Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon
My Neurosurgical training in Ireland and England (1979-1987 and 1991-1992) involved working in prestigious teaching hospitals like Cork Regional Hospital, Cork, National Hospital for Nervous Disease, London, Nottingham University Hospital and Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. Subsequently I did a Spine Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, London (1995-1996). I have worked and done clinics in several countries like India, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Dubai, Tanzania and Nepal. I obtained my General Surgery FRCS in 1983 and then FRCS (Neurosurgery) in 1995. Since August 1996, I am a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at the Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India (www.apollohospdelhi.com). I was a founder member of Department of Neuro and Spine surgery and have performed more than 3600 surgeries of brain & spine. I am also the clinical coordinator of the Department of Spine Surgery. My philanthropic activity involve working as an Honorary Medical Director of an NGO– “Indian Head Injury Foundation “(www.indianheadinjuryfoundation.org). I have focused our activities in three areas: 1. Improving Pre-hospital care: by advocacy with the Government, public awareness programs on road safety like “Children’s Ride with Safety Program” and Primary Trauma Care courses (PTC) and Disaster drill for doctors, nurses, paramedics and First Responders (60 courses have been conducted so far.) 2. Improving hospital care of the trauma victim: by conducting Neuro critical care courses and PTC courses for emergency department staff. 3. Improving neuro rehabilitation in India, which is at present non-existent this is through conducting Annual conference on neurorehab, conducting workshops for Delhi Neuro Group (with over 350 members) and running two model neurorehab centers in Delhi and Jodhpur. Because of my experience in the neuro- rehab field, I have been invited to be a temporary advisor to the Regional Director, WHO (South East Asian Regional Office) and a member of the DPR Expert group on Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation. I have attended many conferences and workshops abroad and have been invited faculty to many national conferences on Neurosurgery and Spine surgery. I was a recipient of the first BMJ India awards, 2014 (Surgical Team of the year) for Robotic Spine Surgery and a finalist at BMJ South Asia Awards, 2015 (Healthcare Advocacy) for “Decreasing the Impact of Road Traffic Trauma” through activism and policy change in India. I have been granted the honorary title of Distinguished Clinical Tutor by the Apollo Hospital Educational and Research Foundation (AHERF). I am teacher to our Diploma of the National Board (DNB) students as well as their guide. I am a reviewer of the British Journal of Neurosurgery and the Indian Spine Journal.
Spine and neurosurgery,Spinal Injuries,neuro-rehabilitation, Neuro Trauma