Dr Ashwath M Acharya

Associate Professor

Department of Hand Surgery

Qualification: MS (ORTHO) FNB (Fellow of the National Board), 2005-2007, Ganga hospital, Coimbatore, India: Ethicon Inland Travelling Fellowship of the ISSH, 2006, JALMA, Agra, BJ Wadia, Sushrusha and Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India; Dr. Robert Acland S and T Overseas Travelling Fellowship of the ISSH, 2017-2018, Asan Medical Centre and Gwangmyeong Sungae Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.


    Dr Ashwath Acharya has responsibilities of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students of KMC Manipal and Clincal work at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal.


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 Medical College, Kolkata, University of Calcutta. 2003
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1999


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 09/2011 till date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 12/2007 to 08/2011
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 09/2003 to 08/2005


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. Current concepts in the management Radial Longitudinal Deficiency. Bhat, A.K., Acharya, A.M.. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2020, 11(4), pp. 597–605


Area of Interest

Hand and microsurgery

Area of Expertise

Hand and microsurgery, Brachial Plexus reconstruction

Area of Research

Peripheral nerve injuries, Tendon injuries, Hand trauma

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Society for Surgery of Hand, 2006
  • Life Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association, 2010.
  • Life Member of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, 2008.
  • Life Member of Brachial Plexus Surgery Group of India, 2012.