Dr. Ishwara Keerthi C

Associate Professor

Department of Orthopaedics


    Teaches Undergraduate and PostGraduate students


Subject Semester / Year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS Kasturba Medical College – Mangalore, Karnataka 2005
M S Orthopaedics Kasturba Medical College - Manipal, Karnataka 2008
FNB (Spine Surgery) Spine surgery MIOT Hospitals – Chennai, Tamil Nadu 2012


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College - Manipal, Karnataka Senior Resident (Division of Spine Surgery) 05/2008 to 02/2010
Kasturba Medical College - Manipal, Karnataka Assistant Professor (Division of Spine Surgery) 03/2010
MIOT Hospitals – Chennai, Tamil Nadu Fellow in Spine Surgery 04/2010 to 03/2012
KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle, Mangalore, Karnataka Consultant and Head, Department of Spine Surgery 04/2012 to Current
Kasturba Medical College – Mangalore, Karnataka Assistant Professor 02/2015 to 07/2022
Kasturba Medical College – Mangalore, Karnataka Associate Professor 01/08/2022 - till date

1.      Rajendran, T., & Keerthi, I. (2018). Outcomes of spinal stabilization in multiple myeloma with unstable vertebral lesions background. Journal Of Clinical Oncology, 36(15_suppl), e20028-e20028. doi: 10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.e20028

2.      Keerthi, I., Dhillon, C., & Shetty, M. (2012). Late-Onset Bowel Perforation and Iliac Artery Erosion After Prominent Anterior Spinal Instrumentation. Spine, 37(22), E1402-E1405. doi: 10.1097/brs.0b013e318267f813

3.      Santosh Rai, P., Santosh, K., Chakraborti, S., Pai, S., Keerthi, I., & Pai, M. (2014). A blast from the past!: The value of adding single slice magnetic resonance myelography sequence to magnetic resonance imaging of the spine; a flashback to the conventional myelography of the past. Surgical Neurology International, 5(16), 523. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.148018

4.       Mohanty, S., Bhat, S., & Ishwara-Keerthi, C. (2011). The effect of posterior instrumentation of the spine on canal dimensions  and  neurological  recovery  in  thoracolumbar  and  lumbar  burst  fractures. MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY, 95(2), 101-106. doi: 10.1007/s12306-011-0111-1

5.       Mohanty, S., & Ishwara-Keerthi, C. (2010). Surgery in scoliosis: Principles and decision making,

Journal of the Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, 12-18.

6.      Mohanty, S., & Ishwara-Keerthi, C. (2009). Lumbar canal stenosis: Natural history, Clinical features and Management, Journal of Orissa Orthopaedic Association, 30:12-25.

7.     Mohanty, S., Bhat, N., Abraham, R., & Keerthi, C. (2008). Neurological Deficit and Canal Compromise in Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Burst Fractures. Journal Of Orthopaedic Surgery, 16(1), 20-23. doi: 10.1177/230949900801600105

8.     Ishwara-Keerthi, C., & Mohanty, S. (2008). Role of antibiotic-loaded PMMA beads in the management of musculoskeletal sepsis. Journal of Orissa Orthopaedic Association, 29:12-15.


Area of Interest

Spine surgery

Area of Expertise

Spine deformity correction, micro and endoscopic spine surgeries, minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical and cranio-vertebral surgeries, degenerative spine surgeries, spine trauma management, spine oncology, spine rehabilitation and spine injection therapies.

Area of Research

Spinal Deformities, Pott's spine and Spine rehabilitation

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Member of:

·         Indian Orthopaedic Society

·         Association of Spine Surgeons of India

·         AO Spine

·         North American Spine Society

·         Canara Orthopaedic Society - Secretary

·         Canara Spine Forum – Founder Member and Treasurer

·         Editorial Member of Journal EC Orthopaedics

.         ICS 2019 Mangalore – Treasurer