PROF. MAYIL V. NATARAJAN is the 7th Vice-Chancellor of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Guindy, Chennai. He was the Director of Institute of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Chennai.
He is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, recognized for his pioneering work in Orthopaedic Oncology. He introduced the concept of Limb Salvage Surgery by Custom Mega Prosthesis as early as 1988. He established Orthopaedic Oncology as a Sub-Specialty in Orthopaedic Surgery in India. His personal series of 1700 cases of Custom Mega Prosthesis is the largest number by a single surgeon in the whole world. He has designed and invented 8 types of Custom Mega Prosthesis which have been patented.
He has received 3 National Awards from the President of India, Shri. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, during his tenure : (1) Dr. B. C. Roy National Award (2004), (2) National Award for Welfare of the Disabled (2005), (3) Padma Shri Award (2007).
Internationally, he was the first Indian to be the President of the Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society. The Royal College of Surgeons of England conferred the Fellowship of the College. The British Orthopaedic Association honored him with the Honorary Fellowship.