Dr. Natesan D MCh (Neurosurgery)

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute
Pondicherry, India


01/09/2001 – 30/04/2006 M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore , India
01/05/2006– 30/04/2007 M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore , India
Non-PG trainee
01/08/2007-31/07/2008 Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological sciences, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India
01/08/2008-31/01/2014 Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India
Post MCh Fellowship (Neurosurgery skills training and cadáver dissection)
7/04/2014 – 6/04/2015 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Research Interest

• Neuroscience of memory including neuroanatomical, physiological and cellular bases of memory
• Epilepsy neurosurgery
• Techniques and modalities of Education in India – Neurosurgery.

Scientific Activities

Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore India
Master of Chigurea Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University Chennai India
- Tamil Nadu Medical Council (registration number 84346)
Membership in Professional Organizations:
- Neurological Society of India (July 2009- Present)
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2010- Present)


Design and validation of an open-source, partial task trainer for endonasal neuro-endoscopic skills development: Indian experience
R Singh, B Baby, N Damodaran, V Srivastav et al World neurosurgery, 2016
doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.09.045

Evaluation of a protocol-based treatment strategy for postoperative diabetes insipidus in craniopharyngioma
R Pratheesh, DMA Swallow, M Joseph, D Natesan et al Neurology India, 2015
DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.166533

Quantitative analysis of variable extent of anterior clinoidectomy with intradural and extradural approaches: 3-dimensional analysis and cadaver dissection.
Tripathi M, Deo RC, Damodaran N, Suri A et al.
Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar;11 Suppl 2:147-60; discussion 160-1. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000599.

Neurosurgery apps: novel knowledge boosters.
Tripathi M, Deo RC, Srivastav V, Baby B, Singh R, Damodaran N, Suri A.
Turk Neurosurg. 2014;24(6):828-38. doi: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.11840-14.0.

Free-access open-source e-learning in comprehensive neurosurgery skills training.
Jotwani P, Srivastav V, Tripathi M, Deo RC, Baby B, Damodaran N et al
Neurol India. 2014 Jul-Aug;62(4):352-61. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.141208. Review.

Internet-enabled Skills Training Platform for Neurosurgical Training
Srivastav V, Damodaran N, Baby B, Suri A,
IEEE Xplore 2015
doi: 10.1109/COMSNETS.2015.7098726
IEEE Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), 2015 7th International Conference

A novel electro-mechanical neuro-endoscopic box trainer
Singh R, Baby B, Damodaran N, Srivastav V, Suri A IEEE Xplore 2015
DOI: 10.1109/IIC.2015.7150874
IEEE Industrial Instrumentation and Control (ICIC), 2015 International Conference
(Conference paper)

Affordable Immersive Virtual Reality based pre-surgical planning tool for Neurosurgery
DOI: 10.1109/ICIIBMS.2015.7439530
IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Informatics and BioMedical Sciences, 2015
(Conference paper)

Chapter: A patient with facial pain
Book name: Practical Neurosurgery: An Algorithm of Clinical Scenarios
Editors: Dr C Deopujari, Dr N Muthukumar, Dr S Behari, Dr V Rajshekhar
Under the aegis of: Neurological Society of India
Publishers: Thieme

Academic visits abroad:
Present a conference paper in CNS annual conference, 2015 in New Orleans
Visiting observer to Dr. Albert Rhoton Dissection Lab, University of Florida
Visiting Observer, Alexandra Golby Neurosurgery Pre-surgical planning lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

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