Neurosurgeon in Bangalore

Dr Sudhir Srinivas Pai

Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from Karnataka University, 1976. Master’s Degree in General Surgery (M.S.) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, December ‘1979. Super specialization in Neurosurgery (M.Ch.) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, December ‘1983.

Work Experience

39 yrs+

Registration No

KMC 13578


English, हिंदी, ಕನ್ನಡ, ಕೊಂಕಣಿ


Apollo Speciality Hospitals Jayanagar Bangalore
Done from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi.  AIIMS is an unique autonomous Institute established under Indian constitution with funding from the commonwealth.
1st Year Junior Residency: Selection by All India competitive entrance test - selected in June 1976 at AIIMS.
June 1976 – Dec 1976 
Worked in Department of Pediatric Surgery (headed by Prof. P. Upadhyaya) which was one of the few centres in India treating Hydrocephalus, Meningomyeloceles, Crouzon’s disease, Hirschprung’s diseases, Post urethral valve with Hydronephrosis apart from usual paediatric surgery cases. Since Prof. P. Upadhyaya was the one, who had devised indigenous Hydrocephalus shunt known as AIIMS valve, the centre had already treated over 500 cases of congenital Hydrocephalus when I joined this department.  During my training it gave me immence exposure to the management of these cases.  At that time, this centre was associated with Sheffield University and had collaborative study with Late Prof. Zachary in survey of detecting congenital defects in children in North India (Ballabhgarh district of Haryana).  As residents, we had the responsibility to carry out this survey.  Programme included once a week door to door survey of all the children’s of the geographical area to examine and detect congenital anomalies carried out with the assistance of social workers employed specially for the project.
This pediatric surgery unit also had unique distinction in treating Siamese twins, since this centre had successfully separated a Siamese twins for the first time in India in 1972.  As a resident it was our responsibility to even supervise the feeding of those unfortunate babies. 
The exposure I had in treating Hydrocephalus Meningomyeloceles did give me immense confidence in managing these cases subsequently while in Neurosurgery training and now in private practice.
January 1977 to June 1977 (AIIMS)
During this period I was trained in General surgery under Prof. B. M. L. Kapur and Dr. S. Nundy.
This unit of General Surgery at AIIMS was associated with Gastroenterology unit at AIIMS (one of the few G. E. services then available in India).  Because of this association, as a resident, I was exposed in managing complex Gastroenterology cases such as Cirrhosis with Portal Hypertension, Gall bladder diseases, Pancreatic diseases (including malignancies) and intestinal malignancies.  This G. E. Centre had a major exposure to Non cirrhotic Portal Fibrosis with Portal hypertension with massive variceal bleeds.  This period gave me very good opportunities in managing real complex emergencies due to haemorrhagic shocks, Jaundice and other complications related to major surgeries of G.B., Pancreas, Colon, Rectum.  As  a junior resident, I was trained in not only managing these cases, but also in assisting and planning of surgical procedures that were routine to this surgical unit.
January 1978 to April 1978
As a surgical post graduate posted in Neurosurgery department of AIIMS – A very busy, well established centre for quality of its work. This period gave me exposure to management of all kinds of head injuries and other trauma and management of all kinds of brain/spinal tumors and conditions. (Joined this very department subsequently for my superspeciality training in neurosurgery).
April 1978 to July 1978
As a surgical post-graduate it was a rotational training posting in Cardiothoraccic and Vascular Unit of AIIMS under Prof. N. Gopinath and P. Venugopal.
This period gave me good exposure in understanding the management of all kinds of heart diseases (mainly valvular diseases at that time) pertaining to valve replacements, lung lesions both begin and malignant and thoraccic emergencies.  As a resident, programme included day to day case of all these cases and assisting in all kind of complex surgical procedures.
January 1978 to December 1979
2nd and 3rd year Junior Residency (AIIMS) leading to masters degree in General Surgery in December 1979.
July 1978 to December 1979
During this period I worked under Prof. B. M. L. Kapur and Dr. S. Nundy.  Because of the association of Gastroenterology unit the training consisted of 
managing surgical Gastroenterological cases apart from routine surgical emergencies admitted to AIIMS (There was no surgical Gastroenterology unit then).
During this period I also had exposure to plastic surgery and renal transplant under Prof. I. K. Dhawan, to whose unit the resident were posted by rotation.  This unit was handling routine general surgical cases, plastic surgery and renal transplant. I got good exposure to these subspecialities especially (burns) and renal transplant.  As a resident I carried out / assisted many of these procedures independently and at times under supervision.
January 2000 to June 2000 - Senior Resident in General Surgery (AIIMS)
During this period I worked as a Casualty Medical Officer handling all kinds of surgical / orthopedic / neurosurgical emergencies brought to the emergency division of AIIMS Hospital. It was the duty of Casualty Medical Officer’s to stabilise these surgical emergencies before respective department residents took over the cases.
M. Ch. (Neurosurgery) July 1980 to June 1983
Three years training in neurosurgery leading to the degree of Magister de Chirurgie (M. Ch.) in Neurosurgery AIIMS., New Dehlhi, India.
Selection by all India competitive written examination.  Only the candidates who have post graduate qualifications are eligible.
The curriculum for this course was unique at AIIMS. This was the Premier Institute wherein the examinee had to fulfill an operating session as a part of his M. Ch. Examination conducted by external examiners.
Day to day programmes gave sufficient importance to neuroradiology, neuropathology and regular teaching programmes such as journal clubs, seminars, clinical combined round and grand round apart from operating sessions both supervised and independent.  Although AIIMS was the first hospital in the country to acquire C.T. head scanner (1978) residents required to perform all the neuroradiological procedure such as carotid angiograms, ventriculogram and pneumoencephalgrams apart from myelograms. Day usually started with neuroradiology discussions with neuroradiology faculty before proceeding to operating session and ward rounds.
Neurosurgical unit at AIIMS during my period of training performed around 1500 operative procedures per year.  Most of the operative procedures were carried out under the supervision in the intial training period and later on independently depending upon the complexity of the procedure.
Residents also required to work in microneurosurgical hands on laboratory once a week during the same period.
Other academic activity included 
  • Neuropathology discussion including autopsies, brain cutting sessions and weekly discussion of all operated cases with qualified neuropathologists headed by Prof. Subrinal Roy.
  • Neurology, Neurosurgery combined ward round and case discussions every week.
  • Selective posting to neurology services for three months and four weeks special posting to neuropathology.
Under the auspices of Neurosurgical Society of India, I was selected for Visiting Fellowship to the following recognised neurosurgery training centres in India.
  • Christian Medical college, Vellore.
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore.
  • Bombay Hospital Research Centre, under Prof. S. N. Bhagwati.

Work Experience

  • House Job in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,1976 – 1977.
  • Worked at Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi from August to December, 1977.
  • Residency in General Surgery at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi from January, 1978 to December, 1979.  During the course of the same have performed over 300 General Surgical Operations.
  • Worked as Causality Medical Officer from January to July 1980 at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi.
  • Senior Residency in Neurosurgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, July 1980 to July – 1983. Have performed during the same period over 400 operations on Brain Tumors, Head Injuries, Spinal Surgery, Microvascular surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery.
  • Worked as a lecturer in the Department of Neurosurgery at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal with 1000 bedded Kasturba Hospital from September 1983 to October 1984.
  • Worked as Consultant Neurosurgeon from November 1984 to Novermber 1990, at the university Hospital,Kerman, Iran, having 24 bedded Neurosurgical Section and 10 bedded I.C.U. with 2 independent Neurosurgical Theaters handling all kinds of Neurosurgical cases.
  • Presently practicing as a free Lance Consultant Neurosurgeon at various hospitals in Bangalore. Managing all kinds of Neurosurgical cases including spinal cases / spinal trauma cases.  Some of the hospitals where I work as a Consultant Neurosurgeon are:
    • Aster RV Hospital
    • Vikram Hospital
    • Mallya Hospital
    • Bangalore Institue of Oncology
    • Agadi Hospital / Research Centre
    This was a combined neurology / neurosurgery unit as a neurosciences division. Here the responsibility included handling all kind of neurological outpatient cases, neuroradiological work, operative sessions carried out independently apart from attending all types  of neurosurgical emergency cases.  During this period I was instrumental in establishing microneurosurgical lab at the same institute (KMC).
    Initially I was independently handling all kind of neurosurgical cases including routine outpatient, inpatient and operative sessions apart from emergencies – some of them as a fall out of war.
    After 2 years, the neurosurgical services were taken over by the Kerman University and I was associated with teaching programme of the university.  Due to increasing workload, a C. T. scanner and an independent 24 bedded ward and 2 operating rooms were allotted to the neurosurgical division.
    I worked as a faculty of the Kerman University, Kerman – Iran, during the period 1986 to 1990 taking part in all the academic activities of the university including teaching programme for undergraduates and surgical postgraduates.
    APRIL 1991 TO DATE
    CONSULTANT NEUROSURGEON (IN PRIVATE PRACTICE) in Bangalore, India at the following hospitals:-
    Mallya Hospital:- A corporate hospital established in 1991 in collaboration with Apollo Hospital group.  It has a bed strength of about 200 beds and has established itself in the city of Bangalore for quality medical care.  
    Here I have been associated with neurosurgery section since its inception and has been handling / managing all kinds of neurosurgical cases & operate independently.
    Agadi Hospital:- Established over 25 years ago with well equipped operation theatre / ICU.  Routine neurosurgical cases are managed and operated.
    Consultant to various charitable hospitals.
    Conference Attended
    • Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India – Cochin, December 2002
    • Annual Conference of Pediatric Neurological Society of India – Bangalore, November 2002.
    • Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India – Mumbai, December 2001.
    • Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India – Chennai, December 2000.
    Member, N. S. I:- (Neurological Society of India) – Recognised association of all neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists of India.
    Other academic / social activites:
    I have been honorary secretary of Bangalore Neurological Society (B.N.S.) – established group of all the practicing neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychiatrists and neuroscientists of Bangalore.  BNS meets every month for high quality scientific presentations, discussions, orations and Clinico Pathology Conference (C.P.C.) with active participation of all the corporate and academic institutions of Bangalore.
    Chairman of board of governing council of Jain Educational Institutions which has established various educational institutions of high academic standards in and around the city of Bangalore.
    Present Status: 
    Associated with Aster RV Hospital as Sr. Consultant – Neurosciences from Mar-2019 to Mar – 2022. 
    For the past eight years, since Nov 2010 I have been associate with Vikram Hopsital, Bengaluru in establishing team Neurosciences which has made the establishment well know facility for Neurosciences.



Awards and Achievements


  • Awarded Gold Medal in Surgery by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, 1976.
  • Awarded Certificates of Merit in 1972, 1973 and 1974 by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum.


  • “C. T. Scan Evaluation of Cerebral Oedema in Head Injuries” at 34th Annual Congress of the Indian Radiological Association held at Ahmedabad in January, 1981.
  • “Brain Abscess in Congenital Heart Disease” at the National Seminar on C.N.S. infection held at New Delhi in February, 1981.
  • “Brain Abscess after C. T. Scan” at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India held at Cuttack in December, 1982.
  • “Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in Severe Head Injury Patients without Mass Lesion”, at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi.
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