Prof. Dr. Ajay S. Chandanwale, MS (Orthopedics)
Dean, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune
Director, Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health
Nodal Dean, Govt. Medical College, Baramati. (Addl. Charge)
Principal Investigator, Clinical Trial Unit, BJGMC-Johns Hopkins University USA
Resi. Address: D-401, R. K. Pride, New D. P. Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038
Tel: 020 26102299, 020 26128000 Ext: 2300/2301/2465
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Cell: +91 9420697474
Prof. Dr. Ajay S. Chandanwale did his MBBS & MS in Orthopedics (1991) of Pune University from B. J. Medical College, Pune. Immediately thereafter he joined the public service as a Lecturer in this institute and later served as Professor and Head of Orthopaedics Department at Grant Medical College & J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai for 11 years. He was selected by Maharashtra Public Service Commission for the post of Dean which he joined at B. J. Govt. Medical College on 13/05/2011.
After resuming duties as Dean, he did a complete makeover of Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune giving ambiance at par to the corporate level attracting more patient inflow. His motto is to upgrade this hospital so as to be able to serve all classes of patients. He initiated the era of development of this institute through the medium of funds of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and donation activities. In last five years under his direction the CSR team has collected more than 60 crores of funds for various patient related activities. The first of this kind of activity was renovation of year old kitchen through generous charity by Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust Pune (SDHSGTP) for serving good quality food daily to all patients in 2012. This was later followed by renovation of all the hospital wards, creation of shelter for relatives. As a need of hour a new 59 bedded –largest amongst Govt. hospitals– state-of-art NICU is started in 2017 with the help from CSR partners like Finolex India Ltd., Mukul Madhav Foundation, SDHSGTP and others. He also expanded the Medical ICU, Dialysis Unit and Trauma ICU and started new Cath Lab. His futuristic vision added 100 special rooms and modern facilities like modular OTs in new upcoming multistoried building. Under his able headship the “Vision 2015” plan for this institute is prepared and innovative ideas like Human Milk Bank, Human Milk Collection Vehicle (First of its kind in this state), TB diagnosis and Research Mobile Van etc. could take the shape of reality.
As an academician he has published more than 70 articles in various renowned and indexed journals. He has presented various research papers in many countries. As the Principal Investigator of Clinical Trial Unit of BJGMC in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University USA he got many faculty members trained abroad in research methodology. During his tenure the institute has started 12 university recognized fellowship courses.
He is well known as a team leader in true sense, who believes in building the team and promoting activities of benefit to the society. He brought and implemented the idea of Deputy Dean Administration, round the clock duty of Professor and Associate Faculties and many more. It was his dream due to which this institute has become the first to get 80 G and 12 A Income Tax certification. Many more beneficial activities are on the verge of completion at this moment. These include High Tech Casualty Unit with devoted CT scan; X-ray; sonography; ICU & HDU facility, All OPDs under one roof, a department of interventional radiology. Starting new Govt. Cancer Institute, college of Physiotherapy, Dentistry, collaboration with College of Engineering Pune, setting up of Skill Lab, Simulation Lab and many more are in pipeline.