Co-Founder & Research Associate, Orthopaedic Research Group, India
Achiever's Success Story
“Don’t try to survive but Live to make a difference”
As per the inspiring words of Kalam “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep”, We introduce Dr Sathish Muthu who dreamt about making research not as an academic burden but as an integral part of everyday clinical practice among the orthopedic surgeons across the country. He is the co-founder of Orthopaedic Research Group, a non-profit research organization that envisions to upskill the research acumen of every fellow orthopaedicians in the country to focus on translational research to transcend patient care to the highest level possible.
With the core idea from his mentor Dr Seenivasan who said “Don’t try to survive but Live to make a difference”, Dr Muthu chose the stream of Orthopaedic Surgery not to be a part of the crowd but to stand apart and make a difference in the field through research which was very much lacking in the current training curriculum. Passing out to be the Best Post Graduate of the State and the winner of two Gold medals from the University, Dr Muthu was placed at work in a remote Government taluk hospital. When everyone saw that as oppression, Dr Muthu saw it as an opportunity and started to work on various ways and means to build a research platform that links researchers across the globe to conduct translational research projects. Joining hands with Dr Girinivasan Chellamuthu, he founded Orthopaedic Research Group.
Following the words of his orthopedic mentor Dr Velmurugan who said “See for yourself to believe for yourself”, he started to work on various research projects to seek high-quality evidence on everyday orthopedic practice and published their work in international journals providing recommendations on its utility to let the world believe for itself from their eyes of research. He partnered with various national and international research teams to do collaborative research to bring a difference to the community. During the COVID pandemic, his collaborative works with the COVIDSurg Collaborative of the UK earned a global reputation. He started to expand his research team through structured research training through his fellowship programs thereby serving his vision.
So far, Orthopaedic Research Group has published 100+ publications that received 2000+ citations in the academic community and trained around 50+ orthopedic surgeons in the research front. He intends to set a strong footprint in the field of orthopedics through his vision to empower everyone with the nuances of research to revolutionize patient care.