SOCIETY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AND THERAPEUTICS

SOCIETY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AND THERAPEUTICS

BREAKING BOUNDARIES OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE, ART & HEALTHCARE POLICY

P. Sarat Chandra

Dr (Prof) P Sarat Chandra is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and currently works as a senior Professor in the Department Neurosurgery at the Prestigious All India Insititute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is best known for his path breaking work in the field of epilepsy surgery, craniovertebral junction anomalies, complex spine and minimally invasive neurosurgery. In the field of epilepsy surgery, he heads one of the largest epilepsy surgery programs (>3500 surgical cases) in the world and also the MEG resource facility. He has described several minimally invasive and safer surgical techniques, which are now followed world over. To mention a few, these include endoscopic hemispherotomy, endoscopic corpus callosotomy and commissurtomy, robotic guided radio frequency thermocoagulation of hypothalamic hamartomas, and robotic thermo-coagulative hemispherotomy. His center is one of the few centers to perform routine SEEG’s for MRI negative epilepsy in India, and have demonstrated a high degree of success. In the field of cranio-vertebral junction anomalies, he has had a large experience (<1500 cases), and has described the revolutionary technique of distraction, compression, extension and reduction (DCER). This technique allows even the most severe CVJ anomalies (atlanto-axial dislocation and basilar invagination) to be reduced and fixed from a posterior only procedure, thus avoiding a trans-oral route all together. He also described the simple yet the highly effective technique of treating vertebral hemangiomas with myelopathy using intra operative absolute alcohol embolization with fixation. Apart from this, he has had a huge experience of more than 25,000 surgical cases consisting of a wide spectrum of neurosurgical pathologies that include tumors, vascular, skull base, and endosocpic surgeries. He is a well known lecturer having given more than 500 lectures world wide and has over 590 publications including some of the highest rated journals like NEJM and Nature. He is credited with over 14 extra mural projects and 9 patents.

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