Top Spine Surgeon in JP Nagar, Bangalore

Dr. Umesh Srikantha

Consultant and Head of Spine Services

Overview:

Dr Umesh Srikantha is a well-versed and recognized neurosurgeon currently working at Aster RV Hospital located in JP Nagar as a Consultant and Head of Spine Services. He is considered as one among the Best Spine Specialist in JP Nagar, Bangalore for his expertise in the field. His main forte is minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), a novel and advanced technique of doing ‘Key-hole’ spine surgery, reducing tissue injury and offering maximum benefit to patients.

Work Experience:

Dr Umesh began his career as a junior resident in the Neurosurgery Department, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka from 2003-2006. He was promoted as the senior resident at NIMHANS, Bangalore in 2006. He served as a Senior Resident (Post M.Ch) in the Department of Neurosurgery at NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka from September 1st, 2008 to May 16th, 2009. He later joined the Department of Neurosurgery at M.S Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka as an Assistant and Associate Professor at M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India from May 2009 to April 2016. He is with Aster hospitals, Bangalore from 2016 onwards.

His fields of special interest include Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery and Deformity spine surgery.

Education:

He completed MBBS from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences in Hubli, Karnataka in 2001, followed by M.Ch (Neurosurgery) from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, Karnataka in 2008.

Later working as a general neurosurgeon for a few years, he developed a keen interest in the field of spine surgery and pursued training by completing a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery from Incheon, South Korea in 2012.

Dr Umesh Srikantha was an ever-enthusiastic professional who has actively participated in several programs and attended several national and international conferences and has many publications to his credit. He is known as the Top Spine Surgeon in Bangalore and has conducted several workshops and trained several surgeons in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery from across the country.

Area of Expertise:

  • Minimally Invasive spine surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Complex spine surgery

Awards:

Silver Jubilee Award for the ‘Best Outgoing Student’ of M.Ch in Neurosurgery from NIMHANS, Bangalore for the year 2008.

Memberships:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India (MISSI)(EC)
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
  • Neuro-spinal Surgeons Association (NSSA)(Co-chair – MISS task force)
  • Neurological Society of India - NSI
  • Bangalore Neurological Society – BNS
  • Indian Medical Association – IMA (Bangalore)
  • Skull Base Surgery Society of India (SBSSI)

Conferences/ Training Courses Organised/ Attended “As Faculty”:

Dr. Umesh Srikantha is active in academic circles and is commonly invited for most national and some international conferences as a faculty to share his experience with colleagues and junior surgeons. Apart from giving lectures and doing live surgical demonstrations, he has also chaired several sessions in major conferences. He has conducted more than 30 cadaver training programs on Minimally invasive spine surgery and has been involved in training over 150 surgeons from across the country.

1. He was an organising Secretary in 1st Annual Spine Cadaver Workshop (Cervical Arthroplasty and ACDF using PEEK-Prevail) on March 10th at M S Ramaiah Advanced Learning Center in Bangalore, India

2. Faculty at ‘Cadaver course on MAST Lumbar Degenerative Solutions’, from August 17th -18th, 2012 at M S Ramaiah Advanced Learning centre in Bangalore, India (Lecture on ‘Anatomy and Pathology of Lumbar spine’)

3. Staff at IASA cadaver course on ‘Emerging Techniques in Complex Spine which is an A skills experience’, during September 15th- 16th, 2012 at M S Ramaiah A Learning

Center situated in Bangalore, India (Lecture on ‘Cervical arthroplasty-Rationale, Indications, Technique. Is it superior to ACDF?’)

4. Staff at ‘Cadaver program on MAST, BKP and Posterior cervical stabilisation’, during December 14th-15th in 2012 at M S Ramaiah Advanced Learning Center in Bangalore,

India. (speech on Anatomy and Pathology of Lumbar spine, Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation techniques, administration of Upper cervical spine injuries)

5. Staff at ‘Management of Osteoporotic Spinal pathologies - A hands-on cadaver course’, during March 10th, 2013 at M S Ramaiah Advanced Learning Center in Bangalore, India. (speech on ‘Pathology and Medical management of Osteoporosis’)

6. Faculty at ‘Total MAST degenerative solutions- A hands-on cadaver course’, from July 27th-28th in 2013 at M S Ramaiah Advanced Learning Center in Bangalore, India.

(speech on Surgical anatomy of thoracolumbar spine Minimally invasive bilateral foraminotomies)

7. Faculty at ‘Cadaver course on Microlumbar Discectomy, Conventional Discectomy and Lumbar Pedicle screw instrumentation’, from August 3rd-4th in 2013 at M S Ramaiah

Advanced Learning Center, Bangalore, India. (speech on Minimally invasive and Endoscopic Discectomy)

8. Faculty at ‘Cadaver workshop on Total cervical spine solutions’, from August 10th -11th in 2013 at M S Ramaiah Advanced Learning Center at Bangalore, India. (speech on

Literature review on Cervical Arthroplasty)

9. Faculty at ‘Advances in Spine surgery- MAST’, from September 14th-15th in 2013 at M S Ramaiah Advanced Learning Center in Bangalore, India. (speech on Surgical anatomy of thoracolumbar spine Minimally invasive bilateral foraminotomies)

10. Cadaver capsule course (MAST, Posterior cervical fixation), November 20th, 2013 at MSRALC.

11. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on December 12th, 2013, MSRALC.

12. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on February 23rd, 2014, MSRALC.

13. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on March 24th, 2014, MSRALC.

14. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on July 9th, 2014, MSRALC.

15. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on August 13th, 2014, MSRALC.

16. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on September 19th, 2014, MSRALC.

17. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on October 14th, 2014, MSRALC.

18. Faculty & Organising Secretary: ‘MSR Spine Symposium and Cadaver workshop- Degenerative lumbar spine disease and Minimal access Spine surgery’, from May 1st to 4th, 2014 at MSRMH auditorium and MSRALC in Bangalore, India.

19. Faculty at ‘1st Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Endoscopy training program’, from May 10th -11th, 2014, MSRALC in Bangalore, India. (Course Coordinator).

20. Faculty at ‘Total MAST degenerative solutions’, from July 4th-5th, 2014, MSRALC in Bangalore, India.

21. Faculty at ‘Posterior Cervical Spine solutions’, from September 27th -28th, 2014 at MSRALC in Bangalore, India.

22. Faculty at 1st annual meeting of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India (MISSICON-2014), November 22nd-23rd, 2014 at Ahmedabad.

23. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on January 16th 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

24. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on February 1st, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

25. “1st NSI-AANS spine cadaver course” from February 6th-7th, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

26. Craniovertebral Junction Surgery made easy on February 14th 2015 at Cochin as a lecture.

27. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on February 16th, 2015, at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

28. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on March 23rd, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

29. Merc course – Cadaveric course on TLIF, PPF and DLIF on July 4th, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

30. Merc course – Cadaveric course on TLIF, PPF and DLIF on July 21st, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

31. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on July 21st, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

32. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on July 22nd, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

33. Cadaver capsule course (Nav-Spine - MAST) on July 29th, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

34. MISSICON-2015 - 2nd annual meeting of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India on October 23rd-25th, 2015 in Mumbai as a lecture.

35. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on December 13th, 2015 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

36. Cadaver capsule course (Navspine-Posterior cervical) on January 30th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

37. Cadaver capsule course (Navspine-Posterior cervical) on February 7th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

38. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on February 12th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

39. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on March 10th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

40. Cadaver capsule course (Conventional TLIF), on April 19th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

41. Fundamentals in Spine surgery – Spinal Trauma on April 23rd 2016 in New Delhi.

42. CME on ‘Challenges in Spine Surgery- making it safe and simple’ April 24th 2016 in Hyderabad.

43. K-MISS (Kavery Minimally invasive Spine Surgery) course on June 18th 2016 in Chennai as Lecture for Performed Live surgery.

44. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on June 29th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

45. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on March 10th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

46. Cadaver capsule course (Nav-Spine-MAST) on July 6th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

47. Cadaver capsule course (Nav-Spine-MAST) on August 10th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

48. MastCon 2016 (Minimal access spine technique conference) from Aug 13-14, 2016 in Trivandrum.

49. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on August 24th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

50. Cadaver Capsule course (Posterior Cervical Instrumentation) on September 4th, 2016 in Dehradun as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

51. MAST cadaver course on September 10-11, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

52. 5th IASA course – ‘Essentials in Spine – Anterior approach to Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spine’ on September 17-18 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

53. Cadaver capsule course (MAST) on September 27th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

54. MISSICON-2016 -3rd annual meeting of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India on October 14-16, 2016 in New Delhi.

55. AOspine Advanced Level Specimen Course in Cervical Spine on October 22-23, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as a Guest lecture.

56. Cadaver capsule course (Nav-Spine-MAST) on November 6th, 2016 at MSRALC in Bengaluru as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver.

57. ASSICON-2017 - 30th annual conference of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India on Jan 26-29, 2017 in Hyderabad as a lecture.

58. AMASS 2017 – Advanced MASS operative workshop on March 11th 2016 as Lecture for Performed Live surgery.

59. MIS-LiveCad 2017 – 1st MISSI Annual Live Surgery and Cadaver Course on April 7-9, 2017 in Bengaluru as organizing secretary.

60. Instructional course in Spine (ICS) from Aug 11-13, 2017 in Kovalam as Lecture for Luncheon Seminar.

61. World Neurosciences summit – Basics and Beyond from Aug 18-20, 2017 in New Delhi as Lecture for Performed Live surgery.

62. WESSCON 2017 – Annual conference of the World Endoscopic Spine Society on Sep 1–3, 2017 in New Delhi as a lecture.

63. Merc course – MIS- TLIF, PPF and DLIF’, on October 21st 2017 at MSRALC, Bangalore as Lecture to Train Delegates on Cadaver

64. MISSICON 2017 - 4th annual meeting of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India from October 27– 29, 2017 in Chennai as Lecture Session Chair.

65. Spine Boot camp (ACSE) from Nov 11-12, 2017 in Chennai as Lecture Interactive Modules.

66. NSICON 2017 – 66th annual conference of the Neurological Society of India (NSI) from 30 November – 3 December 2017 in Nagpur as Session Moderator Lecture.

67. ASSICON 2018 – 31st annual conference of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India from Jan 18-21, 2018 in Chennai as Lecture.

68. KNACON 2018 – 8th annual conference of the Karnataka Neurosciences Academy from Jan 26-27, 2018 in Hubballi as a lecture.

69. Salem Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Course (S-MISS) on March 18, 2018, in Salem - Performed Live surgery Lecture.

70. Spine boot camp (iSpine) on Mar 31– Apr 1, 2018, in Cochin.

71. MIS LiveCad 2018 – MISSI cadaver workshop from April 28-29, 2018 in Bengaluru as organizing secretary.

72. APSS – BOSC (Asia Pacific Spine society – Bombay Operative Spine course) from Feb 13-15, 2020 in Mumbai as Session moderator Lecture Hands-on workshop.

73. Navigation course on MISS, Medanta Hospital on June 23rd, 2018 in Indore - Live surgery Lecture.

74. MAST cadaver course 26-27 July 2018 in MSRALC Bengaluru as Lecture Train Delegates on Cadaver.

75. Cadaver Course on MIS-TLIF, PPF and OLIF (Gesco) on Sep 15, 2018, in MSRALC Bengaluru as Lecture Train Delegates on Cadaver.

76. ISSICON 2018 from Sep 5-7, 2018 in Chennai Lecture Navigation workshop.

77. MISSICON 2018 from Oct 26-28, 2018 in Hyderabad - Lecture Session chair.

78. SGPGI – Minimally Invasive Spine surgery workshop and Annual oration from Feb 22-23. 2019 in Lucknow - Moderator (Live surgery) Lecture.

79. AO spine Advanced Level Specimen Course from Feb 23-24, 2019 at MSRALC Bengaluru - Lecture Train Delegates on Cadaver.

80. MIS LiveCad 2018 – MISSI cadaver and Live surgery workshop from Apr 19-21, 2019 at MSRALC & JW Marriott, Bengaluru as organizing secretary.

81. Spine boot camp (iSpine) from Apr 28-29, 2019 in Mahabalipuram as work modules.

82. Cadaver capsule course (Nav-Spine-MAST) on May 31, 2019, at MSRALC Bengaluru.

83. Cadaver capsule course (OLIF) on Jul 28, 2019, at MSRALC Bengaluru.

84. Cadaver Course on MIS decompression and MIS-TLIF (As part of WNS 2019) on Aug 21, 2019, at MSRALC Bengaluru.

85. WNS 2019 from Aug 23-25, 2019 in New Delhi - Live surgery Lecture Session chair

86. Spine 2019 (Annual conference of NSSA) on Aug 30-Sep 1 in Kochi as LectureSession chair

87. Cadaver capsule course (MAST decompression and PPF) on Sep 13th 2019 Lecture Train Delegates on Cadaver.

88. Cadaver capsule course (MIS TLIF and PPF) on Sep 16, 2019, at MSRALC Bengaluru - Lecture Train Delegates on Cadaver.

89. Cadaver capsule course (Nav-Spine-MAST) on Sep 19th 2019 at MSRALC Bengaluru - Lecture Train Delegates on Cadaver.

90. SAG (Spine Association of Gujarat) meet Sep 22, 2019 - Lecture.

91. ICS 2019 from Sep 28-29, 2019 in TMA Pai, Mangalore - Lecture.

92. MISSICON 2019 from Nov 1-3, 2019 in Chandigarh as Session moderator Session chair

93. Cadaver capsule course (Nav-Spine-MAST) on Dec 21, 2019 Lecture as Train Delegates on Cadaver.

94. SWONS, (Spine surgery update) on Jan 25, 2020, in Apollo hospitals, Chennai as Lecture.

95. MATS (Mastering advanced Technologies and Skills) from Feb 21-22, 2020 in Delhi, NCR (Artemis hosp) as Lecture.

Publications:

  1. Srikantha U, Hari A. Minimally Invasive Spine surgery – A ready reckoner. Neurol India 2019;67:959-60

  2. Srikantha U, Lokanath YK, Hari A, Nirmala S, Varma RG. Minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach for lumbar corpectomy and stabilization. Surg Neurol Int. 2019 Aug 2;10:153

  3. Khanapure K, Joshi KC, Jagannatha AT, Perikal PJ, Quryshi SA, Srikantha U, Verma RG, Hegde AS. Supraorbital Craniotomy for Large Anterior Skull Base Meningiomas: A Technical Note. Asian J Neurosurg. 2019 Jul-Sep;14(3):767-772.

  4. Perikal PJ, Srikantha U, Jagannath AT, Khanapure K, Varma RG, Hegde AS. Rare manifestation of common disease with a unique method of minimally invasive spine stabilization: Cervical 2-3 facet lesion. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2018 Jul-Sep;9(3):209-211.

  5. Perikal PJ, Srikantha U, Joshi KC, J AJ, Khanapure K, Varma RG, Hegde SA. Minimally Invasive Augmented Fixation for Anatomical Reduction of Grade 2 and Grade 3 Listhesis in Patients with Osteoporosis. Asian Spine J. 2018 Oct;12(5):887-892.

  6. Jagannatha AT, Srikantha U, Khanapure K, Joshi KC, Varma RG. Giant posterior fossa dural cavernoma in a child. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Apr;33(4):691-694.

  7. Srikantha U, Khanapure K, Jagannatha AT, Joshi KC, Varma RG, Hegde AS. Minimally invasive Atlanto-axial fusion: Cadaveric study and report of 5 clinical cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Dec;25(6):675-680. Epub 2016 Jul 15.

  8. Jagannatha AT, Khan MA, Karanth S, Srikantha U, Varma RG, Mahadevan A. Managing a Rare Malignant Sweat Gland Tumor Invading the Brain: Case Report and Literature Review. World Neurosurgery 2016;86:513.e1-7  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2015.09.042)

  9. Jagannatha AT, Joshi KC, Rao S, Srikantha U, Varma RG, Mahadevan A. Pediatric calcified intramedullary schwannoma at CONUS: A common tumor in a vicarious location. J Pediatr Neurosci. 2016 Oct-Dec; 11(4): 319–321. DOI:  10.4103/1817-1745.199474

  10. Lee SC, Srikantha U. Surgical management of Giant Lumbar Extradural Schwannoma: Report of 3 cases. Int J Spine Surg 2015;9:18 (DOI: 10.14444/2018)

  11. Lee SC, Srikantha U. Spinous Process splitting Laminectomy: Clinical outcome and Radiological analysis of the extent of decompression. Int J Spine Surg 2015;9:20 (DOI: 10.14444/2020)

  12. Aniruddha TJ, Kiran K, Krishna CJ, Umesh S, Ravi GV. Two children with Split cord malformation. Pediatric Neurol 2015;53(5):468-9

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.03.021

13. Subramanian N, Srikantha U, Sitabkhan M, Jagannatha AT, Khanapure K, Varma RG, Hegde AS. Minimally Invasive vs Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion - Early outcome observations. J Spinal Surg 2014;2(1):1-7.

14. Subramanian N, Srikantha U, Jagannatha AT, Khanapure K, Varma RG, Hegde AS. Posterior Cervical Laminoforaminotomy: A Comparative study between Open vs Minimally Invasive approach. J Spinal Surg 2014;2(1):8-12.

15. Lee SC, Kang JH, Srikantha U, Jang IT, Oh SH. Extraforaminal compression of the L5 nerve root at the lumbo-sacral junction: Clinical analysis, Decompression technique, and Outcome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Apr;20(4):371-9. DOI: 10.3171/2013.12.SPINE12629

16. Jagannatha AT, Srikantha U, Murthy PR, Varma RG, Chakravarthy H, Hegde AS. Unique paradoxical atlantoaxial dislocation with C1-C2 facet diastases and isolated ligamentous injury to the craniovertebral junction without neurological deficits: A case report. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2013 Jul;4(2):90-3. DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.128542.

17. Umesh Srikantha, Kiran Khanapure, Murali Mohan S, Ravi Gopal Varma. Sphenoidal ectopic ACTH-secreting Pituitary adenoma. J Pioneering Med Sci 2012;2(2) (Apr-Jun) (online)

18. Srikantha U, Khanapure K, Nirmala S, Varma RG. Occipital dermal sinus with a vermian dermoid. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2012;3:392-4

19. Madhugiri VS, Sastri BV, Srikantha U, Banerjee AD, Somanna S, Devi BI, Chandramouli BA, Pandey P. Focal intradural brain infections in children: An analysis of management and outcome. Pediatric Neurosurgery 2011;47(2):113-24

20. Umesh Srikantha, Anandh Balasubramaniam, Vani Santosh, Sampath S, Indira Devi B, Chandramouli BA. Recurrence in medulloblastoma – Influence of clinical, histological and immunohistochemical factors. British Journal of Neurosurgery 24(3):280-288, 2010.

21. Umesh Srikantha, Jagadeesh V Morab, Savitr Sastry, Rojin Abraham, Anandh Balasubramaniam, Sampath Somanna, Indira Devi, Chandramouli BA, Paritosh Pandey. The outcome of Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt in Grade IV Tubercular Meningitis with Hydrocephalus- A retrospective analysis of 95 patients. J Neurosurg Pediatrics 4:176-183, 2009

22. Srikantha U, Tandon A, Santosh V, Anandh B, Sampath S, Chandramouli BA, Sastry KVR. Clinical and immunohistochemical prognostic factors in adult glioblastoma patients. Clin Neuropathol  28(5):362-72, 2009.

23. Reddy SP, Britto R, Vinnakota K, Aparna H, Sreepathi HK, Thota B, Kumari A, Shilpa BM, Vrinda M, Umesh S, Samuel C, Shetty M, Tandon A, Pandey P, Hegde S, Hegde AS, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Santosh V, Kondaiah P, Somasundaram K, Rao MR. Novel glioblastoma markers with diagnostic and prognostic value identified through transcriptome analysis. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;14(10):2978-87.

24. Umesh Srikantha, Indira Devi Bhagavatula, Satish Satyanarayana, Sampath Somanna, Bengaluru A Chandramouli. Spinal osteochondroma: spectrum of a rare disease. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Jun;8 (6):561-566.

25. Reddy PS, Umesh S, Thota B, Tandon A, Pandey P, Hegde AS, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Santosh V, Rao MR, Kondaiah P, Somasundaram K. PBEF1/NAmPRTase/Visfatin: a potential malignant astrocytoma/glioblastoma serum marker with prognostic value. Cancer Biol Ther. 2008 May;7(5):663-8.

26. Pandey P, Umesh S, Bhat D, Srinivas D, Abraham R, Pillai S, Balasubramaniam A, Devi I, Sampath S, Chandramouli BA. Cerebellar abscesses in children: excision or aspiration? 1: J Neurosurg Pediatrics. 2008 Jan;1(1):31-4.

27. Britto R, Umesh S, Hegde AS, Hegde S, Santosh V, Chandramouli BA, Somasundaram K. Shift in AP-2alpha localization characterizes astrocytoma progression. Cancer Biol Ther. 2007 Mar;6(3):413-8.

Research:

1. During his Neurosurgery residency, he worked as a co-investigator in a study to assess the efficacy of a novel drug AP12009 (TGF-?2 antisense phosphorothioate oligonucleotide – Inhibitor of TGF-?2), presently called as ‘Trabedersen’ in recurrent high-grade gliomas. It was referred as “a multinational, multi-centre, open-label, active-controlled, randomized parallel-group dose-finding study to assess the efficacy and safety of two doses of AP 12009 in adult patients with recurrent high-grade glioma, administered intratumorally as continuous high-flow microperfusion over 7 days every other week”. The study was funded by Antisense Pharma, Germany and was coordinated in India by SIRO Clinpharm Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai. There were about 14 test subjects from our centre (NIMHANS, Bangalore).

2. During his Neurosurgery residency, he was associated with a multi-institutional project on “A prospective study to correlate gene signatures with clinical outcome of astrocytomas and identification of potential therapeutic target(s) in glioblastoma”. The project was funded by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. In this project, he assisted in analyzing the association of certain novel glioblastoma biomarkers with the clinical progression and survival of patients with glioblastoma. This resulted in some of our publications on glioblastoma biomarkers in peer-reviewed cancer journals such as ‘Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Biology and therapy”.

3. During his Neurosurgery residency, he was involved in a study to evaluate the clinical, histological features and expression of immunohistochemical markers in medulloblastoma, and to correlate these features with recurrence rates. The most important predictors of recurrence were the extent of resection, chemotherapy, presence of gross anaplasia, and c-erb B2 overexpression which formed the composition of a clinical-histological-immunohistochemical’ model for medulloblastoma proposed in our study. This work was submitted to NIMHANS as a dissertation in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the M.Ch degree, and also has been published in British Journal of Neurosurgery.

Training And Courses Attended:

1. Endoscopic Spine Surgery Workshop and Neurology Update, December 2004, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

2. Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Workshop (Hands-on cadaver workshop), September 2005, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

3. A Hands-on course on advances in spinal care (Hands-on workshops on Cervical disc arthroplasty, Percutaneous posterior cervical fixations, Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation), Medtronic Spinal Therapy and Procedure Training Centre, October 2010, New Delhi, India.

4. Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery workshop held on November 15th-17th, 2010, Academisch Medisch Centrum at Amsterdam, Netherlands.

5. The 5th advanced course in degenerative spine surgery: Symposium and cadaver workshop on Minimally invasive lumbar surgery in November 2011 at Seoul in South Korea.

6.Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Nanoori Hospital, Incheon, South Korea under Dr Seungcheol Lee, April-June, 2012.

7. 9th International Workshop on Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery, April 26-28, 2013, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

8. First Navigated 3-D ultrasound (SONOWAND) hands-on course, November 27-29, 2013, Bratislava, Slovakia.

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