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Professor and Unit head, Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Unit, Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

MAHE, Manipal, India

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Udupi, India

About Dr Vivek Pandey

Dr Vivek Pandey works as Professor and heads the sports injury and arthroscopy division of one of the most prestigious orthopaedics departments of the country which is in the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Dr. Vivek Pandey is India's one of the best shoulder and knee specialist performing more than 500 complex shoulder and knee surgeries at this center every year with excellent results. He also performs complex trauma surgeries around the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle.

Not only the surgical work but his passion in research and publication is remarkable. To his credit, there are more than 60 publications in national and international journals and several chapters in the books. He has also written five text books in orthopaedics.

Apart from being a gold medalist during his MBBS, he has won many awards at state and national arenas which includes best paper and poster presentations, best publication and best research award. He is a proud recipient of Dr. TMA Pai Gold medal for excellence in research in 2017.

Teaching being his passion; several times, he has won excellence in teaching award for orthopaedics several times at KMC, Manipal

He is reviewer to many national and international journal like IJO, JAJS, AJSM, JSES, BMC musculoskeletal surgery, OJSM. He is secretary of Shoulder and Elbow society, India and member of Indian Orthopaedic association, Karnataka Orthopaedic association and Indian arthroscopy society.

What we do here in Manipal!

Academic Qualifications

MBBS (KMC, Manipal), MS ortho (KGMC, Lucknow)


  1. Complex trauma & joint replacement (Germany)
  2. Shoulder & elbow arthroscopy (The Netherlands)
  3. Shoudler & elbow arthroscopy (Italy)

Work Speciality

  • Knee, shoulder & elbow sports injury
  • Complex knee ligament reconstructions
  • Complex shoulder injury management including dislocations, labral tear, rotator cuff repair and glenohumeral arthritis
  • Complex Trauma & fractures management


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