Venkataramana N K


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 Sparsh Hospital on Infantry Road, 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.

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  • 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
  • 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

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy

Craniosynostosis Part 2

Craniosynostosis part 1

Recurrent Cerebral larva migrans: A case report and review of literature

Paediatric Anteiro Skull Base tumors

Tale of the tail

Cerebello pontine angle lipoma in a child

animal experiment paper_Cytotherapy 2010

animal study_ cytotherapy

animal study_ cytotherapy

Clinical study - PD



JCRT paper

PD Translation

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SCI Clinical Study Cytotherapy 2009

Transitional journal - MND


CRASH_2 Lancet publication and editorial

Innovative approach for prevention and treatment of post subarachnoid hemorrhage vasospasm

Asian Journal of Neurosurgery-Volume 7 / Issue 2 / April-June 2012

Outcome of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia using autologous muscle graft

Asian Journal of Neurosurgery-Volume 7 / Issue 3 / July-September 2012

Protective effect on normal brain tissue during a combinational therapy of 2-deoxy-d-glucose and hypofractionated irradiation in malignant gliomas

Asian Journal of Neurosurgery-Volume 8 / Issue 1 / January-March 2013

Dr Venkataramanaa wins coveted honour