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Ganga Hospital - Johnson & Johnson Visiting Professorship

A new chapter in our continuing efforts for the promotion of Hand and Microsurgery was made in the year 2005 by the starting of the Visiting Professorship programme. It is a joint effort of the Dept of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery and the Ethicon division of Johnson & Johnson. A hand surgeon of international repute is invited to spend a week in the department. The visiting professor lectures and takes part in all the academic and clinical activities of the department. This interaction results in cross fertilization of ideas for the benefit of patients and builds bridges between departments, hand surgery communities and nations.

Visiting Professor 2022

Mr. David Elliot,
Consultant Hand & Plastic Surgeon,

St. Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom

Comments of Mr. David Elliot,

"I/We have yet again been welcomed with open arms by everyone , from the lift men to the sabapathy family to ganga yet again, I have seen extraordinary surgery and new procedure in this, now world showed surgical unit. the team work is nowhere matched world wide in my experience. My thanks to all for a most enjoyable two weeks. I hope I am invited back!"

Visiting Professor 2020

Prof. Jorge Francisco Clifton Correa
Prof in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Real San José, 3rd Floor - Calz Lázaro Cárdenas 4149, Guadalajara, JALISCO, MEXICO

Comments of Prof. Jorge Francisco Clifton Correa

"Your work is an inspiration. Thank you. I am very grateful for the opportunity and very special for your friendship."

Visiting Professor 2019

Dr. Naguib El-Muttardi, FRCS (Plast), FRCS(Ed),MD (Gen Surg),
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Andrew’s Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery,

Broomsfield, United Kingdom

Comments of Dr. Naguib El-Muttardi, FRCS (Plast), FRCS(Ed),MD (Gen Surg),

"It was wonderful to spend few days in this top world class trauma and reconstructive unit. I enjoyed my stay the hospitality of the whole team. Wish to continue the success in other fields like Burns, ACUR and Breast Reconstruction. Thank you to all the Ganga Team."

Visiting Professor 2018

JP (Joon Pio) Hong, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor Department of Plastic Surgery

Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan Seoul Korea

Comments of JP (Joon Pio) Hong, MD, PhD, MBA

"Truly an honor and a memorable experience to feel the Ganga spirit and attitude. I know the journey does not end here and look forward to more advances built on passion and the will to move forward. I am proud to be part of the family here and look towards coming back in the near future. Thank you Hari & Raja and thanks to the team here. You are shaping the future of reconstructive surgery not only in India but the world."

Visiting Professor 2017

Prof. Neil F Jones
Current President of American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles, Department of Orthopaedic, and Plastic Surgery,

University of California, Irvine, USA.

Comments of Prof. Neil F Jones

"What a fantastic impressive hand surgery and Microsurgery Unit you have developed at Ganga Hospital. It is truly world-class. I feel privileged to have been invited as the 2017 Johnson and Johnson Visiting Professor. I have been fortunate to have participated in many panels and symposia with you, but more importantly to count you as a great friend."

Visiting Professor 2016

Prof. Venkatramakrishnan
Consultant plastic surgeon

St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, UK

Comments of Prof. Venkatramakrishnan

"Despite this being my fifth visit to the Ganga Hospital. It never ceases to amaze me. It is an awesome institution crafted with dedication & skills, second to none in the world. As a Surgeon, this is a dream place to be and under the pretext of teaching here, I have been learning more."

Visiting Professor 2015

Dr. Niri Niranjan
Sr. Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Chelmsford & Colchester Hospitals, Unied Kingdom.

Comments of Dr. Niri Niranjan

"I am profoundly honoured and humbled for inviting me as a visiting Professor - 2015, I have visited Ganga Hospital before as a faculty during ASICON 2003 and International Perforator flap course 2008. I have heard Raja's expertly delivered lectures many times. It is amazing to witness the daily activities at Ganga Hospital. I take this opportunity to congratulate like leaders and each and every staff members of Ganga Hospital for achieving outstanding results. "Ganga Hospital like the river Ganga provide life of normality " Thank you all very much"

Visiting Professor 2014

Prof. Alphonsus KS CHONG
Head and Senior Consultant Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Hospital (S) Pte Ltd,

University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster

Comments of Prof. Alphonsus KS CHONG

"It is a great honour and pleasure to be invited to come to Ganga Hospital. I was here as Zeiss Fellow in 2003-2004 and that time here made a big impression on me. I am very happy to see the hospital and practice grow the size and stature, and am sure it will continue to build on its successes. In my time here, I see that the core values and principles which have been the foundation of the department's and hospital's success still remain. I saw them in action in 204 and I have tried to adopt them for my own practice. I enjoyed thoroughly this visit, reuniting with old friends and making new ones."

Visiting Professor 2013

Scott Kozin
Chief of Staff

Shriners Hospital for Children, USA

Comments of Scott Kozin

"My visit to India was highlighted by time spent in Coimbatore. Ganga Hospital is an integral part of the Coimbatore community. The hospital is full of caring and compassionate physicians and staff that provide the highest quality medical care. Ganga Hospital mirrors Shriner's Hospital with regards to missions "Provide the highest quality care without regards to race, colour, creed, sex or sect, disability, or ability to pay." I applaud all of you for the care and support you provide to your patients and families. My experiences in your hospital and community will always be memorable. My new friends in Coimbatore are now considered part of my extended family."

Visiting Professor 2012

Kevin C. Chung
Professor of Surgery

University of Michigan Health System

Comments of Kevin C. Chung

"Thank you, Raja and all the Colleagues at Ganga Hospital. The efficiency and quality of care are in full display ranging from the staff all the way to the senior leadership. You should be proud of your achievements."

Visiting Professor 2011

Pankaj Tiwari
Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University. Columbus

Comments of Pankaj Tiwari

"I am deeply honoured and humbled at the opportunity I have been given to visit Ganga hospital. Here are some of the finest surgeons that I have ever had the pleasure of working with."

Visiting Professor 2010

Peter C. Neligan MB

University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Comments of Peter C. Neligan MB

"It has been such a pleasure to come and visit your wonderful hospital. What you have built is truly a credit to you and a wonderful resource to the community"

Visiting Professor 2009

Prof Andrew Burd

Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

Comments of Prof Andrew Burd

"This is a wonderful place and has a great atmosphere of purpose and commitment. I see in Raja a true leader who has aspiration, gives inspiration and will continue to drive the evolution of large hospital so that it does become the plastic surgical Mecca of India and beyond. I suggest making a bulk order of these visitors book as they are getting fill up quickly"

Visiting Professor 2008

Prof. Chih-Hung Lin
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

Comments of Prof. Chih-Hung Lin

"It is a gorgeous trip to Ganga hospital & enjoyed much from the exchange of experience, discussing every issue, and interviewing many interesting cases. Ganga has terrific faculty in treating various hand and microsurgical patients. We had a fantastic trip. We hope the friendship will always continue. The hospitality is incredible and unforgettable"

Visiting Professor 2007

Prof Stevan L Moran
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery

Mayo Clinic USA

Comments of Prof Stevan L Moran

"An amazing experience one which I never will forget. This has changed way of my thoughts about hand trauma. Thank you for your great generosity"

Visiting Professor 2006

Prof Michael Tonkin
Head, Department of Hand Surgery & Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Royal North Shore Hospital

Comments of Prof Michael Tonkin

"I have seen dedication and enthusiasm which is admirable and incredible, the secret of which is leadership and teamwork. Thank you to all doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, administrative staff and drivers. I look forward to returning to Coimbatore and Ooty and the magnificent Nilgiris."

Visiting Professor 2005

Prof Lam Chuan Teoh
Clinical Associate Professor, Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Comments of Prof Lam Chuan Teoh

""It is simply amazing !!! Unbelievable !!! My short visit in 1997 did not allow me to fathom the intensity of your work. After one week this time, I have a better appreciation of your work. Certainly there will be a lot more that I am not able to realize yet. Of what I know about Ganga Hospital and you work has impressed me with no other comparison. The organization in Ganga is the most excellent and team work most impressive. The willingness of every staff to give their best to patient care is just that wonderful. The amount of work is astronomical and the range of cases and severity of injury is just out of this world. I admire all the things you are doing and making everything happen.""