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Biswajit Dutta Baruah

D’ Ortho, DNB Ortho, MNAMS

Dr Bis is an Orthopaedic Surgeon practising in Chennai, India. He consults and performs his surgeries at Apollo Speciality Hospital. He's also the CTO of a startup Check Health. At other times, you can often find him wrestling with data. He does a little of ruby programming, mainly rails application. And when he has plenty of time in hand, he sits down to put his thoughts in writing.


Dr Bis completely believes in patients being in charge of their health, and supports them fully in this endeavour. He respects the patient's right in deciding the line of treatment. Dr Bis will provide all the guidance required to make an informed decision. He strongly believes in making the patient a partner in the journey towards a fruitful and happy outcome.

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Dr Bis completed his medical training and internship in JSS Medical College, Mysore. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He went on for further intensive hands-on training in Trauma and arthroscopy at Al-Shifa Hospital, Perintalmanna. After clearing the National Board Exams (DNB) in the first attempt, he joined Apollo Speciality Hospital as a Registrar in 2004. Thereafter he was invited to be the Junior partner in Joint Reconstruction Group, Chennai (JRGC). He went independent soon continuing as a Hip Replacement Surgeon in Apollo Speciality Hospital.

Special Interest

He has a strong interest in Data Analysis and numbers have always fascinated him. Ed Tufte’s Beautiful Evidence is the kind of book that excites him. While writing a paper for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br), he designed a database to collect and view data from patients who underwent joint replacement. But he realised the limitations of the project right away. He scourged the web to find a way out. Only OrthoWave came very close. It was clear to him that there was a need for a web based application to collect, assimilate and view data specifically designed for orthopaedic surgeons and their patients. In the process of designing such an app, he managed to pick up a fair bit of ruby and rails programming. You are welcome to visit the project at github.


It was not until he saw a school friend’s Facebook post that got him thinking about entrepreneurship. Along with a colleague and his brother he made several trips to Bangalore from Chennai to attend the Founder Institute Programme. This led to the start up Check Health. Right now they are working on their first product release. Visit Cancer Expert to learn more about it.


Dr Bis is happily married to the love of his life — Dr Archana Dutta Baruah. Life has taken quite a few turns recently for him. All that he wants to do, is come out strong in the end. And yes, he believes the answer to the Ultimate question to Life, the Universe and Everything is 42.