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CORRESPONDENCE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 360

Madras Institute of Neurology


Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication3-Mar-2016

Correspondence Address:
Krishnan Ganapathy
Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.177593

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Ganapathy K. Madras Institute of Neurology. Neurol India 2016;64:360

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Ganapathy K. Madras Institute of Neurology. Neurol India [serial online] 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 22];64:360. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2016/64/2/360/177593


Sir,

Dr. V. G. Ramesh and his co-authors are to be congratulated for highlighting the contributions of the Madras Institute of Neurology (MIN). Perhaps, in the section on “Important contributions to neurosciences from MIN,” it would be relevant to place on record the following additional contributions by the staff and alumni of MIN:

  • The Neurological Society of India (NSI) was co-founded by Prof. B. Ramamurthi, who was the first secretary of the society and subsequently served as the editor of Neurology India and as President. Professors K. Jagannathan, G. Arjundas. S. Kalyanaraman, C. U. Velumurugendran, and K. Ganapathy were other presidents of NSI. Prof. Kalyanaraman had earlier served as the editor of Neurology India while Prof. Ganapathy had been the secretary of NSI for two terms. From 95–96, Prof. Ganapathy had been continuing medical education (CME) convenor, and in 1997, had ensured that NSI became the first professional medical society in India to have its own website
  • Under the leadership of Prof. S. Kalyanaraman, the first formal CME program by any professional medical society in India was started in 1977 by the NSI
  • Prof. S. Kalyanaraman was the first neurosurgeon from India to become the vice president of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery (AASNS). Prof. K. Ganapathy was the secretary general of the AASNS for two terms, from 1995 to 2003
  • Past presidents of the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) from MIN were Prof. C. U. Velumurugendran and Prof. Zaheer Ahmed Sayeed. Prof. A. V. Srinivasan is currently the President-Elect of IAN
  • Honorary Doctorate of Science award was conferred on Professors Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, C. U. Velumurugendran, and A. V. Srinivasan
  • Prof. Kalyanaraman was the first neurosurgeon from India to get a Ph.D. and the first to get a Bhatnagar award
  • MIN had the distinction of producing the first neurologist and neurosurgeon in India. Dr. Prithika Chary was the first woman to get a DM Neuro and M. Ch (Neurosurgery)–5 year course and Dr. K. Gireesh was the first male to do likewise
  • The alumni of MIN have made significant contributions to the growth and development of various disciplines. Prof. K. Ganapathy had helped in the starting of stereotactic radiosurgery in 1995 (and was President of Indian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2013) and clinical telemedicine in 2000 (and was President of Telemedicine Society of India 2011).


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