Dr. Yogesh Mittal
38; Orthopedic surgeon and partner, The Orthopaedic Center; Tulsa
Moving to the United States from India at age five was not an easy experience for Yogesh, but it was the confidence to achieve instilled by his parents that drove him to become an orthopedic surgeon. Whether he’s replacing an arthritic joint, fixing a sports injury or mending a broken bone, Yogesh spends most of his time in the operating room. Outside of the office, he travels around the world lecturing to surgeons in and outside the U.S. He is also working on a new surgical implant and technique development. Off the clock, Yogesh volunteers with animal rescue organizations, international medical mission work, free clinics and patient education.