Dr. Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan

Dr. Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan

Primary Speciality : Orthopedic Surgery

Secondary Speciality : Neuro Surgery

Qualification :  MBBS, MS, DNB, FNB Spine Surgery, Global Spine Diploma, APSS SICOT Spine Fellowship

Location : Chennai, India

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

I write to introduce myself Dr. S. Dilip Chand Raja. I underwent my training in the leading institutions of India, including Madras Medical College and Calicut Medical College. Currently, I am working in Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore in the department of Spine Surgery. I completed my successful fellowship (FNB Spine- Rank-1) in Ganga Hospital and gained most of the expertise, knowledge, and number of skills that make me the exceptional doctor that I am today. I have performed more than 500 spine surgeries individually and assisted more than 1500 complex spine surgeries. Read more..

PRIMARY LOCATION 

Telemedicine

ADDRESS

B 14
Casa Grand Elan
Chennai
Tamilnadu
Contact Person : Dilip Chand Raja

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EDUCATION

  • MBBS - Madras Medical College - 2010
  • FNB Spine Surgery - Ganga Medical Centre and Hospital Pvt Ltd - 2018
  • APSS SICOT Spine Fellowship - Berlin, Germany - 2019
  • MS - Orthopedics - Calicut Medical College - 2014
  • DNB - Orthopedics - National Board of Examination - 2016
  • Global Spine Diploma - AO Spine - 2020

EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Resident in Orthopedics May - 2014 - June - 2015
  • Internship in Medicine April - 2009 - May - 2010
  • Junior Resident in Orthopedics July - 2011 - June - 2014
  • Senior Resident in Spine Surgery April - 2016 - March - 2018
  • Senior Registrar in Spine Surgery April - 2018 - March - 2021

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE

  • Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Pain And Degenerative Disc Disese
  • Osteoporosis
  • Orthopedics
  • Scoliosis Deformity Correction
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery

    AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

    • 2016 - 1. YOUNG SCIENTIST AND RESEARCHER AWARD ARTHROCON 2016 Calicut, Kerala, Indo Korean Orthopedic Foundation.
    • 2018 - 2. BEST CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD ASSICON 2018 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India for “The effect of halo gravity traction in rigid deformities -a prospective analysis of 26 patients with severe spinal deformities
    • 2019 - 6. APSS Best Clinical research award APSS-APPOS 2019 Incheon, Korea “Motion Preserving Navigated Primary Internal Fixation of Unstable C1 fractures”
    • 2019 - 7. Asian Spine Journal Best Clinical Research Paper award 2019 Incheon, Korea “Motion Preserving Navigated Primary Internal Fixation of Unstable C1 fractures”
    • 2019 - 12. Reviewer of the month award for February 2019- European Spine Journal
    • 2020 - 14. Young Investigator Traveler Grant awarded by ISSLS at Spine week 2020, Melbourne, Australia. -“Disc ‘Dysbiosis’ as a cause of Inflammaging and Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Degeneration – Revelations form Next Generation Sequencing Analysis” . The grant has been shifted to 2022.
    • 2021 - 19. VTI [VT Ingahalikar Gold Medal Paper] Award, ASSICON 2021, India Why do Modic Changes Result in Poor Clinical Outcomes? – Novel Insights from Proteomic analysis of Lumbar discs with Modic changes.
    • 2021 - 20. AO Spine Asia Pacific Inland Fellowship, July 2022, Mumbai, India [to be pursued] Hosting center Bombay hospital, Dr. Arvind G Kulkarni, Head of the Mumbai Spine Scoliosis and Disc Replacement Centre
    • 2019 - 4. ASSI Travelling Fellowship Award 2019 ASSICON 2019 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    • 2019 - 5. APSS-SICOT Spine Fellowship Award 2019 APSS-APPOS 2019 Incheon, Korea Hosting center Prof. Ulrich Noeth and Dr. Miguel Alquiza in Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau, Stadtrandstraße 555, 13589 Berlin, Germany.
    • 2019 - 8. APSS Best Basic Science research award APSS-APPOS 2019 Incheon, Korea “The proteomic signature of Nucleus Pulposus in Fetal Intervertebral Discs”
    • 2019 - 10. BIOS 2019 Junior Fellowship BIOS 2019
    • 2020 - 13. Dr Ketan Khurjekar Memorial Gold Medal Award – Runner up, APSS BSS 2020, Mumbai, India “Preoperative Modic changes and Total End Plate Score are independent risk factor for developing postoperative surgical site infections- A single center retrospective analysis of 1124 patients”
    • 2021 - 15. North American Spine Society and The Spine Journal Best Outstanding Paper 2020 “Uncovering molecular targets for regenerative therapy in degenerative disc disease do small Leucine-Rich proteoglycans hold the key?”
    • 2020 - 16. 2020-2021 Robert Bucholz Journal Club Grant from the JBJS Resident Education Fund. Fund [US$1,500]
    • 2020 - 17. Co-Investigator of DBT grant, Government of India - Center For “Low Back Pain and Degenerative Disc Disease Research” Reference No BT/PR35631/MED/30/2186/2019 sanctioned [Rs.1128.32 Lakhs] to Ganga Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation.
    • 2021 - 18. ASSI Young Investigator Award 2021, ASSICON 2021, India The Catastrophization Effects of an MRI Report on the Patient and Surgeon and the Benefits of Clinical Reporting - Results from an RCT and Blinded Trials
    • 2018 - 3. Best poster award SICOT/ AAOS annual meeting scholarship SICOT 2018 Montreal, Canada “Minimally Invasive Motion- and Function-Preserving CT navigated Primary Osteosynthesis of Isolated Unstable Atlas Fractures [abstract no-49772]”
    • 2019 - 9. Asian Spine Journal Best Basic Science Research Paper award 2019 Incheon, Korea “The proteomic signature of Nucleus Pulposus in Fetal Intervertebral Discs”
    • 2019 - 11. North American Spine Society and The Spine Journal Best Outstanding Paper 2019 Chicago, USA – “Inflammaging Determines Health and Disease in Lumbar discs -Evidence from Differing Proteomic Signatures of Healthy, aging and Degenerating Discs”

    PUBLICATIONS

    • 2018 - Spinal Tuberculosis " "Current concepts" Rajasekaran S, Soundararajan DCR, Shetty AP, Kanna RM. Spinal Tuberculosis: Current Concepts. Global Spine J. 2018 Dec;8(4 Suppl):96S-108S. doi: 10.1177/2192568218769053. Epub 2018 Dec 13. PMID: 30574444; PMCID: PMC6295815.
    • 2018 - The Effective Role of Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Subarachnoid Pleural Fistula- A Case Report and Review of Literature Soundararajan DCR, Shetty AP, Kanna RM, Rajasekaran S. The Effectiveness of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Subarachnoid Pleural Fistula: A Case Report and Literature Review. Neurospine. 2018;15(4):394‐399. doi:10.14245/ns.1836056.028
    • 2018 - Lumbar Intraspinal Osteolipoma presenting as Cauda Equina Syndrome- A case report and Review of Literature Dilip Chand Raja S, Kanna RM, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S. Lumbar Intraspinal Osteolipoma Presenting as Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Case Rep Orthop. 2018;2018:1945149. Published 2018 Oct 22. doi:10.1155/2018/1945149
    • 2018 - A Prospective Randomized Study to Analyse the Efficacy of Balanced Preemptive Analgesia in Spine Surgery Raja S DC, Shetty AP, Subramanian B, Kanna RM, Rajasekaran S. A prospective randomized study to analyze the efficacy of balanced pre-emptive analgesia in spine surgery. Spine J. 2019;19(4):569‐577. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2018.10.010
    • 2018 - Delayed postoperative spondylodiscitis in a case of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) following surgical intervention for traumatic C7-T1 bifacteal dislocation S Dilip Chand Raja, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, S Rajasekaran DOI: 10.4103/isj.isj_26_18. Indian Spine Journal
    • 2018 - "Tuberculosis of Subaxial Cervical Spine"- Chapter 9, The ASSI Monographs- Spinal Tuberculosis Aditya Bunta, Dilip Chand Raja S, Ariful Aslam, Sandip Chatterjee ISBN no: 9789388257329, Thieme publishers, January 2019
    • 2019 - Delayed presentation of Candidal Vertebral Osteomyelitis following penetrating spinal injury Dilip Chand Raja S, Rishi Mugesh K, Ajoy Prasad S, Rajasekaran S. Delayed presentation of Candidal Vertebral Osteomyelitis following penetrating spinal injury. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2019;10(Suppl 1):S211‐S214. doi:10.1016/j.jcot.2019.02.014
    • 2020 - Motion Preserving Navigated Primary Internal Fixation of Unstable C1 Fractures Rajasekaran, Shanmuganathan, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, and Rishi Mugesh Kanna. "Motion-Preserving Navigated Primary Internal Fixation of Unstable C1 Fractures." Asian Spine Journal (2020).
    • 2020 - ISSLS Lumbar Spine Online Textbook Section 11, Chapter 14: Navigation in Spine Surgery Rajasekaran S, Dilip Chand Raja, Ajoy Prasad Shetty. http://www.wheelessonline.com/ISSLS/section-11-chapter-14-navigation-in-spine-surgery/
    • 2020 - Letter to the Editor regarding: "Degenerate-disc Infection Study with Contaminant Control (DISC): A multi-center prospective case-control trial" by Rao et al Dilip Chand Raja S, Rajasekaran S. SPINEE-D-20-00432. The Spine Journal. Accepted on May 09,2020
    • 2020 - Drug-resistant spinal tuberculosis"Current concepts, challenges, and controversies. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma [2020]. Soundararajan, Dilip Chand Raja, Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran,Ajoy Prasad Shetty, and Rishi Mugesh Kanna.
    • 2019 - Cauda Equina Syndrome in an Obese Pregnant Patient Secondary to Double Level Lumbar Disc Herniation " A Case Report and Review of Literature S DCR, Shetty AP, Kanna RM, Rajasekaran S. Cauda equina syndrome in an obese pregnant patient secondary to double level lumbar disc herniation - A case report and review of literature. Spinal Cord Ser Cases. 2019;5:33. Published 2019 Apr 15. doi:10.1038/s41394-019-0179-7.
    • 2019 - Inflammaging Determines Health and Disease in Lumbar discs -Evidence from Differing Proteomic Signatures of Healthy, aging and Degenerating Discs Rajasekaran, S., Chitraa Tangavel, Sri Vijay Anand KS, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan, Sharon Miracle Nayagam, Monica Steffi Matchado, M. Raveendran, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, and K. Dharmalingam. "Inflammaging determines health and disease in lumbar discs"evidence from differing proteomic signatures of healthy, aging, and degenerating discs." The Spine Journal 20, no. 1 (2020): 48-59.
    • 2020 - The proteomic signature of Nucleus Pulposus in Fetal Intervertebral Discs Rajasekaran, Shanmuganathan, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan, Chitraa Tangavel, Sri Vijay Anand KS, Sharon Miracle Nayagam, Monica Steffi Matchado, Raveendran Muthurajan, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, and K. Dharmalingam. "Proteomic Signature of Nucleus Pulposus in Fetal Intervertebral Disc." Asian Spine Journal (2020).
    • 2020 - Thoraco-lumbar Fracture Dislocations (TLFD) without Spinal Cord Injury " Classification and Principles of Management Kanna, Rishi Mugesh, Dilip Chand Raja, Ajoy P. Shetty, and Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran. "Thoracolumbar Fracture Dislocations Without Spinal Cord Injury: Classification and Principles of Management." Global Spine Journal (2019): 2192568219890568.
    • 2020 - Letter to the Editor concerning "Bacteria: back pain, leg pain and Modic sign - A surgical multicenter comparative study" by Fritzell P, et al. Dilip Chand Raja, S., Rajasekaran, S. Letter to the Editor concerning "Bacteria: back pain, leg pain and Modic sign"a surgical multicentre comparative study" by Fritzell P, et al. (Eur Spine J [2019]; doi:10.1007/s00586-019-06164-1). Eur Spine J 29, 1182"1183 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06318-6
    • 2020 - Uncovering molecular targets for regenerative therapy in degenerative disc disease: do small Leucine-Rich proteoglycans hold the key? Rajasekaran, S., Soundararajan, D.C.R., Tangavel, C., Nayagam, S.M., KS, S.V., Sunmathi, R., Matchado, M.S., Muthurajan, R., Shetty, A.P., Kanna, R.M. and Dharmalingam, K. The Spine Journal, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2020.04.011
    • 2020 - Human Intervertebral Discs Harbour a Unique Microbiome and Dysbiosis Determines Health and Disease Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan , Chitraa Tangavel , Raveendran Muthurajan , K S Sri Vijay Anand , Monica Steffi Matchado , Sharon Miracle Nayagam , Ajoy Prasad Shetty , Rishi Mugesh Kanna , K Dharmalingam. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06446-z
    • 2020 - Delayed presentation of urinoma mimicking spondylodiscitis secondary to ureteric injury Following carrot stick fracture in ankylosing spondylitis Soundararajan, Dilip Chand Raja, Anupama Maheswaran, Dinesh Kumarasamy, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, and S. Rajasekaran. Eur Spine J (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06408-5
    • 2020 - Proteomic Signatures of Healthy Intervertebral Discs From Organ Donors: A Comparison With Previous Studies on Discs From Scoliosis, Animals, and Trauma Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Chitraa Tangavel, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan, Sharon Miracle Nayagam, Monica Steffi Matchado, Raveendran Muthurajan, Sri Vijay Anand K.S, Sunmathi R, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, K. Dharmalingam DOI: /ns.2040056.028 Neurospine. Accepted on April 5, 2020
    • 2020 - Presence of Preoperative Modic Changes and Severity of Endplate Damage are Independent Risk Factors for Developing Postoperative Surgical Site Infection- a Retrospective Case-Control Study of 1124 patients Pradip, I., Dilip Chand Raja, S., Rajasekaran, S. et al. Eur Spine J [2020]. https//doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06581-7
    • 2020 - Part 1: Profiling Extra cellular matrix core proteome of human fetal nucleus pulposus for regenerative potential Rajasekaran S, Tangavel C, Djuric N, Raveendran M, Soundararajan DCR, Nayagam SM, Matchado MS, Anand KSSV. ci Rep. 2020 Sep 24;10(1):15684. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-72859-x. PMID: 32973250.
    • 2020 - Can Scoliotic Discs be Controls for Molecular Studies in Intervertebral Disc Research? - Insights from Proteomics Rajasekaran S, Tangavel C, Anand KSSV, Soundararajan DCR, Nayagam SM, Sunmathi R, Raveendran M, Shetty AP, Kanna RM, Pushpa BT. Global Spine J. 2020 Sep 18:2192568220959038. doi: 10.1177/2192568220959038. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32945197.
    • 2020 - Current Updates in Management of Extremity Injuries in Polytrauma A. Devendra, Gupta Nishith P,S. Dilip Chand Raja, J. Dheenadhayalan, S. Rajasekaran Published: September 24, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcot.2020.09.031
    • 2020 - Bezold-Jarisch reflex causing bradycardia and hypotension in a case of severe dystrophic cervical kyphotic deformity: a case report and review of literature. Dilip Chand Raja S, Rajasekaran S, Sri Vijayanand KS, Shetty AP, Kanna RM. Eur Spine J. 2020 Oct 6. doi: 10.1007/s00586-020-06619-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33025190.
    • 2020 - Sporadic Intradural Extramedullary Hemangioblastoma of Cauda Equina with Large Peri-tumoral cyst- A rare presentation (accepted and page proofed) Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, Manuscript Id - IJRI_611_20. Pushpa BT, 2/9/2020, Pushpa, Dilip Chand Raja S, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Venkata Suman Kanna, Rajasekaran S
    • 2020 - Management of Pelvic Injuries in Hemodynamically Unstable Polytrauma Patients " Challenges and Current Updates Ramesh Perumal; Dilip Chand Raja S; Sivakumar S. P; Dheenadhayalan Jayaramaraju; Ramesh Kumar Sen; Vivek Trikha. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, ISSN: 0976-5662.October 5,2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcot.2020.09.035
    • 2020 - Lumbar Disc Herniation and Modic changes: A Prospective analysis of the Clinical Outcomes after Microdiscectomy Dinesh Kumaraswamy, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Sri Vijay Anand K. S., Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan, Ajoy Prasad Shetty T., Rishi Mugesh Kanna P., and Pushpa B. T. Global Spine Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/2192568220976089
    • 2021 - The Catastrophization Effects Of An MRI Report On The Patient And Surgeon And The Benefits Of 'Clinical Reporting' - Results From An RCT And Blinded Trials Article DOI: 10.1007/s00586-021-06809. European Spine Journal. Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan, Pushpa B. T, Ananda Kumar Behera, Ajoy Prasad Shetty T., Rishi Mugesh Kanna.
    • 2021 - Sub-clinical Infection can be an Initiator of Inflammaging leading to Degenerative Disc Disease " Evidence from Host Defense Response Mechanisms - [EMID:27046784e722142c] (Accepted).European Spine Journal. S. Rajasekaran, Tangavel Chitraa, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan, Muthurajan Raveendran, Sharon Miracle Nayagam, Sri Vijay Anand, Ajoy Prasad Shetty and Rishi Mugesh Kanna.

    MEMBERSHIPS

    • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology [SICOT] -January - 2016 -December - 2021
    • Asia Pacific Spine Society [APSS] -January - 2019 -December - 2021
    • Indian Orthopedic Association -January - 2016 -December - 2021
    • Association of Spine Surgeons of India -January - 2018 -December - 2021
    • International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty [ISKSAA] -January - 2016 -December - 2021
    • Tamilnadu Orthopedic Association -January - 2017 -December - 2021
    • AO Spine -January - 2016 -December - 2021

    LANGUAGES KNOWN

    • English
    • Tamil
    • Malayalam
    • Hindi
    • Telugu

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