Indians Abroad

Chitranjan S. Ranawat

Famous As Orthopedic Surgeon
Born In Sarwania, India
Nationality American

Dr. Chitranjan Singh Ranawat is a well-known doctor in America and has been associated with a number of research centers. He has put in commendable efforts to bring in innovative advancements in total joint replacement surgeries, mainly focusing on wrist, elbow, knee and hip operations. With years of practices and research, Dr. Ranawat has published several books and essays in relation to orthopedics, which has benefitted many medical students and researchers. Dr. Ranawat has won accolades for his contribution in this field of medical science from both Indian and International medical fraternity for his outstanding and brilliant involvement. He is someone who does not need any introduction among the orthopedic surgeons in America as he is a well-known figure and is very often been ranked as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the U.S.A. Dr. Ranawat is also known for his philanthropist ideas. He is the member of the public trust known as "Ranawat Foundation Trust".

Early Life
Although very little is known about Dr. Chitranjan Ranawat, about his family background and early life, there are certain facts that are well established. He was born in Sarwania, India and did his medical schooling and early training from Vikram University, Indore before he migrated to America in order to pursue his medical ambition in the early sixties.

He began his career interning in M.Y. Hospital in India before he moved to the U.S. Dr. Ranawat did his medical schooling from St. Peters Hospital, Albany and then went on to specialize from Albany Medical Center in 1965. In the following years, he became a fellowship to the Hospital for Special Surgery, Hand Surgery and Hospital for Special Surgery, Rheumatology. Dr. Chitranjan Singh Ranawat was certified as an orthopedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1969 after which he went on to practice at the Hospital for Special Surgery. In the meanwhile, he conducted a number of research work and focused on revising the techniques in knee and hip replacement surgeries. He then moved to Lenox Hill Hospital to continue his medical practice. He was elected as the chairman and director of the Orthopedic department at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Ranawat has been a professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and has been a guest lecturer in many other universities. He has published a number of articles on various joints such as knee, hip, hands, wrist, shoulders and cervical spine. The Ranawat Foundation Trust is an institution that turns Dr. Ranawat philanthropist's ideas into a reality. The organization has been actively involved in providing medical services to hip patients. The trust was instituted on May 12, 1986. The trust is believed to have tied up with a local hospital in Pune to help doctors with improved technology and techniques.

Achievements and Awards
Dr. Chitranjan Ranawat is the member of many medical societies and committees. Some of the noted ones are American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Medical Society of the State of New York, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, The Hip Society, and The Knee Society. His outstanding contributions in orthopedic surgery and his years of experience have earned him several leading positions in many prestigious medical fraternities. He is the President of New York Academy of Medicine, Orthopedic Section, New York Hand Society, Alumni Association, Hospital for Special Surgery, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Eastern Orthopedic Association, Eastern Orthopedic Education Foundation and Medical Strollers of New York City. Over the decades, Dr. Chitranjan Ranawat has received a number of rewards as a felicitation for his work such as Lifetime Achievement Award, Fellow, Indian Orthopedic Association, Sushruta Award from the Associations of Indians in America, Distinguished Honor Award, Life Time Excellence Award and the Padma Bhushan from the Indian government.

Personal Life
Dr. Ranawat has two sons Amar and Anil Ranawat who are successful orthopedic surgeons. Amar and Anil have assumed role of their father and have equally contributed significantly in this field.

1969: He was recognized as an attending surgeon in the Hospital for Special Surgery.
1969: He was also appointed as the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
1986: Founded the Ranawat Foundation on May 12.
1989: He published on knee replacement surgeries.
1994: Was appointed as a lecturer at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.