By February 25, 2015 Last updated on
Vivek Agrawal, MD
Vivek Agrawal, MD was born in India, immigrating to the United States with his family when he was eight years old. Helping his family renovate their home, Dr. Agrawal realized an early interest in problem-solving and working with his hands. “I loved getting the chance to take something broken and figuring out the best way to put it back together again,” said Dr. Agrawal. These skills combined with a love for medicine borne out of his experience having had surgery as a child led him to become an Orthopedic Surgeon.
As a college student Dr. Agrawal injured his shoulder playing competitive tennis, and the lack of an available treatment at the time regarding his shoulder injury piqued his interest for advancements in shoulder care.
Dr. Agrawal attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate studies. After earning his medical degree and completing his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University, Dr. Agrawal proudly served as a Major in the United States Air Force.
His shoulder injury and growing interest in shoulder mechanics led him to seek advanced training and experience in shoulder surgery with some of the world’s most highly regarded shoulder surgeons. Ultimately, successful treatment of his own shoulder problem has helped him continue to develop highly specialized expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder techniques to benefit his patients.
“I was thrilled by the prospects of making a difference in medicine,” noted Dr. Agrawal. “From a patient’s perspective, I understood that the best outcome requires both medical expertise and care for the patient’s well-being. That dual concern for cutting-edge and compassionate treatment for my patients drives my practice today.”
Today, Dr. Agrawal is one of just a handful of surgeons in the United States with expertise performing Reverse Shoulder Replacement and is among less than one percent of American surgeons skilled at using arthroscopic techniques to repair even the most complex and large tears in the shoulder.
In addition to being a leader in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, he is proud to have had thousands of physician and patient referrals. “The most important thing to me is to take care of my patients,” Dr. Agrawal said. “The highest compliment is to have physicians and patients refer friends and family to me.”
Dr. Agrawal is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Along with numerous presentations and publications, Dr. Agrawal continues to be actively involved in teaching and research to help develop better options for patient care.
Recognized by his peers, Dr. Agrawal is honored to be included among the 10 Shoulder Specialists to Know in America by Becker’s Hospital Review.
The Shoulder Center
12188A North Meridian Street
Carmel, Indiana 46032-4406
Location Phone: 317-802-9686
Location Fax: 317-815-6874
In Practice Since 1999