Dr. Narayan Hulse: Director of orthopaedics & Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon

Dr. Narayan Hulse stands as a leading figure in orthopaedic surgery, renowned for his expertise as a senior joint replacement surgeon, surgical trainer, author, and reviewer of orthopaedic journals. Currently serving as the Senior Director of Orthopaedics at Fortis Hospitals in Bangalore, India, Dr. Hulse specializes in conventional and Mako robotic joint replacement surgery, arthroscopy, and pelvic-acetabular trauma.

Dr. Hulse’s expertise extends beyond academic achievements. He completed fellowship training in joint replacement surgery at St. Michael’s University Hospital in Toronto and pelvic-acetabular trauma at St. Georges Hospital in London. With over 7000 joint replacement surgeries under his belt, Dr. Hulse continues to push boundaries. He made history as the first surgeon in Karnataka to perform over 200 Mako robotic joint replacement surgeries within just five months of its launch.

Beyond his surgical prowess, Dr. Hulse is committed to sharing his knowledge and expertise. He has conducted numerous training courses in joint replacement surgery and runs a fellowship program to mentor young joint replacement surgeons. His contributions to the field extend to academia, with published scientific papers, chapters in orthopedic textbooks, and a role as a reviewer for international, indexed orthopedic journals. Dr. Hulse’s impact reverberates globally as he delivers lectures and performs live surgeries, enriching the orthopaedic community with his insights and innovations.

Professional Qualification


FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK 2008 


MCh (Ortho)

University of Liverpool, UK 2006


MRCS (Surg. Gen)

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK 2003


DNB (Ortho)

National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, 2001


MS (Ortho)

Madras Medical College, India 2001



Bangalore Medical College, India 1997

Professional Training

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  • Narayan Hulse is an alumnus of Bangalore Medical College and completed his postgraduate-residency training in orthopaedics at Madras Medical College, Chennai.
  • Achievements: He obtained MS (Ortho) and DNB (Ortho) in 2001, securing both Gold Medals awarded for this course.
  • Clinical Practice in the UK: Dr. Hulse spent 8 years in clinical practice in the UK, where he completed MRCS (Surg in Gen) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  • Higher Surgical Training: He progressed to higher surgical training rotation at West Scotland Deanery, Glasgow, and passed his FRCS (Trauma & Orth) from the Intercollegiate Specialty Boards.
  • Masters Course: Concurrently, Dr. Hulse was selected for a two-year masters course in orthopaedics at Alderhey Hospital, Liverpool, and was awarded MCh (Orth) from the University of Liverpool.

Surgical Fellowships

Clinical Fellowships: Following his specialty qualification FRCS (Trauma and Orth), Dr. Hulse completed accredited and renowned clinical fellowships in:

      • Joint replacement surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.
      • Pelvic acetabular trauma at St. George’s Hospital, London.
      • He worked in a hip arthroscopy unit for 6 months.
      • He also attended the Richard Villar School of Hip Arthroscopy course in London.
      • Expertise: Dr. Hulse has received training in computer-aided (navigated) joint replacements for the hip, knee, and hip resurfacing.

Awards  and Honors

  • Lupin Gold Medal – For the highest overall academic achievement in MS (Ortho) course. Awarded by the MGR Medical University, Chennai, India.
  • Professor M. Natarajan Gold Medal – For securing the highest marks in the State in the final assessment of the MS (Ortho) course. Awarded by the MGR Medical University, Chennai, India.
  • National Merit Scholarship – 5 consecutive years in Medical School, granted by the Government of India.
  • AO International – Fellowship grant for pelvic- acetabular fixation, awarded by the AO International, Davos, Switzerland.

Research & Thesis Publication

  • Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint for hallux rigidus – Comparison of pre-contoured low profile dorsal plate and a single compression screw. (University of Liverpool).
  • Surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the Knee: Early outcomes after total knee arthroplasty and high tibial osteotomy (The TN MGR medical University, Chennai)
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