Dr. M.L. Saraf, the orthopedic surgeon whose identity and professionalism exceed expectations. With impressive and outstanding academic record, he is India’s best-loved orthopedic practitioner who takes his vocation as a donation towards his country and the people living in it.
A medical specialist for the armed forces of India:
The armed forces are considered the tough walls that surround and defend the Indian Territory, embracing the entire country for protection against foreign invaders. So health of the armed forces is top priority. Dr. Saraf being the top medical practitioner in orthopedics is the number one medical advisor responsible for the Indian Armed Forces. He makes use of all the techniques available in treating joint replacement and trauma.
He was associated with the Naval Hospital in Ashwini, his knowledge on his practice is always sought when treating complicated issues for those of higher ranking. He also treated the wives of Adm. S.S Jain, Commander in Chief, Western Naval Command, Adm Sharma, Ashwini Hospital, Admiral Sodhi, Submarine Division, and Captain Malhotra. Most of the members of the Naval forces go to visit him regularly for opinions in health and treatment, as he is presently practicing his specialty in Bombay.
His career reached its highest point when he acknowledged two golden opportunities on request of the Indian government. One was with Bill Clinton, during his tour in India, Bill Clinton came to Bombay. Dr. M.L. Saraf headed the medical team that was assigned to take care of the former President of the United States. Second was with Hamid Karzai, Dr. Saraf was specifically requested by the Ministry of External Affairs, to provide medical advice for the President of Afghanistan.
All the patients of M.L Saraf including those who are well known and famous all over the world, know him to be a humble and giving person. No matter how much talent he has, his heart lies at the grassroots. As he mentioned in most of his interviews, “a doctors first contribution should be towards his society and the people” he has proven his words and actions through time.
For all the people who are often deprived of medical attention because of their lack of money, he gives complete treatment free of charge. He has always been an advocate of serving the disabled and the needy, which is the reason why he has participated in a number of free polio and scoliosis camps.
More than 10,000 patients who have been victims of polio he was able to treat, and because of this very kind and generous act, a social organization decided to award him with the title of Rajasthan Ratna, because he has successfully treated and operated on a total of 20,000 people, and everything was free of cost. All of Dr. M.L Saraf’s patients are extremely happy and satisfied, and have expressed their continued respect and appreciation, because he has made a change effectively. Saraf, will continue to improve the lives of many individuals in India, and make life easier for everyone.