The Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) and the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, which was founded in 1926 it is one of the oldest and one of the best teaching and medical schools in Mumbai. The medical college offers training to students in undergraduate, postgraduate, and superspecialty medical courses in various allied specialties.
The King Edward Memorial Hospital is reputed for its patient healthcare services. It has a team of physicians, resident doctors, and para-medical staff who manage all the departments and services at the hospital efficiently. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai funds the hospital, and therefore, the services at the hospital are virtually free for the benefit of the underprivileged sections of the society.
The King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital has an excellent neurology department that offers all the ultra modern facilities with cutting edge technology to investigate, diagnose, and treat any disorder of the nervous system. The department has a highly qualified and experienced team of neuro physicians and surgeons and the operation theatres offer all the amenities for any type of surgery.
The Department of Chest Medicine offers excellent facilities for diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of various disorders of the chest. The department offers out-patient facilities while it has 30 beds for the treatment of inpatients.
The Department of Orthopedics at the KEM Hospital caters to about 400 patients every day and has a bed-strength of 280. As such, this is the largest department in the hospital, and the largest orthopedic department in the country. The services offered here are considered to be one of the best in the country. The department has an excellent team of doctors, many of whom have obtained further training at some of the reputed institutions in the world. Surgical procedures such as spinal surgery, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, limb-lengthening, and complex trauma surgery are done on a regular basis. It also offers diagnosis and treatment in the area of sports medicine.