MCh (Orth) Alumni becomes President of APAS

Professor Rami Abboud and his Team at the TORT Centre would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr Parag Sancheti on his recent confirmation as President of the Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society (APAS) which he will serve for the next two years.

Dr Sancheti was elected President during the 17th annual meeting of the society (25-28 August 2016) held in Penang, Malaysia in the presence of the Health Minister of Malaysia. Dr Sancheti succeeded Dr Rami Sorial from Sydney, Australia. The President’s role is to promote the upgrading surgical skills and expertise in the Asia-Pacific region through Overseas Fellowships, Workshops and Continuing Medical Education Programs.

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Left: Dr Rami Sorial passes the APAS Presidency onto Dr Parag Sancheti; Right: Dr and Mrs Sancheti (centre) at the ceremony.

Dr Sancheti, is a MCh (Orth) Dundee Alumni from 2003 and is now an international faculty member on the same course. He is a renowned knee and joint replacement surgeon working in Pune, India and is the Director of the Sancheti Group which incorporates an Academy for healthcare education, a Hospital for specialised surgery, an Institute for orthopaedics and rehabilitation and a Clinic for orthopaedics and physiotherapy.

APAS, a Society of Joint Replacement Surgeons from the Asia Pacific region, was founded in 1997 and currently has 750 members. The ongoing vision of APAS is to deliver meetings that introduce debate and reflect on current issues in joint replacement that orthopaedic surgeons meet every day in their current practice and also to share topics that broaden the scope of their future practice.

This is a huge honour for Dr Sancheti and one he richly deserves. Parag graduated from the MCh (Orth) Dundee course in 2003 and has since become an ambassador for the course and the University of Dundee and a champion of orthopaedic education in India” stated Professor Rami Abboud. “We at the TORT Centre are proud to call Parag a colleague and a friend and we wish him every success with his tenure over the next two years which he combines with his recent role as President of the Indian Association of Sports (IAS). There is no doubt that Parag will be a fantastic and innovative President and his knowledge of orthopaedic education will enhance the already excellent work APAS and IAS do. I personally wish him every success”.

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Dr Sancheti and Professor Abboud are respected colleagues and trusted friends with a shared passion for healthcare education.

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