The best orthopaedic surgeon with compassion – Dr. M.L Saraf for you

Dr. M.L Saraf, one of the most reputed name in the field of orthopaedics. His knowledge and compassion towards society are par excellence. His companionship with KEM is more than four decades long. And he believes in providing continuous service to those who needs it the most. Apart from being a pioneer in the medical field, his compassion and soft-heartedness towards those who are underprivileged are worth appreciating.

Academic honours received by M.L.Saraf Being an achiever in life, Dr. M.L Saraf took hard work as the only way to success. Due to which, he has always excelled in any exams that he appeared for. Right from his school life to university days, he never left his prime position and proved his mettle in the medical field too. His academic achievements includes, In 1966, he was awarded Best Science student Title and was honoured with Mama Hazarat award by KEM hospital.

After which he also won Junior Shirwalkar Medicine and Surgery Gold Medal in 1968 Following this series of success next came in line the 1st rank in MBBS and Diploma in Orthopaedics. After completing his diploma, he went on to do his masters from the University of Liverpool, where he became the first Indian in 60 years to receive the Norman Roberts Prize for his excellent thesis.

His knowledge received an international acclamation With his excellent contribution in the field of joint replacement and knee surgery, Dr. M.L Saraf had already become the most sought after Doctor in India. But the greatest leap in career was getting the responsibility of the former president of the US, Bill Clinton. Saraf Headed the medical team that was responsible for taking care of Bill Clinton.

And later, he also extended his services to the president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, on the special request of Minister of External Affairs. But even after achieving so much success, he still remains to be extremely humble and always ready to support needy and unfortunate ones.

His valuable contribution towards the society M.L Saraf has always been a strong advocate of serving the poor and the ones who are deprived of medical treatment. And in the case of lack of money, he even provides free of cost treatment. Plus, he has been continuously serving disabled and has also taken an initiative of setting orthopaedic and polio camps and treated around 10,000 patients through them.

Now, he has also become trustee member of Narayan Sewa Sansthan and HVB. He is constantly working towards returning them those happy and smiling faces back. Apart from that, after finishing his studies in Liverpool, he came back to India with the intention of serving his own people in his land. M.L Saraf is not just a highly qualified surgeon of orthopaedics but is also a very good person. Right from his early days as a doctor, he has been listening to the plight of the poor and he is genuinely providing them with support and care. This pure and unadulterated dedication towards society’s welfare is what makes them remarkable

An excellent orthopaedic surgeon and a great human being

There is no word to explain the greatness of Dr. M.L Saraf. The famous orthopaedic surgeon is a great human being also who cares for poor people. Dr. Saraf, a post graduated doctor from the University of Liverpool, returned back to India after completing his Masters. He has a long list of patients, which include the names of world famous personalities like the former president of the US, Bill Clinton and former Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. At the same time, he has hundreds of such patients who are financially not so sound.

Dr. M.L Saraf, who was born in Kolkata, India, was a brilliant student. He never came second in any examination, right from his school days. After completing school, Saraf joined Elphinstone College, Mumbai, in 1964. He was the topper in his class and won Monstuart Elphinstone Prize. In the second year, he received Elphinstone Science Prize in 1965 as he was the best student of that year. He is also the first Indian to bag Norman Roberts Prize.

Professional accomplishments of Dr. Saraf: With a huge experience in implementing the cutting-edge techniques in Joint Replacement, M.L Saraf also works with Naval Hospital at Ashwini. Whenever there is any complicated case of bone injury, Army doctors seek to consult with him.

He was actively involved in the treatment of several senior army officers and members of Naval Forces. He led a group of doctors who were appointed to take care of Mr. Bill Clinton, then president of the United States, during his official tour in Mumbai, India. On the recommendation of the Ministry of External Affairs, he also gave medical advice to the former president of Afghanistan, when he was in Mumbai, India for an official tour.

Dr. Saraf played a prominent role during the treatment of India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He supported Dr. Ranawat during the former Prime Minister’s joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Saraf’s contribution to the society is a testimony of his greatness People can judge the greatness of M.L Saraf from his contributions towards the society. People know Saraf for his helping attitude towards the vulnerable and needy people. He is also a very good teacher. He likes to share his knowledge with his students in such a way so that they can continue his noble endeavours in the field of orthopaedics in future. Though he is a full-time teacher at Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, he visits many colleges in India as a guest lecturer. Additionally, he also conducts and takes part in various workshops on orthopaedics.

An orthopaedic surgery is a highly technical task and a surgeon always needs to keep itself updated with the latest techniques. There are several expensive types of equipment available for surgery which requires great expertise to handle them. Dr. M.L Saraf manages Spinal deformities very skilfully; mainly Scoliosis which needs complicated instrumentation. He applies the latest techniques in Joint Replacement with his expertise, providing a new and a healthy long life to the joints.