~Dr. B.C. Roy National Award is considered the highest medical honour of the nation~

Mumbai, September 02, 2018: Dr. Basant Kumar Misra, Head of the Department of Surgery & Head of Neurosurgery & Gamma Knife Radiosurgery atP. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre will be honoured with the Dr.B. C. ROY National Awardin the most prestigious category of ‘Eminent Medical Person’ of the year, the highest award in the field of medicine in India. Dr. Misra will receive the award from the President of India, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind.  

Dr. B. C. Roy National Award was instituted in 1962 by the Medical Council of India in honour of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy – an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist and freedom fighter. He is one of the few people in history to have obtained F.R.C.S. and M.R.C.P. degrees simultaneously. In India, the National Doctors’ Day is celebrated in his memory on 1st July every year. 

On being selected to receive the highest medical honour of the nation, Dr. B.K. Misra said, “Iam very pleased, honoured and humbled to accept this award. A very special thanks to the Board for selecting me in this Category. I am blessed to be working in an environment that supports and inspires me and I would like to thank the entire team of P. D. Hinduja Hospital for their support.”

Gautam Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC congratulating Dr. B. K. Misra said, “It is an extremely proud moment for all of us at P. D. Hinduja Hospital. Dr. Misra’s contributions towards the field of medicine is invaluable and the recognitions he continues to garner is a testimony to his dedication and hard work. He has been spearheading the Neurology section at P. D. Hinduja Hospital and has been instrumental in helping the hospital receive international acclaim. The hospital feels privileged to have treated thousands of patients under his medical supervision. We wish him all the best and hope that the medical field and patients continue to benefit from his expertise.”

Dr. Misra is one of the leading Neurosurgeons in India and has been attached to P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC since 1995. Under his guidance P. D. Hinduja Hospital was the first hospital in South Asia to acquire Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Facility. Dr. B. K Misra has many ‘firsts’ to his credits. He was the first in the world to do Image Guided Aneurysm microsurgery and the first in South Asia to perform Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. He was also the first neurosurgeon in India to do Awake Craniotomy for brain tumors. Dr. B. K. Misra’s expertise in neurosurgical patient care include Acoustic Neuroma Surgery, Vascular Neurosurgery (Aneurysm, AVM), Skull Base Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Awake Craniotomy, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery and Surgery of Complex Brain and Spine Disorder.

Dr. Misra is on the editorial board of many neurosurgery journals of repute, has over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals and has made more than 700 presentations at international & national conferences. He has also been a Visiting Professor to many international & national institutions in India & abroad like the Harvard Medical School & Brigham Women’s Hospital, Boston; Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany; Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey; George Washington University, Washington DC to name a few.  Currently Dr. Misra is the President of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (First Indian), President of World Federation of Skull Base Societies (First Asian) & 2nd Vice President of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies after completing his 4-year term as Secretary of WFNS (First Asian). In fact, no other neurosurgeon in the world has ever held so many top positions in organized neurosurgery at the same time. He was also recognized as one of the World’s Top Neurosurgeons – published in JO LEE magazine as “The World’s Top 16 Neurosurgeons THAT MATTER “.

Corporate comm India(CCI Newswire)