Our Medical Advisery Team

Dr.Rudraprasad MBBS ,D Orth,DNB Orth

Head of Department, Pediatric Orthopedics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore 560029 Karnataka India

Dr.Rudrapraqsad MS is very well known orthopaedic surgeon serving as in Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health ,Bangalore since 1998 (23 years).He is very passionate and committed to his profession of orthopedics and very well experienced in children bone and joint problems. He received his basics in Orthopaedics at JSS Medical College, Mysore and graduated in 1996.

He has worked at various prestige institutions like Manipal Hospital, Hosmat Hospital,SPARSH Hospital etc. He was instrumental in developing the Dept of Pediatric Orthopedics at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (Bengaluru) which has a class of its own in the state of Karnataka.

He is very well known in Karnataka and all over India as a Clubfoot expert and has trained many young orthopedic surgeons of the country in treating clubfoot by Ponseti Method. He is Training of Tranier (ToT) on Ponseti Method of Clubfoot and he treated 2800 clubfoot children in his dept in last 10 years for his credit.

Dr. Rudraprasad WANTS TO MAKE A difference in the lives of people who are suffering especially children born with clubfoot.

He is a very good teacher and he conducts fellowship program for doctors in General Orthopedics. He loves Music & is a dedicated artist and practices both hobbies at leisure time. He is interested in Gardening where he experiences and feels life closely.

Dr.Mohan V Belthur, MD, FRCSC, FRCS (Tr &Orth)

Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics 1919 E Thomas Road Main Tower, 2nd Floor Clinic B Phoenix, AZ 85016

• Attending Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Division of Orthopedics, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
• Associate Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona
• Associate Professor, Creighton University, Phoenix, Arizona
• Director, Pediatric Limb Reconstruction Program, Division of Orthopedics
• Co-Director, Neuro-Orthopedic Program, Division of Orthopedics
• Co-Director, Bubba Watson & Ping Motion Analysis Laboratory, Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Mohan Velanthur is a globally renowned pediatric Orthopaedic surgeon. He is currently serving at Division of Orthopedics, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona.

Mohan V. Belthur, MD, had his first exposure to orthopedics when he injured his elbow, leg and foot as a child. Later, battling a serious illness during medical school taught him even more about difficulties patients can face and the value of receiving excellent healthcare.

Those experiences inspire Dr. Belthur's compassionate and empathetic approach to patient care. As an orthopedic surgeon, he strives to improve the lives of children, adolescents and young adults with musculoskeletal problems.

"I love working with children and their families, being able to solve challenging problems and make a difference in their lives," Dr. Belthur says.

Dr. Belthur is passionate about teaching, mentoring and connecting - whether with patients and families or other health professionals. He's also involved in life-changing clinical research and global health. He works with nonprofit

organizations focused on easing the burden of childhood musculoskeletal disorders in low- and middle-income countries.

Areas of Expertise : Spine Deformity ,Spina Bifida , Musculoskeletal Infection Limb lengthening and deformity Hip Disorder factures Foot & Ankle Disorder ,Cerebral Palsy .

He did his MBBS from Karnataka Medical College, Hubli and MS (Orthopaedics) from Seth GS Medical College, Bombay, India.

After practicing at several Medical College & hospitals in India he kept on excelling and established his career in the United Kingdom. There he associated with numerous hospitals such as Prince Charles Hospital, University Hospital of Wales, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital-Birmingham

While serving in UK he completed his FRCS (Gen Surgery), FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery) from The Royal College of Physicians’ & Surgeons, Glasgow, UK and FRCSC from The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Mohan holds several awards and honors both in India and Globally including Gold medal for the Best Pediatric orthopaedic paper at the Indian Orthopaedic Association Annual meeting, Bangalore-Dec 2008, Ponseti International Association Neubauer Fellowship, Feb 11-15th, 2019, Best Resident Poster Award -Phoenix Children’s Hospital Research day, 23rd April 2019 and a lot more.

He is also a member of several Orthopaedic Association and Committees. Few of them are
• Advisor, National Cerebral Palsy Hip Surveillance Project, POSI, India
• Member, AACPDM Hip Surveillance Care Pathway Team, AACPDM, USA
• Member, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, 2011
• Visiting Professor, Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital, Bangalore, India

He has numerous journals and publications in his bag. Though stationed outside India he has immense passion to serve the people of his mother land India. Being a pediatric orthopedic surgeon he has special interests and passion to work for the children born with clubfoot.

Dr.Shyam Kishan

MD, MS(Ortho), DNB(Ortho), FAAOS, FAOA
Medical Director , Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists 7777 Forest Lane Suite C-135 Dallas, Texas 75230

Dr.Shyam Kishan specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions, such as trauma, fractures, infections, benign tumors, limb deformities, hip dysplasia, exstrophy, and clubfoot. He has expertise in spine deformities, the management of early-onset scoliosis (Mehta casting, Magec growing rods and Vertebral Body Tethering -VBT), scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolysis, and spondylolisthesis. He is the Medical Director of Paediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis, Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, Dallas, Texas. He did his medical graduation from Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Madras University, India. He started his medical career as Resident in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and then did his MS & DNB in Orthopaedics from Bombay University, India.

From 1995 after his Masters, he started serving at various levels in some of the prominent Medical Institutions as Chief Resident, Medical Officer, Research Fellow etc. some of these Institutions are The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India., Staten Island University Hospital, New York., UMDNJ – Nee Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. During his association with the New Jersey Medical School, he was nominated by medical student body for the Golden Apple Award for the best teaching Resident. In 2003 he was nominated as one of the AOA – OREF – Zimmer Orthopaedic Resident Leaders, AOA Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC 2003. In 2005 he finished his Fellowship in Paediatrics Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Children’s Hospital of San Diego, CA. Till 2005 he established his research and medical service by working in prestigious institutions in United States of America.

11 years till the year 2017 he had associated with Loma Linda University Medical Centre, Loma Linda, CA and Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. at various positions like Assistant Professor, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Professor – Paediatric Orthopaedics. After his excellent work at Riley Hospital for Children, he started working in his current position as Medical Director at Medical City Dallas Children Hospital, Dallas from 2017 to present day. He is a Journal Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and POSNA for Annual Meeting Paper Submissions. He published 23 Medical Publications, contributed to 3 Books in

his fields, presented in 27 international platforms and more than 85 papers at National, regional and local.

Servetogether Foundation (STF) is fortunate enough to have Dr.Shyam Kishan to be part of the Medical Advisory team for Indian clubfoot program.

Dr. Abhishek S Bhasme

Dr. Abhishek S Bhasme is a young and dynamic paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon from Bengaluru. He is currently working as assistant professor at the department of paediatric Orthopedics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru. Having completed his MBBS from Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical college, he went on to do his MS Orthopaedics from Father Mullers Medical College, Mangalore. His love for paediatric orthopaedics and the desire to serve bought him to Indira Gandhi Institute of Child health where he completed his Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics (FIPO) under the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences,Karnataka.

Dr.Abhishek continued to serve at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child health as senior resident and now as assistant professor. With over 7 years of experience in orthopaedics, his area of interests include paediatric bone infections, cerebral palsy, skeletal dysplasia and paediatric deformity correction. Also, he is involved in research and publication in his field of specialty.

He has worked extensively for past 5years for the cause of child healthcare and its betterment. He has volunteered with various NGOs in conducting free screening camps in various districts of Karnataka. He is also working on honorary basis with the association of people with disabilities and the Indian Osteogenesis Imperfecta foundation.

With a motto of healing with compassion and passion towards paediatric orthopaedics he looks forward to make an impact in the field of child care. Affordable and the best healthcare for every child in India is his dream.

Our Our Core Team

Gopi Busanatham

Founder, Servetogether Foundation

Gopi has over 15 years of experience working in the development sector. He has worked in the areas of education, poverty, health and disability. With over 10 years of experience of managing state and regional level clubfoot project in the south and realizing that every year thousands of clubfoot children are born every year in the country, he resolved to build a program through which every child can access the clubfoot treatment and every orthopaedic doctor in the country is trained to treat them. He believes that every child in the world is entitled to the love, care and protection that a family can provide. However, children will not be free from exploitation until all levels of society, from the immediate family to the international community, work together. Hailing from a very humble background, he empathizes the challenges faced by families who are marginalized and economically poor.

Gopi will be playing a leading role in the partnership building and networking. Apart from overseeing the overall functioning of the organization he will also focus on fund raising and building CSR partnerships.

Suresh Bollepogu

Suresh has experience of nearly a decade working in diverse themes such as health, women empowerment, education etc. He has deep compassion for children and this is what makes him an important team member of STF.

Suresh will be playing an important role in implementation, monitoring and quality assurance of the projects. His focus will also be towards strengthening the communication and PR.