Dr. N K Venkataramana

Dr. N K Venkataramana is an internationally acclaimed neurosurgeon, researcher and academician. After training in micro neurology at Nordtstud Krankenhause in Hannover, Germany, he served as assistant professor in neurosurgery at the Bangalore-based National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Later he founded the Manipal Institute for Neurological Disorders (MIND) at Manipal Hospital in Bangalore and turned it into a leading facility. Alongside he pioneered 1062, the country’s first GPS-enabled mobile ambulance service & he is the Vice-Chairman of BGS Global Hospitals.

In 2016, Dr Venkataramana founded his own centre of excellence for comprehensive neurocare — the Bangalore Regenerative Advanced Institute of Neurosciences (BRAINS). Cytecare in association with BRAINS is further strengthening its organ site focus by setting up Cytecare Brains Neuro
Oncology Centre.

Dr. Venkataramana has published more than a 100 papers in reputed journals, performed more than 25000 surgeries, participated and presided over many prestigious neurological conferences, and delivered lectures and orations at national and international forums. He has held positions as president of Indian Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro endoscopic society of India, Indian society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, and Editor-in-chief for Journal of Cerebrovascular sciences. Presently he is Editor-in-chief of ‘Brain Voice’.

Dr. Venkataramana has received a number of prestigious awards including Karnataka Rajyotsava award in 2008 and C.V. Raman Birth Centenary Award for 2015-16 from Sri Narendra Modi (Hon’ble Prime minister of India).

 

Dr N K Venkataramana is an internationally acclaimed neurosurgeon, researcher and academician. After training in micro neurology at Nordtstud Krankenhause in Hanover, Germany, he served as assistant professor in neurosurgery at the Bangalore-based National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Later he founded the Manipal Institute for Neurological Disorders (MIND) at the Manipal Hospital in Bangalore and turned it into a leading facility. Alongside he pioneered 1062, the country’s first GPS-enabled mobile trauma care service. Then Dr Venkataramana served as Vice Chairman of the Bangalore-based BGS Global Hospitals and Chief Neurosurgeon at the Global Institute of Neurosciences (BGS-GIN).

The doctor has published more than a 100 papers in reputed journals, performed more than 25000 surgeries, participated and presided over many prestigious neurological conferences and delivered lectures and orations at national and international forums by invitation.

A recipient of a number of prestigious awards and citations, Dr Venkataramana currently presides over the Indian Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cereberovascular Sciences. Previously he has been the President of the Indian Society for Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery and President, Neuroendoscopic Society-India.

In late 2016, Dr Venkataramana founded his own boutique centre of excellence for comprehensive neuro care — the Bangalore Regenerative Advanced Institute of Neurosciences (Brains). Located at the SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital on RR Nagar, in the heart of Bangalore, Brains is setting the golden standards in neuroscience with cutting edge services encompassing prevention, awareness, advocacy, acute and chronic care, regeneration, rehabilitation and research and training. Among the centre’s primary focal areas is to infuse vitality to brain health.

Senior Consultant, Neuro Oncology [MCh (Neurosurgery)],
Fellowship In Micro Neurosurgery-Hannover (Germany),
Fellowship In Neuroendoscopy- Mainz (Germany), International,
Fellow Of American Association Of Neurological Surgeons

– MBBS
– MCh – Neurosurgery
– Fellowship In Micro Neurosurgery-Hanover (Germany),
– Fellowship In Endoscopy-Mainz (Germany)
– International Fellow Of American Association Of Neurological Surgeons

– President: Indian Society For Paediatric Neurosurgery
– Editor In Chief – Journal Of Cerebro Vascular Science
– Executive Member – International Federation Of Neuroendoscopy(IFNE)
– Editor – Journal Of Neuroendoscopy
– Treasurer – AASPN
– Chairman: ANSA & Cell Space Research Foundation (Www.Ansaresearch.Org)
– Chairman : MERRICART (Merricart.In)
– Past President-Neuro Endoscopy Society , India
– Past President: Indian Society For Stereotactic And Functional Neurosurgery
– Founder: Comprehensive Trauma Consortium (Www.Sanjeevini.Org)

Areas of Special Interest:

Brain Tumours
Pediatric Brain tumours
Endoscopic Surgery for Pituitary & Skull Base Tumours
Micro- Neurosurgery for Benign ,Malignant, and Vascular tumours
Acoustic Schwannoma & CP angle surgery
Spinal tumours
Radiosurgery

Experience:

– 30 years, 15000 surgeries
– Since September 2007: Director Global Institute of Neurosciences, Bangalore
– March 2001 to August 2007: Director: Manipal Institute for Neurological Disorders , Bangalore
– March 1991 to August 2007: Consultant Neurosurgeon – Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
– November 1986 to June 1991: Assistant professor, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

Achievements

  • Established pre-hospital care and free ambulance for the first time in the country in March 2000
  • Introudced the concept of air ambulance, highway trauma care and mass casualty management.
  • Founded Comprehensive Trauma Consortium
  • Founder of PRIME for the paramedic and various trauma courses in Karnataka and several social initiatives.
  • First neuro endoscopic surgery in Karnataka
  • First CT guided stereotactic surgery in Karnataka
  • First deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for Parkinson’s disease in Karnataka
  • First sacral nerve stimulation for neurogenic bladder dysfunction in Karnataka
  • First disc nucleoplasty for lumbar and cervical disc prolapse in India
  • First transplantation of autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells for Parkinson’s disease
  • First transplantation of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells for head injury
  • Established first of its kind brain tumor bank in India
  • Introduced of micro dialysis for brain for the first time in Asia
  • Introduced of Stemcell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
  • Established state of its kind Global Neuroscience Institute at BGS Global Hospital
  • Recognized as International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in September 2015

Awards & Accolades

  • Gold medal from Rotary International – Young Surgeons Award
  • Felicitation by Lions Club, 2001
  • Karnataka Seva Puraskara Award by Ashraya Seva Trust, 2001
  • B C Roy Doctor’s Day Award by IMA, June 2002
  • Outstanding Public Service Award by Rotary Club, 2003
  • Outstanding Service Award by Nightingale’s Life Saving Services, 2004
  • Best Public Service Award by Lions Club International, 2005
  • Sujayashree Award by Raghavendra Swamiji Mutt, 2006
  • Best contribution to profession – Neuroscience Award by Rotary Club, 2006
  • Ragiv Gandhi Shiromani Award, 2006
  • Chanakya Award for Social Leadership by Public Relations Council of India, 2007
  • Sadhana Rathna Prashasthi, 2008
  • Karnataka Rajyothsava Award, 2008
  • Druvarathna Award by Gurusai International Cultural and Education Academy, 2009
  • B V Shivarama Karanth Sadbhavana Prashashti by Karnataka Rajya Kalavidhara Kalyana Vedhike, 2009
  • Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award by Trinity Hospitals and Heart Foundation, 2010
  • NTR Award from Akhila Karnataka N T R Abhimanigala Sangha, 2010
  • Felicitation for Contribution to Neurosurgery by Lions Club, 2010
  • Felicitation for contribution to Neuroscience by Rotary , 2010
  • Bharatha Rathna Sir M. Visvesvaranya Global Leadership Award for Excellency in Environment – Social Work , Puttanna Chetty Town Hall, 2nd July 2011
  • Dayananda Sagar Award for excellence in Medical Profession , July 2011
  • Aryabhata Award – Award for excellence in Medical Profession , Ravindra Kalakshethra , 22nd June 2014,
  • Honored by Healthcare Radius & Schneider for outstanding contribution to Healthcare in India , November 2014
  • Honored by Bangalore Development Authority during Karnataka Rajyothsava, 29th November 2014
  • Honoured by Gulf Connoisseur – A Premier Lifestyle luxury Magazine
  • Channel 9, a prominent TV news broadcaster conferred the Yoga Ratna Award on 21st June 2015
  • C V Raman Birth Centenary Award for 2015-16 , received from Sri Narendra Modi – Honble Prime minister of India , Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, during National Science Congress , January 3 at Mysore