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अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, नई दिल्ली
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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Professor, Neurosurgery

In Charge, Center for Excellence for Difficult to Treat Epilepsy (being commissioned as a National Facility) Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India


Additional Designation Held :

·Fellow, UCLA, Los Angeles

·Fellow Spine, Cleveland Clinic

·Faculty 1000, International League Against Epilepsy

·Alumini, San servolo summer school for epilepsy, Venice

·Penry fellow, Wakeforest University, North Carolina, USA

·Faculty, Subcommittee for consensus for pediatric epilepsy surgery, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)

·Executive member, Neurological Society of India

·Executive member, Indian Epilepsy Society

·President Elect, Asian Epilepsy Sugery Society.



  1. Epilepsy surgery
  2. Craniovertebral junction and complex spine instrumentation.
  3. Minimally invasive spine surgery: endoscopic discectomy, percutaneous automated discectomy, percutaneous pedicle screw fixation.
  4. Neuroendoscopy
  5. Vascular surgery: Aneurysms and AVM’s, specialized in ‘keyhole’ aneurysm surgery
  6. Neuro-oncology; specialized in acoustic neurinomas
  7. Awake craniotomies and brain mapping
  8. Implantable devices: Vagal nerve stimulation, baclofen pump and artificial discs


Brief Summery:

Dr Chandra is currently holding the post of Professor of Neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is the PI and team leader for the prestigious Center for excellence in epilepsy, which is funded by Dept of Biotechnology (Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India). He has done his post doc fellowship from the reputed University California, Los Angles(UCLA).He also underwent multiple short term trainings from WakeForest University (Penrymini fellow, epilepsy), Cleveland clinic (spine) and Greifswald university (neuro endoscopy). He has now an experience of over 18,000 cases and has chief interest in epilepsy surgery (over 1000 cases), complex spine andcranio vertebral junction anomalies (4000 cases), vascular especially minimally invasive key approach to aneurysms (400 cases). His additional qualifications include being part of world faculty 1000 in the International League against epilepsy (ILAE), being as EC member of Indian epilepsy society, EC member of Neurological Society of India (NSI), EC member of Asian Epilepsy Surgery Society (AESC) and as member of sub commission of pediatric epilepsy surgery in the ILAE and founding editor-in-chief of Indian Journal of Neurosurgery (IJNS). He has delivered over 100 lectures in various conferences and has over 127 publications and 10 research projects.He has published 2 books and has 3 patents (2 developed and 1 in process with Medtronic), and organized numerous National and International conferences. He is also a member of National program for epilepsy control being developed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


Educational Qualification :




Achievements during medical schooling:

  • Honours with distinction in Physiology, Surgery, Ophthalmology.
  • Gold medals in Physiology, Obstetrics &Gyaenacology, and Surgery.
  • Gold medallion for the Pfizer medical graduate award.
  • Best outgoing student of the batch

Specialist Qualification:


MCh [Magister Chirugiae]

(National Institute of Mental Health &Neurosciences{NIMHANS}, Bangalore, India, 1991-1996).

Training abroad:

  1. Post Doctoral Fellow: UCLA, Dept of Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, 2005-2006
  2. Trainee, Neuroendoscopy; University of Griefswald, Germany, Prof M Gaab, 2000
  3. Trainee, Advanced course in neuroendoscopy, UCLA, 2005
  4. Penry Mini Fellowship, Wake Forest University, USA, 2006.

Professional Experience As/Of :


Teaching : 15 years


Mch Final Examiner, AIIMS, NIZAMS, NIMHANS, and other colleges

DNB Examiner

In Charge of Center of Excellence for Difficult to treat Epilepsy.

  • Participating institutions being NBRC (National Brain Research Center) and AIIMS
  • National Facility to develop paradigms of epilepsy research and training in India
  • The center will consist of Magnetoencephalography (MEG) (first of its kind in India), advanced human electrophysiology, brain mapping techniques, cellular electrophysiology and molecular facility.

Organising Conferences.


· Organizing secretary of the Annual Microneurosurgery workshop 2008, 2009 and continuing.

· Organizing secretary of CTIE: Current trends in epilepsy 2006, AIIMS.

· Organizing secretary: ILAE & ASEPA workshop on epilepsy surgery, Nov 7-8th 2009

· Chairman, Scientific Committee, 1st Minimally Invasive Spine Workshop, AIIMS, July 2009.

· Chairman, SKELETAL: Advanced course for spinal trauma, AO spine, 21,22nd November, 2009, Gurgaon

· Executive member committee and National Faculty, AIIMS annual spine workshop, November, 2010

· Organizing secretary, Neurological society of India along with the 1st Indo-German neurosurgical friendship meeting, Annual congress (19th-22nd) 2012,

§ Largest congress of the south east Asia for neurosciences with over 1300 delegates attending this

§ Over 6 pre-conference workshops organized in areas of cadaveric endoscopic skull base, spine and ultrasound training for neurosurgeons

§ Public lecture arranged on the topic of “Epilepsy-Facts, myths and stigma”, over 1000 people attended this program

§ Faculty for Endoscopic skull base and endoscopic spine workshops

· Organizing Chairman, Workshop for pain and spasticity, AIIMS, March 2014

· Organzing Chairman, Asian Epilepsy Surgery Congress, 2015





Editors For Journals.

  1. Chief Editor, Neurosurgery scan, Publisher: WolterKluwers
  2. Founding Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Neurosurgery (IJN), Publisher: WolterKluwers. ISSN-2277-954X
  3. Editorial board Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University (JKIMSU), ISSN-2331-4261

Reviewer for journals.


1. Child’s Nervous system-

2. Clinical AnatomyCopyright © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company.

3. EpilepsiaOfficial journal of the International league against epilepsy.

4. Neurology India [Official Journal of Neurological Society of India]

5. International Journal for Surgery.


Members of Societies and Association.


1. Executive member, Indian Epilepsy society

2. Executive Member Secretary General, Asian Epilepsy Surgery Society

3. Past Board of Director, International Brain mapping society,

4. Active Member: GEMIND: Guideline for epilepsy management, India

5. Professional Member and National Faculty, AO Spine

6. Core committee member, National Tuberculosis program

7. Associate Editor, Neurology India

8. Editor in Chief, Indian Journal of Neurosurgery (IJN)

9. Executive member and Life member, Neurological Society of India (NSI)

10. Executive member of Indian Epilepsy Society (IES)

11. Faculty 1000 of ILAE (International League Against Epilepsy)

12. Member IBRO [International Brain Research Organisation]

13. Member YNT [Young Neurosurgeons in Training]

14. Member of Penry epilepsy alumini (wake forest university, USA)

15. Member of Committee For Improvement of standards of research activities of medical education by Ministry of Health and Family welfare.

16. Member subcomission for pediatric epilepsy surgery, ILAE


Research Projects


Name of Project

Funding Agency, amount of funding

Year Of Completion




Medical Research Council, UK, Rs 5 lakhs


International (Co-PI)


Visuomotor control of eye movements



National (Co-PI)


ISS implantation for Vascular Dementia

BRAINSGATE, Israel, Rs 10 lakhs


International (PI)


Autonomic functions in patients undergoing surgery for intractable epilepsy”

Dept of Science and Technology, India, Rs 17 lakhs


National (Co-PI)


Differential expression of neurotransmitters from hippocampus during amygdalohippocampectomy for epilepsy surgery

Dept of Biotechnology,

ministry of Science and Technology, India (Rs 30 lakhs)


National (PI)


Evaluation of Autonomic function saccadic eye movement control and Fibrillin gene (Exon 24-28)

Dept of Biotechnology,

ministry of Science and Technology, India (Rs 17 lakhs)


National (PI)



Medical Research Council, UK, Rs 10 lakhs


International (PI)



Medical Research Council, UK, Rs 6 lakhs


International, Centre principal investigator (PI) and National coordinator


Assessment of mutations in GABRG2 gene from microelectrocorticographycally defined areas of hippocampus and amygdale in patients with MTLE with intractable epilepsy

Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India (39 lakhs)


National (PI)


Exon Defects in Osseous developmental CVJ anomalies

Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India (17 lakhs)


National (PI)


fMRI and simultaneous EEG for localizing the epileptogenic focus in patients with intractable epilepsy

Dept of Biotechnology, ministry of Science and Technology, India (17 lakhs)


National (Co-PI)


Centre of Excellence to be commissioned as a National facility for difficult to treat epilepsy

Dept of Biotechnology,

ministry of Science and Technology, India (40 crores). Collaborating centers AIIMS & NBRC


National Center of Excellence (PI and Team leader)





Research Staff working under Dr Chandra:

1. AvnishChauhan: PhD student, 2008 till date

2. Dr Nitika Dang: PhD student, 2011 till date

3. Aubzer Ansari: Senior Research fellow (non-medical), 2009 till date

4. Dr Amandeep Kumar: Senior Research Officer, 2011 till date

5. Dr Jyotirmoy Banerjee: Asst Prof for cell biology lab, COE, Center for epilepsy research


Work Experience:

6. Senior Resident (Post MCh), NIMHANS, Bangalore: 1996-1998

7. Asst Professor, AIIMS: 1998-2003

8. Associate Professor, AIIMS: 2003-2007

9. Additional Professor, AIIMS: 2007-2011

10. Professor, AIIMS: 2011-till date


Conferances and Guest Lectures:


Conference Title/Agenda




Complex Spine Trauma, JPNA Trauma Centre. Faculty, gave didactic lectures and demonstrated live surgeries


11th& 12th May 2014


AIIMS, New Delhi


NSI Conference Curriculum Course: Conducted this course with senior members of NSI at AIIMS and created an uniform guidelines for neurosurgical curriculum

15th March 2014

AIIMS, New Delhi


NSI Teaching Program

Feb, 2014



AIIMS Microneurosurgery Workshop

21st to 23rd Feb 2014

JPNA Trauma Centre, New Delhi.


Rammiah, Banglore: Faculty for cervical spine hands on cadaveric course at MSR advanced facility for cadaveric training

Feb 2014



-Invited faculty: Presented the following talk: “Epileptogenic networks and the Epilepsy Surgeon”

24-27th October

7th Asian Epilepsy Surgery Congress, Beijing



-Techniques of Epilepsy surgery- Invited lecture

-Chief faculty for 3D cadaveric workshop for epilepsy


Invited faculty for “1st National Functional congress and cadaveric workshop”

September, 2013

1st National Stereotactic and Functional cadaveric workshop, Surabaya, Indonesia


-“Distraction, compression extension and reduction” Deription of a new novel technique for reduction of BI and AAD

“Developing customized treatment paradigms for pharmacoresistant epilepsy in developing countries”


Presented the above papers as a invited faculty at WFNS, Seoul, Kore

September, 2013

WFNS, Seoul, Korea,


“Long term outcome in persons with drug refractory epilepsy after resection in unilateral mesial temporal sclerosis” Poster presented.

June 23-27th, 2013

Montreal International Epilepsy Congress, Canada


Presidential Symposium “Epilepsy Focus: Is It a Zone or a Network?

June 13-15th, 2013

Korean Epilespy Congress, Korea


Presented Paper “Distraction, compression, extension and reduction for basilar invagination and atlanto-axial dislocation- a new novel technique”

April 4-6th, 2013

Global Spine Congress, Hong Kong


Chairman of the operative workshop conducted at the Calicut govt college on cranio-vertebral junctions-“The juncture” delivered a lecture on newer techniques on management of craniovertebral junction anomalies.

Feb 28th, 2013

Calicut govt medical college


Recent advances in molecular mechanisms of neurological disorders, Faculty and invited speaker: “Epileptogenic networks and epileptogenic focus: Role of multimodal imaging”.

Feb 22nd, 2013

AIIMS, New Delhi


1st Indo-German meeting for NEUROBIONICS: Faculty, presented guest lecture on “Role of electrical stimulation for bladder and bowel disorders”. Moderated the session on “Role of VNS and other electrical stimulation modalities for epilepsy”

Feb 16th, 2013

JIPMER, Pondicherry


Joint Neurosurgical Convention, 6th International Mt Bandai symposium for Neurosciences, The 7th Pan Pacific Neurosurgery congress

Was an invited guest faculty and presented at the main penary session “Distraction, Compression, Extension and reduction of Basilar invagination and atlanto axial dislocation: Description of a new nove technique“.

Jan 29th-Feb 4th, 2013

Hawai, USA


Advanced workshop on epilepsy surgery

Faculty, gave a lecture on “Pediatric Temporal Epilepsy surgery” and participated as a faculty

5-6th, January, 2012

Kochi, Kerela


61st Annual National Congress of Neurological Society of India, Delhi NCR

v Organizing secretary

v Conducted the CV Junction symposium and gave a lecture on intra operative manupilations to reduce basilar invagination and AAD

v Gave a lecture on posterior circulation aneurysms

Moderated the “meet the expert” symposium and presented a case on “Status epilepticus in a neonate”

17th-22nd December, 2012

Delhi, NCR


6th Asian Epilepsy Surgery Congress, Busan Korea. Participated as a faculty, and Board member of AESC. Presented the paper “Pediatric epilepsy surgery from India- Investigations, Outcome and QOL”

8-10th, November, 2012

Busan, Korea


ISPN Annual congress: held at AIIMS; Vice Chairman for scientific committee; gave two lectures: 1) Role of spacers and jammers in CVJ anomalies 2)Hemispherotomy for epilepsy surgery

31-2nd Nov, 2012



First instructional course on CV Junctions anomalies: GB Pant Medical college, New Delhi, 12-13th, October, 2012. Participated as a faculty and spoke on “Spacer distraction and extension to reduce AAD and BI”

12-13th October, 2012

GB Pant Medical college, New Delhi


International Spine and Spinal injuries conferences (ISICON), 12-14THOctober, 2012. Participated as faculty; Panelist on workshops on “Metastatic spinal tumors” and “Cervical myelopathy”

12-14th October, 2012

Indian Spinal injuries center, New Delhi


Fundamentals of spine surgery: Hands on spine workshop on basics of spine surgery. Conducted this workshop and gave lectures on management of CVjunction, spondylolisthesis, and anterior cervical approach. Also provided hands on workshop training for spine instrumentation. Course conducted by Academia for spine education, Medtronic.

29-30th Sept, 2012

New Delhi, Hotel Claridges


ICVS: Annual congress of cerebraovascular society

Participated as faculty, Chaired and participated as a panelist in the CME on 21st and presented a paper on 23rd on “mini-orbito-fronatal craniotomy for anterior cirucaltion aneurysms”

September, 21-23rd, September, 2012



Spine 2012, Annual congress of Neurospinal surgeons society of India (NSSA)

Was faculty and National coordinator for this congress

Chaired and participated as a panelist on the session for bio-informatics for spine surgery, spoke on the following topics (1) Distractive compressive extensive reduction for basilar invagination and atlanto axial dislocation- a new novel technique (2) Cervical vertebral tumors

September, 13-15th, 2012



ICS-2012, Official congress of the ASSICON

Was National Faculty- presented 2 papers 1) Video on cervical spacer jamming 2) Panel discussion of a difficult case of cervical tumor

August 13-16th, 2012



Total cervical spine solution: Conducted this workshop on cervical spine with hands on models and gave 3 lecture: cervical arthroplasty, cervical trauma, cervical spine stabilization

July, 14-15th, 2012

New Delhi


Chief faculty, Video spine symposium, Ahmedabad orthopedic association, Ahemedabad

Delivered 2 video lectures: Cervical arthroplasty, and TLIF for lumbar spine fusion

July, 9th, 2012



Guest faculty: Cleveland Clinic Kokilaben Epilepsy symposium,

May 2012



Guest faculty: Presented a lecture on "Management of cervical spine tumors",

March 2012

ASSICON, New Delhi.


Guest faculty:, presented a lecture "Epilepsy surgery" in the Epilepsy surgery symposium

March 2012

NSSI conference, Pune.


Guest lecture: research paradigms for epilepsy surgery.

April; 2012

Bombay Neurological Association



Presented the following papers in the NSI annual congress held in Bangalore: (1) Key hole approach to aneurysms (2) Basilar top aneurysms: how I do it video session (3)Best paper for CeibaGiegi Epilepsy award paper

2011; December

NSI annual congress held in Bangalore


Pediatric epilepsy surgery with QOL: Experience with 130 cases;

2011; October



In hospital management of epilepsy: Lecture for nursing symposium

2011; October



Participated and presented cases as a faculty in the Epilepsy surgery symposium

2011; October



Challenges in pediatric epilepsy surgery




Faculty, Consensus for providing guidelines for pediatric epilepsy surgery


ILAE, Rome 2011


Challenges in pediatric epilepsy surgery, experience with 150 cases.


ILAE congress, Rome, 2012


Faculty and Secretary General, Asian Epilepsy Surgery Society.

2010 September

Annual International congress, Taipei


Guest faculty, King Fahad Hospital, Saudi Arabia; International Medical Symposium sponsored by the Ministry of Health and His Royal Highness King Mohammad Bin Saud: Gave 2 lectures: “Keyhole Cranio orbital approach to aneurysms” & “Surgery for Intractable Epilepsy”.


King Fahad Hospital, Saudi Arabia; International Medical Symposium


ISSICON; International Spine and Spine Injuries: Invited Faculty; delivered guest lecture; Management of Vertebral body haemangiomas.




Presented paper on “Intraoperative absolute alcohol embolization for vertebral body haemangiomas.

2009 September

WFNS, Boston


Faculty, National, AO Spine, AO Spine Principles Course.


New Delhi


Faculty and speaker at the San SevoloAlumini meeting (ILAE).


PECS, Budapest (ILAE world congress 2009)


Keynote speaker at the 3rd Asian Epilepsy Surgery Congress (AESC).


Osaka, Japan.


Attended and participated as a faculty and board of Director at the world congress of International brain mapping society.

November, 2008


“Trend of epilepsy surgery in India” Guest lecture presented at the World congress AESC, Beijing China,


World congress AESC, Beijing China.


“Epilepsy surgery in India” Guest lecture delivered at the Japanese Epilepsy society.


Tokyo, Japan.


Attending International faculty and presented paper: Epilepsy surgery for post infectious pathologies; experience from AIIMS.


Asiano-Oceanic congress, Xiamen, China, 2007


North America skull base meeting: Phoenix, Arizona, USA, attended the meeting.


Phoenix, Arizona, USA


Advanced Neuroendoscopy workshop at UCLA: under Prof Frazee.

Feb 2006.



“Role of MRI-SPECT coregistration and diffusion weighted images in localizing the epileptogienic tuber in tuberous sclerosis” Poster presented at the American Epilepsy association (AES).

December 2005.

Washington DC


2004; “Cognitive outcome comparison between right and left temporal surgeries for intractable epilepsy” Poster presented at “15th Cleveland-Bethel advanced symposium on epilepsy management with workshop in techniques in epilepsy surgery”.

July 15-18th, 2004

Cleveland Clinic, US.


2003; “Neuropsychological assessment of patients undergoing epilepsy surgery using a customised Hindi battery” Poster presented at International epilepsy congress held at Lisbon in October 2003 Chandra PS, Sanyal S, Gupta S, Singh VP, Bhatia M, Gaikwad S, Tripathi M, Mehta VS. Neuropsychological assessment and outcome following surgery for intractable epilepsy using specially developed battery for Indian patients. Epilepsia, 25 th IEC proceedings. Epilepsia, vol 44, supp 8, 103, 2003.




2002; Attended the Annual STICH investigators meeting as one of the STICH investigators.

June 29th, 2002

Newcastleupontyne, U.K.


“Traumatic CV junction anomalies: Experience of 125 cases over 10 years”.

26th to 29th, June, 2002.

EMN congress held at Newcastle.


“Management of CV junction anomalies with special reference to posterior circulation strokes: Experience of 456 cases over 10 years”: CME guest lecture given.

14th Feb, 2002.

National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore.


2002; “Management of bony CV junction anomalies: Experience of 456 cases over 10 years” Paper presented.

16th-19th Feb, 2002

13th Annual Meeting of North American Skull Base Society


“Management of bony CV junction anomalies: Experience of 456 cases over 10 years from a tertiary centre in a developing country”: Guest lecture delivered.

7th March, 2002.

Neurosurgical grand rounds at UCSF, San Francisco.


"Endoscopic management of colloid cyst of third ventricle- series of 23 cases" paper presented.

November, 2002.

Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Hong Kong,


“Role of mild hypothermia in aneurysmal surgery” Paper presented. at the International update of Clinical Neuropharmacology.




“Craniovertebral Junction Anomalies with posterior circulation territory infarcts:A short series” :RamDas GV, Chandra PS, Kale SS- Paper presented.


12th World Congress of Neurosurgery, Sydney.


“A decade of Trans-oral surgery- Analysis of 385 patients of CV Junction anomalies: Kale SS, Chhabra RS, Chandra PS, Patir R. Paper read at


12th World Congress of Neurosurgery, Sydney.


“Cerebral meningiomatosis presenting with intractable seizures” Poster presented.

November 11-13th, 2000.

3rd Congress of Asian Epilepsy Organisation (AOEO), New Delhi,


“Foramen magnum tumours: AIIMS experience”- Paper presented at the 5th Asian-oceanian International congress on skull base surgery.

Nov 12-15th 1999



Faculty and guest lecture: Symposium on Paediatric epilepsy surgery organized in Hyderabad by the local epilepsy society. Gave talks on [1] Invasive monitoring for epilepsy [2] Hypothalamic hamartoma

2011; November 5-6th



NEUROVASCON, 2011: [1] Key hole approach to aeurysems [2] Basilar top aneurysm

2011; October.


Faculty and Guest lecture: Circumferential fusion for dorsal instability

2011; September.

Neurospinal Surgeons association annual congress, Bangalore


Guest Invited lecture: Keyhole approach to aneurysms: presented.

2010; September

NEUROVASCON 2010, Bhubneswar


Guest lecture at the Indian Institute of Science: Developing lab models to create better surgical paradigms for epilepsy surgery

2010; July.



Symposium on Epilepsy; Patna. Organized by Bihar Chapter of Indian Epilepsy Society; Guest faculty, gave lecture on “ Surgery for Intractable Epilepsy”.


Bihar, India


Faculty UPNEUROCON; lecture on “Hemispherotomy for intractable epilepsy”

2010; April

Fortis Noida.


Attended as an expert in the committee to develop “Guidelines to develop Epilepsy Education In India”; by the Indian Epilepsy Association”

2010; April



Attended as an expert in the committee to develop MEG in India.

2010; March

Atomic Research Commission, Kalpakam, Tamil Nadu


Faculty; Neurotropicon; JIPMER, Pondicherry; Gave a lecture: “Craniovertebral junction anomalies in India”

2010; March



Faculty and Co Chairman for Symposium on Minimally invasive spine surgery and total disc replacement.

2010; January 18th

New Delhi


Chairman of the course, SKELETAL, AO spine, on advanced managed for spinal trauma with hands of workshop.

21-22nd November, 2009

Gurgaon, New Delhi


Guest lecture, Trauma 2009: 360 degrees fusion for dorsal column instability.

12-15th November, 2009

JPN Apex trauma center, AIIMS.


Guest lecture as faculty: ILAE/ASEPA International workshop on Epilepsy surgery, Hemispherotomy for epilepsy surgery.

7-8th November, 2009:



Guest lecture as faculty: ILAE/ASEPA International workshop on Epilepsy surgery, AIIMS: Future directions for epilepsy surgery in India.

7-8th November, 2009



Guest lecture as faculty: ILAE/ASEPA International workshop on Epilepsy surgery,: Conducted the round table discussion with IES on development of guidelines for epilepsy surgery in India.

7-8th November, 2009



2009; Guest lecturer; AO Spine Principles Course, New Delhi, [1] Approach to Anterior cervical Spine [2] Outcome of Surgery for degenerative lumbar spine disease [3] Spinal Implant complications [4] Intraspinal tumors


New Delhi.


“Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery”. CME guest lecture given on the occasion of “Pediatric neurosurgery CME”.

30thMay, 2009.

CMC Ludhiana.


2009; “Epilepsy Surgery”. CME guest lecture given on the “Epilepsy Update”.

10th May 2009.

IES, Patna.


“Role of Electrocorticography in epilepsy surgery” CME guest lecture given.


Annual conference of Neurological society of India, Pune.


Facutly, Instructional Course in Spine, August 7, Shila, delivered 4 lectures on CV junction, circumferential fusion.

2008, August 7



Faculty and speaker and panel participant; Indo-US, DBT-NIH workshop.


Dept of Biotechnology; Ministry of Science and Technology, India, Hyderabad.


Faculty and panel discussant, Trauma 2008; International Conference cum Live Workshop, Indian Society of Trauma.

November 2008.

JPN Apex Trauma Center, AIIMS, New Delhi.


GEMIND: Guidelines for epilepsy management laid down by Indian Epilepsy Society; Committee meetings; attended as expert core committed for laying down National guidelines,




Chairman, Workshop on Minimally invasive Spine Surgery.

March 2008.

Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.


“Neurosurgical perspectives of traumatic brain injury” Guest lecture given at the annual Indraprasthaphysiotherapatist’s conference.


Indraprasthaphysiotherapatist’s conference


“Role of neurosurgeon in ICU infection” guest lecture given at the 2007 annual armed forces [R & R hospital] neurosciences update.


R&R hospital


2006; Post operative ICU infections: Invited Talk given in May 2006 at the R&R hospital annual conference


R&R hospital


2006; Invited guest lecture: “Epilepsy surgery in adults” at Current Trends in Epilepsy: an international symposium.

Nov 3-5th, 2006.



“Endoscopic excision of colloid cysts” guest lecture given at Brain and spine endoscopic workshop held at Jaipur on 21-22nd February, 2004 and participated as a National faculty [workshop conducted by Prof M Gaab, Neurosurgery clinic, Hanover, Germany]




“CV junction anomalies: lessons learnt from 632 cases: guest lecture given at the National skull base conference.

December 2004.



Attended and participated in the live AO SPINE SYMPOSIUM.

4-6TH July, 2003.



“Surgery for pediatric intractable epilepsy” Invited guest lecture given at PEDINEUROCON 2003 [National convention on Pediatric Neurology: Indian academy of Pediatrics]

November 22nd, 2003



“Neuroendoscopy” Invited guest lecture given at the CME section of the Neurological Society of India, PGI Chandigarh in “How I do it?”

12thDecemebr, 2003.

Neurological Society of India, PGI Chandigarh.


“Neuroendoscopy” guest lecture given on the CME: How I do It? Of the Neurological Society of India annual conference held in PGI, Chadigarh,

Decemebr 2003.

PGI, Chadigarh.


“Epilepsy surgery for pediatric patients: AIIMS experience” guest lecture given at Pedineurocon 2203.

22ndNovemeber 2003.



“Trans oral surgery for CV junction anomalies & Odontoid screw fixation for type II dens fracture: How I do it?” Video sessions of personally operated cases shown as an invited guest speaker at SPINE 2002.

18th-21st July, 2002.



“CV junction anomalies: Experience of single stage surgery from 516 cases”. Talk given as an invited guest speaker at SPINE 2002.

18th-21st July 2002.



2002; "Management of head injuries" Invited lecture given for CME on 'Management of a trauma patient'.

December 22, 2002.

Association of surgeons of India- ASICON CME education foundation, New Delhi.


“Head injuries- Recent trends in Management”- Talk given on the inaugural function of the 2nd Nursing update held in the Nursing College All India Institute of Medical sciences.




2001; Participitated as a panellist on one-day symposium on “Modern day concepts in disinfection &sterilisation practices”.

17th February 2001.



2001; Gave a talk on “Aseptic practices in clinical practice” as an invited speaker on the occasion of National conference on infection control in India hospitals, was the chairperson of one of the groups in the workshop for setting the “National policy for guidelines on aseptic practices, disinfection and sterilization procedures”.

OCT 17-19, 2001.



Endoscopic management of colloid cysts: Series of 18 cases:Ramdas GV, Suri A, Chandra PS; Paper read at NEUROCON 2001.


Neurological Society of India, Mumbai.


; “Posterior circulation strokes associated with cranio-vertebral junction anomalies: Series of 9 cases”: Paper presented at NEUROCON 2001.


Neurological Society of India, Mumbai.


; “Endoscopic management of the cystic lesions of brain” Talk given as one of the guest speakers at the Minimal access neurological surgery workshop,chaired by Prof Pernezky 2001.

Feb 23-24th, 2001.

Sir Ganga Ram hospital.


“Endoscopic evacuation of spontaneous intracerebral hematomas”: Guest lecture presented on the occasion of 3rd Annual meeting of Delhi Neurological Association, 2001.


Annual meeting of Delhi Neurological Association, 2001.


2001; “Craniovertebral junction anomalies: A retrospective study of 385 cases- lessons learnt”- Paper presented at the National conference of Spine.

July 2001.



“Craniovertebral junction anomalies : Lessons learnt in 10 years”: Paper read at 3rd National skull base conference, Madras, 2001.


National skull base conference, Madras.


“Trigeminal neurinomas: A series of 25 cases” paper presented at SGPGI, skull base conference.


Post graduate Institute, Lucknow.


“Trigeminal neurinomas: A series of 25 cases” paper presented at SGPGI, skull base conference.


Post graduate Institute, Lucknow.


Attended and actively participated the Midas Rex hands on workshop.




“Post traumatic epilepsy” Talk given on the occasion of the inaugural function of Delhi Neurological Association held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in April’ 99 and participated as one of the members in the panel discussion.


Sir Ganga Ram Hospital


1999; “Hands on workshop on Neuroendoscopy” Participated this workshop.(conducted by A Pernezky, T Kanno, Y,. Kato, AK Banerjii).

Nov 10-12th, 1999.



1999; “Hands on workshop on neuroendoscopy and Neuronavigation” Participated this workshop (conducted by M. Gaab, A Grotenhuis, Hechl P)

Sept 9th, 1999.

CMC Vellore


“Paediatric nosocomial infections in neurosurgery” Paper presented at the International Paediatric CME held at Calcutta,

Dec 1998.

International Paediatric CME held at Calcutta,


“Cavernous sinus neurofibromas arising from ocular cranial nerves” Paper presented at the First National skull base conference.

Nov, 1998.

New Delhi.


“Hands on workshop on spinal surgery” Participated this workshop.

June 21-22nd, 1997.

MS Ramaiah Medical college.


“Neuroendoscopic management of unilateral hydrocephalus” Poster presented at NSI Calcutta-96.


NSI Calcutta-96.


1994;“CME on Pediatric Neurosurgery” attended this CME held at Mumbai (conducted by Marion L Walker and SN Bhagawati).

March 12-16th, 1994.



“Morbidity and Mortality in surgery for pituitary adenomas” Paper presented at Neurological society of India, Madras 1993.





PUBLICATION(In Alphabetical Order) :





Ahmad FU, Tripathi M, Padma MV, Gaikwad S, Gupta A, Bal CS, Sarkar C, Gupta S,Wadhawan AN, Sharma BS, Chandra PS[correspondingauthor]. Health-related quality of life using QOLIE-31: Before and after epilepsy surgery a prospective study at a tertiary care center. Neurol India. 2007 Oct-Dec;55(4):343-8.


Banerjee J, Tripathi M, Chandra PS. Understanding complexities of synaptic transmission in medically intractable seizures: A paradigm of epilepsy research. Indian J Neurosurg 2013;2:71-6.


Bindra A, Chouhan RS, Prabhakar H, Dash HH, Chandra PS, Tripathi M. Comparison of the effects of different anesthetic techniques on electrocorticography in patients undergoing epilepsy surgery - A bispectral index guided study. Seizure. 2012 May 23.


Chandra PS, Ansari A, Chauhan A, Kumar A, Garg A, Sarkar C. Surgery for encephalomalacias presenting with intractable epilepsy. Indian Journal of Neurosurgery, 2012, Jan 1(1): 33-37.


Chandra PS, Bal C, Garg A, Gaikwad S, Prasad K, Sharma BS, Sarkar C, Singh MB, Padma VM, Tripathi M. Surgery for medically intractable epilepsy due to postinfectious etiologies. Epilepsia. 2010 Jun;51(6):1097-100. Epub 2010 Mar 18


Chandra PS, Bal CS, Jain S, Joshua SP, Gaikwad S, Garg A, Ansari A, NehraA,Sarkar C, Tripathi M. Intra-Operative Co-Registration of MRI, PET andElectrocorticographic Data for Neocortical Lesional Epilepsies May Improve theLocalization of the Epileptogenic Focus: A Pilot Study. World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb


Chandra PS, Gary W Mathern. Epilepsy surgery in children. Article submitted to Medlink, 2006.


Chandra PS, Gulati S, Kalra V, Garg A, Mishra NK, Bal CS, Sarkar C, Tripathi M. Fourth ventricular hamartoma presenting with status epilepticus treated with emergency surgery in an infant. PediatrNeurosurg. 2011;47(3):217-22.


Chandra PS, ManjariTripathi, ShaileshGaikwad and VeenaKalra. Epilepsy Surgery in Children: Whom, When and Why? Indian J Pediatr 2007; 73 : S43-47


Chandra PS, Padma VM, Shailesh G, Chandreshekar B, Sarkar C, Tripathi M. Hemispherotomy for intractable epilepsy. Neurol India. 2008 Apr-Jun;56(2):127-32.


Chandra PS, Salamon N, Huang J, Wu JY, Koh S, Vinters HV, Mathern GW.FDG-PET/MRI coregistration and diffusion-tensor imaging distinguish epileptogenic tubers and cortex in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex: a preliminary report. Epilepsia. 2006 Sep;47(9):1543-9.


Chandra PS, Salamon N, Nguyen ST, Chang JW, Huynh MN, Cepeda C, LeiteJP,Neder L, Koh S, Vinters HV, Mathern GW. Infantile spasm-associated microencephaly in tuberous sclerosis complex and cortical dysplasia. Neurology. 2007 Feb 6;68(6):438-45.


Chandra PS, Tripathi M. Epilepsy surgery: recommendations for India. AnnIndianAcad Neurol. 2010 Apr;13(2):87-93


Chandra PS. The need for comprehensive epilepsy surgery units in India. Indian Journal of Neurosurgery, 2012, Jan 1(1): 1-3.


Chandra, S.P., Bal, C.S., Jain, S., Joshua, S.P., Gaikwad, S., Garg, A., Ansari, A., Nehra, A., (...), Tripathi, M. Intraoperative Coregistration of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, and Electrocorticographic Data for Neocortical Lesional Epilepsies May Improve the Localization of the Epileptogenic Focus: A Pilot Study, World Neurosurgery, 2014


Dagar A, Chandra PS (corresponding author), Chaudhary K, Avnish C, Bal CS, Gaikwad S, Garg A, Sarkar C, Srivastava A, Padma MV, Rekha D, Gulati S, Paul V, Prasad K, Singh MB,Tripathi M. Epilepsy Surgery in a Pediatric Population: A Retrospective Study of 129 Children from a Tertiary Care Hospital in a Developing Country along withAssessment of Quality of Life. PediatrNeurosurg. 2011 Dec 29.


Deb P, Sharma MC, Gaikwad S, Tripathi M, Chandra PS, Jain S, Sarkar C. Neuropathological spectrum of Rasmussen encephalitis. Neurol India. 2005 Apr-Jun; 53(2):156-61.


Deb P, Sharma MC, Tripathi M, Sarat Chandra P, Gupta A, Sarkar C. Expression of CD34 as a novel marker for glioneuronal lesions associated with chronic intractable epilepsy. NeuropatholApplNeurobiol. 2006 Oct;32(5):461-8.


Mathern GW, Andres M, Salamon N, Chandra PS, Andre VM, Cepeda C, Levine MS,Leite JP, Neder L, Vinters HV. A hypothesis regarding the pathogenesis and epileptogenesis of pediatric cortical dysplasia and hemimegalencephaly based on MRI cerebral volumes and NeuN cortical cell densities. Epilepsia. 2007;48 Suppl5:74-8.


Mukherjee S, Tripathi M, Chandra PS, Yadav R, Choudhary N, Sagar R, Bhore R, Pandey RM, Deepak KK. Cardiovascular autonomic functions in well-controlled and intractable partial epilepsies. Epilepsy Res. 2009 May 5.


Sanyal S, Chandra PS, Tripathi M. The Intractable Epilepsy Problem in Developing countries: Is there a way out? Neurosurgery. 2004; 55(2): 465 (abstr).


Sanyal SK, Chandra PS[corresponding author], Tripathi M, Singh VP, Padma MV, Jain S. Surgery for intractable post traumatic epilepsy. Epilepsia 2005: 46: 6, 322 [abstr]


Sarkar C, Sharma MC, Deb P, Singh VP, Chandra PS, Gupta A, Tripathi M, Bhatia M, Gaikwad S, Bal CS, Jain S. Neuropathological spectrum of lesions associated with intractable epilepsies: a 10-year experience with a series of 153 resections. Neurol India. 2006 Jun;54(2):144-50; discussion 150-1.


Sujoy K. Sanyal, P. Sarat Chandra [corresponding author], Surya Gupta, ManjariTripathi, V.P.Singh, Satish Jain, M.V. Padma and V.S. Mehta. Memory and intelligence outcome following surgery for intractable temporal lobe epilepsy: relationship to seizure outcome and evaluation using a customized neuropsychological battery. Epilepsy and Behavior 2005 [March]; 6:2: 147-55.


Thapa A, Chandra PS [corresponding author], Sinha S, Sreenivas V, Sharma BS, Tripathi M. Post-traumatic seizures-A prospective study from a tertiary level trauma center in a developing country. Seizure. 2010 Mar 2. treatment and outcomes. PediatrNeurosurg. 2011;47(1):45-50.


Tripathi M, Garg A, Gaikwad S, Bal CS, Chitra S, Prasad K, Dash HH, Sharma BS, Chandra PS [corresponding author]. Intra-operative electrocorticography in lesional epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2010 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print].


Tripathi M, Jain DC, Devi MG, Jain S, Saxena V, Chandra PS, RadhakrishnanK,Behari M, Gupta M, Puri V, Mehndiratta MM, Bala K, Anand KS, Rawat S, Shah PU,Gulati S, Johri S, Nadkarni VV, Chandra PS, Bachani D. Need for a national epilepsy control program. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2012 Apr;15(2):89-93.


Tripathi M, Padhy UP, Vibha D, Bhatia R, Padma Srivastava MV, Singh MB, PrasadK, Chandra SP (corresponding author). Predictors of refractory epilepsy in North India: A case-controlstudy. Seizure. 2011 Aug 5.


Tripathi M, Singh MS, Padma MV, Gaikwad S, Bal CS, Tripathi M, Sarkar C, Gupta A, Shukla G, Singh VP, Jain S, Sharma BS, Chandra PS [corresponding author]. Surgical outcome of cortical dysplasias presenting with chronic intractable epilepsy: A 10-year experience. Neurol India. 2008 Apr-Jun;56(2):138-43.


Tripathi M, Singh PK, Vibha D, Choudhary N, Garg A, Bal CS, Sarkar C, Bhatia R, Padma MV, Gaikwad S, Singh MB, Prasad K, Chandra PS. Electrophysiological characteristics of seizure clusters. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2010 Jul;41(3):143-6.


Tripathi M, Vibha D, Choudhary N, Prasad K, Srivastava MV, Bhatia R, Chandra PS [corresponding author]. Management of refractory status epilepticus at a tertiary care centre in a developing country. Seizure. 2009 Dec 22.






Chandra PS, Gupta A, Mishra NK, Mehta VS. Association of craniovertebral and upper cervical anomalies with dermoid and epidermoid cysts: report of four cases. Neurosurgery. 2005 May;56(5).


Chandra PS, Kale SS, Suri A, Mehta VS. Traumatic CV junction anomalies: Experience of 110 cases over 10 years. ActaNeurochir (Wein) 2002; 144: A8-9. [abstr]


Chandra PS, Kumar A, Chauhan A, Ansari A, Mishra NK, Sharma BS. Distraction, compression, and extension reduction of basilar invagination and atlantoaxial dislocation: a novel pilot technique. Neurosurgery. 2013 Jun;72(6).


Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK. An unusual case of dorsally situated bony spur in lumbar split cord malformation. Pediatric Neurosurgery 1999; 31: 49-52.


Chandra PS, Tripathi M, Indira Devi, Chandramouli BA, Srikanth SG, Shankar SK. Intramedullary spinal epidermoid cyst. Neurol India 2000; 48: 75-77.


Chandra PS. Reply to the Comment on the Article 'Distraction, Compression, and Extension Reduction of Basilar Invagination and Atlantoaxial Dislocation: A Novel Pilot Technique'. Neurosurgery. 2013 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print]


Chandra SP, Singh A, Goyal N, Laythalling RK, Singh M, Kale SS, Sharma MS, Suri A, Singh P, Garg A, Sarkar C, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK. Analysis of Changing Paradigms of Management in 179 Patients with Spinal Tuberculosis Over a 12-Year Period and Proposal of a New Management Algorithm. World Neurosurg. 2013 Jan 22.


Devi BI, Chandra PS, Mongia S, Chandramouli BA, Sastry KV, Shankar SK. Spinal intramedullary tuberculoma and abscess: a rare cause of paraparesis. Neurol India. 2002; 50(4): 494-6.discussion 1130-1.


Effect of alfa-lipoic acid on reperfusion injury following spinal cord ischemia in rabbits: Dissertation submitted to NIMHANS (Deemed University) as a partial fulfilment to MCh degree in Neurosurgery; August 1996.


Garg K, Chandra PS, Singh PK, Sharma BS.Pediatr, Giant craniopharyngioma: can it grow bigger than this? Neurosurg. 2013;49(2):124-5. doi: 10.1159/000358094. Epub 2014 Feb 7.


Garg K, Satyarthee GD, Dash C, Singh PK, Chandra PS, Sharma BS. Hyperplasia of Cervical Spinous Process Presenting as Subcutaneous Mass. Indian J Pediatr. 2013 Dec 22.


Garg K, Singh PK, Singh M, Chandra PS, Sharma BS. Long segment spinal epidural extramedullary hematopoiesis. SurgNeurol Int. 2013 Dec 26;4:161.


Goyal N, Gurjar H, Sharma BS, Tripathi M, Chandra PS. GAPO syndrome with pansuturalcraniosynostosis leading to intracranial hypertension BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jan 28;2014.


Gupta DK, Chandra PS, Ojha BK, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK, Mehta VS. Awake craniotomy versus surgery under general anesthesia for resection of intrinsic lesions of eloquent cortex--a prospective randomised study. ClinNeurolNeurosurg. 2007 May;109(4):335-43. Epub 2007 Feb 14.


Gurjar HK, Sarkari A, Chandra PS. Surgical management of giant multilevel aneurysmal bone cyst of cervical spine in a 10-year-old boy: case report with review of literature. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2012 Nov;3(4):55-9.


Jaiswal AK, Chandra PS[corresponding author]. Cerebellopontine angle meningioma with acquired Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. Neurol India 2001; 49: 323.


Kale SS, Ailawadhi P, Yerramneni VK, Chandra PS, Kumar R, Sharma BS, MahapatraAK. Pediatric bony craniovertebral junction abnormalities: Institutional experience of 10 years. J PediatrNeurosci. 2011 Oct;6(Suppl 1):S91-5.


Mohanty A, Vasudevan K, Chandra PS: Extradural haematoma complicating lumbar puncture. Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1998; 42; 4: 233-237.


One stage surgery (anterior and posterior) for cranio vertebral junction anomalies: Lessons learned from 632 cases. Kale SS, Chandra PS, Suri A. Neurosurgery. 2004; 55(2): 479 (abstr).


Pankaj Singh, Chandra PS [corresponding author], ShaileshGaikwad, Rajender Kumar, BS Sharma. Absolute ethanol injection for vertebral body haemagiomas: a pilot study, Neurosurgery. 2011 Jan;68(1):78-84; discussion 84.


Rath GP, Marda M, Sokhal N, Singh P, Chandra PS. Hypopharyngeal injury leading to subcutaneous emphysema after anterior cervical discectomy and artificial cervical disc placement. J ClinNeurosci. 2010 Nov;17(11):1447-9. Epub 2010 May


Sharma MC, Sarat Chandra P, Goel S, Gupta V, SarkarC. Primary lumbosacral Wilms tumor associated with diastematomyelia and occult spinal dysraphism. A report of a rare case and a short review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2005 Mar;21(3):240-3. Epub 2004 Nov 20.


Suri A, S.S.Kale, Chandra PS, Chabbra RPS, A.K.Mahapatra, Mehta VS. Developmental osseous craniovertebral junction anomalies: controversies and dilemmas.Neurosurgery. 2002; 51(2): 543.


Yerramneni VK, Chandra PS[corresponding author], Kale SS, Lythalling RK, Mahapatra AK. A 6-yearexperience of 100 cases of pediatric bony craniovertebral junction abnormalities: PediatrNeurosurg. 2011;47(1):45-50.





Agarwal S, Sharma MC, Singh G, Suri V, Sarkar C, Garg A, Kumar R, Chandra PS. Papillary glioneuronal tumor-a rare entity: report of four cases and brief review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Aug 7.


Chandra PS, Hegde T. A case of coexisting cerebellaopontine angle meningioma and schwannoma. Neurol India2000; 48: 198-199.


Chandra PS, Jaiswal AK, Sharma MC, Mahapatra AK. Cerebellar medulloblastoma in a 65-year old Indian male. Neurol India2000; 48: 178-179.


Chandra PS, Jaiswal AK, TripathiManjari, Sharma MC, Mahapatra AK. An unusual case of primary lymphoma of the skull base extending from cerebellopontine angle to cavernous sinus and orbit. Journal of Neurosurgical sciences 2000; 44: 145-149.


Chandra PS, Jaiswal AK, Vaishya S, Mehta VS. Foramen magnum tumours: A series of 30 cases. Neurol India 2003 Jun;51(2):193-6.


Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK. Giant ocular neurofibroma of the cavernous sinus: A series of 5 cases. Neurol India2001; 49: 166-169.


Dikshit B, Irshad K, Madan E, Aggarwal N, Sarkar C, Chandra PS, Gupta DK,Chattopadhyay P, Sinha S, Chosdol K. FAT1 acts as an upstream regulator ofoncogenic and inflammatory pathways, via PDCD4, in glioma cells. Oncogene. 2012. Sep 17. doi: 10.1038/onc.2012.393.


Garg K, Gurjar HK, Chandra PS, Sharma BS. Suprasellartuberculoma. Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Nov 8.


Gupta V, Chandra PS, Mishra NK, Mehta VS. Cerebellar epilepsy: A case report of cerebellar gangliomatoushamartoma. Journal of Neuroradiology 2002; 29(1): 34 [abstr].


Mehta VS, Chandra PS[corresponding author], Singh PK, Garg A, Rath GK. Surgical considerations for 'intrinsic' brainstem gliomas: proposal of a modification in classification. Neurol India. 2009 May-Jun;57(3):274-81.


Naik A, Chandra PS, Bal CS, Mehta VS. role of 99 mTc GHA SPECT in differentiating recurrent glioma and radiation necrosis. Neurol India 1999; 47 (suppl): 102. [abstr]


Sharma BS, Ahmad FU, Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK. Trigeminal schwannomas: experience with 68 cases. J ClinNeurosci. 2008 Jul;15(7):738-43. Epub 2008 Apr


Suri, A., Bansal, S., Sharma, B.S., Mahapatra, A.K., Kale, S.S., Chandra, P.S., Singh, M., Kumar, R., Sharma, M.S. Management of Hypoglossal Schwannomas: Single Institutional Experience of 14 Cases. 2014 Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base





Ahmad FU, Sharma BS, Garg A, Chandra PS [correspondingauthor]. Primary spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea through the clivus: possible etiopathology. J ClinNeurosci. 2008 Nov;15(11):1304-8. Epub 2008 Apr 18.


Ammini AC, Bhattacharya S, Sahoo JP, Philip J, Tandon N, Goswami R, Jyotsna VJ, Khadgawat R, Chumber S, Seth A, Karak AK, Sharma BS, Chandra PS,Suri A, Sharma MS, Kale SS, Singh M. Cushing's disease: Results of treatment and factors affecting outcome. Hormones (Athens). 2011 Jul;10(3):222-9.


Chandra PS, A.Suri, V.S.Mehta; Endoscopic excision of colloid cysts; Child's Nervous System 2003 (Sept.); 19(9): 691.


Chandra PS, Amandeep Kumar. Clipping of a regrown basilar bifurcation aneurysm followingcoiling: An extreme surgical challenge. Neurol India. 2012; 60: 676-679


Chandra PS, Amandeep Kumar. Squamosal type superficial middle cerebral vein: A rare venous drainage pattern.Neurol India. 2012; 60: 676-679


Chandra PS, Chauhan RS, Dash HH, Bittal P, Mehta VS. Effect of mild hypothermia as a neuroprotective technique in anuerysmal surgery. Journal of experimental neurobiology 2002; 28(1); 72 [abstr]


Chandra PS, Dash HH. In Reply:. Neurosurgery. 2011 Aug;69(2):E502. PubMed PMID: 21527864.


Chandra PS, Jaiswal AK, Mahapatra AK. Bifrontal epidural hematomas following surgery in prone position. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences2002; 9(5): 582-584.


Chandra PS, Manjari T, Sampath S, Taly AB. (1998) Balint's syndrome as a manifestation of occipital lobe solitary metastasis.Annals of Indian academy of Neurology. 1998; 87(1): 87-89.


Chandra PS, Singh PK, Goel V, Chauhan AK, Thakkur N, Tripathi M. Early versus delayed endoscopic surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome: A prospective randomized study. World Neurosurg. 2012 Sep 25.


Chandra PS,Chandramouli BA, Shankar SK: Caverno venous malformation of brainstem- Report of a case and review of literature. Surg Neurology 1999; 52: 280-285.


Chandra PS,Pandey P, Mehta VS. Spontaneous decompression of a posterior fossa arachnoid cyst- A case report. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2001; 35: 162-163.


Chandra PS. Why are neurosurgeons hesitant to use the K word for aneurysm surgery?. Indian J Neurosurg 2013;2:1-3.


Chandra, S.P., Ramdurg, S.R., Kurwale, N., Chauhan, A., Ansari, A., Garg, A., Sarkar, C., Sharma B.S. Extended costotransversectomy to achieve circumferential fusion for pathologies causing thoracic instability. 2014 Spine Journal


Garg A, Chugh M, Gaikwad SB, Chandra SP, Gupta V, Mishra NK, Sharma MC. Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma presenting with s. ubarachnoid hemorrhage. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg Spine. 2004 May; 100(5):525-9.


Garg A, Suri A, Chandra PS, Kumar R, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy: 5 years' experience at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. PediatrNeurosurg. 2009;45(1):1-5.


Garg K, Gurjar HK, Chandra PS, Sharma BS. Pentapathology in Neurofibromatosis 1. Indian J Pediatr. 2013 Dec 22.


Garg K, Gurjar HK, Singh PK, Satyarthee GD, Singh M, Chandra PS, Sharma BS. Spontaneous rupture of hydrocephalic head. Neurol India. 2013 Sep-Oct;61(5):556-8.


Garg K, Singh PK, Sharma BS, Chandra PS, Suri A, Singh M, Kumar R, Kale SS, Mishra NK, Gaikwad SK, Mahapatra AK. Pediatric intracranial aneurysms-our experience and review of literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Dec 10.


Garg K, Singh PK, Singla R, Chandra PS, Singh M, Satyarthhe GD, Gurjar HK, Sharma BS. Armored brain-massive bilateral calcified chronic subdural hematoma in a patient with ventriculoperotoneal shunt. Neurol India. 2013 Sep-Oct;61(5):548-50.


Garg K, Sinha S, Kale SS, Chandra PS, Suri A, Singh MM, Kumar R, Sharma MS, Pandey RM, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK. Role of simvastatin in prevention of vasospasm and improving functional outcome after aneurysmal sub-arachnoid hemorrhage: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial. Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Apr;27(2):181-6.


Goel RK, Ahmad FU, Vellimana AK, Suri A, Chandra PS, Kumar R, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK. Endoscopic management of intraventricularneurocysticercosis. J ClinNeurosci. 2008 Oct;15(10):1096-101.


Goyal N, Kakkar A, Singh PK, Sharma MC, Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK, Sharma BS. Intracranial teratomas in children: a clinicopathological study. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]


Gurjar H, Dwarakanath S, Sharma BS, Chandra PS. Cerebellar hemorrhage following endoscopic third ventricular colloid cyst decompression. Neurol India. 2008 Apr-Jun;56(2):218-20.


Ira P, Sujatha S, Chandra PS. Virulence factors in clinical and commensal isolates of Enterococcus species. Indian J PatholMicrobiol. 2013 Jan-Mar;56(1):24-30.


Kasliwal MK, Sarat Chandra P, Sharma BS. Images in neuro oncology: Primary extraaxialcerebellopontine angle ependymoma. J Neurooncol. 2007 Mar 30; [Epub ahead of print]


Kumar A, Chandra PS [corresponding author], Bisht A, Garg A, Mahapatra AK, Sharma MC. Successful surgical excision of a nondysraphicholodorsal intramedullary lipoma in a 14-month-old child. PediatrNeurosurg. 2011;47(4):272-4.


Kumar A, Chandra PS [corresponding author], Sharma BS, Garg A, Rath GK, Bithal PK, Tripathi M. The role of neuronavigation-guided functional MRI and diffusion tensor tractography along with cortical stimulation in patients with eloquent cortex lesions. Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print]


Kumar A, Sharma MS, Sharma BS, Bhatia R, Singh M, Garg A, Kumar R, Suri A, Chandra PS, Kale SS, Mahapatra AK. Outcome after decompressivecraniectomy in patients with dominant middle cerebral artery infarction: A preliminary report. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2013 Oct;16(4):509-15.


Kumar R, Chandra SP, Sharma BS. Giant intradiploicpseudomeningocele of occipital bone. J NeurosurgPediatr. 2012 Jan;9(1):82-5.


Mendelow AD, Gregson BA, Mitchell PM, Murray GD, Rowan EN, Gholkar AR; STICH II Investigators. Surgical trial in lobar intracerebralhaemorrhage (STICH II) protocol. Trials. 2011 May 17;12:124. (name in paper as STICH II trial investigator)


Mendelow AD, Gregson BA, Rowan EN, Murray GD, Gholkar A, Mitchell PM; STICH II Investigators. Early surgery versus initial conservative treatment in patientswith spontaneous supratentorial lobar intracerebralhaematomas (STICH II): a randomised trial. Lancet. 2013 Aug 3;382(9890):397-408. (name in paper as STICH II trial investigator)


Mishra S, Chandra PS [corresponding author], Suri A, Rajender K, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK. Endoscopic management of third ventricular colloid cysts: Eight years' institutional experience and description of a new technique. Neurol India. 2010 May-Jun;58(3):412-7.


Mohanty S, Chandra PS, Dhawan B, Kapil A, Das BK. Meningitis due to Escherichia vulneris. Neurol India. 2005 Mar;53(1):122-3.


Rathore YS, Chandra PS[corresponding author], Kumar R, Singh M, Sharma MS, Suri A, Mishra NK, Gaikwad S, Garg A, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK. Monitored gradual occlusion of the internal carotid artery followed by ligation for giant internal carotid artery aneurysms. Neurol India. 2012 Mar-Apr;60(2):174-9.


Salamon N, Andres M, Chute DJ, Nguyen ST, Chang JW, Huynh MN, Chandra PS,Andre VM, Cepeda C, Levine MS, Leite JP, Neder L, Vinters HV, MathernGW. Contralateralhemimicrencephaly and clinical-pathological correlations in children with hemimegalencephaly. Brain. 2006 Feb;129(Pt 2):352-65. Epub 2005 Nov


Sharma BS, Kasliwal MK, Suri A, Chandra PS, Gupta A, Mehta VS. Outcome following surgery for ophthalmic segment aneurysms. J ClinNeurosciencesEpub ahead of print, 2009.


Sharma MC, Arora R, Mahapatra AK, Chandra PS, Gaikwad SB, Sarkar C. Intrasellartuberculoma- an enigmatic pituitary infection: a series of 18 cases. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2000; 102: 72-77.


Sharma MC, Jain D, Gupta A, Sarkar C, Suri V, Garg A, Gaikwad SB, Chandra PS. Dysembryoplasticneuroepithelial tumor: a clinicopathological study of 32 cases. Neurosurg Rev. 2009 Apr;32(2):161-70.


Sharma MS, Thapa A, Chandra SP, Suri A, Singh M, Bahl VK, Sharma BS. Intraoperative pulse and blood pressure recordings of neurosurgeons: a pilot study of cardiovascular performance. Neurosurgery. 2010 May;66(5):893-9;discussion 899.


Sharma MS, Vohra A, Thomas P, Kapil A, Suri A, Chandra PS, Kale SS, Mahapatra AK, Sharma BS. Effect of risk-stratified, protocol-based perioperative chemoprophylaxis on nosocomial infection rates in a series of 31 927 consecutive neurosurgical procedures (1994-2006). Neurosurgery. 2009 Jun;64(6):1123-30; discussion 1130-1.


Surgical Trial in Lobar IntracerebralHaemorrhage (STICH II) Protocol.A David Mendelow, Barbara A Gregson, Patrick M Mitchell, Gordon D Murray, Elise N Rowan, Anil R Gholkar Trials. 2011; 12: 124. Published online 2011 May 17.


Suri A, A.K. Garg, P.S. Chandra, R. Kumar, B.S. Sharma, A.K. Mahapatra, Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Infantile Hydrocephalus. Progress in Clinical Neurosciences 2006.


Suri A, Chandra PS, A.K.Mahapatra, V.S.Mehta; Endoscopic treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus; Child's Nervous System 2003 (Aug.); 19(7-8): 617.


Suri A, Chandra PS, A.K.Mahapatra, V.S.Mehta; Neuroendoscopic treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus: dilemmas and controversies; Child's Nervous System 2003 (Sept.); 19(9): 687.


Thakur N, Tandon V, Chandra PS (corresponding author). Modification of Penfield dissector as a monopolar cautery. Indian Journal of Neurosurgery, 2012, Jan 1(1): 89.


Thapa A, Chandra PS [corresponding author], Sinha S, Gupta A, Singh M, Suri A, Sharma BS. Surgical interventions in intracranial arteriovenous malformations: Indications and outcome analysis in a changing scenario. Neurol India. 2009 Nov-Dec;57(6):749-55.


Tripathi M, Chandra PS [corresponding author], Shankar SK, Chandramouli BA, Jayakumar PN. Giant cerebral cysticercosis. Neurological journal of South East Asia 2000; 5: 17-22.


Tripathi M, Goel V, Padma MV, Jain S, Maheshwari MC, Gaikwad S, Gupta V, Chandra PS, Mehta VS. Fenestration of the posterior communicating artery. Neurol India. 2003 Mar; 51(1): 75-6.


Tripathi M, Nagraj D, Christopher R, Chandra PS, Shankar SK. Stroke in a young man with fibromuscular dysplasia of the cranial vessels with anticardiolipin antibodies: a case report. Neurological Sciences 2001; 22: 31-35.


Vamsi KY, Sarat Chandra P, Sharma BS, Mohapatra AK. Anterior sacral meningocele wrongly diagnosed as ovarian cyst. PediatrNeurosurg. 2010;46(3):245-6.


Yerramneni VK, Chandra PS [corresponding author], Kasliwal MK, Sinha S, Suri A, Gupta A, Sharma BS.Recovery of oculomotor nerve palsy following surgical clipping of posterior communicating artery aneurysms. Neurol India. 2010 Jan-Feb;58(1):103-5.



Publications : Chapters in Books


1. “Evolution of Neurosurgical techniques” Co-authored this chapter with Dr.T.Hegde, Department of Neurosurgery, NIMHANS for Ramamurthi's Textbook of operative Neurosurgery due for publication.

2. “History of Microneurosurgery” Co-authored this chapter with Dr.T.Hegde, Department of Neurosurgery, NIMHANS for Ramamurthi's Textbook of operative Neurosurgery due for publication.

3. Banerji AK, Mehta VS, Chandra PS. - Transsphenoidal surgery for sellar and suprasellar tumours - Chapter for the textbook of operative neurosurgery by Prof Ramamurthi in publication.

4. Chandra PS,Chandramouli BA (1997).Cervical orthosis and tractionChapter for the monogram Craniovertebral junction anomalies- Indian experience published on the occasion of the 1st CV junction conference held at SGPGI Lucknow in October, 97.

5. Chandra PS, HegdeT(1998)Neurosurgery of psychiatric disorders.Advances in Clinical Neurosciences (Annual CME book of Association of Neuroscientists of Eastern India).

6. Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK. Improving outcome in head injuries- In Mahapatra AK (ed).A textbook of Head injury- 1999 (Modern publishers),- 2nd edition. In press.

7. Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK. Prevention of Head injuries- In Mahapatra AK (ed).A textbook of Head injury- 1999 (Modern publishers), pp 262-267.

8. Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK. Role of calcium ions in Head injuries- In Mahapatra AK (ed).A textbook of Head injury- 1999 (Modern publishers),- 2nd edition. In press.

9. Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK. Traumatic basal ganglonic hematomas- In Mahapatra AK (ed).A textbook of Head injury- 1999 (Modern publishers),- 2nd edition. In press.

10. Chandra PS, Mehta VS, Aggarwal SP. Head injuries and psychiatric disturbances. In Mental Health: An Indian perspective- 146-2003 ed: Aggarwal SP, Goel DS Directorate General of health services, Ministry of health and Family welfare, New Delhi: Elsevier. Pp306-312

11. Chandra PS, Mehta VS. Aseptic practices in Medical and Surgical practice : chapter for Manual on disinfection, sterilization and aseptic practices in Medicine and Surgery. In press.

12. Chandra PS, Mehta VS. Entrapment Neuropathy. Indian Textbook of Neurosurgery. Ed Ramamurthi and Tandon, 2010

13. Chandra PS, Mehta VS. Neuroendoscopy: Chapter written in the CME book for the NSI annual conference, 2003

14. Chandra PS, Sharma BS. Fifth Nerve Schwanommas. Indian Textbook of Neurosurgery. Ed Ramamurthi and Tandon, 2010.

15. Chandra PS,Tandon V. AIDS and the Neurosurgeon. Indian Textbook of Neurosurgery. Ed Ramamurthi and Tandon, 2010

16. Chandra PS, TripathiManjari, Surgery for Intractable Epilepsy. In Epilepsy Review ed Ashok Kumar, Jaypee publications.

17. Chandra PS, TripathiManjari. Epilepsy Surgery; Guidelines . Chapter published in the CME book on Update on Epilepsy surgery, [Indian Epilepsy Society] held at Patna, May 10th, 2009.

18. Chandra PS, TripathiManjari. Role of Electrocorticography in epilepsy surgery, 2008, CME book for NeuroCon 2008, NSI, Pune.

19. Chandra PS. Traumatic abnormalities of the CV junction. Indian Textbook of Neurosurgery. Ed Ramamurthi and Tandon, 2010.

20. GEMIND: Guidelines for epilepsy management in India; Contributed towards this book published by the Indian Epilepsy Society.

21. Hegde T, Chandra PS (1998)Neurosurgery of movement disorders.Advances in Clinical Neurosciences (Annual CME book of Association of Neuroscientists of Eastern India).

22. Mehta VS, Chandra PS. - Preoperative evaluation of neurosurgical patients- Chapter for the textbook of operative neurosurgery by Prof Ramamurthi in publication.

23. Mehta VS, Chandra PS. - Surgical procedures for cerebral revascularisation and stroke. In Bansal BC, Aggarwal AK (eds); Recent concepts in stroke (Indian college of physicians, AAPI), 1999 pp235-246.

24. Mehta VS, Chandra PS. Entrapment neuropathy: In Ramamurthi B, Tandon PN, Textbook of Neurosurgery 3rd edition: In press.

25. Mehta VS, Chandra PS. Pediatric brain tumours. In Gupta AK (ed), Textbook of Pediatric Surgery (Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons), 2001.

26. Mehta VS, Chandra PS. Rhizotomies and peripheral neurectomies as pain relief surgical procedures- Chapter for the textbook of operative neurosurgery by Prof Ramamurthi in publication.

27. Mehta VS, Chandra PS. Surgical management of brainstem tumours. Indian edition of Clinical neurosurgery, 2001- In press.

28. Mehta VS, Chandra PS. Surgical management of brainstem tumours: From a conservative view to a radical approach. Progress in clinical Neurosciences, 2001.

29. Mehta VS, Chandra PS. Traumatic nerve injuries. In Mohandas S, Borgohain R, Meena AK (eds), Reviews in Neurology (IAN), 1999, pp138-147.

30. Sharma BS, Chandra PS. Neurocysticercosis. In Ramamurthi B, Tandon PN, Textbook of Neurosurgery 3rd edition: In press.

31. Sharma BS, Chandra PS. Neurocysticercosis: Surgical Aspects. In Prabhakar S, Gagandeep Singh (eds). Neurocysticercosis.

32. Tripathi M, Chandra PS. Electrodiagnosis in Neurosurgery. Indian Textbook of Neurosurgery. Ed Ramamurthi and Tandon, 2010

33. Chandra PS, Tandon PN. Brain tumors. API textbook, 2011


Textbooks authored:

1. Brain haemorrhage: Chandra PS, Mahapatra AK. Jaypee publication

2. AIIMS operative atlas of operative neurosurgery: publication house: Wolters Kluwer



Patent and Instrument Designing.


· Designed a “disposable endoscopic carpal tunnel release set”.

- We have already used it successfully in 200 patients [patent filed]. Patent application no. 306/Del/2009 dt. 17.02.2009

- In commercial production

- Paper accepted for publication in world neurosurgery

· Designed a “special monopolar cautery”

- for use in trans oral surgery for CV Junction anomalies. Used it successfully in more than 100 cases. [patent accepted and filed].

- Published in Indian Journal of Neurosurgery

· Complex spinal instrumentation set with Medtronic for use in cranio-vertebral junction anomalies

- NDA form signed with Medtronic after taking due permission from research section



Other publications:

1. “Taking Care Of Your Back: The ‘HEAL’ program” Patient information handbook published in collaboration with CMET AIIMS

2. “Guidelines for patients with neck pain: The ‘HEAL’ program”: Patient information handbook published in collaboration with CMET AIIMS

3. “Patient/Caregiver Information Booklet” Patient information handbook of epilepsy



Media publications:

1. Surgery can heal epilepsy: article in Times of India, 2008

2. Epilepsy: Treatment with surgery: India Express Health care 2008

3. Treating Epilepsy with surgery: DainikJagaran, Newspaper 2008

4. Wide awake on operation table; Article on awake craniotomy in Hindustan Times,

5. Sleepless and accident prone: Article on the value of sleep for preventing head injuries In Times of India, 2009,

6. Man gets relief from constipation with neurostimulator implant: Article in Times of India on a unique treatment surgical modality performed by Dr Chandra, 2009,

7. Multiple educational lectures on epilepsy, head injuries and spinal problems on All India Radio and Television,

8. Wooden Stick removed from the brain of the boy 2 years after the injury. An unusual story which appeared in Times of India and Ripley's Believe it or not where the surgery was performed by Dr Chandra.,,,,

9. Alcohol to treat spinal tumors: published in various National media channels:,,,,

10. “AIIMS doctors cure a seven year old girl’s rare laughing epileptic disorder” Article published in Hindustan times in June, 2012.

11. “Alcohol se tumortheekhuaaur napkin se jakmbhargaya” article in Hindustan times, Hindi edition, in June, 2012.

12. “15 minute surgery for carpal tunnel using endoscopy” article in Hindustan times, 3rd Sept, 2012

13. Docs from AIIMS use new method to study epilepsy at a cellular level

14. “Neurological disorders: a hidden epidemic”- a feature in CNN-IBN-

15. AIIMS prof describes a new technique in spine surgery






Award and Achievments:

· Awarded DST fellowship at UCLA for 1 year, 2005-2006

· Awarded and attended the Penry Fellow 2006 (WakeForest University, Winston Salem, NC).

· Awarded the National Epifellowat the American epilepsy society 2005.

· Awarded and alumni San Servlo school of Epilepsy by EUROPA -2003.

· CeibaGiegi award for best epilepsy paper, NSI 2011. “Multi modal imaging for Epilepsy surgery”

· Tadokoro award from the commission of Asian and Oceanian affairs of the International League against epilepsy, 2006.

· Faculty 1000 of ILAE (International League against epilepsy)

· Secretary General of Asian Epilepsy Surgery Society

· EC, Neurological Society of India (NSI)

· EC, Indian Epilepsy Society (IES)







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