Dr. Vidyadhara has about 15-years of post-qualification experience and is currently HOD & Consultant Spine Surgeon at Manipal hospitals, Bangalore. He performs about 600 procedures annually and totalling to over 6000 successful spinal surgeries so far. He had a very successful academic career winning more than 30 national & international awards along with over 35 international publications in indexed journals. He has worked in most reputed centers of excellence in spine surgery across the globe. Dr. Vidyadhara S was awarded the ISCA Young Scientist Award from the then President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in 2006, Lester Lowe SICOT Award in 2007 and ISSLS Best Research Award in 2010. In 2012, he was honoured to be third Indian winning the prestigious SRS Traveling Fellowship to visit the best centers for Spine Surgery in USA. He is the fifth Indian and first from Karnataka to have been awarded active fellowship of Scoliosis Research Society of USA.