DR. VISHWANATHAN IYER


DNB (Neurosurgery), FNS (Japan), M.Sc (France) is a Brain and Spine Surgeon. After his Neurosurgical training in Bombay Hospital with Prof S N Bhagwati, he went through a Microneurosurgery Fellowship in Japan. He later achieved his M.Sc in Neurovascular Diseases offered by Paris University.

His specific interest lies in Neurovascular Diseases and STROKE but he continues to practice as a General Neurosurgeon, managing all elective and emergency brain and spine cases. He is attached to many prominent hospitals in Mumbai viz: Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Fortis Group of Hospitals, Kohinoor Hospital, Godrej Hospital etc.

Specialized In


Endovascular Neurosurgery and Stroke. Significant role in setting up Stroke Unit at Kohinoor Hospital, Horizon Hospital, Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital etc.

Education
2009
International M.Sc in Neurovascular Diseases

(Mahidol University and Bicetre University-Paris, France)

2005
Diplomate of the National Board (Neurosurgery)

Department of Neurosurgery
Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre Mumbai, India

2001
Master of Surgery (General)

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital & Medical College
University of Mumbai, India

1996
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

J.J. Hospital & Grant Medical College
University of Mumbai, India

Clinical Experience
Now
Chief Neurosurgeon and Managing Director-Qualilife Brain and Spine, Mumbai
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Endovascular Neurosurgeon

Kohinoor Hospital, Fortis Hospital - Vashi, Fortis Hospital - Mulund, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Godrej Memorial Hospital etc. Independent elective and emergency neurosurgeries and neuro - intervention.

2009
May 2009 to September 2010: Fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery under Prof Anil P Karapurkar.

Involved in clinical and research activities of acute and chronic neurovascular diseases like cerebral aneurysms, AVM’s, dural fistulas, stroke etc.

2008
March 2008 to April 2008: Fellowship in Neuro-Intervention

Department of Interventional Neuroradiology-Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand which is a premier centre for Neuro - intervention in South-East Asia.

2006
May 2006 to May 2009: Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, RIPAS Hospital, Brunei Darussalam.

Member of a team of neurosurgeons providing comprehensive neurosurgical care to the population of Brunei Darussalam. The team manages elective and emergency cranial and spinal conditions and is also responsible for community and staff education.

2005
January 2005 - April 2006: Special Assistant to Prof. S. N. Bhagwati Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India.

Primary responsibilities include: decision making regarding admitting and managing elective and emergency neurosurgical cases; independent surgical work; training neurosurgery residents; preparing conference presentations and manuscripts for publication.

2004
June 2004 – December 2004: Clinical Fellow
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, Japan

Primary responsibilities include: assisting in elective and emergency surgeries; presenting clinical rounds; participating in department meetings, case discussions and journal clubs; preparing conference presentations and manuscripts for publication.

2001
August 2001 – June 2004: Senior Resident
Department of Neurosurgery, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Primary responsibilities include: Involvement in the neurosurgery residency program with daily duties including assisting in the Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit and Outpatient Department; presenting clinical rounds; assisting surgeries in both elective and emergency settings; organizing journal club and conferences; preparing conference presentations and manuscripts for publication.

2001
January 2001 – July 2001: Junior General Surgeon

Primary responsibilities include: working as a junior general surgeon at the Bami Hospital, Mumbai, a small private hospital in Mumbai.

1998
January 1998 – January 2001: Senior Resident
Department of General Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital & Medical College, Mumbai, India

Primary responsibilities include: Conducting routine and emergency general surgical work; managing trauma cases as Trauma Registrar for one year including head trauma cases; allied postings in orthopedics, neurosurgery and plastic surgery; assisting in the training of house officers, interns and medical students. Selected as Best Resident, Department of Surgery, 2000.

1997
September 1997 – January 1998: House Officer
Department of General Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital & Medical College, Mumbai, India

Primary responsibilities include: routine and emergency duties in general surgery including operative work; conducting tutorials, demonstrations and lectures for medical students; participating in community and academic activities.

1997
July 1997- Sept 1998: Assistant Medical Officer

Primary responsibilities include: working as Assistant Medical Officer in rural primary health center in Upper Vaitarna, Maharashtra, India.

1996
June 1996 – June 1997: Intern

J. J. Hospital & Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India Primary responsibilities include: rotations in internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics and other subspecialities.

Referred Publications
Now
Iyer V. Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection in an Adult with Brachial Plexus Injury and Cervical Spine Fractures - Case Report - Accepted as Requirement for International M.Sc in Neurovascular Diseases.
2006

Bhagwati S N, Iyer V. Scope of Private Practice in Mumbai as observed by neurosurgeons. Bombay Hospital Journal, January 2006.

2005

Iyer V, Shah Suneel, Bhagwati S N. Neuroendoscopy. Bombay Hospital Journal, October 2005.

Bhagwati S N, Iyer V. Pituitary Adenomas - Hits and Misses. Bombay Medical Aid Foundation Souvenir, 2005.

Iyer V, Kato Y, Sano H, et al. Clip Reconstruction for a case of Peripheral PICA aneurysm. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, August 2005.

Iyer V, et al. Co - existing fungal infection in a case of temporal lobe tuberculoma: Case report. Bombay Hospital Journal, July 2005.

2004

Subash Jain, Iyer V, et al. Hepatic tuberculosis in an immunocompetent patient. Bombay Hospital Journal, July 2004.

Bhagwati S N, Iyer V, et al. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt infection by Mycobacterium Fortuitum in an adult. Neurology India, February 2004.



Book Chapters

2006

Iyer V. Spinal Injuries: An Overview. Spine 2006, A Publication of the Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam.

Kanno T, & Iyer V. Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm and Trigeminal Neuralgia. Posterior Fossa: Surgical Management. Edited by Dr.Anil Nanda (in press) Thieme Publishers.

Kato Y, & Iyer V. Deep Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations [DCAVMs]: Literature Review of Surgical Anatomy. Surgical Anatomy for Microneurosurgery XVIII, SciMed Publications (in press).

2004

Iyer V, & Kanno T, et al. Surgical Anatomy of the Foramen Magnum. Cadaver Dissection Manual, 2004 ACNS/AANS/WFNS Workshop, Bali, Indonesia.



Editorial Works

2006
Spine 2006, A Publication of the Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam.

Book released for National Spine Symposium, November 2006.

2004
Cadaver Dissection Manual, 2004 ACNS/AANS/WFNS Workshop, Bali, Indonesia.
Conference Presentation
2012

Iyer V Mid - Basilar Aneurysm in 8-year old. BNA Meeting, January 2012, Mumbai.

2009

Iyer V et al. Pediatric Cerebrovascular Diseases. National Pediatric Neurosurgery Conference, March 2009, Brunei Darussalam.

Iyer V et al. Scoliosis Surgery. National Pediatric Neurosurgery Conference, March 2009, Brunei Darussalam.

2008

Haroon M Pillay, Iyer V et al, Poster Presentation, Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension, 7th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, June 2008, Beijing, China.

Iyer V. Evaluation of Head Injury. Lecture delivered at the Jerudong Park Medical Centre, June 2008, Brunei Darussalam.

Iyer V et al. Subarachoid Haemorrhage. Lecture delivered at the Symposium on Neurological Emergencies, May 2008, RIPAS Hospital, Brunei Darussalam.

Iyer V et al. Surgical Correction of Scoliosis. Lecture delivered at the 3nd Annual Academic Sessions 2008, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

Iyer V et al. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. Lecture delivered at the 3nd Annual Academic Sessions 2008, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

Ambuselvam M, Iyer V et al. Nanotechnology in Neurosurgery. Lecture delivered at the 3nd Annual Academic Sessions 2008, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

Khairul Hj, Iyer V et al. Anterior Cervical Discectomy. Lecture delivered at the 3nd Annual Academic Sessions 2008, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

2007

Iyer V et al. Advances in management of High Grade Gliomas. Lecture delivered at the 2nd Annual Academic Sessions 2007, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

Suresh J, Iyer V et al. Fibrous Dysplasia and visual impairment: Management Issue. Lecture delivered at the 2nd Annual Academic Sessions 2007, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

Suresh J, Iyer V et al. Failed Back Surgery syndrome. Lecture delivered at the 2nd Annual Academic Sessions 2007, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

M Anbuselvam, Iyer V et al. Cavernous Malformations of Brain: Our Experiences. Lecture delivered at the 2nd Annual Academic Sessions 2007, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

M Anbuselvam, Iyer V et al. An Unusual Cause for Headache: Report of two cases and Review of Literature. Lecture delivered at the 2nd Annual Academic Sessions 2007, Institute of Medicine, University Brunei Darussalam.

2006

Iyer V. Spinal Injuries-An Overview. Lecture delivered at the National Spine Symposium, November 2006, Brunei Darussalam.

Iyer V. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring. Lecture Delivered at the Nurses National Workshop, August 2006, Brunei Darussalam.

Iyer V. External Ventricular Drainage. Lecture Delivered at the Nurses National Workshop, August 2006, Brunei Darussalam.

Bhagwati S N, Iyer V et al. Management of Shunt Infection. Muscat Neurosurgery Conference, March 2006.

Bhagwati S N, Iyer V et al. Surgical Management of Pituitary Adenomas. Muscat Neurosurgery Conference, March 2006.

Shah Suneel, Iyer V, Bhagwati S N, Parulekar G. Is Fusion Necessary after Cervical Microdiscectomy. . Paper presented at 6th ACNS, Mumbai, January 2006.

Iyer V, Bhagwati SN. Intracranial Fungal Granulomas. Paper presented at 6th ACNS, Mumbai, January 2006.

2005

Bhagwati SN, Iyer V, et al. Shunt Infection-Its Prevention. Paper presented at the Indian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, New Delhi, 2005.

Shah Suneel & Iyer V. Compressive Cervical Radiculopathy. Lecture delivered at the Continuing Medical Education Programme of the Bombay Orthopedic Society, Mumbai, 2005.

Iyer V. Advances in the Surgical Management of High Grade Gliomas. Guest Lecture delivered at the Neuro - Oncology Group Meeting, Mumbai, 2005.

2004

Iyer V, & Sano H. Internal carotid artery Trunk or Dorsal ICA aneurysm. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Japanese Neurosurgical Society – Chubu Chapter, 2004.

Kato Y, & Iyer V. Treatment of high grade AVM - Analysis of Deep Cerebral AVMs from our experiences. Paper presented at the 63rd Japanese Neurosurgical Congress, Nagoya, Japan, 2004.

2003

Iyer V, Bhagwati SN, et al. Surgical approaches for excision of craniopharyngiomas. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lucknow, India, November 2003.

Bhagwati SN, Iyer V et al. Clinical study of cavernoma in children. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lucknow, India, November 2003.

Bhagwati SN, Iyer V, et al. Role of radiotherapy in the management of craniopharyngiomas. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Monte Carlo, Monaco, September 2003.

2002

Bhagwati SN, & Iyer V. Management of tuberculosis of the craniovertebral junction. Paper presented at the Skull Base Conference, Cochin, 2002.

Organizational Activities
2012

Member of Organising Committee “Symposium in Critical Care” under Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, December 2102, Thane, India.

Chief Organiser of Disc Nucleoplasty Live Workshop, Kohinoor Hospital, Mumbai, India.

2009

Organization of the National Pediatric Neurosurgery Conference, March 2009, Brunei Darussalam.

2008

Organization of the Symposium on Neurological Emergencies, May 2008, Brunei Darussalam.

2007

Organization of the Endoscopic Lumbar Spine Workshop, October 2007, Brunei Darussalam.

2006

Organization of National Spine Symposium, November 2006, Brunei Darussalam.

Organization of National Nurses Workshop, August 2006, Brunei Darussalam.

Involved in organization of Ginde Oration and Neuroendoscopy Workshop, April 2006.

2005

Involved in the organization of the Ginde Oration and Skull Base Endoscopy Conference, Mumbai, March 2005.

2004

Involved in the organization of the Ginde Oration, Mumbai, March 2004.

2003

Involved in the organization of the 3rd Annual Indo - Japanese Neurosurgery Conference, Mumbai, March 2003.



Affiliations

2012
Member of Bombay Neurosciences Association since 2012.
2011
Member of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine since 2011.
2002
Member of the Neurological Society of India since 2002.
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