In year 1982, association under the name of Vidarbha Orhtopaedic Society was started in Nagpur. This society was formed by the efforts of Dr. Vikram Marwah, Dr. S. S. Babhulkar, Dr. Satish Kale, Dr. N. K. Saxena, Dr. B. K. Sood, Dr. Anil Golhar, Dr. W. B. Tayade, Dr. M. M. Rathi (Akola), and few more. The founder president was Dr. S. S. Babhulkar and Secretary Dr. Kiran Saoji. There were around 30 members when this Vidarbha Orthopaedic Society was formed, is flourishing since then and at present we have around 250 members.

This society was formed to promote academic activities in the field of Orthopaedics. In the past 28 years, VOS has conducted many CME’s, Workshops, Clinical meetings & Conferences. This has benefited to keep updated with the subject.

In the year 2006, the society celebrated Silver jubilee and with the new enthusiasm, set new goals for the orthopods in future. In the year 2007, Society started its office at IMA House, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur.

 In year 2010, society was formally registered under the Mumbai charity act, 1978, Vidarbha orthopaedic society website was launched in year 2009. In recent years, lot of new initiatives were taken by the society like

1. Starting a Short Term Observership Programme (STOP) for VOS members, so that they could visit various centres across the country to learn from stalwarts of the field and VOS funds their visit and stay during the period. 2. Post Graduate Clinical academy , to involve the members in to post graduate training and also this helps in expanding the horizons of teaching beyond the boundaries of  teaching institutes, under the banner of this academy VOS  conducts Six Post graduate clinical meetings(PGCM)  in an year , which involves  PG teaching, case presentations, case discussions etc. 3. Life Time Achievement Award, to felicitate and honour our esteemed teachers and senior members of the society who have contributed immensely in the growth of VOS over the years. It is a way of showing our gratitude to the person, who has spent years working for the betterment of the society and for the community as a whole.

In year 2015, Dr. Ashutosh Apte took over the charge of the society as President and under his able leadership , society is moving leaps and bounds. He was ably supported by Dr. Amol Kadu, as Secretary in all his endeavours. This year society is working on theme of “Creating Awareness to Save Lives”, which is focussed on creating awareness in community about road safety. The society is conducting seminars in various institutions, organisations and social forums to spread a word about importance of following traffic rules. To raise the bar of academic deliberations and to make it member friendly, VOS has declared its Clinical programme calendar well in advance during the installation ceremony. This will help members to plan their schedules and book time in their almanac. This year, VOS, booked an office premise in the new IMA Annexe Building and have made payments for the same.

“Nagpur Arthroplasty Course 2015”, marked the beginning of new era in the history of VOS, being the first Arthroplasty course conducted by the society this year on 12th & 13th September. It was highly appreciated and widely acclaimed by all. 180 delegates form Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and MP attended the course. This was the first such course conducted by the society , setting off a tradition for the years to come.

This year, official portal of VOS, was revamped and it was made more dynamic and we are working on bringing more members online to decrease the use of paper communication. This year for the first time online registration facility for all the clinical events and conferences is made available on the website.

VOS Office Bearers' History

1982 – 1984Dr. S. S. BabhulkarDr. Kiran Saoji
1984 – 1986Dr. B. K. SudDr. K. R. Patond
1986 – 1988Dr. Satish KaleDr. Anil Golhar
1988 – 1990Dr. M. M. RathiDr. K. S. Rajan
1990 – 1992Late Dr. S. G. GurjarDr. Vivek Gadge
1992 – 1994Dr. W. B. TayadeDr. Ashok Lawange
1994 – 1996Dr. N. K. SaxenaDr. Sajal Mitra
1996 – 1998Dr. Anil GolharDr. Sanjeev Chaudhary
1998 – 1999Late Dr. I. S. PatialDr. Sudhir Shandilya
1999 – 2000Dr. Vivek GadgeDr. Sudhir Shandilya
2000 – 2001Dr. Ashok LawangeDr. Ashutosh Apte
2001 – 2002Dr. Ajit PhadkeDr. Ravi Dashputra
2002 – 2003Dr. Kiran SaojiDr. Ravi Bhajani
2003 – 2004Dr. K. S. RajanDr. Jitendra Taori
2004 – 2005Dr. C. N. KulkarniDr. Krishna Parate
2005 – 2006Dr. W. M. GadegoneDr. Deo Abhijit
2006 – 2007Late Dr. D. S. MagarkarDr. Unmesh Mahajan
2007 – 2008Dr. Sajal MitraDr. S. Subramanian
2008 – 2009Dr. Kailash MorarkaDr. Makarand Dhopavkar
2009 – 2010Dr. Sudhir SoniDr. Prashant Rathi
2010 – 2011Dr. Pramod RautDr. Viraj Shingade
2011 – 2012Dr. Sanjeev ChaudharyDr. Ratnakar Ambade
2012 - 2013Dr. Pradip KukdeDr. Satyajit Jagtap
2013 - 2014Dr. Ravi BhajaniDr. Devashis Barick
2014 - 2015Dr. Avinash PatilDr. Manoj Pahukar
2015 - 2016Dr. Ashutosh ApteDr. Amol Kadu

2015 – 2016 Executive Body


Dr. Ashutosh Apte
Sawali Orthopaedics Hospital, Hanuman Mandir Road, Dharmpeth, Nagpur – 440010
Mobile: +91-9225227996
Email: [email protected]

Hon. Secretary

Dr. Amol Kadu
Upacharya – an Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery & Trauma Care Centre, 62, Central Avenue, Near Gitanjali Cinema, Nagpur – 27.
Phone: +91 (712) 2724462 (C)
Mobile: +91-9373103861
Email: [email protected]

Imm. Past President

Dr. Avinash Patil
Mobile: 9823048081
Vice President (Elect)
Dr. Rajendra Chaudhary

Vice President

Dr. Shyam Rathi

Clinical Committee Chairman

Dr. Alankar Ramteke


Dr. Amit Hadole


Dr. Alok Umre
Dr. Sumedh Chaudhary

Joint Secretary

Dr. V. K. Verma

In charge PGCM

Dr. Sameer Dwidmuthe
Mobile: 9422904819

Executive Members

  • Dr. Makrand Dhopavkar (Nagpur)
  • Dr. Abhijit Deo (Nagpur)
  • Dr. Shailesh Bijwe (Nagpur)
  • Dr. Vikram Sapre (Nagpur)
  • Dr. Mukesh Laddha (Nagpur)
  • Dr. Tushar Bhure (Nagpur)
  • Dr. Samrat Taori (Nagpur)
  • Dr. Sandip Agrawal (Gondiya)
  • Dr. Ranjit Deshmukh (Akola)
  • Dr. Hrishikesh Saodekar (Amravati)
  • Dr. Yogesh Salphale (Chandrapur)
  • Dr. Sudarshan Kamble (Yavatmal)
  • Dr. C. M. Badole (Wardha)
  • Dr. Manoj Patil (Buldhana)