• Brief Profile


    Dr Ashok N. Johari is a Paediatric Orthopaedic and Spine surgeon connected with the B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Sir J.J. Hospital, Lilavati, Nanavati & Bombay hospitals and a host of other private hospitals in Mumbai. After a brilliant post-graduate career in orthopaedics, Dr Johari started specialising in pediatric orthopaedics since early 1980s. He had further exposure in this field in different countries.

     

    He started a pediatric orthopaedic unit at one of the city’s medical colleges in mid 1980s and then went on for specialized pediatric orthopaedics practice including pediatric disabilities and spinal deformities in addition to routine pediatric orthopaedics. Dr Johari is the President and Founder Secretary of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI). He spearheaded the pediatric movement in India leading to the formation of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of India in 1994. Dr Johari is also the current President of the Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy (IACP) and of the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA).

     

    Dr Johari has a number of distinctions, fellowships, awards and numerous papers, publications to his credit. He has conducted many workshops on paediatric orthopaedics, spinal deformities, cerebral palsy, spasticity management, use of botulinum and on surgery in Cerebral Palsy. He is a fellow member of American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and is an Active Fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society and was awarded its prestigious International Traveling Fellowship. Dr Johari has the distinction of being the Editor in Chief of the prestigious international journal, the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (B).

     

    He is also an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Orthopaedic Science and the Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. Dr Johari is a pioneer and innovator in many fields of Orthopaedics and his contributions have been duly recognised. He is also the Program Director of a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics, Spinal Deformities and also in Cerebral Palsy run at his centre. His current research interests include use of Botulinum in the second decade and below the age of 3 years, surgery in neglected Cerebral Palsy patients and spinal deformities in the growing spine.

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  • Mumbai
    India