An Indian-origin British Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor A A Shetty has been been awarded prestigious Hunterian Professorship and the Medalfor 2017 by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair.
Professor Shetty is a Non –resident Indian and a renowned knee surgeon in the UK. He is also a Chair and Director of stem cell research at Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom. He is leading some of the world class research in knee surgery. Apart from his surgical innovations he is the first surgeon to use the robotics in arthroscopic knee surgery in the world and gel based cartilage repair surgery in the UK. Recently he has been developing some of the revolutionary surgical techniques for cartilage repair, Gel ACI (Autologous chondrocyte Implantation). He has undertaken some of the most complex revision knee surgery and limb reconstruction surgery.
About the Hunterian Professorship
Named after the pioneering surgeon scientist John Hunter and dating back over two centuries, this continue to be highly regarded and prestigious awards within the field of surgery and is awarded annually. The Hunterian Professorship is considered to be one of the proudest traditional honours of the college bestowed to 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 recognize their work.