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Shyam Kishan, M.D.
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Shyam Kishan, M.D.


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Dr. Kishan graduated from medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) at Madras University in India. His orthopedic residency was completed first in India at one of their premier programs, and then at New Jersey Medical School, followed by a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Scoliosis Fellowship at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Kishan is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery in both the US and India, and specializes in the management of Pediatric Orthopedic conditions such as trauma, infections, tumors, and limb deformities (both congenital and acquired) as well as spine deformities such as Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Spondylolysis/listhesis. He has set up regional centers for the management of pediatric spinal deformities at various facilities, most recently at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. 

Dr. Kishan has received many academic honors and awards, including being nominated by the medical student body for the Golden Apple Award for best teaching resident at New Jersey Medical School and nominated as one of the AOA-OREF-Zimmer Orthopaedic Resident Leaders, at the AOA Annual Meeting, 2003. He was awarded the Best Teacher Award in 2017 by his residents at Indiana University for his efforts in resident education. He has mentored several students and residents in his academic career. He has had international surgeons as well who have visited him for fellowships.

Dr. Kishan has published in several peer reviewed journals and presented his work at National and International meetings. His papers have been nominated for best paper awards as well. He has a strong clinical and research interest in Early Onset Scoliosis and its effects on lung development, and has pioneered non-operative techniques in its management. Guided growth for correction of deformities, both of the extremities and the spine, is another interest of his.

Dr. Kishan is a member of several societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society, American Orthopaedic Association, and Growing Spine Study Group. He's also been the recipient of the Castle Connolly City and Regional Best Doctor award since 2012.

In addition to English, Dr. Kishan is fluent in French, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam and Tamil.

In his words: "I involve my patients and their families in the decision making for their child’s treatment, carefully tailoring the management to their medical and social needs as well as their constraints. I believe in an informed patient and family, treating every child as I would my own."

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