Sameer Badarudeen, MD


Dr. Sameer Badarudeen received his medical degree and post-graduate training in orthopaedic surgery from the University of Kerala. He was awarded a traveling fellowship to the U.S. to visit the Mayo Clinic in 2005. In 2006, he earned a master’s in public health at Southern Illinois University. He then joined Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles for a general surgery internship. After graduating from Cedars Sinai Medical Center, he moved to Boston University where he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency training. He is specialized in hip and knee replacement surgery through fellowship training in adult reconstruction from the University of Louisville.

Badarudeen is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of orthopedic public health and patient education and has led research in this field at University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey (now Rutgers University) and at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center. His research has been cited by the National Institutes of Health and its equivalent in the UK, the National Institute for Health Research, as well as many other prestigious publications. His current research focuses on reducing the risk of infection after surgery and on how to improve the lifespan of joint replacements.

Personal statement

My favorite thing about my job is the instant relief that I can give my patients. Joint replacement surgery is a quality-of-life surgery. There are people who have not been able to play with their grandchildren or maintain gainful employment, and we can give that back to them. This is truly an amazing, life-changing surgery, and I'm so fortunate to be able to do that for my patients.

I welcome all patients Being part of the University of Kentucky faculty enables me to take care of patients from all financial backgrounds, even those who do not have insurance.


Government Medical College, Trivandrum

Boston University Medical Center, Boston

Adult Reconstruction-Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Joint Reconstruction and Replacement

Medical Center Orthopaedics
Riverside Professional Building
825 Second Avenue East, Suite C2
Bowling Green KY 42101

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  1. Complications Following Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Medicare Population
    S Badarudeen, AC Shu, KL Ong, D Baykal, E Lau, AL Malkani
    The Journal of Arthroplasty
  2. The Difficult Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.
    Malkani AL, Hitt KD, Badarudeen S, Lewis C, Cherian J, Elmallah R, Mont MA.
    Instr Course Lect. 2016;65:243-65.
  3. Definitive plates overlapping provisional external fixator pin sites: is the infection risk increased?
    CM Shah, P Babb, CM McAndrew, O Brimmo, S Badarudeen, ...
    Journal of orthopaedic trauma 28 (9), 518
  4. Radial Head/Neck Fracture: Closed Reduction, Percutaneous Reduction, and Open Reduction
    S Badarudeen, R Bernstein, S Bernstein
    Operative Techniques: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, 1e
  5. Assessing readability of patient education materials: current role in orthopaedics
    S Badarudeen, S Sabharwal
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® 468 (10), 2572-2580
  6. Requirement of High Dosage of Insulin in Previous Users of Glibenclamide with Uncontrolled Diabetes
    J Kesavadev, J Shamsudeen, S Badarudeen, NA Simon, S Jothydev
    DIABETES 58, A535-A535
  7. Role of continuous glucose monitoring in modifying diet and lifestyles in diabetes subjects
    J Kesavadev, J Shamsudeen, S Badarudeen, S Jothydev, G Dinkar
    DIABETES 58, A71-A72
  8. Impact of obesity in patients with congestive heart failure.
    SU Kunju, S Badarudeen, ER Schwarz
    Reviews in cardiovascular medicine 10 (3), 142-151
  9. Readability of online patient education materials from the AAOS web site
    S Sabharwal, S Badarudeen, S Unes Kunju
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® 466 (5), 1245-1250
  10. The effect of circular external fixation on limb alignment
    S Sabharwal, S Badarudeen, E McClemens, E Choung
    Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 28 (3), 314-319
  11. Readability of patient education materials from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America web sites
    S Badarudeen, S Sabharwal
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American) 90 (1), 199-204