Professor Anan Shetty, an NRI orthopaedic knee surgeon has been accorded with the Hunterian Professorship and the Medal for 2017, by UK’s Royal College of Surgeons for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair.
According to the citation of the award, "The Hunterian Professorship is considered one of the proudest traditional honours of the college bestowed on surgeons of eminence who have richly contributed to the field of surgery by original research or innovations. The honour of delivering the Hunterian lecture is regarded by surgeons around the world as a great privilege and high accolade awarded to recognise their work".
Professor Shetty is working with the KIMS Hospital in Maidstone and a Chair of Orthopaedics and Director of stem cell research at Canterbury Christ Church University, in the UK. Apart from his surgical innovations, he is also the first surgeon to use robotics in arthroscopic knee surgery in the world and gel-based cartilage repair surgery in the UK.