Dr. Anil K Bhat

Associate Dean, Professor and Head of Hand and Microsurgery Department

Department of Hand Surgery

Qualification: MS (ORTHO) DNB 1. Dr. S.S.Babhulkar Fellowship by the Indian Orthopaedic Association for the year 2002 2. Ganga hospital- Carl Zeiss fellowship in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery for the year 2003 3. Observership at Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, National university hospital, Singapore March 2006. 4. Karnataka Orthopedic Association Indo –UK International travelling fellowship, at the Department of Orthopedics, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother hospital, East Kent NHS university hospitals, Margate, Kent, UK 2010 5. Dr. Robert Acland fellowship for the year 2011-12 at Prince of Wales hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong for wrist arthroscopy from 2012


    Dr Anil K Bhat Involved in academic and administration activities of KMC, Manipal

    He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    Dr Bhat also :

    • involved in weekly outpatient clinic, trauma and pre op audits.
    • Moderates seminars, research club and journal club.
    • Helps postgraduate students with their theses, dissertation.
    • Guides PhD projects, and ICMR student projects.


Subject Semester / Year
Orthopaedics 7th, 8th, 9th semesters (Old Regulations) and PY2, PY3-I, PY3-II (CBME)
Orthopaedics PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MS Orthopaedics (Upper limb and Hand Surgery) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1999
MBBS Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore 1996


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Head of the Department, Hand Surgery April 1st, 2021 onwards
KMC, Manipal Associate Dean August 1, 2019, onwards
KMC, Manipal Professor 2012 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2004 to 2012
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 1999 to 2004



1. The influence of ethnic differences based on upper limb anthropometry on grip and pinch strength. Bhat, A.K., Jindal, R., Acharya, A.M. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2021, 21, 101504

2. Correlation of Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon Status by Ultrasonography with Plate Position on Radiographs Following Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures with Pronator Quadratus Repair. Bhat, A.K., Acharya, A.M., Mane, P.P., Karegowda, L.H. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 2021, 55(4), pp. 1015–1021

3. Operation theatre protocol for COVID-19 cases requiring orthopaedic surgery: A workflow without altering the existing infrastructure. Bhat, A.K., Vijayan, S., Acharya, A.M., ...Kanhangad, M.P., Hegde, N. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2021, 17, pp. 163–168

4. The Middle Trunk Fascicle: A Simple, Effective Nerve Transfer for Suprascapular Nerve in Upper Brachial Plexus Injuries. Acharya, A.M., Bhat, A.K., Hegde, N. The journal of hand surgery Asian-Pacific volume, 2021, 26(1), pp. 107–111

5. Risk factors for wound infection caused by methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus among hospitalized patients: A case control study from a tertiary care hospital in India. Thimmappa, L., Bhat, A., Hande, M., ...Nayak, B., George, A. African Health Sciences, 2021, 21(1), pp. 286–294


Area of Interest

Upper Limb- Elbow, Wrist and Hand surgery

Area of Expertise

Wrist and Related Disorders, Congenital Hand Disorders, Sports Injuries of Upper Limb, 3D prosthesis

Area of Research

Wrist Related Disorders, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Radial Club Hand, 3D Prosthesis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, 1999.
  • Life Member of Indian society for Surgery of the Hand, 1999.
  • Life Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association, 1999.
  • Associate Member of SICOT, 2009, 2012, 2013.
  • Life Member of OASIS, 1999.

On Going PG Thesis: 1)      2020: Dr. Suhas Sondur: Distraction Osteotomy for Extra-Articular Distal Radius Malunion using Volar Plate without Bone Graft: Radiological Analysis and Systematic Review. (Guide) 2)      2019: Dr. Amanpreet Singh: Artificial intelligence-based diagnostic software for occult scaphoid fractures and normative analysis of the scaphoid microstructure. (Guide) 3)      2019: Dr. Sanjoth B Raj: Ultrasound measurements of posterior interosseous nerve in radial tunnel syndrome: A prospective case-control study. (Guide)