Dr. A.B. Govindaraj

Dr. AB Govindaraj
Dr. A.B. Govindaraj

Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai


Dr. A.B. Govindaraj
Chief Consultant, Orthopedics and Joint Replacements Surgery
Fortis Hospital, Malar, Chennai, India 

Profile Snapshot

  • Dr. AB Govindaraj is a leading Orthopedic surgeon specializing in Joint Replacement surgeries.
  • He holds an extensive experience of more than 3 decades in the field and performs over 300 joint replacement surgeries annually.
  • He excels in unilateral and bilateral total knee replacement, total hip replacement and shoulder replacement surgeries.
  • He has spent more than 24 years solely practicing Joint replacement procedures in India and is therefore counted among the top surgeons for all kinds of joint replacements in the country.
  • He has exclusively trained for 8 years at various orthopedic institutes and under renowned orthopedic surgeons in India, UK, USA, Germany and Italy.
  • Dr. Govindaraj has helped in the treatment of a large number of patients both adult and pediatric, with complex joint replacement cases with successful outcomes.
  • He has taken part in numerous national and international conferences and meetings and presented several papers and posters in such forums.
  • He takes part in CMEs and also conducts workshops to demonstrate live as well as to train aspiring orthopedic surgeons in joint replacement procedures.
  • He is a member of renowned medical organizations and a highly acclaimed surgeon among his colleagues.
  • He has numerous abstracts, papers and articles that have been published in leading peer-reviewed national and international journals. He is also an editor and reviewer of several other orthopedic journals.


  • Joint Replacement surgery
  • Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic surgery
  • Unilateral and Bilateral Total Knee replacements
  • Single sitting Bilateral Total Knee replacements
  • Total and partial hip replacement surgery
  • Revision Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder replacement surgeries
  • Instrumental Spine Surgery
  • Surgery for complex trauma, injuries and fractures
  • Pelvic and Limb reconstruction surgery
  • Surgery for pediatric fractures and trauma
  • Lumbar and Dorsal Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery

Work Experience

  • Chief Consultant of Orthopedic and Joint Replacement Surgery at Fortis Hospital, Malar, Chennai since 2013
  • Senior Consultant of Orthopedic Surgery at The Guest Hospital, Chennai from 2005 to 2013
  • Consultant of Orthopedic Surgery at Apollo Group of Hospitals, Chennai from 2000 to 2005
  • Consultant of Orthopedics at The Lanka Hospitals Corporation, Colombo, Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2005
  • Senior Consultant of Orthopedics at Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai from 1995 to 1999
  • Consultant of Orthopedic Surgery at Global Hospital, Chennai from 1990 to 1995
  • Registrar of Orthopedics at Bedford Hospital, Bedford from 1988 to 1990
  • Registrar of Orthopedics at Barking, Havering and Red bridge University Hospitals, London from 1986 to 1988
  • Senior House Officer of Orthopedics at Buckinghamshire Healthcare, Dover from 1984 to 1986
  • Senior House Officer of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry from 1983-1984


  • MBBS from Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, 1979
  • MS in General surgery from Government General Hospital, Chennai, 1982
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, 1987


  • Unicondylar Joint Arthroplasty from Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, 2003
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty from Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Total Hip Replacement Surgery and Total Knee Replacement Surgery from Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, Virginia, 2000
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery from Dr. Charles Rockwood, Washington, 2000
  • Spine Instrumentation from Muenster University Hospital, Germany, 1998
  • Spine Surgery and Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery from Nuffield Orthopedic Hospital, Oxford, 1990


  • Indian Orthopedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Indo-German Orthopedic Association
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Medical Council of India
  • General Medical Council of London

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