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Resident Spotlight: Kamal Bali

Published: August 13, 2015

Dr. Bali was born and brought up in India. He started medical school after securing Rank 1 all over India in the premedical entrance exam, competing with more than 100,000 undergraduate students for the apex Medical Institute in India (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi). He then completed a 3 year orthopaedic residency in India and spent some time in Australia gaining clinic experience in diverse healthcare set ups. He moved to Canada in 2012 and worked as Clinical Fellow at University of Calgary, Western Ontario (London Health Sciences Center) and Manitoba (Pan Am Clinic) specialising in Arthroplasty, Sports Surgery and Upper Extremity Reconstruction.

Dr. Bali has a keen interest in research with a prolific research career having published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and presented over 25 papers in various international conferences. He has been a reviewer for Journal of Arthroscopy; Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am); and Bone and Joint Journal (British JBJS). His passion for research and a desire to learn principles of research methodology drew him strongly to MacOrtho and CEO, where he plans to pursue Masters/PhD in research during the course of his residency. He is very excited to train at MacOrtho program and learn from the stalwarts of various orthopaedic specialities.

He loves to travel and drive around at new places. He has travelled extensively through India, USA, Canada, Australia, parts of Europe, South East Asia and South America. Dr Bali has never been to Africa, but plans to do that sometime soon. He love sspending time with his wife (also a physician) and 2 year-old daughter, Aaliya, who is highly proficient and updated with all the nursery rhymes and cartoon characters these days.

In long run, Dr Bali hopes to specialize in arthroplasty and lower limb reconstruction, and work in an academic set up in Canada involved in residency and fellowship training.

Kamal BAli


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