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Taiwan Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (TSRM)
Award of Appreciation to Prof S Raja Sabapathy For his distinguished contribution as Honorable Speaker at the 1st Annual Meeting of Taiwan Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (TSRM) November 5, 2016Read More
Diabetic Foot Society of India (DFSICON)Read More
5th Sushrutha Guha Oration
Dr. S. Raja Sabapathy delivering the 5th Sushrutha Guha Oration at the Summer Meeting of the British Association of Plastic Receonstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons at Bristol on 30th June, 2016. . .Read More
The Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Armed Forces Endowment Award For Best Case Reports / Ideas and Innovation Published In Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - 2013. . .Read More
Dr S Raja Sabapathy receiving the 21st AIIMS Silver Jubilee Oration Award from the Honorable Union Health Minister, J P Nadda at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.Read More
Best Private Hospital - Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore. Awards Received by Dr S Raja Sabapathy, Chairman, Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore.
Ganga Hospital gets FICCI – Tancare Award – 2014 under the "Best Private Hospital " category
"In a function organized at Chennai on the 23rd Dec, 2014, Health Secretary Mr J Radhakrishnan IAS distributed the award and Dr S Raja Sabapathy received it on behalf of Ganga Hospital.'Read More
Dr AC Boonzaier Lecture:
31st Aug, 2014, 45th Annual meeting of the South African Society for Surgery of the Hand. Cape Town, South Africa.
Conferment of the Honorary Membership
Conferment of the Honorary Membership of the South African Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Nepal Orthopaedic Association Oration
18th Jan, 2014. Annual Conference of the Nepal Orthopaedic Association. Dharan, Nepal.
Title: Step by Step Management of Mutilated Hand injuries – the Ganga Hospital experience.
23rd to 27th November, 2013, Annual Conference of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, Mumbai
Title : Salvaging complex limb injuries: Factors determining outcome and lessons learnt
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award for exemplary contribution to the cause of Medical Education and Healthcare Services by the Tamil Dr. M.G.R. Medical University on 5th September, 2012.
Honorary Faculty of Chang Gung University Symposium in Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic, USA, 31st May – 3 rd June, 2012
Guest Speaker of the Annual Congress of the Russian Hand Society, Tomsk and was presented the Shivas Medal at the Central Traumatology Institute, Moscow, 15th – 17th June 2012.
Guest Speaker of the Annual Plastic Surgery Congress of Oman, Muscat, 13th – 15 March, 2012.
Guest Faculty of the International Course on "Frontiers in Hand & Upper Limb Reconstruction‟, Santander, Spain, 22nd - 26th February, 2012
Annual Conference of the Vascular Surgeons, Chennai. 17th February, 2012.
Title: 100 years since Alexis Carrel. Extending the frontiers of care with microvascular surgery
11th December, 2011. Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Coimbatore Branch.
Title: Paediatric Trauma – Role of Plastic Surgery
Dr. P.K. Bilwani Oration
Gujarat Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India, 17-20th November, 2011.
Title: Improving Hand Function following Hand Burns.
Global Alumini Award for Service to Humanity
Global Alumini Award for Service to Humanity, by Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Rotary Institute, 15th Nov, 2011.Kolkata.
King George Medical College, Lucknow. 3 rd – 5 th November, 2011.
Title: Obtaining good outcome in trauma reconstructive surgery.
Guest of Honor
Guest of Honor at the Inauguration of Burns & Plastic Surgery Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka 12th – 14 October, 2011.
Maharashtra State Chapter of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, Akola. 19- 20th February, 2011.
Title: Balancing in Complex Hand Trauma - Soft tissues, Tendons, Nerves, Ligaments, Joints and Bones Priorities and Outcome
Prof R Sarat Chandra Lecture
Prof R Sarat Chandra Lecture. Association of Surgeons of India, Trichy Chapter. 25th July 2010.
Title: How to obtain good outcome following Limb trauma?
10th Biennial Meeting of the Indian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Hyderabad, 16th – 18th July, 2010.
Title: Looking back the two decades and facing forwards
2nd Mayo – Chang Gung Symposium in Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. 24th – 27th June, 2010. The symposium is organized to discuss the cutting edge advances in reconstructive surgery. Participated in cadaver dissection workshop and delivered 3 invited lectures.
State of Art Lecture
Invitation to deliver the plenary "State of Art Lecture‟ at the Annual Congress of the Asian Association of Paediatric Surgeons , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb 23 25, 2010
Title: Management of Paediatric Limb Injuries
Non Official Member of the Armed Forces Medical Research Committee (AFMRC)
Appointed by the sanction of the President of India on 27th Oct 2009 to be the Non Official Member of the Armed Forces Medical Research Committee (AFMRC) of the Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) for a three year term from 4th Jan 2010.
Yusuf Memorial Oration – 2009
Yusuf Memorial Oration – 2009. of the Association of Paediatric Surgeons of India, Tamil Nadu Chapter, Erode, Tamil Nadu, July 11, 2009
Title: "Optimizing Outcomes in Paediatric Trauma‟
Martin Isaac Oration – 2009
Martin Isaac Oration – 2009 of the International Trauma Care - Indian Chapter at the Annual Conference in Kolkatta, August 22, 2009
Title: "Improving Trauma Outcomes in India - What we can do?‟
Dr NH Antia Award of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India for the best publication by its members in an indexed international journal in the year 2008
The Award Winning Paper: Venkatramani H, Bhardwaj P, Faruquee SR, Sabapathy SR. Functional Outcome of Nerve Transfer for Restoration of Shoulder and Elbow Function in Upper Brachial Plexus Injury. Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury 2008; 3:15
Dr Murari Mukerjee Oration - 2008
Dr Murari Mukerjee Oration - 2008 of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India during APSICON – 2008 at Varanasi, November, 2008
Title: "Be the change that you want to see in the world.‟
Guest Professor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Hand Surgery Society for their Annual Congress in Brisbane, in May 2009.
At the invitation of the RACS and AHSS delivered one Key Note address, 3 Invitation lectures and conducted a Master Class at their Annual Surgical Congress. The first Indian Hand Surgeon to have received this honour.
Brig. Rasamay Ganguly Memorial Oration - 2007
Brig. Rasamay Ganguly Memorial Oration - 2007 of the Association of Surgeons of India, during ASICON-2007, Bubaneshwar, Dec 2007
Title: Trauma Reconstructive Surgery – Its Need, Availability and Future in India
Inaugural Oration‟ at the 42nd National Conference of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, 29th Nov – 3 rd Dec, 2007
Title: Extending the Frontiers in Limb Salvage Following Trauma
Bangladesh Society for Surgery of the Hand Award (BDSSH award) –Nov 2007.
Dr Raja Sabapathy was honoured with this award at the inaugural year for contribution towards the development of Hand and Microsurgery in Bangladesh, and for his help towards the formation of the Bangladesh Hand Surgery society. One surgeon selected by the society spends one year in the department and their training and stay is sponsored by Dr S Raja Sabapathy. Five surgeons have been trained so far and they have significantly improved the trauma care on their return.
Visiting Professor, Plastic Surgery Department and Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Mayo Clinic USA, 30th Sept. to 2nd Oct 2007
In addition to the visit to the Department, gave two one hour lectures as Grand rounds on the management of limb trauma – the Ganga Hospital experience.
Tamil Nadu Scientist Award – (TANSA Award) 2007
This award under the category of Medical Sciences was awarded by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology for the Contribution to and Development of Plastic Surgery, Hand and Microsurgery in the country
26th – 28th May 2006, 10th Congress of the Turkish Society for Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity – Antalya, Turkey.
Title: Principles of Management of Hand Burns.
Dr NH Antia Prize of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India for the Best Paper published by its member in an indexed international journal in the year 2006.
Award Winning Paper: Raja Sabapathy S, Venkatramani H, Ravindra Bharathi R, D‟Silva J. Technical Considerations in Replantation of Total Scalp Avulsions. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 2006; 59:2-10. This paper was also selected for inclusion in Year Book of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, 2007. 95-97 as one of the significant publications published in the year 2006.
Invited Presidential Guest Lecturer
American Association of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. Was conferred Honorary Membership of the Association in their Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, USA, 2nd to 4th Nov, 2006. The Association of AMED invites a surgeon who has significantly contributed to Microsurgery as the Presidential Guest Speaker and honors them with Honorary Membership. Dr Raja Sabapathy was 18 conferred the Hon. Membership of the society and he gave the lecture on the topic, "Pushing the Boundaries of Care with Microsurgery‟
Visiting Professor to the Plastic Surgery Department, Yale University, USA, September 2006.
Did Cadaver demonstration of raising various flaps and lectured on limb salvage surgery as practiced at Ganga Hospital
Visiting Lecturer Kleinert and Kutz Hand Care Centre, Louisville, USA, September 2006.
Invited Guest Faculty
Invited Guest Faculty – Annual meeting of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Colombo, August 2006.
Appointed as Hon. Consultant and Advisor to the Armed Forces Medical Services by the Government of India. 2005
"For the Sake of Honour Award‟ – of the Rotary International, 5th April, 2005
The highest award of the Rotary International was conferred on the Ganga Hospital team for their contribution to the society through projects like "Save the Working Hand‟ and "Help for the Hands in Need‟ which provided high quality hand and microsurgery service to the poor through matching grant projects of Rotary International. Award presented by Padma Vibhushanan Dr MS Valiathan, in a function organized by Rotary Club of Coimbatore Metropolis.
Distinguished Hand Lecturer, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery and Exit Examiner in Hand Surgery at National University Hospital, Singapore, November 2005.
Every year one international authority is chosen by the National University of Singapore to be the external examiner for the exit exam in Hand surgery and the same person is also honoured as the Distinguished Hand Lecturer by the Hand Society. Dr Raja Sabapathy was honoured with the opportunity in 2005.
Featured in Frontispiece section of Journal of Hand Surgery (British & European Volume)
The Journal of Hand Surgery profiles a surgeon, who has contributed significantly to the growth of Hand and Microsurgery worldwide. The surgeon‟s photograph and a short CV is published in the Frontispiece section of the journal. Dr Raja Sabapathy was profiled in the Oct 2005 issue of the Journal.
Invited Guest Faculty -
Manchester Instructional Course in Hand Surgery for Britain and
Europe –British Society for Surgery of the Hand, January 28, 2004.
This very popular Instructional Course run by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand covers up all subjects in six courses spread over 3 years. For each subject they invite an international speaker who has extensively contributed to the field to address the delegates. Dr Raja Sabapathy was chosen to address on Soft tissue cover, microsurgical reconstruction and Hand infections. The first Indian Hand Surgeon to have had the honour
The Hyderabad meeting of ISRM 2004 – Seated on the dais are Dr R Khazanchi, Secretary ISRM, Prof R Venkataswami, Founder President ISRM, Dr Sudhakar Prasad, President ISRM, Dr S Raja Sabapathy, Vice President ISRM.
Best Paper Prize
7th Biennial Meeting of the Indian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2004, Hyderabad.
Title: "Technical Considerations of Major Replantations‟
General Sanyal Visiting Professorship - Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (2004-06).
Was awarded this prestigious professorship of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India to visit various centers in the country lecturing and demonstrating surgical techniques. Dr Raja Sabapathy extensively toured the country with various teaching assignments.
Dr Hari Venkatramani with the Best Poster award with Dr GN Malaviya (Past President ISSH), Dr Bhaskarananda Kumar (President ISSH) and Dr S Raja Sabapathy, Secretary, ISSH.
Best Poster Award
Annual Meeting of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2004, Gangtok Sikkim.
Title: "Primary Bone Grafting with Pedicle Flaps as Cover in Dorsal Combined Injuries of Fingers‟
Dr. S Sadhasivam, President of the Tamil Nadu Chapter of ASI presenting the oration momento
Dr Mathias Oration
Tamilnadu & Pondichery Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India. 2004
Title: "Trauma Reconstructive Surgery - The Need of the Hour‟
Best Scientific Presentation Award – Trauma Section, Annual conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association. IOACON 2004, Agra
The award was given to the presentation "Primary Closure in Open Injuries of the limbs – The role and safety.‟ – Dr Naresh Babu, Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr J Dheenadayalan, Dr AP Shetty, Dr S Raja Sabapathy.
Keynote Speaker - Inauguration of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2003
An international faculty attended the inauguration of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Dr S Raja Sabapathy was given the honour to deliver the key note address during the inaugural function.
Title: "Trauma Reconstructive Surgery - Personal Perspectives and a Vision for the Future‟
Mr Roderick Dunn Plastic Surgery Department, Leeds, UK
Lester Surgical and Heinz Waldrich Prize of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (Roderick Dunn & Dr. S. Raja Sabapathy), 2003
Mr Rodrick Dunn (presently Consultant Plastic Surgoen, UK) spent two months in the Plastic and Hand Surgery unit of Ganga Hospital as the First Bruce Bailey Fellow and on return to UK presented his Coimbatore experiences in the Annual Meeting of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons. 20 This paper won the Lester Surgical and Heinz Waldrich Prize (1500 Pounds) for the best paper in Microsurgery category.
Title: "Passage to India- Bruce Bailey Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Coimbatore‟.
Best Paper Prize
Annual Meeting of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2003
Title: "Immediate Flap Cover to the Hand after Critical Revascularisation and Replantation‟
Dr RN Sinha Award
Best Article published in the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery in the
The Award Winning Paper: Raja Sabapathy S, Hari Venkatramani, Ravindra Bharathi R, Sandeep J Sebastin. Replantation of Ring Avulsion Amputations. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2003; 36:76-83
Dr Thirugnanam Oration
Tamil Nadu State Conference of Indian Medical Association, 2002
Title: Plastic Surgery for the General Practitioner
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India. Best paper presentation in the Annual Conference 2002, Bangalore.
Title: "Replantation of Ring Avulsion Amputations and a new Techniqu for Reconstruction of Non-Replantable Avulsion Amputations,‟ This award has been won for the second time.
Distinguished Service Award, 2002
Rotary Club of Tutucorin Seaside
SICOT Best Paper Award, SICOT Meeting, San Diego, USA , Aug 23 – 30, 2002
The award in the Best Research Paper category was given to the presentation, "Immediate Total Reconstruction of limbs in Open Injuries‟ – Dr S Rajasekaran, Dr S Raja Sabapathy, and Dr J Dheenadayalan. The unit is recognized as the one of the best centres in the world for the volume and the quality of care in the management of major crush injuries and has extensively contributed to the literature.
Prof R Sarat Chandra Oration
Prof R Sarat Chandra Oration, at Association of Surgeons of India, Trichy Chapter 22nd April, 2001
Title: Salvage of Mutilating Limb Injuries
Best Paper Award
Annual Meeting of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2000
Title: "Reconstruction of Finger tip Amputations with Advancement Flap and Free Nail Bed Graft‟
Col Vasavada Oration, Baroda, Indian Medical Association, 1999
Venture Fund Award of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, 1998
The award was given to conduct the study on the availability and utilization of Plastic Surgery Services in the Management of Open Fractures in India. This was a seminal study to assess the standard of practice in the country and the results and suggestions for improvement were published in the article Raja Sabapathy S.,Study on the availability and utilization of Plastic Surgery services in the management of open fractures in India .Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 1999; 32:9-20.
T.V. Sivanandan Oration
Indian Medical Association, Coimbatore, 1998
Title: Recent Advances in Plastic Surgery
Best Paper Award
Annual Meeting of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Coimbatore, 1997
Title: "Aesthetic consideration in Flap Coverage of the Hand‟
Best Paper Award Junior Category
Annual Meeting of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Lucknow, 1995
Title: "Replantation of Avulsion Amputation of the Thumb‟.
President‟s Special Peet Prize
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India. Best paper presentation in the Annual Conference, Bangalore, 1993
Title: "Plastic Surgeon Procedures in Limb salvage of Grade III B & III C injuries‟
Appointed as the Editor for the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 1993
In the six years as Editor of the Journal gave a new look to the journal and made significant improvements to the quality of publishing
Dr B C Roy National Award
Fellowship for Post graduate Studies of the Medical Council of
India (1979 – 81)
This award was given during the MS General Surgery training period at Madras Medical College, Madras.
Best Dissertation Award
Association of Anatomists, Tamil Nadu 1980
Topic: "Postural Mechanisms in Human Being's‟. This award was given for an inter - collegiate competition at post – graduate student level.
Best Paper prize in Indian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Meeting, Koch, May 2016
Functional outcome and technical considering following free functioning muscle transfer post replantation and revascularization
Appriciation Award - MAPSCON 2015
In appreciation for conducting satellite symposium at Mumbai, on 7 Dec, 2014.
Title: Managment of Open Fractures
38th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand on 14th - 16th November.
Topic: Magnet Incorporated Gloves(Magic) to Improve Hand Function in Patients with Adult Global Brachial Plexus Palsy.
Invited Guest Faculty
invited Guest Faculty at the Kerala state Plastic Surgery annual meeting
Invited Guest Faculty
Invited Guest faculty at meeting on Advances and Controversies in Reconstructive Microsurgery (ACRM ) Norwich , UK
Invited Guest Faculty
Invited Guest Faculty at the "Chirugia 2014 " of the Manipal Medical college
Dr V Sivanandha Oration
Dr V Sivanandha Oration of Coimbatore IMA spoke on " Marvels of Microsurgery"
Ethicon Visiting Professor
Awarded the Ethicon Visiting Professor in Microsugery of APSI
Best Paper Prize
Best paper prize in the Ideas and Innovation Section at annual meeting of ISSH at Mangalore
Invited Guest Faculty
Invited Guest Faculty at the APFSSH at Kaula Lampur
Prof Robert D Acland Visiting Fellowship
Prof Robert D Acland Visiting Fellowship of ISSH
Visiting Prof to Mayo Clinic
International Guest speaker
International Guest speaker at the Grand rounds of Orthopaedic Dept of University of Washington, St. Louis
International speaker at the Klienert and Kutz Associates, Louisville, Kentucky
Best Paper Prize
Best Paper prize of ISSH For the paper on Bangle Avulsion injuries
Invited Speaker at the IFSSH netting New Delhi