Every year one student studying the MCh (Orth) Dundee course is awarded the Ian Smillie Class Award of Distinction
This class award of distinction is named after the late Professor Ian Smillie, who gained a worldwide reputation in knee surgery and the role of the meniscus, and is awarded annually to the student who has attained the highest overall mark for the year.
Professor Smillie was one of the first ‘super-specialists’ in Orthopaedic Surgery and far ahead of his time with his contributions going far beyond his expertise in knee surgery. In 2007 Professor Smillie was posthumously awarded the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) highest honour - entry to the ‘AOSSM Hall of Fame’ for his significant contributions to the specialty of Sports Medicine, which is now on display at the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery alongside the reflex hammer Professor Smillie used throughout his career. It is therefore fitting that his name lends itself to the outstanding MCh (Orth) candidate each year.
Left:Professor Ian Smillie's AOSSM Hall of Fame Award; Right: Professor Smillie's actual reflex hammer.
Roll of Honour
2017-2018 Ganapathy Koneri Murthy
2016-2017 Pritam Kumar Agrawal
2015-2016 Chinmaya Sharma
2014-2015 Calvin Mathias
2013-2014 Suman Sundarraj
2012-2013 Ian Persad
2011-2012 Manish Kiran
2010-2011 Saif ul Haq Aman
2009-2010 Amit Kumar
2008-2009 Balamurali Krishnan Loganathan
2007-2008 Satish Kanan Rajankulum Ganesan
2006-2007 Rajesh Garg
2005-2006 Roy Abraham
2004-2005 Chacko John Manakkalathil
2003-2004 Rajib Basu
2002-2003 Arpit Jariwala
2001-2002 Syed Aftab Ahmad
2000-2001 S. Krishna Kumar
1999-2000 Sudhir Reddy
1998-1999 Rakesh Rajput
1997-1998 Raju Uppala
1996-1997 Sharadaumar Agarwal
1995-1996 Manhal Nassif
Heads of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery
Left to right: Professors, Ian Smillie (1967 - 1977), George Murdoch (1977 - 1986), David Rowley (1988 - 2007), Rami Abboud (2007 - Present).