Dr Naveen Tahasildar is a Consultant Spine Surgeon at NH Orthopaedics, Spine and Trauma Care, Bangalore
After completing his MBBS from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, he got selected for othopaedic residency at the prestigious PGIMER University, Chandigarh through a national level entrance examination. After completing his orthopaedic residency, he worked as a registrar there for another 2 years. He was selected for an Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) accredited fellowship at Epworth Hospitals, Melbourne where he undertook further training in Orthopaedic subspecialities.
He was awarded the Asian Association of Dynamic Osteosynthesis (AADO) fellowship to work at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong for a month. He was awarded the Diploma SICOT at the SICOT 2011 XXV Triennial Congress, Prague, Czech Republic. In pursuit of further enhancing his knowledge in spine surgery, he undertook a combined Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spine Surgery fellowship at Amrita Institute, Kochi. He gained experience in microsurgical techniques, deformity corrections and spine tumour surgeries during this period. He was awarded the SICOT Spine fellowship at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark where he worked for a short term learning various aspects of minimal invasive spine surgery, revision spine surgery and complex spinal deformity corrections.
He was awarded the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Global Outreach Scholarship award 2013 to attend the prestigious IMAST meeting at Vancouver, Canada. He has 26 research publications (17 international and 9 national) to his credit and these have been cited 191 times in various international papers published in renowned journals. He is a reviewer for national and international spine journals. He has a passion for teaching and is involved in the training and grooming of young spine surgeons as a faculty at national and state level events. He has been the faculty at prestigious AO Spine Scoliosis Week Course. During the last 8 years at Sparsh, he has operated on more than 1000 complex spine cases including scoliosis, spinal tumours and revision surgeries. He has a special interest in minimal invasive spine surgery, spinal deformity corrections and spinal tumour surgeries.