Dr. B. K. Misra to chair the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Foundation.
He is the first neurosurgeon from a country other than Europe or America to hold this position. Mumbai, December 02, 2021: Dr. B.K. Misra, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery & Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and Chief of
He is the first neurosurgeon from a country other than Europe or America to hold this position.
Mumbai, December 02, 2021: Dr. B.K. Misra, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery & Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and Chief of Surgery, P D Hinduja Hospital & MRC, has been elected as the Chairman of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Foundation. He is the first neurosurgeon ever from a country other than Europe or America to be bestowed with this position, regarded as the most prestigious one in neurosurgery across the world.
WFNS Foundation promotes the worldwide development of Neurosurgery and is the Foundation of the apex body of all national and continental neurosurgical societies worldwide. The mission of the WFNS is to work together with the member societies to improve worldwide neurosurgical care, training and research to benefit patients. It has 130 member societies, consisting of 5 continental associations, 6 affiliate societies and 119 national neurosurgical societies. It represents 49,000 neurosurgeons worldwide.
On being elected Dr. B.K. Misra, said, “It’s an honour to be elected as the chairman of the WFNS Foundation and it will be my privilege to take forward its mission. It is indeed gratifying to be able to contribute to the worldwide development of the field of neurosurgery, through this platform. I’d also like to thank my colleagues at P.D Hinduja Hospital for their assistance and support.”
Dr. Sanjay Agarwala, Director Professional Services, P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “Dr. Misra’s expertise and breakthrough innovations in the field of neurosurgery has saved life of countless patients. The hospital congratulates Dr. Misra on scaling newer heights in the field of medicine.”
Dr. Misra has a long list of “firsts” to his name. P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC is the first South Asian hospital to receive a Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Facility under his leadership. He was the first to execute Image-Guided Aneurysm Microsurgery globally and the first in South Asia to perform Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. In India, he was the first neurosurgeon to do Awake Craniotomy for brain tumors. He is a recipient of the Dr. B C Roy National Award as Eminent Person of the Year and also the only Indian to have received the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) International Lifetime Recognition Award in 2020. Dr. Misra is currently the Honorary President of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS), and the President of the World Federation of Skull Base Surgery Societies.
About P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC
P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, part of the Hinduja Group, started as a clinic in 1951 and is today ranked as one of the leading multi-specialty tertiary care hospital in the country. For over seven decades, this institute has worked to ensure that world-class healthcare delivery is provided to all. It currently has two units, one at Mahim with 400 beds and the other at Khar with 100 beds. Both the units are equipped with state of the art infrastructure and has on-board some of the best nationally and internationally recognized doctors. P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim has always been an early adopter of technology in delivery of care; being amongst the first few hospitals in the country to bring in the most advanced fully integrated Robotics System, Gama Knife, Digital Broadband MRI with ambient themes, True Beam Linear Accelerator and more. Quality care being the focus, it was amongst the early few hospitals that has been accredited and certified by NABH, CAP, and ISO. It continues to partner with leading International Institutes, latest being an arrangement with The Division of AIDS (NIAID, NIH), U.S.A, to establish a center of excellence for infectious disease research in India. P. D. Hinduja Hospital has consistently been bestowed with several Best Multi-Specialty Hospital awards by different industry bodies. In the Newsweek World’s Best Hospital Survey in 2020 and 2021, it was ranked No.1 in western India, 3rd amongst private hospitals in India and 6th amongst all hospitals in India. On the Charity front, the hospital provides free or concessional treatment to the needy and also runs the Serve with Passion rural health programme, under which free healthcare services are provided to the tribal areas in Maharashtra.