Dr Ketan Khurjekar was associated with Sancheti Hospital as the head of the spine surgery department. The staff members of Sancheti mourned the death of Dr Khurjekar, who was also a guide and mentor to many youngsters.
He was an excellent orator and faculty at various national and international spine meetings. He also trained many young orthopaedic surgeons.
Expressing shock over his untimely demise, Dr Parag Sancheti said, “The entire Sancheti team mourns the death of Dr Khurjekar. It’s a personal loss for me. He was like a younger brother to me. A brilliant spine surgeon, he healed lakhs of patients. He had successfully carried out more than 10,000 surgeries and headed our spine surgery department for over 15 years.”
Unfortunately, Dr Khurjekar passed away in a tragic road accident after being hit by a speeding bus on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Sunday after he was returning from Mumbai after attending a medical conference.