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Dr. Arvind G Kulkarni



M.S: (Master of Orthopaedic Surgery) Post Graduate Degree in Orthopaedic Surgery from Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital* affiliated to University of Mumbai, India. (2000).

D’ Orth (Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery): from the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai. (2000).

FCPS (Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons): from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai. (2002).



Dr. Arvind G Kulkarni is presently attached as a consultant at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai which is a teaching hospital. He is a teacher for Diploma in Orthopaedics for College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai. He has a Fellowship Programme under me for training in Spine surgery. The do have ASSI Spine Fellowship at their institution which has a tenure of 2 years at the end of which the candidate has to pass an exit examination. They are also are a recognized centre for AO Spine Fellowships. Dr. Arvind is an examiner for Spinal Fellowship exit exams. Post-graduate students are trained under his supervision in the operating rooms and out-patient clinics apart from the regular weekly lectures. As a post-graduate fellow, he has a teaching experience of 10 years. Apart from teaching the postgraduate residents in the clinic and operating theatres, he has chaired undergraduate seminar sessions on topics in Spine during his Spine fellowship. He has also conducted bedside Orthopaedic tutorials for undergraduates during his residency. He has completed T4T (Training for Teaching) and T4C (Training for Chairing) to chair and teach at AO Spine Courses.



Kulkarni AG et al. Should we label all synovial cysts as unstable (Accepted for publication in Global Spine Journal).

Kulkarni AG et al. Stand-alone lateral recess decompression without discectomy in patients with claudicant radicular pain and MRI evidence of large disc herniation: A prospective study (Accepted for publication in Spine).

Kulkarni AG et al. Minimal invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Indian J Orthop. 2016 Sep;50(5):464-472.

Kulkarni AG, Patel R et al. Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery a Blessing to Minimize Surgical Site Infections? (Accepted for publication in Asian Spine Journal).

Kulkarni AG, Patil V, et al . Cervical Foot-print Anthropometry in Indian Population: Implications on design of Artificial Disc Replacement Devices ( Asian Spine Journal (ASJ) – 2016 Feb;10(1):20-6.

Kulkarni AG, Dhruv AN, Bassi AJ. Posterior Cervicothoracic Instrumentation: Testing the Clinical Efficacy of Tapered Rods (Dual Diameter Rods).J Spinal Disord Tech.  2015 Dec; 28(10):382-8.

Kulkarni AG, Dhruv A, Bassi A: Microendoscopic lumbar discectomy: Technique and results of 188 cases. Indian J Orthop. 2014 Jan;48(1):81-7.

Kulkarni AG, Dhruv A, Bassi A: Should We Cross the Cross-Links?- Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Aug 15;38(18):E1128-34.

Kulkarni AG, Dhruv A, Bassi A: Micro-endoscopic excision of C2- Osteoid Osteoma - Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 May 23.

Kulkarni AG, Shah SM. CT Based Evaluation of Odontoid Morphology in Indian Population: Indian J Orthop 2013;47:250-4.



Invited Faculty to Sweden- October 7th to 9th, 2016 – Swedish Whiplash Society to give 4 lectures.

Faculty – Asia Spine, Seoul September 2016.

Faculty - National NeuroSpine Conference – September 2016, Kolkatta.

Faculty – WESS, Bhubaneshwar – 27th August 2016.

Faculty – ‘Cadaveric Workshop- MIS’, at AIIMS New Delhi, 6th August 2016.

Faculty – ASSI Live Operative Course, Indian Spinal Injury Centre, New Delhi, July 29-31st, 2016.

Faculty- ‘International Conference of Spine & Spinal Disorders – Valencia, Spain 30th June to 2nd July&rsquo.

Faculty : Kauvery MIS-Operative Workshop – June 17th , Chennai

Convener- MIS-BOS Spine Course Cadaveric Workshop & Live Demo, Mumbai June 3-4 2016.

Faculty- Indo-American Operative Spine Forum – Nanavati Hospital-Mumbai May 24 & 25.

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