Consultant, Fortis Hospital Cunningham Road
Dr. Deshpande V Rajakumar is the Director of Department of Neurosurgery at Fortis, Bangalore. With a keen interest in brain tumours and expertise in minimal access surgeries of the brain and spine, Dr. D V Rajakumar figures among the very few doctors to conduct Endoscopic Brain Tumour Removals. He is renowned for Endoscopic approaches to complex surgeries, and has presented papers on related subjects in international forums. Dr. D V Rajakumar has been a member of various organisations such as Neurological Society of India, Bangalore Neurological Society, Skull Base Society of India, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Japan, and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA. He has presented and published papers on Endoscopic Approach to the Skull Base at the International Congress of Skull Base at San Diego and on several approaches to the brain and spine. After completing his MCh from NIMHANS, Dr. D V Rajakumar underwent a clinical fellowship in Skull Base Surgery at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA, in 1996. Dr. D V Rajakumar has vast experience as a Neurosurgeon, specialising in Minimal Access Surgeries of the Brain and Spine. He also has an illustrious track record of teaching at eminent hospitals. His areas of interest have been Brain Tumours(including Skull Base Tumours), Cerebrovascular Diseases, and Spine. He is currently developing new Endoscopic approaches to Brain and Spine Diseases. Bangalore's first Neurosurgeon to perform Pedicle Screw Fixation for Spine Injuries, Dr. D V Rajakumar helped to develop the Cadaver Laboratory at the Harper Hospital, carrying out many dissections of the human skull and brain.