Deepak Goyal is largely credited with bringing the cartilage science to the Indian subcontinent in 2005. He founded Indian Cartilage Society to propagate the cartilage science and to bring the International Cartilage Research Society (ICRS) ethos to India. Later he played an active role in formation of Asian Cartilage Repair Society in 2012. He served as President of Indian Cartilage Society for 4 years and is now serving as President of Asian Cartilage Repair Society.
He has served various positions in ICRS like Board Member (2009-2010, 2015-2017), Chair of Committee for Developing Regions (2010-2012), Chair Fellowship committee (2015-2016), member of Education Committee (2018-2019). Dr Goyal had also served as Member, Cartilage Committee, ESSKA (2010-2014).
Prof Goyal has played active role in creating social awareness about joint preservation in India and neighboring countries, thru a campaign called ‘Preserve the Joints’. He also has a deep interest in sports injuries and has created awareness amongst sportsmen thru a program “Injury Free Sportsmen”.
He won ESSKA Arthroscopy Scholarship (2005), ESSKA Arthroplasty Fellowship (2009), K P Shrivastava National Gold Medal by Indian Orthopedic Association for his study on Cartilage Regeneration (2005). He also won ‘Best Paper Award’ and ‘Best Poster Award’ of Indian Arthroscopy Society for his study on MPFL reconstruction and for joint preservation surgeries in early osteoarthritis respectively. He Chaired Scientific Committee of 8th Congress of Indian Arthroscopy Society, 1st Congress of Indian Cartilage Society, and 1st congress of Asian Cartilage Repair Society. He was selected for the prestigious fellowship of American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (2014).
He is presently involved in private practice and owns, “Saumya Arthroscopy & Sports Knee Clinic”, at Ahmedabad, India. He is also appointed as Visiting Professor to the prestigious Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan.
He has published many research articles in various reputed journals and has presented over 170 research papers and presentations globally. He is reviewer for AJSM, Arthroscopy, BMJ, OJSM and IJO. He has been invited as faculty worldwide and has actively contributed to many prestigious international associations like ESSKA, ISAKOS, ICRS, APKASS etc.
Recently he had a published a marvelous book on cartilage repair- The Illustrative Book of Cartilage Repair-. The book is probably the largest collection of high quality color images on cartilage repair.