M.S(orth),DNB (orth), MCH(orth)(Liverpool) FRCS(orth)
Dr Wakankar currently performs joint replacement surgeries at :
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Ruby Hall Clinic and Jehangir Hospital in Pune
Dr Hemant Wakankar graduated from G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai in 1986 and completed his Orthopaedic post-graduate training (M.S. Orthopaedics) from the same institution in 1989. Subsequently, he was an Orthopaedic lecturer at BYL Nair Hospital and TN Medical College in Mumbai, working with DR. D. D. Tanna and Dr. C. A. Talwalkar till October 1992.
He went to UK for further training in October 1992. He initially worked in Cardiff and later joined South-East Thames Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar Training Programme at St. Thomas’ Hospital and Guy’s Hospital, London. He completed FRCS in General Surgery from Royal College of Surgeons at Glasgow, UK in 1995. He obtained M.Ch. Orthopaedics degree from University of Liverpool, UK in 1996 , and also got two awards including Gold Medal for the clinical part of the examination. He then completed FRCS Orthopaedics in 1997.
During his 7 year stint in UK, Dr. Wakankar received extensive training in all aspects of Joint Replacement Surgery. He trained with senior surgeons like Dr. David Nunn, Dr. John D’Arcy, Dr. Mike Fordyce and many others. He then did Joint Revision Surgery Fellowship for one year based at Tunbridge Wells with Dr. Charles Gallannaugh and Dr. Kenneth Tuson. He spent his last year in UK as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham, at Lewisham in London.
Dr Wakankar returned to India in October 1999 and started his exclusive superspeciality practice in Joint Replacement Surgery in Pune. He performed Pune’s first bilateral Knee Replacement surgery in 2000. He is credited with performing Pune’s first computer guided ‘Navigation’ surgery in December 2004.
Dr Wakankar has conducted many training programmes in joint replacement surgery and has delivered numerous lectures world over. He was invited to deliver lecture on ‘Computer guided ‘Navigation’ in Total Knee replacement for severe varus’ at Sydney, Australia in January 2006