MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Fellow in Spine Surgery
22 Years Experience
Dr. Thomas Kishen is a Spine Surgeon working at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India. He completed his basic Orthopedic training (DOrtho) at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and was awarded the Dr. Premananda Nayak Gold Medal for standing first in the University. Following this, Dr. Kishen trained at PSG Medical College, Coimbatore for the Diplomate of the National Board (Orthopaedics) and was awarded the Professor M.V. Daniel Gold Medal for Exemplary Commitment to Patient Care during this period. He then went on to receive the Dr. Balu Sankaran Gold Medal for standing first in India in the Diplomate of the National Board Exam in Orthopaedics for the year 2001. Dr. Kishen undertook his Spine Surgery fellowship training at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore and received the ASSI-Depuy Best Spine Research Award during this period. He then spent five years in Sydney, Australia where he underwent advanced training in Spine Surgery at St George Hospital, University of New South Wales. He is experienced in all aspects of non-operative and operative management of spinal disorders affecting all regions of the spine from the neck to the lower back. Dr. Kishen has a special interest in the management of spinal deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis). During his tenure in Australia, Dr. Kishen was involved in teaching at the University of New South Wales and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to books on Spine Surgery.