilege to work with the doyens of orthopaedics like Dr.Nilen shah (knee replacement surgeon), Dr.Arvind kulkarni (spine surgeon), Dr.Jhunjhunwala (trauma surgeon).he has worked at Bhabha hospital Bandra which is the biggest BMS periphery hospital. he performed all complex trauma / fracture surgeries and replacement and spine surgeries during his time at Bombay hospital and Bhabha hospital under guidance of the stalwarts of orthopaedic field.

He continued training after passing M.S. in field of bone tumours under Dr.Chetan Anchan and paediatric orthopaedics under Dr.Atul Bhaskar.

He was fortunate to be accepted for an international observer fellowship in orthopaedics at Altona children hospital (Hamburg university), Germany under - Prof. Ralf Stucker (2016).

He was also privileged to be accepted for an international observer fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics under - Prof Reinald Brunner at university Hospital, Basel, Switzerland. (2017) he along with his wife have started Desai orthopedic and ENT clinic in 2014, with the aim of providing honest care to all.

He is visiting orthopaedic consultant at Suchak hospital, Malad (East), Wockhardt hospital, (Miraroad), Cloudnine hospital ( Malad), Evershine hospital ( Malad ) ,dr Indu,s Newborn clinic ( Versova ).

He has given service to the backward district of Dharampur through Shrimad Rajchandra hospital for 3 years.

He was able to contribute through weekly OPD and did more than 200 surgeries at the hospital. he was also visiting paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Haria hospital, Vapi and doctor house, Valsad. at present he runs clubfoot clinic every Friday at KHM Hitwardhak hospital for children with birth orthopaedic problems. He also conducts free surgical camp once a year for children with birth defects and orthopaedic problems. He and his wife have been active members of rotary for 4 years and he is also the clubfoot chairman at rotary Borivali.


Year of Passing : 2009
Institute : Rajashri Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College, Kolhapur
University : Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS)

M.S. in Orthopedic Surgery

Year of Passing : 2014
Institute : Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences
University : Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS)

Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics under Dr. Atul Bhaskar

January 2014 to June 2015

Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics

Altona Children Hospital Germany : April 2016

Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics

UKBB (University Children Hospital), Switzerland : June 2017

Fellow in orthopaedics

University hospital , Switzerland, Altona children hospital, Germany

I have completed my M.S. from Bombay hospital (oldest and biggest pvt hospital in Mumbai) with a year of rotation at Bhabha Municipal Hospital (Bandra). I have been fortunate to experience all aspects of orthopaedics ranging from emergency care and trauma care at Bhabha hospital (it is the biggest peripheral municipal hospital) to advanced surgeries like joint replacement, spine surgeries, paediatric orthopaedic surgeries, and musculoskeletal oncosurgeries from the best surgeons who are present in India today.

My first rotation was with Spine and Pediatric unit. It was headed by Dr. Arvind Kulkarni and Dr. Atul Bhaskar.

Dr. Arvind Kulkarni is one of the finest and dynamic spine surgeon who is trained at G.S. Medical college and trained in spine work from Canada, Australia and Singapore and has been duly acknowledged by various journals including India Today. He gave me insights into various spine surgeries like microscopic discectomy to various spinal instrumentations and cervical disc replacement. I was encouraged to assist actively in all surgeries as his only assistant and given a thorough understanding with respect to various spine conditions, surgeries and postoperative follow up.

Dr Atul Bhaskar is one of the most qualified paediaric orthopaedic surgeon. ( Mch Liverpool, fellow from Sick Children Hospital Canada). He was the person who through his work and encouragement allowed me to develop interest in paediatric orthopaedics. I have assisted in various surgeries including congenital dislocation of hip, foot surgeries, and complex upper limb surgeries like centralization procedures for club hand. I have learned various plastering techniques in treatment like ponseti for clubfoot and Dobbs for vertical talus.

My second and third rotations were in unit headed by Dr. Jhunjhunwala. He is a goliath in the field of orthopaedics having worked with Dr. Dholakia for 18 years as an associate consultant to working with Ilizarov himself. He is the president of Indian Orthopaedic Association and has done over 40000 surgeries till date.

My duties in his unit were doing emergency casualty call twice a week to assisting him in his surgeries again as his first and only assistant. I had the privilege to work with him for a year assisting in surgeries that ranged from trauma surgery to joint replacement and ilizarov surgeries. He was always keen to correct my mistakes and guide me in my pursuit of knowledge and share his vast experience.

My fourth and fifth rotations were at Bhabha Hospital Bandra. I was posted in a unit headed by Dr. Suhas Shah who is the master of Ilizarov.

My duties included doing casualty and trauma emergency along with OPD thrice a week and OT thrice a week. I was allowed to do variety of trauma surgeries independently under supervision of my lecturer. It was here that I was given a free hand in decision making and counseling patients. Also I could experience and develop confidence in handling every possible orthopaedic emergency.

My last rotation was in the unit headed by Dr. M.L.Saraf (former HOD at KEM hospital and HOD Bombay hospital) and Dr. Chetan Anchan (musculoskeletal oncosurgeon trained at TATA HOSPITAL).

I was assisting and independently doing trauma surgeries and joint replacement surgeries. I was also assigned casualty duties twice a week. I had experience of assisting oncosurgery cases which included curettage and cementing for giant cell tumor, rotationplasty for PFFD, mega prosthesis for osteosarcoma and about protocol for various bone tumors.

Jan 2014 to June 2015
Under Dr Atul Bhaskar

Former Fellow at Leeds university and Sick Children Hospital (Toronto)

Have trained in pediatric orthopedic surgery under guidance of Dr. Atul Bhaskar. I have worked with Dr. Atul Bhaskar in the capacity of resident at Bombay hospital from may 2010 to may 2013. I have worked under him as a fellow from January 2014 to June 2015 as his fellow and as his assistant.

I have been fortunate to assist in cases like congenital dislocation of hip, various soft tissue and bony procedures for cerebral palsypatients, safe surgical dislocation of hip for SCFE, procedures for neglected CTEV, Blounts disease, growth modulation for angular deformities, ilizarov and orthofix surgeries for patients with Osteomyelitis and PFFD.

I have been observing OPD patients with Dr. Atul Bhaskar regularly and have been keenly following all his patients.

I have been fortunate to operate pediatric trauma cases, patients of cerebral palsy including soft tissue procedures, giving Botox injections and various osteotomies, given ponseti casts for patients of CTEV and procedures like posteromedial release for resistant and neglected clubfoot under his observation.

APRIL 2016

I have done a one month hospitation at this hospital. It is a dedicated reference centre for paediatric orthopaedics and neurosurgery in Germany.

I had the opportunity to see clubfoot clinics and their Outpatient once a week. On the remaining days I would assist in various surgeries. The Institute has 10 paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, a dedicated Gait Lab, Rehab for children with cerebral palsy.

JUNE 2017

Its a tertiary care centre for paediatric orthopaedic problems in Switzerland. It is renowned for its pioneering work in cerebral palsy. It is centre of excellence in field of paediatric orthopaedics initiated by Dr. Hefti and the institution has a cumulative data of more than 40 years. I had an opportunity to work under Dr. Brunner who is arguably the best Neuropaediatric orthopaedic consultant in Europe. I was fortunate to learn about conservative treatment and ideal use of splints in children of cerebral palsy. I was given a deep understanding of the gait analysis and its implications in the treatment of various disorders. I was a visiting fellow at the rehab centre where I was given first hand experience of use of botox for various paediatric problems.

  • Suchak Multispeciality Hospital, Malad (West)
  • Aastha Orthopaedic Hospital, Kandivali (West)
  • Wockhardt Hospital, Miraroad
  • Phoenix Hospital, Borivali (West)
  • Advanced Multispeciality Hospital, Parle (West)
  • Bombay Orthopedic Society meetings and Western India Regional Orthopedic conference, 2011.
  • Advanced Development in Joint Replacement at Bombay Hospital, 2012.
  • Treatment challenges of Gout, by Dr.Michael Becker, University of Chicago.
  • AO seminar on Hand and Wrist, Godrej memorial Hospital, 2012.
  • Basic Workshop of Ilizarov conducted by ASAMI.
  • Western India Regional Orthopaedic Conference, 2014
  • Management of Open Fractures OLA, 2014
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta meet, IAP, 2015
  • Western India Regional Orthopaedic Conference, 2015
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India Conference, 2016

Paper on Total Knee Arthroplasty in Charcot joint at clinical research meeting at Bombay Hospital

Paper on A technique to remove a well fixed Uncemented Polyethelene Titanium Coared Acetabular Cup in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty at clinic research meeting at Bombay Hospital