Dr Venkataramana N. K

Department: Neurosurgery

Designation: Chief Neurosurgeon – BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital and Founder Chairman of Brains Hospital

Qualification: MBBS, MCh (Neurosurgery), International Fellow of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Fellowship in Micro Neuro Surgery and Fellowship in Neuro Endoscopic surgery

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Dr Venkataramana N. K is a well-known medical professional with over 35 years of experience and is Founder Chairman & Director and Chief Neurosciences at BRAINS. He has performed over 30,000 surgeries over the last 30 years of his professional career.

Along with his medical degrees, he has a Fellowship of American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 

He is proficient in managing all kinds of neurosurgery procedures. Dr Venkataramana’s research work is impeccable; his papers have been published in various indexed journals and are a valuable contribution to the medical fraternity. He has also contributed to various book chapters and research articles as well.


35 Years of Experience


  • December 2016 to present

Founder and Director Neurosciences – BRAINS

  • September 2016 November

Director, Advanced Neuroscience Institute

  • March 2001 to August 2007

Director, Manipal Institute for Neurological Disorders

  • March 1991 to August 2001

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Manipal Hospital

  • November 1986 to June 1991

Assistant professor, Neurosurgery -National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences


  • Over 30,000 operations performed over the past 30 years
  • Microneurosurgery
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery 
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 
  • Neuronal Regeneration


  • Gold medal from Rotary International – Young Surgeons Award
  • Felicitation by Lions Club, 2001
  • Karnataka Seva Puraskara Award by Ashraya Seva Trust, 2001
  • BC Roy Doctor’s Day Award, June 2002
  • Outstanding Public Service Award by Rotary Club, 2003
  • Outstanding Service Award by Nightingale’s Life-Saving Services, 2004
  • Best Public Service Award by Lions Club International, 2005 
  • Sujayashree Award by Raghavendra Swamiji Mutt, 2006 
  • Best contribution to profession – Neuroscience Award by Rotary Club, 2006
  • Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award, 2006
  • Chanakya Award for Social Leadership by Public Relations Council of India, 2007
  • Sadhana Rathna Prashasthi, 2008
  • Karnataka Rajyothsava Award, 2008
  • Druvarathna Award by Gurusai International Cultural and Education Academy, 2009
  • B V Shivarama Karanth Sadbhavana Prashashti by Karnataka Rajya Kalavidhara Kalyana Vedhike, 2009
  • Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award by Trinity Hospitals and Heart Foundation, 2010 
  • NTR Award from Akhila Karnataka N T R Abhimanigala Sangha, 2010  
  • Felicitation for Contribution to Neurosurgery by Lions Club, 2010
  • Felicitation for contribution to Neuroscience by Rotary, 2010
  • Bharatha Rathna Sir M. Visvesvaranya Global Leadership Award for Excellency in Environment – Social Work, Puttanna Chetty Town Hall, 2nd July 2011
  • Dayananda Sagar Award for excellence in Medical Profession, July 2011
  • Aryabhata Award – Award for excellence in Medical Profession, Ravindra Kalakshethra, 22nd June 2014, 
  • Honoured by Healthcare Radius & Schneider for outstanding contribution to Healthcare in India, November 2014
  • Honoured by Bangalore Development Authority during Karnataka Rajyothsava, 29th November 2014
  • Honoured by Gulf Connoisseur – A Premier Lifestyle luxury Magazine
  • Channel 9, a prominent TV news broadcaster conferred the Yoga Ratna Award on 21st June 2015
  • C V Raman Birth Centenary Award for 2015-16, received from Sri Narendra Modi – Hon’ble Prime minister of India, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, during National Science Congress, January 3 at Mysore


  1. A.S.Hegde, N.K.Venkataramana and B.S.Das “Brain Abscess in Children” Childs Nervous System Vol2, 90-92, 1986.
  2. AB Taly, D.Nagaraja, N.K.Venkataramana. VK.Jain “Surgery For Intracerebral Haematoma-Japi 1987.
  3. N.K.Venkataramana, P.Satish Chandra, A.S.Hegde G.N.N.Reddy and B.S.Das, Evolution of brainstem auditory evoked responses in congenital hydrocephalus – Child’s nervous system 4, 334 – 338, 1988
  4. N.K.Venkataramana, V.K.Jain, G.N.Narayana Reddy, B.S.Das and A.Chandra Mouli “Far Cry of TB Brain” Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 91,3, 1989.
  5. N.K.Venkatarmana, V.R.Sastry Kolluri, D.V.Raj Kumar, T.Vasudev Rao and B.S.Rao, Paraganglioma of the orbit with Extension to the Middle Cranial Fossa, Neurosurgery Vol.24, No.5, 762-764, 1989.
  6. N.K.Venkataraman, V.K.Tain, B.S.Das and T.V.Rao, Intramedullary Cysticercosis, Clinical Neurology Neurosurgery vol 91-3, 283-287, 1989.
  7. N.K.Venkataramana, V.R.Sastry Kolluri, K.S.Narayana Swamy, BYT Arya, B.S.Das and G.N.Narayana Reddy – Progressive Unilateral hydrocephalus, Neurosurgery Vol.24, No.2, 282-284, 1989.
  8. N.k.Venkataramana, SastryKvr, BsDas- “Tuberculous Osteomyelitis” Neurosurgery, Vol 24.1989.
  9. N.K.Venkataramana, V.R.S.Kolluri, K.S.Narayana Swamy, V.K.Jain, B.S.Das and S.Das, Exophytic Gliomas of the Spinal Cord, Acta Neurochir (Wien) 107, 44-46, 1990.
  10. N.K.Venkataramana, P.Satischandra, A.S.Hegde and G.N.Narayana Reddy, Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response in Infancy (Normative Data) NIMHANS Journal, Vol 8 (1) 33-35, 1990.
  11. N.K.Venkataramana, A.S.Hegde, Satish Chandrasekhar, Manaskumar P and B.S.Das- Surgery for craniopharyngiomas in children, Neurology India 39 (suppl) 52-52, 1991.
  12. T.Vasudev Rao and N.K.Venkataramana “Cerebral Cysticercal Abscess” Journal of Tropical and Geographical Neurology, 1992.
  13. D.Radheshyam, J Basu, R.P.Deo, Govind Babu, A.S.Hegde, Venkataramana, Suresh Chandra – Analysis of 10 cases of Primary Central Nervous system lymphoma over 2 years. JAPI Vol 45 No.1, 29-31, 1997.
  14. Dr.N.K.Venkataramana – “Head Injury Basic Principles and Management” – Journal – Neurosciences UPDATE – Synapse 8th Annual Conference of Andhra Pradesh Neuroscientists Association, P 15 – 20.
  15. N.K.Venkataramana – “Head injury Basic Principles and Management” 

Journal of the Indian Association of General Practitioners – Supplement, Feb – March 2000

  1. N.K.Venkataramana – “Deep Brain Stimulation – A Novel Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease” Manipal Hospital Bulletin, Vol.2 / No.3, Page-16, October 2000
  2. N.K.Venkataramana – “Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease” – Journal and the Indian Association of General Practitioners- Supplement, 2001.
  3. N.K.Venkataramana – “Endoscopic Neurosurgery” Manipal Hospital Bulletin, Vol.3 / No.2, Page -11-12, August 2001.
  4. Suresh Chandra, Sanjay A Pai, N.K.Venkataramana “Pregnant Woman with Recurrent Metastasis “Clinical Case Report. The National Medical Journal Of India, Vol 14 No 4, 2002.
  5. N.K.Venkataramana, “Endoscopic Neurosurgery – Update: Journal of Indian Association of General Practitioners (IAGP) June – July 2002
  6. N.K. Venkataramana et al: Spontaneous spinal extradural haematomas, journal of clinical neuroscience,2005
  7. Venkataramana NK, Dwarakanath S, Jagannath P, Swaroop GR, Management of multiple intracranial aneurysms- Indian journal of cerebrovascular surgery Apr; 1-1:15-18, 2005.
  8. Venkataramana NK, Dwarakanath S, Swaroop GR, Iyer P, Paramesh K Cardiopulmonary bypass and low flow status in the management of complex Intracranial Aneurysms. Indian journal of cerebrovascular surgery 2005
  9. Venkataramana NK: Dwarakanath S, Swaroop GR, Severe pediatric head injuries. Child Nervous System, 21; P- 836. 2005
  10. Venkataramana NK, Ravichandra R, Dwarakanath S, Swaroop GR, Bilateral post-traumatic sixth nerve palsy- Neurology India. Vol 54 | Issue 2 Page No. 221,222, June 2006 
  11. Venkataramana NK, Shiva Kumar KR, Dwarakanath S, Swaroop GR, Teratogenic Aplasia cutis congenital – a rare entity – Neurology India | | Vol 54 | Issue 3 Page No. 312,313, September 2006
  12. Venkataramana NK, Dwarakanath S, Bansal A, Swaroop GR, White Cerebellum sign – A case report and review of literature –Pediatric Neuroscience 1(1): 27-28, 2006.
  13. Venkataramana NK: Ravi D, Dwarakanath S, Swaroop GR, Spontaneous Spinal Extradural Hematomas – Case reports and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences 13,269-272, 2006.
  14. N. K. Venkataramana, Shailesh A. V. Rao, Arun L. Naik, Neeraj Awasthy1, H. Gupta1, Karamchand Sharma – Tale of the tail / Jul-Dec / Volume 3 / J Pediatr Neurosci / 145, 2008
  15. N. K. Venkataramana, Operative Nuances Surgery for lipomyelomeningocele. / Jul-Dec / Volume 3 / J Pediatr Neurosci Page- 141, 2008
  16. N.K.Venkataramana, Y N Anantheshwar – Operative Nuances -Tissue expansion technique for closure of myelomeningocele, Volume 4 /J Pediatr Neurosci /issue :1, Page 25-29. Jan – June 2009
  17. PM Jagannath. N K Venkataramana, Shailesh A V Rao , Arun L Naik, S K Shivakumar , Naves Saktepar, Raghuram Gopalkrishnan, S K Shankar . Recurrent cerebral larva migrans: A case report and review of the literature. /Volume:4/ J Pediatr Neurosci /Issue :1/ Page :36-40. The year 2009
  18. N K Venkataramana, Shailesh A V Rao, Arun L Naik, Operative Nuances Endoscopic 3rd Ventriculostomy.109- 112/j.Pediatr Neurosci/volume 4/July-December/2009.
  19. Y. N. Anantheswar, N. K. Venkataramana1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Manipal Hospital, 1Advanced Neuroscience Institute, Paediatric craniofacial surgery for craniosynostosis: Our experience and current concepts: Part –/ Jul-Dec / Volume 4 / J Pediatr Neurosci / 86-99, 1 2009
  20. Y. N. Anantheswar, N. K. Venkataramana1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Manipal Hospital, 1Advanced Neuroscience Institute, Paediatric craniofacial surgery for craniosynostosis: Our experience and current concepts: Part 2 / Jul-Dec / Volume 4 / J Pediatr Neurosci / 100- 107, 2009
  21. B. S. Dwarakanath, Ph D.1, Dinesh Singh M.D.2, Ajit K. Banerji M Ch.3, Rajiv Sarin M. D.4, N. K. Venkataramana M Ch.5, R. Jalali M. D.4, P. N. Vishwanath M. D.5, B. K. Mohanti M. D.6, R. 
  22. Tripathi, M. D.1, V. K. Kalia, Ph D.7, Viney Jain, Ph D.8 Clinical Studies for Improving Radiotherapy with 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose: Present Status and Future Prospects ( Journal of Oncology)
  23. Neelam K Venkataramana, V. Satishkumar K, Sudheer Balaraju, Radhika Chemmangattu Radhakrishnan, Abhilash Bansal, Ashish Dixit, K. R. Deepthi, Madhulita Das, Majahar Jan, Pawan Kumar Gupta & Satish M Totey: Open-labeled study of unilateral autologous bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in Parkinson’s disease – ORIGINAL ARTICLE Translational Research 7th August 2009
  24. Differential responses of tumours and normal brain to the combined treatment of 2-DG and radiation in Glioblastoma – Original Article. J Cancer Res Ther – Supplement 1– Volume 5, 2009
  25. Clinical Studies for improving radiotherapy with 2 deoxy – D-glucose: Present status and prospects. J Cancer Res Ther – Supplement 1 – Volume 5, 


  1. Satish Babu, MD, Venkataramana N K, Mch Neurosurgery; Ravindra Bhmrao Kamble, M.D.; Shailesh A V Rao, Mch Neurosurgery; Arun Naik, Mch Neurosurgery; Roshan V Shetty – Primary Hypothyroidism presenting as a sellar mass which regressed with thyroid hormone therapy – A case report. The Neuroradiology Journal 23:433-436, 2010.
  2. Dr R.B.Kamble, Dr N.K. Venkataramana* Y, Dr. A.L. Naik, Dr. Shailesh Mch* , Dr. R. Shetty. Sinus Pericranii presenting with Macrocephaly and Mental Retardation: Volume 5 / J Pediatric Neuroscie/39-41/Jan-Jun, 2010
  3. Ravindra Bhimrao Kamble, M.D; N K Venkataramana, Mch Neurosurgery; Roshan V Shetty, M.D; Arun L Naik, Mch Neurosurgery; Shailesh Rao, Mch Neurosurgery; Diwakar N, DMRD, DNB. Cerebral High-Grade Glioma with crossed Cerebellar Mstastases – A Report of Three Cases. The Neuroradiology Journal 23:429-432, 2010 
  4. Dr N K Venkataramana & Dr Y N Anantheswar Paediatric Anterior Skull Base Tumors – Our Experience and Review of Literature. J Pediatr Neurosci/Page No.1-11, Jan-Jun/Volume 5, 2010
  5. Halamani R Kusuma, Neelam K Venkataramana1, Shailesh AV Rao’, Arun L Naik1, Gangadhara DS2, Keshavan H Venkatesh, Fulminant hepatic failure after repeated exposure to Isoflurane, Indian Journal of Anaesthesia | Vol 551 Issue J | Mav-jun, 2011
  6. Ravindra B Kamble, Neelam K Venkataramana, Arun L Naik, Shailesh V Rao Diffusion tensor imaging in the spinal cord, Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging. Volume 21 Issue 3, Pg 221-224, August 2011
  7. N. K. Venkataramana, C. R. Mukundan1, Department of Neurosurgery. Advanced Neuroscience Institute. BGS Global Hospital. ‘Department of Neuropsychology. Evaluation of functional outcomes in congenital hydrocephalus, Volume 6 / Journal of PediatricNeurosciences / 5-12, Jan-Jun, 2011
  8. Ravindra Bhimrao Kamble, M.D. Neelam K Venkataraman, C N Raghunath: Dengue encephalitis associated with hydrocephalus, The Neuroradiology Journal Volume 24 – No. 6 – Page No– 833,December 2011.
  9. N K Venkataramana: Hydrocephalus Indian Scenario – A review. Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences. Volume 6, S-11-22.2011
  10. N K Venkataramana: Spinal Dysraphism -. Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences. Volume 6,S-31-40,2011
  11. Neelam Venkataramana, Shailesh A V Rao, Arun L Naik, Krishna Chaitanya, Paparajamurthy Cerebello Pontine Angle Lipoma in a child, Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences/Volume7/Jan-Apr/2012.
  12. Neelam K Venkataramana, Shailesh A V Rao, Arun L Naik, Kishore Shetty, Paparaja Murthy, Abhilash Bansal, Christos Panotopoulos: Innovative approach for prevention and treatment of post subarachnoid haemorrhage Vasospasm: A preliminary report. Asian Journal of Neurosurgery Vol.7, Issue 2, April –June 2012.
  13. Palaniappan Manickam Jagannath, Neelam Krishnan Venkataramana, Abhilash Bansal, Madineni Ravichandra1: Outcome of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia using autologous muscle graft: A five-year prospective study. Asian Journal of Neurosurgery. Vol. 7, Issue 3, July-September 2012
  14. Neelam K. Venkataramanaa, P. K. Venkatesh1, B. S. Dwarakanath2, S. Vani3, Global Neuro and Spine Institute, BGS Global Hospital. Protective effect on normal brain tissue during a combinational therapy of 2-deoxy-d-glucose and hypofractionated irradiation in malignant gliomas(Original Article). Asian Journal of Neurosurgery. Vol. 8, Issue 1, January-March, 2013
  15. Dr Venkataramanaa N K, Dr Santosh N U, Dr Gayathri P -Management of complex intracranial aneurysms under low-flow state and deep hypothermia: Rationale and results: CVJS: 38- 42, Volume 1 / March /2015
  16. Venkata Ramana N K; Multiple Intracranial Aneurysms: Challenges and Options: CVJS; 18- 22, Volume 2 / September /2015
  17. Venkata Ramana N K, Murali Mohan S, Santhosh N U: “A Useful Noise in the operating Room” – Micro Vascular Doppler Sonography- Neurosurgical applications; CVJS, 41- 47, Volume 2 / September /2015
  18. Venkata Ramana N K, Dr Murali Mohan S: Retraction – Less Aneurysm Surgery “ Technical Note; CVJS, 61- 63, Volume 2 / September /2015
  19. Santhosh N U, Venkata Ramana N K, Murali Mohan S, Sharath Garg, Mansoor Ali: Pial A-V Fistula Presenting as Lobar Hemorrhage with intraventricular extension: CVJS, 84-87, Volume 2 / September /2015
  20. N. K. Venkataramana, Shailesh A. V. Rao, L. N. Arun, C. Krishna: Cavernous malformation of the optic chiasm: Neuro-endoscopic removal: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 11, Issue 1, January-March 2016.
  21. RaviChandra A Madineni, Abhilash Bansal, Venkataramana N K: Decompressive craniectomy for supratentorial hemispheric infarction – prognostic factors and review of literature: CVJS, 61- 63, Volume 3 / April – September 2016
  22. Dr Veeresha U Mathad, Dr Anita Jagetia, Associate Professor, Dr Divyajyoti Sharma, Dr Daljit Singh, Dr A K Srivatsava, Dr Pragati Ganjoo, Dr Poonam Narang: A rare case of Cervical Internal carotid artery pseudo-aneurysm in a child treated by Endovascular occlusion using NBCA; CVJS: Volume:3:Issue :3, April 2016 – Sep 2016.
  23. Suryanarayana Sharma PM, Madhusudhan B K, Amit Kulkarni, Lokesh Bathala, Venkataramana N K, Floating Giant in the carotid artery: A rare cause of stroke in young: CVJS: Volume:3:Issue :3, April 2016 – Sep 2016.
  24. Venkataramana N K: “Vascular Compression Syndrome of Cranial Nerves” CVJS: Volume:3:Issue :3, April 2016 – Sep 2016.
  25. Ramesh S. Doddamani, Rajesh K. Meena, Murli M. Selvam, Neelam K. Venkataramanaa, Madhvi Tophkhane, Sharat K. Garg: Intraventricular Gliosarcomas: Literature Review and a Case Description: World Neurosurgery; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2016.03.033, 2016
  26. Ramesh Sharanappa Doddamani, Rajesh Kumar Meena, Selvam Murali Mohan, Neelam Krishnan Venkatramanaa: Single-stage complete removal of dumbbell trigeminal schwannoma in a child by skull base approach; IP:, 2016
  27. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Spinal Cord Injury – Chapter 11: “Topics in Paraplegia”, book edited by Yannis Dionyssiotis, ISBN 978-953-51-1621-9, Published: July 2, 2014, under CC BY 3.0 license 
  28. N K Venkataramana: Cerebral cavernomas: Surgical experience and review of literature – CVJS: Volume4/September 2016-March 2017, Pg – 15-20
  29. NK Venkataramana: Endoscopic management of intracranial cysts: Need of the hour – Neurology India 2017 | Volume: 65 | Issue : 3 | Page: 471-472.
  30. Ramesh Sharanappa Doddamani, Rajesh Kumar Meena, Selvam Murali Mohan, Neelam Krishnan Venkatramanaa, Department of Neurosurgery,BGS Global Institute of Neurosciences, Bengaluru,Karnataka, India, Single Stage Complete Removal of Dumbbell Trigeminal Schwannoma in a Child by Skull Base Approach: Case Report: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery | Volume 13 | Issue 1 | January-March 2018: Page 136-139.

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