Dr.S.Sunder, is one of the few practitioners of the rare specialty of Physical medicine and rehabilitation in India today. Physical medicine deals with the management of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders with physical methods of treatment. Biomechanics, and prescription of posture and exercise form important components of management in the field of physical medicine. Rehabilitation deals with the medical management of the handicapped.


Dr.Sunder holds an MD Degree in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation awarded by the Tamilnadu DR.MGR Medical University. After his M.B.B.S from Stanley Medical College in 1984, Dr.Sunder did his Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Madras Medical College at the premier Government Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chennai. He is trained in Ergonomic Principles for Workplace assessment and Design at Lansing, sponsored by the University of Michigan U.S.A in 2006. Dr.Sunder is a certificate holder in Occupational health which includes training in Industrial Health and Ergonomics.


His experience in the field of rehabilitation spans nearly two decades. He has founded a successful outpatient service for pain and paralysis relief called PREM CENTER, which is one of the biggest of its kind in Chennai. He has also been responsible for establishing and running two inpatient rehabilitation centers in Chennai. He has been consultant to several NGO’s in the area of disability for children. In the two decades after his graduation he has had over ten years of experience as industrial medical officer, to about 15 companies. At present he is the head of the Department of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation in the Global Hospitals, Chennai since 2008. His vast experience as a master trainer in Ergonomics, has enabled him to be one of the most sought after consultants and he has given over 200 lectures in more than 30 companies all over the country.


He was recipient of the Lady Tata Memorial Research Scholarship, for a project on Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Amputees, and was trained in Washington as an evaluator for a NIH funded program on Muscular dystrophy. He is an internationally certified GCP principal investigator for clinical trials, and travels regularly abroad to participate in research trials.


He is a master trainer in rehabilitation for the PHC doctors of Tamilnadu , sponsored by the Rehabilitation council of India. His expertise in the field of Rehabilitation stems from the fact that he has taught in several colleges of physiotherapy as visiting faculty in Rehabilitation Medicine. He has the rare distinction of being the only Indian to have authored a textbook on Rehabilitation Medicine for professionals in the field of rehabilitation. This textbook is in its third edition and is the prescribed book in universities all over India, and abroad. Another book MCQ’ s IN REHABILITATION MEDICINE authored by him was released in 2004.


  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - for his outstanding contribution to the disabled community NOV 2017
  • National Award for Best Individual- PRESIDENTS AWARD FOR Social Service 2008
  • State Award For Social Service ‘Best Doctor’ 2007
  • Tanker Foundation’s Love For Service NATIONAL Award 2014
  • Canara Bank Founder’s Day Award For Excellence In Social Service – Nov 2013
  • DARE Award Of Excellence In Social Service 2013
  • Vishishta Award Instituted By Sudesi Magazine
  • Magazine Chellamey – ‘The Role Model’ Award For Doctors - 2016
  • Best Rotarian Award For The Year 2012-13
  • Certificate Of Merit From “Americares”
  • Entrepreneur Award From Swadeshi Jagran Manch On 4th Nov 2012
  • Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar Award - 2011
  • CITATION From “Maithri” In Recognition Of Services Rendered 2006
  • JAN SEVA Award For Social Service Given By Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam 2007
  • Vocational Excellence Award From Rotary Club Of Mambalam, Chennai, 2009
  • Dr.K.S.Sanjivi Award – July 2005 – Awarded By Confederation of Indian Organizations For Service And Advocacy

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