25 August 2021 | News
The award was conferred by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, Orlando
Dr BK Misra, Head of the Department of Surgery, Head, Division of Neurosurgery & Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, PD 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.
Dr Misra is Honorary President of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS), is the first Vice President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), and President of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies, all leading international neurosurgical societies.
Dr Misra 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 BK Misra's areas of expertise in neurosurgical patient care. He was the first neurosurgeon to do Awake Craniotomy for brain tumours in India. He's also the recipient of the Dr BC Roy National Award as Eminent Medical Person of the Year, 2018 (the Highest Medical Award in India).