* Has a vast experience in managing complex brain and spine diseases in the last 13 years.
Has performed over 10,000 brain and spine procedures
Has special skills in managing complex spine cases, redo brain tumor surgeries and pediatric neurosurgical ailments
Is active in many neurosurgical professional societies in India and abroad
Has trained many DNB students in Neurosurgery
Re-do brain tumor surgery
Framed and frameless stereotactic surgery
CV Junction surgery- Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
Neurovascular surgery * Endoscopic brain and spine procedures
Awards and Achievements
‘An evaluation of prognostic factors in thyroid cancers’ at the Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India held in Agra in 1994
‘Role of 99mTc GHA SPECT in differentiating between radionecrosis and recurrent gliomas’ at 46th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (Neurocon 99) held at Hyderabad in December 1999
‘Role of Cardiac gated Cine MRI in the follow up of patients with Chiari type I malformations’ at 51st Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (Neurocon 2002) held at Kochi in December 2002
‘Primary Ewing’s sarcoma of the skull: A case report and review of the literature’ at 51st Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (Neurocon 2002) held at Kochi in December 2002
‘Cerebellar ganglioglioma: A case report and the review of the literature’ at 51st Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (Neurocon 2002) held at Kochi in December 2002
‘Real Time Imaging in Neuronavigation’ at 52nd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (Neurocon 2003) held at Chandigarh in December 2003
‘Atypical Multiple Meningiomas in childhood’ at 52nd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (Neurocon 2003) held at Chandigarh in December 2003
‘Concept of Stereotactic Radiosurgery’ at the National workshop on Stereotactic Radiosurgery’ held at NIMHANS on 20.03.2004
‘Results in suprasellar meningiomas’ at the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies’ – Tumor section meet at Jaipur in October 2004.
Research and Publications
Arun L Naik, P Sarat Chandra, C S Bal, V S Mehta. Role of 99m Tc GHA SPECT in differentiating recurrent glioma and radiation necrosis. Neurol India. 1999: 47(Suppli. 1): 78
N. K. Venkataramana, Shailesh A. V. Rao, Arun L. Naik, Neeraj Awasthy, H. Gupta, Karamchand Sharma. Tale of the tail. J Pediatr Neurosci 2008. Vol 3: 145
PM Jagannath. N K Venkataramana, Shailesh A V Rao , Arun L Naik, S K Shivakumar, Anvesh Saktepar, Raghuram Gopalkrishnan, S K Shankar . Recurrent cerebral larva migrans: A case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Neurosci 2009 Vol 4/Issue :1 Pages : 36-40.
N K Venkataramana, Shailesh A V Rao , Arun L Naik. Operative Nuances: Endoscopic 3rd Ventriculostomy. J.Pediatr Neurosci. 2009, Vol 4 Pages 109- 112
Satish Babu, MD, Venkataramana N K, Ravindra Bhmrao Kamble, Shailesh A V Rao, Arun Naik, Roshan V Shetty . Primary Hypothryroidism presenting as sellar mass which regressed with thyroid hormone therapy – A case report. Neuroradiology – Accepted for publication.
Ravindra B Kamble, Neelam K Venkataramana, Arun L Naik, Shailesh V Rao, Diffusion tensor imaging in spinal cord, Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging. Volume 21 Issue 3 August 2011,Pg 221-224.
Halamani R Kusuma, Neelam K Venkataramana1, Shailash AV Rao', Arun L Naik,Gangadhara DS, Keshavan H Venkatesh. Fulminant hepatic failure after repeated exposure to Isoflurane. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia | Vol 551 Issue J | May-Jun
N. K. Venkataramana, Rakhi Pal, Shailesh A. V. Rao, Arun L. Naik, Majahar Jan, Rahul Nair, C. C. Sanjeev, Ravindra B. Kamble, D. P. Murthy, and Krishna Chaitanya : Bilateral Transplantation of Allogenic Adult Human Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells into the Subventricular Zone of Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Clinical Study. Stem Cells International , Volume 2012, Article ID 931902, 12 pages , doi:10.1155/2012/931902
Cerebello Pontine Angle Lipoma in a child, Neelam Venkataramana , Shailesh A V Rao, Arun L Naik, Krishna Chaitanya, Paparajamurthy. Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences/Volume7/Jan-Apr/2012.
Neelam K Venkataramana , Shailesh A V Rao, Arun L Naik, Kishore Shetty, Paparaja Murthy, Abhilash Bansal, Christos Panotopoulos : Innovative approach for prevention and treatment of post subarachnoid hemorrhage Vasospasm: A preliminary report. Asian Journal of Neurosurgery Vol.7, Issue 2, April –June 2012.
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies: Member
Neurological Society of India: Full Member
Skull Base Surgery Society of India: Member
Indian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery: Member
Indian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery: Member