Odisha-born neurosurgeon Dr Basant Kumar Misra becomes the first Indian to be conferred with the International Lifetime Achievement Award in Neurosurgery by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
According to the reports, Dr Basant Kumar Misra is currently serving as the chief of surgery, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Mumbai.
He is an alumnus of DM School, Bhubaneswar and was the best graduate of Sambalpur University in 1975. Later he completed his MBBS from the VIMSAR, Burla and had also received four gold medals in the MBBS course. Further, he did Master of Surgery (MS) from Delhi University in 1980 and MCh neurosurgery from AIIMS-New Delhi in 1983.
He stated that the award is actually recognition of the high-quality medical care in India in the field of neurosurgery. The progress made in the country in the past decade is phenomenal and on a par with the best in the world at a fraction of their cost.
The report further added that he is also the recipient of the Dr BC Roy National Award (2018). He is the first Vice President of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and Honorary President of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery. He is the visiting professor of around 14 medical schools and hospitals, including the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.
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