Dr. D. K. Taneja

Dr. D. K. Taneja

D.orth, MS Ortho FAMS


Over 50 years of experience in Orthopaedics

Treated over 90 thousand Polio patients through 150 rural camps

Recognition and Awards:

  • Received the 3H award (Health, Hunger & Humanity Award) from Rotary International
  • Awarded the TKS Gold Medal by World Orthopaedic Concern for voluntary services in low and middle-income countries
  • Elected as Fellow by the National Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001
  • Distinguished Emeritus Medical Teacher Award from the National Board of Examination

Leadership Roles:

Elected as President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association in 2000

Past President of Orthopaedic Association of SAARC Countries

President of World Orthopaedic Concern


  • Initiated the First School of Physiotherapy in the state
  • Established the First Allied Health Sciences Institute
  • Recognized for leadership in Healthcare service and Rehabilitation of Physically handicapped
  • Established Life Saving Ambulance Services and First Trauma Centre in the state for Road Traffic Accident victims


  • Edited 15 books on Orthopaedics
  • Author of a book for OT Technicians translated into many regional languages
  • Published papers in Indian & International Journals


  • Dr. B. N. Sinha Meritorious Award of Indian Orthopaedic Association in 2013
  • Life Time Achievement award by the State chapter of the Indian Orthopaedic Association in 2008
  • Charak Award of Indian Medical Association State Branch
  • Vashishta Punjabi Vibuti Award by Rashtriya Punjabi Mahasangh in 2015
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 2017
  • Fellow of the Indian Orthopaedic Association in 2017 (2nd highest award)

Social Contributions:

  • President of Punjabi Samaj
  • Past President of Rotary Club and Arya Samaj

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