Bharatendu Swain

Bharatendu Swain

Pro bono Director, Aakar Asha Hospital, (a non-profit Centre for Reconstructive Surgery)

Academics and career:

  • MCh in Plastic Surgery, Stanley Medical College 1990
  • Fellowship in Microsurgery at RAH, Adelaide, Australia 1991
  • Registrar and SR at St Andrews HospBillericay and St Lawrence Hosp, Chepstow, UK 1992 -93
  • Lecturer in Plastic Surgery, CMC Vellore 1994
  • Consultant Hand and Microsurgeon HKL, Kuala Lumpur, 1995-96
  • Senior Consultant Apollo hospital from Dec 1996-Oct 2013

Professional career:

  • Highest number of microsurgical jejunum transfers for pharyngeal reconstruction in India.
  • Described the trans-axillary endoscopic approach for congenital torticollis, (IJPRAS 2007)
  • Pioneered endoscopic Reconstructive Surgery in India
  • Pioneered the creative HANDS ON MINDS Basic Surgical Skills workshops and conducted 18 since 2001, training nearly 670 doctors.

Service to society:

  • Organized the first Rural Rotaract Eye camp in the world 1981
  • Organized multi-speciality camps in 1981-83
  • Led the Apollo Medical Relief team to the Supercyclone affected areas of Orissa 1999
  • Conducted 85 screening camps for physically disabled persons across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha and did more than 2500 Reconstructive surgeries free of cost.