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Dr. Nilen A Shah
MBBS, DOrth, MS Orth, MCh Orth (UK)
ODTS training programme organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Over 25 years’ experience as a Consultant joint replacement surgeon and a pioneer in minimally-invasive knee replacement through subvastus approach.
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Dr Nilen A Shah is a Consultant in the Orthopaedics department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. After completing his MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College (Mumbai) with Honours, he secured D Ortho with 2nd rank. He also earned MS Ortho (Mumbai) with a gold medal and MCh Orth (UK).

Dr Shah is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Knee Replacement surgeon attached to various hospitals in Mumbai. He is involved in performing approximately 1000 knee replacements a year in Mumbai, along with a group of four Fellow surgeons. He worked as a ‘Clinical and Research Knee Fellow’ at Bristol, England for a period of 18 months, and this helped him gain hands on experience in all aspects of Knee Surgery. He also worked as Orthopaedic registrar in various hospitals across UK on the ODTS rotation.

He has pioneered the subvastus approach in knee replacement surgeries that is only minimally invasive. Dr Shah has garnered critical acclaim for this approach and often performs live surgeries in various conferences across India. He is a reviewer of the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics and the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr Nilen A Shah was also involved in clinical research and reviewed multiple research projects during his appointment in the UK.

Dr Shah presented a series of 300 knees operated through the minisubvastus technique at WIROC 2007, and conducted a seminar on Knee Anthroplasty at WIROC 2008. He has held faculty positions in several national and international conferences, including an AIIMS update on Anthroplasty in 2014.