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Mumbai, August 25, 2021: Dr. B K Misra, Head of the Department of Surgery, Head, Division of Neurosurgery & Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, P D Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, received the International Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) at its Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, Orlando. He is the first Indian ever to be bestowed with this award. The felicitation ceremony was conducted through an online event amidst the pandemic.
AANS, the world’s most prestigious apex body of neurosurgeons, has bestowed its highest international distinction honoring Dr. Misra’s lifetime of achievements in neurosurgery in India and globally. Dr. Misra is Honorary President of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS), is the 1st Vice President of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), and President of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies, all leading international neurosurgical societies.
Dr. Misra has a long list of “firsts” to his name. He was the first to execute Image-Guided Aneurysm Microsurgery globally and the first in South Asia to perform Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. Acoustic Neuroma Surgery, Vascular Neurosurgery (Aneurysm, AVM), Skull Base Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Awake Craniotomy, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, and Surgery of Complex Brain and Spine Disorder are among Dr. B. K. Misra’s areas of expertise in neurosurgical patient care. He was the first neurosurgeon to do Awake Craniotomy for brain tumors in India. He’s also the recipient of the prestigious Dr. B C Roy National Award as Eminent Medical Person of the Year, 2018 (the Highest Medical Award in India).
On the occasion of receiving the award, Dr. B K Misra said, ” It’s my privilege and honor to receive the International Lifetime Achievement award from AANS. A recognition like this, from peers, means a lot to me personally and professionally and inspires me further. I would like to express my gratitude to my family and P.D Hinduja Hospital for their constant support and to my patients for having bestowed their trust on me. Today in India, we have the best of technology, infrastructure and skills, at par with the best in the world, to treat the most complex neurosurgical conditions. We have the potential to become a destination for neurological treatment .”
Gautam Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC, congratulating Dr. B. K. Misra, said, “For all of us at P. D. Hinduja Hospital, this is a very gratifying moment. Dr. Misra’s medical accomplishments and accolades are a testament to his dedication. The institution considers itself fortunate to have treated thousands of patients under his medical care. We wish him the best of luck and hope that his knowledge will continue to serve the medical sector and patients.”
Dr. Misra has also significantly contributed through numerous publications to improve the quality of education in neurosurgery and facilitate the advancement of treatment for neurosurgical patients across under-funded regions globally.