Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj
Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj is the first dedicated specialised spine surgeon in India. He was the first doctor and surgeon in India who decided to dedicate himself to spine care, and in the process gave birth to the super-specialty that doctors have since followed and practiced.
After passing out from Mumbai’s KEM Medical College, he practiced here as an orthopedic surgeon. His increasing interest in the growing field of spine care made him travel across the world to learn more about it. Eventually, he decided to focus on the spine and set up India’s first specialised spine unit at KEM Hospital. The spine unit was doing excellent work but more resources were needed for research and development.
As this unit was financed by the government, there were limitations. So when he received an offer from Hinduja Hospital to set up a dedicated spine unit in their facility, Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj saw it as an excellent opportunity to access more money for spine research. Hinduja became the first private hospital to house a super-specialty in India.
But, Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj was not happy only catering to the rich and wanted to offer the same services to the underprivileged as well. Thus was born the Spine Foundation that makes quality healthcare affordable to everyone.