Cochin: Dr Krishnakumar R, clinical assistant professor, division of spine and orthopaedic oncology, department of orthopaedics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, has been awarded Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Global Outreach Spine Fellowship of 2012 at Washington University with Dr Lawrence G Lenke, chief of spine surgery and director of complex spinal deformity centre at Washington University Medical Centre at St Louis, US.
Dr Krishnakumar joined Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in August 2010 after obtaining training in spine surgery from Singapore General Hospital. He was also a recipient of spine surgery fellowship at Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Krishnakumar serves as AOSpine India Council as delegate member from South India.
[Update: Dr Bhavuk Garg, spine and upper limb surgeon at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, received the SRS Spine fellowship first time from India in 2011 and was trained under Dr Lenke at Washington University.]
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