Dr. Idrus Paturusi graduated as a medical doctor and obtained his doctoral degree from University of Hasanuddin. He graduated as Orthopaedic Surgeon from University of Indonesia. He also had a Postgraduate Orthopaedic Training in Singapore and at Hospital Raymond Point Care, Paris, France. He is a member of the Indonesian Medical Association and the Indonesia Orthopaedic Association. He was a team leader of a special emergency surgery in Aceh and Nias following the tsunami disaster. Professor Idrus has received several awards from various organizations, amongst them; appreciation from UNHCR, Iran Government and Indonesian Government as a Coordinator for Medical Team for Bam earthquake victims in Iran; Satya Lencana Kebangkitan Sosial appreciation from President of Republic of Indonesia; Certificate of Adi Setya Utama from Indonesian Medical Doctors Association; as Team of Crisis Centre from Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia and from Afghanistan Society for being an Indonesia Medical Team member in Afghanistan.