Awards and Recognition

1. First Prize for the Best Paper in the annual meeting of the Hand Surgery in New Orleans on September 27, 1980 on “Psoriatic Hands�

2. Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery in Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston- 1975.

3. Ethicon Prize for standing first in M. Med (Post Graduate Program in General Surgery), Nairobi University, Kenya, April 1974.

4. Stood first amongst the successful candidates in the III MMBS examination. Grant Medical College, Bombay University. 1970

5. Selected to represent Bombay University in an International seminar organized by the University Grant Commission on “The Role of Social Sciences in Medical Education. Held in New Delhi, India, in October, 1970. Merit Nominee

First Prize in First Professional M.B.B.S. for topping the list of successful candidates at Poona University, India, 1966.

6. National Channel (Channel 4- Prime Time) Interview on Sports Medicine. February 7th, 1988.

7. President, Grant Medical College Alumni Association

8. Chairman International Seminar on Sports Medicine, Patiala, India. September 1991.

9. Member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the American Association of Physicians from India. (An association representing the 27,000 Indian American physicians practicing medicine in the United States.

10. Visiting professor - Indian National Institute of Sports - 1991.

11. Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine � Member 1991 to 1994

12. Chairman Licensing Committee, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. 1993-94

13. Secretary, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, 1993-994

14. Chairman: Joint Committee on Graduate Medical Education, Massachusetts. Committee consisting of leaders in Medical Education, Registrars of various teaching Medical institutions, medical society and attorneys

15. Member of Governor Weld’s Ad-Hoc Committee to study the Attitude and Practices Of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Medicine, 1990

16. Past President; Society of Orthopedic Surgeons from India in North America National Organization of Physicians from Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

17. Governing Body member American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI)

18. Past Member of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff - Faulkner Hospital

19. Past Chairman - Federation of licensing Board - AAPI

20. Member, Massachusetts Committee on Acupuncture: 1993 Licensing body for Acupuncturists Practicing in Massachusetts

21. Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

22. Past Member of the Credential Committee - Faulkner Hospital

23. Co-Chairman, Ethics and Grievance Committee � AAPI 1997. Investigating body for Ethics and Grievances issues.

24. Chairman, Ethics and Grievance Committee � AAPI 1999-2000.

Re-appointed 2000-2001

25. Visiting Surgeon Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, Mumbai. Performed Total Knee Replacement Surgery � December, 1998

26. Visiting Surgeon Massina Hospital, Mumbai. Performed Arthroscopic Knee Surgery- December, 1999

27. Visiting Surgeon Shusustra Hospital, Mumbai - December, 1999

28. Visiting Professor at the Sancheti Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Hospital. Performed surgery, conducted Walk Rounds with Orthopædic Residents and students and presented Grand round lectures.

29. Distinguished Service Award - 1998, Himalayan International Institute. for medical services in the Himalayan, District of Mandi

30. Dedicated Service Award 1999-2000 American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

31. Special Award for assisting Indian American physicians in fighting peer review abuses- June 30, 2001

32. Guest Lecture Award, IOCON 99 meeting December 14, 1999

33. Free paper award, for “Kapasi shoulder band, causing anterolateral shoulder pain� IOCON 99 December 15, 1999.

34. Medical Director - Collaborative program, ‘Centers for Medical Excellence� between the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and the Hinduja National Hospitals, India.

35. President: Indian Medical Association of New England 2002-2003

36. President Elect: Bombay University Alumni Association

37. President: Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons of India in North America �2004-2005

38. Leadership Award � Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE) -2004

39. Distinguished Service Award � Merrimack Valley Hospital � 2004

40. Faulkner Hospital � 25 year of service award 2005

41. Invited Member of The American Poet Laureate Society 2005

42. Member of the Ethics Committee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon 2008-2010

43. Nominee 2010 Humanitarian Service Award of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

44. Honorary Fellowship –American Academy of Neurological & Orthopedic Surgery

45. Humanitarian Service Award 2009 Indian Medical Association of New England

46. Most Distinguished Service Award AAPI 2011

47. President’s Award Indian Medical Association of New England 2012


Onaly A. Kapasi M.D.

Dr. Kapasi is a Harvard and Tufts trained board certified orthopaedic surgeon.

Chander M. Kapasi M.D., M.P.H

Specializes in Preventive Medicine, and Comprehensive Pain Management

A.W. Ajeena M.D

Dr. Ajeena is a Harvard and UK trained board certified orthopaedic surgeon.