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Rakesh Dhake

Associate Spinal Specialist

Dr Dhake graduated from Seth G.S.Medical college and King Edwards Hospital, Mumbai, India, following which he completed speciality training in orthopaedics from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital in Mumbai, India. During the last year of his speciality training, and an another year after completion of his postgraduate training, he was working as registrar and senior registrar respectively in a spine unit when he developed immense interest in the field, having been exposed to a vast majority of spine cases including trauma, deformity, infection etc.

Dr Dhake then decided to take this interest ahead and went to Budapest's National Centre for Spinal Disorders for a short term fellowship followed by an another one month in Lisbon at CHLC Spine Centre.

In March 2018, he was selected for the first six month combined fellowship by IASA (Indo-American spine Alliance) at Park Clinic, Kolkata, where he worked alternate months with an Orthopaedic spine surgeon and Neurospine surgeon, and was fortunate to have spent one month at Virginia Mason Medical centre in Seattle, USA, as a part of the IASA fellowship.

Dr Dhake holds immense interest in the field of research and has published few articles in PubMed indexed national and international journals.

He started a spinal fellowship in the Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals, in February 2019 to observe and learn the best spinal practices and imbibe the same to deliver better care for those that need it.