Dr. Atul Sardana (MBBS, MS, FIAGES) is a minimal access surgeon with a knack for applying technology to conventional surgical principals which benefits patients.
Dr. Sardana has been working in the health care sector since 1990 starting as a social worker in one of Delhi’s large government hospital. He graduated in medicine from the University of Rajasthan in 1998 and served in the rural sector in there. He then did his masters in surgery in 2002 and has since been working extensively in minimal access surgery as a consultant surgeon in various hospitals of repute including Sir Ganga Ram Kolmet Hospital and Apollo Spectra Hospital. He has over 30 national and international clinical publication and presentations and is a honorary member of the World Association of laparoscopic Surgeons, and a member of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the BIS Technical Committee on Surgical Instruments (MHD01).
Dr. Atul Sardana has been invited at various forums and conferences as a key speaker on Medical Device Innovation and Medical Device Plastics and as a panelist on talk pertaining to the fund raising in the Healthcare sector with particular focus on Innovative Medical Device Companies in India. He has been on the committee for medical Devices constituted by the Principal Scientific Advisor, GOI and also as panelist on innovation ecosystem in Gujarat organized by GSBTM. He has also been invited to deliver guest lectures at IIT-Delhi on medical applications of textiles and has conducted workshops at IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay for FTT and SINE incubates on Medical Device Regulations .
He was awarded the fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons in 2007. He was actively involved in training of surgeons in the field of Advanced Solid Organ Laparoscopic Surgery, Endo stapling Principles and Techniques, and Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery at Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, New Delhi and is a faculty for the conduct of the fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also an active member of AIMED (All India Medical Device Manufactures Association). He is a certified internal auditor of quality management systems for medical device manufacturing as per ISO 13485:2003 from TUV-SUD. He was the Vice Chairman of the Indian Industries Association, a chamber of commerce that advocates policy change to encourage the development MSME sector.
He served as the head of Technical operations at Biosurge Technologies, Mumbai and later was the founder chairman at Alfa Corpuscles Private Limited where he currently serves at the Head for R & D and Product Development. Alfa Corpuscles has been supported by the Technology Development Board, DBT, ICMR and GSBTM for its various efforts at developing Novel and technically advanced, low cost indigenous medical devices.
He has four national patents for his invention of the “Laparoscopic Access Trocar”, “Safety Syringe” , “Coated Hernia Mesh” and “Oral Vaccine Reconstitution & Delivery Device” and two PCT’s filed for his invention of the “Safety Syringe” and “Oral Vaccine Reconstitution & Delivery Device”. His efforts on the safety syringe have been acknowledged by the “Wellcome Trust, UK” and the invention has been awarded the Silver Prize at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2012. He also has the distinction of being honoured twice at the Rashtrarapati Bhawan, by display of his innovative technologies during the exhibition on “Innovations in Medical Science and Biotechnology”.