Dr Boopalan Ramasamy

Dr Boopalan Ramasamy

Dr Boopalan is a Professor/Adjunct scientist from the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India. CMC Vellore is one of the top two premier medical institutions in the country ( https://www.cmch-vellore.edu ).

He is currently working as an Area of Need, Staff Specialist in Orthopaedics at The Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern territory. His Research interests include the development of medical technology for the treatment of bone defects due to trauma and infection, use of Stem cells for cartilage regeneration, using Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy for bone and cartilage healing.

His expertise is treatment of complex trauma and fractures, including pelvic fractures, infected nonunion and deformity corrections.


MBBS, DOrtho, MS, Orthopedic Surgery

Present position

Consultant/ Staff Specialist in Orthopaedics, Royal Darwin Hospital.

Last position and title

Professor/Adjunct Scientist - Department of Orthopaedics/ Centre for Stem Cell Research (In Stem), Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.




House 13, 105 Rocklands Drive, Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, NT.


Nancy Magdalene Rajasekaran (Retinal Fellow, Flinders Medical Centre)

Education and Training
Degree / Position Year Institution & location Field of study
MBBS 1993- 1998 Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Medicine
Diploma in Orthopaedics 2000-2002 Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Orthopaedics
Master of Surgery 2004-2006 Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Orthopaedics
Research Fellow May 2008 – Jun 2008 Cardiff Institute of Biomedical Sciences,
Wales, UK.
Research in Stem cells
for Cartilage healing
Trauma Fellow Jul 2009 – Oct 2009 Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul,
Complex Trauma
Trauma Fellow / Senior Lecturer July 2010 till June 2013 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia /
University of Adelaide.
Pelvic Trauma
AO Trauma – visit the expert Feb 2019 – March 2019 Denver Health Medical Centre, Denver,
Colorado, USA.
AO Trauma international
Visit the expert from India

Career Highlights

Royal Darwin Hospital - Area of Need – Staff Specialist in Orthopaedics (2019 till date)

He joined the Royal Darwin hospital in April 2019. With his prior training and experience from The Royal Adelaide Hospital, he has filled the void in the management of complex Pelvis and Acetabular fractures. Territorians with Complex Trauma can be managed locally.

Christian Medical College/ Centre for Stem Cell Research - Tutor to Professor in Orthopaedics/ Adjunct Scientist (2006 – 2019)

Adjunct Scientist

The centre for stem cell research is an institute of national importance supported by the Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India (http://www.cscr.in). He was an adjunct scientist with research into bone and cartilage healing.

This was done by using Stem cell culture, Developing Magnesium based implants with Biomedical Engineers and using Pulsed electromagnetic Field therapy with national and international collaborations. He has been successful with 25 research grants.

His collaborators include

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
  • Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
  • Madras Institute of Magnetobiology, India.
  • Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.
  • University of Adelaide.

He has patented a metal implant and has made significant progress in stem cell technology.

Surgeon and Teacher

The Christian Medical College, Vellore is 3500 bedded tertiary care hospital in South India ( https://www.cmch-vellore.edu ). He started full-time employment as a tutor in 2006 and subsequently became Professor in 2015. He moved to Australia in 2019.

His expertise includes management of complex trauma and Acetabular fractures, Polytrauma patients, Neglected fractures, Malunions and infected nonunions. He also treats patients with deformities and bone loss with reconstruction. He also treats patients with musculoskeletal tumours, both benign and malignant. He was involved in teaching undergraduate medical students and post-graduate students. He guided PhD students and post-graduates for their dissertation. He is a national and international faculty in trauma courses for AO Trauma International, Zimmer Biomet International and Smith and Nephew Trauma.

Royal Adelaide Hospital/ University of Adelaide - Trauma Fellow/ Clinical Lecturer (2010 – 2013)

He was trained to manage and operate Pelvic and Acetabular fracture patients. He was involved in teaching medical students (University of Adelaide). He was awarded the Professor Derek Frewin AO Citation for clinical teaching for two consecutive years by the University of Adelaide. He was involved in developing trauma protocols for patient management. During his stint he was involved in research as a principal investigator and as a co-investigator in many projects.


Indian Patent number 201841009503 – Magnesium Based degradable implants for Bone defect repair.