After graduating from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Belgaum, India, he specialized in orthopedic surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, India. He then went on to Institute De La Main in Paris, France where he received a fellowship in shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder joint replacement, and then a Master Fellowship in shoulder arthroscopy from the Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was also clinical observer in the Department of Orthopedics, South Shield Tyneside District Hospital, South Shield, UK.
Dr Magadum is currently working as a specialist consultant orthopedist at Saudi German Hospital in Sharjah and UAE, Dubai. Prior to that he has held several posts and headed orthopedic departments in various prestigious hospitals in India including HOSMAT, Apollo and St. John's Medical College.
In addition to his clinical interests, Dr Magadum has attended several courses and meetings. He has been involved with research activities and has authored several publications and given presentations in India, Italy, Australia and USA.