|MB BS||JIPMER, Pondicherry University, India|
|MS Orth||JIPMER, Pondicherry University, India|
|DNB Orth||National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India|
|Masters in Research (MSc Research)||University of Leeds, UK|
|FRCS||Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow|
|FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics||Intercollegiate Board of Examinations, UK|
|Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship||Sheffield Children’s Hospital, UK|
Dr Manoj Padman qualified from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry – better known by its acronym JIPMER, an Institute of National Importance. Subsequently he completed his postgraduate residency from the same institute and obtained his Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery from Pondicherry University securing the University gold medal. He is also a Diplomate in Orthopaedic Surgery from the National Board of Examinations.
He completed his basic surgical fellowship (FRCS) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He undertook further training in Orthopaedics in the United Kingdom working in the various teaching hospitals in the Yorkshire region for a period of 10 years. He obtained his fellowship (FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2008 from the Intercollegiate Board of Examinations.
Dr Padman also undertook basic research looking at biological reaction to conventional and newer polyethylenes used in arthroplasty at the University of Leeds. He was awarded the Masters in Research in 2004 from the University of Leeds after submitting his dissertation.
Dr Padman first developed an interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics during the course of his residency in JIPMER, when he studied the role of fractional differential distraction in the correction of neglected and relapsed clubfeet in children.
He completed his Paediatric Orthopaedic fellowship at Sheffield Children’s Hospital after being appointed as the National Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery. During the fellowship, he was exposed to the full range and breadth of the various disciplines of Paediatric Orthopaedics which included trauma, hip surgery, limb reconstruction, foot and ankle problems, management of neuromuscular pathologies, sports injuries and spinal deformity correction. He briefly worked as Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital before returning back to India in June 2009.
Since his return to India, Dr Padman has been associated with different institutions and has taken the lead in setting up the Paediatric Orthopaedic departments at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket and at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.
Throughout his career, his practice has been focused almost exclusively on setting up a dedicated and comprehensive Paediatric Orthopaedic service. This has given him an opportunity to appreciate first hand the limitations in the way Orthopaedic care is presently delivered to children and has also served as the source of inspiration for setting up CPOD.
He has been Director at CPOD since its inception in 2012.