Dr. MAYIL NATARAJAN is the Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon at M.N. Orthopaedic Hospital, Chennai. He is a Sr. Consultant at Apollo Specialty Hospital and Apollo First Med Hospital, Chennai.
He was the 7 th Vice Chancellor of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (2009-12). He was the 1 st Director of Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Govt. General Hospital and Madras Medical College Chennai (2009). He was the Head of the Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Govt. General Hospital and Madras Medical College (2005 to 2009).
He is an Orthopaedic Surgeon recognized for his pioneering work in Orthopaedic Oncology. He introduced the concept of Limb Salvage Surgery by Custom Mega Prosthesis as early as 1988. He established Orthopaedic Oncology as a Sub-Specialty in Orthopaedic Surgery in India. His personal series of 2222 cases of Custom Mega Prosthesis in 35 years (1988 to 2023) is the largest number by a single surgeon in the world. He has designed and invented 8 types of Custom Mega Prosthesis which have been Patented.
He has received 3 National Awards from the President of India, Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. (1) Dr. B. C. Roy National Award (2004). (2) National Award for Welfare of the Disabled (2005). (3) Padma Shri Award (2007). He was the President of the Academic Bodies Indian Orthopaedic Association (2006) and The Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association (2000).
Internationally, he was the first Indian to be the President of the Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society. The Royal College Surgeons of England conferred the Fellowship of the College on him (2009). The British Orthopaedic Association honoured him with the Honorary Fellowship (2006)