Tuesday, February 12, 2008

K. Ganapathy

"We are using only one by one-hundred-thousandth of our brains!"
Prof K. Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Chennai
February 13, 12 noon

1 comment:

Murali said...

About Ganapathy...

PROF.K.GANAPATHY
M.S. (Neuro), FACS, FICS, FAMS Ph.D

President & Head, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation
.President, Neurological Society of India, 2006
Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon & Head, Division of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
Adjunct Professor, IIT & ANNA UNIVERSITY, Chennai
Secretary, Neurological Society of India 1996 - 2002
Secretary General – Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery 1999- 2007
Honorary Consultant and Advisor in Neurosurgery Armed Forces Medical Services, 2001- 04
Examiner & Inspector, National Board of Examinations, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India
Overseas External Examiner for Universiti Sains Malaysia – first and only neurosurgeon from India.
Member Editorial Board - Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (Australia) and South African Journal of Neurosciences and Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery
Member, National Task Force on Telemedicine, India & Member, Working Group -Sub- Committee on Health Informatics including Telemedicine, Planning Commission. Expert Group for setting up Telemedicine in SAARC countries.
Founder Member, ( Joint Secretary and Treasurer) Telemedicine Society of India.
International lecturer, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Post Graduate Education Course
Chairman Organising Committee Telemedcon 07


Certified in Biomedical Communication and Bioinformatics.
Pioneer in introducing Telemedicine in India. Invited guest speaker in International Conference on Telemedicine held at Cairo, Kosovo etc. Have given lectures at many national conferences on Medical Informatics. Resource Person for the MGR Medical University, Pondichery University & University of Madras, in Medical Informatics.
Member committee on Standardization of Telemedicine, Medical Council of India
Course director – Certificate course on Telehealth Technology Anna University.
Chairman Scientific Committee First International Conference on Telemedicine March 2005 and Member, Scientific Committee, Healthcome2006.
Chairman, Organising Committee 3rd National Conference of Telemedicine Society of India & 12th IsfTeH international conference November 2007
Have published about 60 papers in regional/ national/ international journals on telemedicine and given almost a 140 talks at regional/ national/ international forums on telemedicine
32 years of extensive teaching, clinical and operative experience at the Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, Stanley Medical College, Apollo Hospitals and Sundaram Medical Foundation Madras
First Neurosurgeon in India to get a Ph.D. in Neuroimaging (1990).
Second Neurosurgeon in India to get the Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences
Presented about 195 papers in National Conferences and 45 in International Conferences.
Published about 165 scientific papers and several chapters in books besides about 45 articles in India’s leading daily newspaper “ The Hindu” and about 20 in national magazines.
Chaired large number of scientific sessions in National and International Conferences.
Awarded the International College of Surgeons visiting professorship (Indian Section) in 1993 and Kamarakar Oration 1999.
Charter member and member Executive committee, Asian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
Charter member of the Indian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
Formerly Associate Editor, Neurology India and Associate editor of the CME Programme, Neurological Society of India. Formerly Co-Convenor CME programme NSI and Co-Editor Progress in Clinical Neurosciences. Member Editorial Advisory board and referee– “Neurology India”
Delivered lectures in Cairo, Singapore, Malaysia, Sydney, Canberra, Bangkok, Bahrain, Bali, Muscat, Dubai, Colombo, Bangladesh, Madrid, Lisbon, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Japan, Manila, Karachi, Lahore, Jordan, Kosovo, Hong Kong, Riyadh, Jakarta, Taipei and several well-known universities in the USA.
Guide and supervisor for the Ph.D in Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, M. Phil – Madurai Kamaraj University, M.Phil BITS, PILANI, MA hospital administration Stuart University Australia.
Full biodata available at http://www.kganapathy.com