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Brief CV of Dr Ganapathy

Hon Distinguished Professor, The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University

K. GANAPATHY M.Ch. (Neurosurgery), FACS, FICS, FAMS Ph.D. is a Past President of the Telemedicine Society of India, former Secretary and Past President of the Neurological Society of India and Past President of the Indian Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, Formerly Adjunct Professor, at the IIT Madras, & Anna University. He is an Hon Distinguished Professor at the Dr MGR. Tamilnadu Medical University, Chennai. Dr. Ganapathy was formerly Honorary Consultant and Advisor in Neurosurgery Armed Forces Medical Services. In 1990, he became the first in South Asia to get a Ph.D. in neuro-imaging. He is Member of the Editorial Board of 4 International and 3 National Journals in Telemedicine and Neurosciences. He was the first neurosurgeon from South Asia to be formally trained in Stereotactic Radiosurgery in 1995 and later in robotic radiosurgery in 2008. He ventured into Telehealth in 1998. During the last 46 years, he has presented more than 550 papers in national conferences and 183 in International meetings. He has published about 116 scientific papers, 141 articles in magazines and newspapers and 19 chapters in text books. Formerly member of the Advisory Committee Dept of Science & Technology GoI. He is currently a member of BIRAC committees, (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) Govt of India reviewing research projects for funding. Columbia University had selected ATNF as a case study to demonstrate global best practices. He is also on the WHO Roster of Experts on Digital Health. Full CV available at

Academic Qualification


Fellow , Madras Medical College


Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences 


Ph.D. in Neurosurgery from  Madras University for thesis "CT Numbers in Intracranial space   occupying lesions and its diagnostic significance"


Fellow, International College of Surgeons since 1987


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (only Neurosurgeon from India to be awarded the FACS. in 1986 and one of the youngest F.A.C.S. from India)


MNAMS (Neurosurgery) Certified   by  the National Board  of Examinations   in Neurosurgery in  April 1981 - third neurosurgeon in India, the only one in 1981 and the second to be certified in the first attempt


Awarded M.S (Neurosurgery)  degree of the  Madras  University after five years of  post-graduate training from April  1975 to  April 1980


Awarded the M.B.B.S. Degree of the Madras University in January 1975

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