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Dr. Mihir Bapat

Director - Nanavati Institute of Spine Surgery & Senior Consultant Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Institute of Spine Surgery

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Brief Profile


  • M.S.
  • D.N.B. Ortho

Awards and Achievements

  • Kamarkar Gold Medal (1994) for highest in surgery at GS Medical College Mumbai & Second Rank in Surgery in Mumbai University.
  • Pandurangi Award (1996) for Best Resident in Orthopedics.
  • IOACON Appreciation Award 2005 for outstanding work in spine surgery.
  • Best Clinical Research Paper Award (Association of Spine Surgeons of India ) 2006.
  • ASSI Award for Maximum Peer reviewed publications 2006.
  • Surgical decision making in cervical spondylotic myelopathy – prospective analysis of 115 cases. MASSALLAWALA BEST PAPER AWARD SESSION, WIROC, Mumbai 2006 (Co-Author).
  • Pathogenesis and staging of craniovertebral tuberculosis. Travel Award. RSNA Chicago, November, 2010 (Co Author).
  • Recovery Patterns in late onset myelopathy. MASSALLAWALA BEST PAPER AWARD SESSION, WIROC, Mumbai 2010 (Co-Author).
  • SM Tuli Best Case paper award. Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, Mumbai, 2012
  • ASSI-Ingalhalikar Gold Medal for Best Clinical Paper 2013.
  • MOA (Maharashtra Orthopedic association ) best paper award 2016.


Fellowships Attended:

  • Scoliosis Research Society Global Outreach Scholarship 2005
  • Visiting Fellow at Queens Medical Center, Nottingham 2004


  • Bombay Orthopedic Association. (BOS)
  • Indian Orthopedic Association (IOA) and Annual conference (IOACON).
  • AO spine
  • Bombay Spine society
  • Western India Regional Orthopedic Conference (WIROC)
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and Annual conference (ASSICON)
  • Johnson and Johnson Annual Travelling Fellowhip Program
  • Bangladesh Spine Society.
  • Maharashtra Orthopedic Association
  • Vidharbha Orthopedic Association.
  • International AO faculty

Research and Publications

  • Mycotic Aneurysm of the Descending thoracic aorta with intraspinal extension causing paraplegia. ActaOrthop Scand. 2002 Oct; 73(5):597-600.
  • Approach to tuberculosis of the cervico-dorsal junction. A classification based on clinico-radiological criteria. Spine 2006 Apr 20; 31(9):E244-9.
  • Epidural varix at the cervico-thoracic. Unusual cause forquadriplegia. Spine. 2006 Feb 1; 31(3): E88-90.4.
  • Role of trans-articular screw fixation in atlanto-axial tuberculosis. Eur Spine J. 2007 Feb; 16(2):187-973.
  • Role of iliac crest reconstruction using autologous rib graft. Spine 2008 Nov 1; 33(23):2570-5.
  • Patterns of Compression in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Eur Spine J 2008 17: 1651-1663
  • Paraplegia due recurrent multiple hydatid cyst of the spine. IJO 2008; 42(2): 222-4
  • Conus Medullaris Syndrome due to an intradural disc herniation. IJO 2008; 42(1): 94-96.
  • Complex multi-level lumbar spine fractures with transverse sacral fracture. A case report. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. Indian J Orthop. 2011 Nov;45(6):576-80.
  • MRI diagnosis of intradural disc herniation. A report of three cases with review of literature. Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2011 Volume 18 Number 2
  • Delayed surgery in lumbar spine fractures. Do severe cauda equina lesions recover?. The Spine Journal 2011; 11(10):S11-12.
  • Intradural tumor and concomitant disc herniation. Indian J Orthop. 2011.
  • Free floating intraspinalneuroepithelial cyst: a case report. International journal of case reports and images 2012;3(6): 38-41.
  • Structural odontoid lesions in craniovertebral tuberculosis. A review of 15 cases. Spine 2012;37 :E836-43
  • Management of Sequelae of neglected septic shoulder. IJO 2009; 43(1): 90-2
  • Giant cell tumour of the talus: Case report. Journal of Post graduate Medicine Vol.46, Issue2; April-June 2000.
  • Text Book of Orthopaedics and Trauma. G S Kulkarni; Jaypee 2008. Spinal fusion techniques
  • Spinal Injuries in Ankylosing Spinal Disorders. Kshitij Chaudhary, MihirBapat, Vinod Laheri. Spine Infections and Trauma, Chapter 27, 1st edition, editors: S Rajasekaran, Anil Jain. Jaypee Publishers, India.
  • RDB`s art of clinical presentation: A clinical hand book for under graduate students.

Speciality Interest

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Complex and Revision Surgeries, Craniovertebral junction surgery, Deformity surgery, Tumor and Fracture reconstruction surgery

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