Dr. Ashok Hande
My medical education began in 1977 at the prestigious Seth G.S.Medical College and K.E.M.Hospital, Mumbai. The residency in neurosurgery began in 1986 in the same institute. Our institute had pioneered neurosurgery in central India since 1956. With Dr. Dorab Dastur heading the department way back in 1956, it made rapid strides and very soon was recognized nationally and internationally. I had an opportunity to be associated with this esteemed department for 10 years under the mentorship of Professors Sunil Pandya, Ranjit Nagpal, and Anil Karapurkar.
In neurosurgery, I had extensive exposure to most complex neurosurgical procedures, particularly for vascular and skull base tumor surgery. I have attained numerous fellowships abroad; among them in the year 1992, I had an opportunity to visit the late Prof Kenichiro Sugita, a giant who pioneered vascular neurosurgery in Japan. Later I had an opportunity to visit Prof Stein in New York, another giant in skull base tumor surgery and intramedullary spinal cord tumors. These two fellowships greatly boosted my career in vascular and skull base tumor surgery back home in India. I happen to pioneer neurosurgery in New Bombay, where I have been practicing since 1996.
I have been practicing neurosurgery for the past 30 years. Having worked with reputed hospitals in Mumbai like K.E.M. Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, and Lilavati Hospital in the past, I am currently working as a senior consultant with Fortis Hospital ( New Bombay), Apollo Hospital ( New Bombay), and Ruby Hall Clinic (Pune). At Fortis Hospital in Vashi, There are many publications to my credit along with teaching experience of over 26 years of undergraduate and post-graduate students.
Following is the list of fellowships and visits to my credit.
I have a special interest in surgery for brain stroke, particularly revascularization procedures and neuro-rehabilitation. Today’s fast lifestyle, which is proudly called an economic boost, has produced plenty of stroke victims (both for the brain and heart). Unfortunately, due to a lack of awareness and facilities, we have an ever-increasing population of brain stroke victims causing a severe burden on society. In an attempt to create awareness of brain stroke, we founded Purva Medical Foundation.