31 August 2018 | News
Dr. B.C. Roy National Award is considered the highest medical honour of the nation. In India, the National Doctors' Day is celebrated in his memory on 1st July every year.
Basant Kumar Misra, Head of the Department of Surgery & Head of Neurosurgery & Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre will be honoured with the Dr. B. C. ROY National Award in the most prestigious category of ‘Eminent Medical Person’ of the year, the highest award in the field of medicine in India. Dr. Misra will receive the award from the President of India, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind.
Dr. Misra is one of the leading Neurosurgeons in India and has been attached to P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC since 1995. Under his guidance P. D. Hinduja Hospital was the first hospital in South Asia to acquire Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Facility. Dr. B. K Misra has many 'firsts' to his credits.
He was the first in the world to do Image Guided Aneurysm microsurgery and the first in South Asia to perform Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. He was also the first neurosurgeon in India to do Awake Craniotomy for brain tumors. Dr. B. K. Misra's expertise in neurosurgical patient care includes 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.
Dr. Misra is on the editorial board of many neurosurgery journals of repute, has over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals and has made more than 700 presentations at international & national conferences. He has also been a Visiting Professor to many international & national institutions in India & abroad like the Harvard Medical School & Brigham Women’s Hospital, Boston; Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany; Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey; George Washington University, Washington DC to name a few. Currently Dr. Misra is the President of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (First Indian), President of World Federation of Skull Base Societies (First Asian) & 2nd Vice President of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies after completing his 4-year term as Secretary of WFNS (First Asian). In fact, no other neurosurgeon in the world has ever held so many top positions in organized neurosurgery at the same time. He was also recognized as one of the World's Top Neurosurgeons – published in JO LEE magazine as "The World's Top 16 Neurosurgeons THAT MATTER ".