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.