Dr. Ravi Gopal Varma has joined as Chief of Neurosciences and Lead Consultant Neurosurgery, at Aster CMI Hospital, after setting up and running the highly successful Institute of Neurosciences at M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, where he was Professor and Head of Neurosurgery since 2008. He is a highly qualified Neurosurgeon, with special interest in Movement Disorders, with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Varma has undergone training in all aspects of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery which includes specialized surgery for Epilepsy, Movement Disorders and chronic pain. His surgical expertise covers other branches of neurosurgery including Paediatric, vascular and endoscopic neurosurgery. He is one of the few neurosurgeons, in India, with large experience with DBS surgery for Parkinson ’s disease.