About Dr

Dr Sudish Karunakaran is a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon in Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala. He received his medical degree from the University of Kerala and MCh in Neurosurgery and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurovascular surgery both at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Sciences and Technology. Following MRCS at the Royal College, Edinburgh, he went to England, where he completed FRCS in Neurosurgery from Royal college of surgeons as well as Postdoctoral Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery from Bristol. He was the captain of the University Basket ball team as well as best player for 3 consecutive years in All India Inter-medical basketball Tournament.

Area Of Expertise :-
Spinal surgery, Neurovascular surgery, Skull base surgery, Neuroendoscopy.

  • FRCS Neurosurgery (London)-Royal College of Surgeons of England (2007)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh)-Royal College, Edinburgh (2000)
  • MCh Neurosurgery- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Sciences and Technology, India (2003)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Neurovascular Surgery -Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Sciences and Technology, India (2004)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Paediatric Neurosurgery Bristol, UK (2007)
  • MBBS – Kerala University (1996)
  • Sr. Consultant Neurosurgeon-Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi-Jan 2008 continuing
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon-Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK-Jan 2006 – Dec 2007
  • Specialist Registrar-Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry,UK-Oct 2005 – Dec 2005
  • Clinical Attachee.-Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle, UK.-Aug 2005 – Sep 2005
  • Neurosurgery Consultant– Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India. Jan 2005 – May 2005.
  • Specialist Post doctoral fellowship in Neurovascular surgery.-Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India.-Jan 2004 – Dec 2004.
  • MCh Neurosurgery Registrar-Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India.-Jan 2000 – Dec 2003
  • General Surgery DNB Registrar-Medical college, Trivandrum, India.-Aug 1998 – Dec 1999
  • Senior Houseman in Neurosurgery.-Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India.-Aug 1997 – July 1998
  • SHO in Orthopaedics.-Department of Orthopaedics, Medical College, Trivandrum, India-Jan 1997 – June 1997
  • Pre-registration -House Officer.-Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, India.-Dec 1995 -12/1/1996

Intramedullary spinal cord glial tumours: operative experience of 88 cases : S. Nair, S desai, S Karunakaran, RN Bhattacharya et al. Abstract of papers; 11th Asian-Australian congress of Neurosurgery,   Singapore,  Nov 2003.

Controversies in the management of hind brain anomaly related syringohydromyelia : S Nair, NC Prakash, S Karunakaran, RN Bhattacharya et al, Abstract of papers; 11th Asian-Australian congress of Neurosurgery, Singapore,  Nov 2003

Does cochlear nerve preservation really benefit patients with large vestibular schwannomas. S Nair, S Karunakaran, RN Bhattacharya et al. Abstract of papers; 11th Asian-Australian congress of Neurosurgery, Singapore, Nov 2003

Posterior petrous pyramid meningiomas. S Nair, NC Prakash, RM Rao, K Sudish, RN Bhattacharya et al. Abstract of papers . The 5th Asian Conference of Neurological Surgeons(ACNS), Karawaci, Indonesia, 118,2004.

Does cochlear nerve preservation really benefit patients with large vestibular schwannoma. S Nair, S Karunakaran, RN Bhattacharya et al. Abtracts of papers. The 7th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Taipei, S 20-6, 52, 2004.

Foramen magnum meningioma. RM Rao, S Nair, G Menon, R Kachhara, BJ Rajesh, T Muthuretnam, K Sudish, BK Misra, RN Bhattacharya. Abstracts of papers. The 7th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Taipei, S 26-6, 65, 2004.

Posterior petrous meningiomas. S Nair, NC Prakash, RM Rao, K Sudish, BK Misra, RN Bhattachara et al. Abstracts of papers. The 7th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Taipei, O 1-4, 67, 2004.

Surgical experience with paragangliomas. RM Rao, S Nair, BJ Rajesh, K Sudish, RN Bhattacharya et al. Abstracts of papers. The 7th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Taipei, O 2-6, 73, 2004.

Trigeminal schwannomas; surgical experience. RM Rao, S Nair, G Menon, S Parameswaran, R Kachhara, BK Misra, BJ Rajesh, T Muthuretnam, K Sudish, RN Bhattacharya et al. Abstracts of papers. The 7th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Taipei, O 2-8, 74, 2004.

Rare paediatric cerebellopontine angle lesions. RM Rao, T Muthuretnam, S Nair, R Kachhara, G Menon, BJ Rajesh, M Abraham, HV Easwer, K Sudish, RN Bhattacharya. Abstracts of papers. The 7th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Taipei, O 3-4, 76, 2004.

Surgical experience of skull base chordomas. RM Rao, S Nair, G Menon, S Parameswaran, R Kachhara, BK Misra, BJ Rajesh, T Muthuretnam, K Sudish, RN Bhattacharya et al. Abstracts of papers. The 7th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Taipei, O 4-10, 83-84, 2004.

Ophthalmic segment aneurysms. BRM Rao, S Nair, G Menon, BJ Rajesh, R Kachhara, T Muthuretnam, M Abraham, HV Easwer, K Sudish, RN Bhattacharya. Abstracts of papers. The 7th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Taipei, O 6-3, 89-90, 2004.

Surgery for large vestibular Schwannomas – towards zero mortality. Nair S, Easwar HV, Sudish K et al. Abstract of Papers(page 29), WFNS Tumor section meeting, Jaipur, 2004.

Cerebellopontine angle Epidermoid cysts. Nair S, Muthurethnam T, Rajesh BJ, Easwar HV,Abraham M, Sudish K. Abstract of Papers(page 24), WFNS Tumor section meeting, Jaipur, 2004.

Cystic Vestibular Schwannomas. Nair S, Abraham M, Easwar HV, Sudish K et al. Abstract of Papers(page 26), WFNS Tumor section meeting, Jaipur, 2004.

Controversies in the management of hindbrain anomaly related syringohydromyelia.  Nair S, Rao NVS, Easwar HV, Muthurethnam T, Sudish K et al. Abstract of papers IVth International Skullbase Congress, Sydney, Australia. Oct 31- Nov 4, 2004.

Ophthalmic segment aneurysms. R Kachhara, Menon G, Easwar HV, Rajesh BJ, Sudish K et al. Abstract of papers IVth International Skullbase Congress, Sydney, Australia. Oct 31- Nov 4, 2004.

Does cochlear nerve preservation really benefit patients with large vestibular schwannoma. S Nair, S Karunakaran, Menon G, BRM Rao,  R Kachhara et al. Abstract of papers IVth International Skullbase Congress, Sydney, Australia. Oct 31- Nov 4, 2004.

Surgery for large vestibular Schwannomas – towards zero mortality.  Nair S, Easwar HV, Sudish K, Abraham.M, Rajesh BJ et al. Abstract of papers IVth International Skullbase Congress, Sydney, Australia. Oct 31- Nov 4, 2004.

Holo cord intramedullary astrocytoma: Radical surgical extirpation. S Nair, S Parameswaran, G Menon, S.Karunakaran, RN Bhattacharya. Abstract of papers. 49th annual conference of NSI, Chennai,  2000.

Neuroendoscopy – Preliminary perspectives. S.Karunakaran, RN Bhattacharya, S Nair et al.Abstract of papers. 50th Annual Conferece of Neurological society of India, Mumbai,A-175, 260, 2001.

Best Paper Award, Neurological society of India, Kerala Chapter, Trivandrum.

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy- An outcome analysis. S.Karunakaran, RN Bhattacharya, S Nair et al. Abstract of papers. 51st Annual Conference of Neurological society of India, Cochin, 2002.

Controversies in the management of spontaneous intracerebral haematoma. S Nair, HV Easwer, K Sudish et al. Abstract of papers. 3rd annual conference of Indian Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery., Chandigarh, 2003.

Changing trends in the management of pineal region lesionsS.Karunakaran, R.N.Bhattacharya, S.Nair et al. Presented at NSI Kerala chapter neurosurgery conference, 2003.

Surgery for pediatric intracranial Arteriovenous malformations. Sudish.K, RN Bhattacharya, S Nair, BRM Rao, G Menon, BJ Rajesh et al. Abstract of Papers, Neuropedicon, Chennai, 2004.

Management issues in bilateral vestibular schwannomas. S Nair, Sudish K et al. VIth Annual Conference of Skull Base surgery Society of India, Bombay, 2004.

Changing trend in the management of  post traumatic CSF rhinorrhoea. Gupta A, Sudish K,  Nair S, Bhattacharya R N et al. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Indore. 2004.

Three Dimensional CT Angiography Following False Negative Conventional Angiography in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Easwer HV, Bhattacharya R N, Nair S, Rao B R M, Menon G, Rajesh B J, Muthu Retnam T, Abraham M, Sudish K. 4th annual conference of Indian Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery, 2004, Ahmedabad.

Intracranial Infectious Aneurysms. Rajesh B J, Sudheeran K, Thomas S V, Bhattacharya R N, Nair S, Rout D, Rao B R M, Menon G, Easwer H V, Muthu Retnam T, Abraham M, Sudish K. 4th annual conference of Indian Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery, 2004, Ahmedabad.

Cerebellopontine Angle Epidermoid Cysts.  Muthuretnam T, Nair S,  Rajesh,BJ., Easwer,HV., Abraham,M., Sudish K. VIth Annual Conference of Skull Base surgery Society of India, Bombay, 2004.

Rare Pediatric Cerebellopontine Angle Lesions. R Agarwal, T Muthu Retnam, S Nair, R Kachhara, Girish Menon, B J Rajesh, Mathew Abraham, H V Easwer, K. Sudish, R N Bhattacharya. VIth Annual Conference of Skull Base surgery Society of India, Bombay, 2004.

Surgery for supratentorial cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Bhattacharya R N, Nair S, Rao B R M, Menon G, Rajesh B J, Muthuretnam T, Mathew A, Easwer H V, Sudish K. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Indore. 2004.

Cavernous malformations of the brainstem.Raghavan I, Bhattacharya R.N, Nair S, Rao BRM, Menon G, Rajesh B J, Muthuretnam T, Easwer HV, Mathew A, Sudish K. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Indore. 2004.

Surgical experience with skull base chordomas / chondrosarcomas. Nair S,  Rao BRM,  Menon G, Rajesh BJ, Muthuretnam T, Easwer HV, Mathew A, Sudish K, Kachhara R,  Panikar D,  Misra BK, Bhattacharya RN. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Indore. 2004.

Surgery for colloid cyst third ventricle: 24 year experience. Muthuretnam T, Bhattacharya R N, Nair S, Misra B K, Rao B R M,  Menon G, Kachhara R, Rajesh B J, Mathew Abraham, Easwer H V, Sudish K. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Indore. 2004.

Posterior cerebral artery aneurysms: review and outcome analysis. Rajesh B J, Bhattacharya R N, Kachhara R, , Nair S, Rout D, Misra B K, Rao B R M, Menon G, Muthuretnam T, Mathew Abraham, Easwer H V, Sudish K. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Indore. 2004.

Intracranial aneurysms in children and adolescents: our experience. Furtado S,, Bhattacharya R.N, Nair S, Gupta AK, Rao BRM, Menon G,  Rajesh BJ, Muthuretnam T, Easwer HV, Mathew A, Sudish K. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Indore. 2004.

Changing Trends In Surgery For Trigeminal Schwannomas. Rao BRM, Nair S, Menon G, Kachhara R., Misra B K., Bhattacharya RN, Rajesh BJ, Muthuretnam T, Easwer HV, Sudish K. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India. Indore. 2004.

Use of Hydroxy Apatite Burrhole buttons for cosmetic effect in anterior craniotomies.
Part of Research team at the first year registrar level including involvement in animal experiments.

Use of Fibrin glue in the repair of CSF fistulas – second year registrar level with participation in the clinical trial and analysis.

Neuroendoscopy Vs shunt in the management of Paediatric Hydrocephalus – third and fourth year registrar level as part of thesis work in completion of MCh neurosurgery course.

Benefit Of Intracisternal Sodium Nitroprusside Irrigation In The Prevention Of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Induced Vasospasm – Transcranial Doppler Guided. (Ongoing Prospective Trial) at the senior registrar level. (Postdoctoral fellowship)

Ongoing prospective trial 

Role of ICP monitoring in management of Head Injury.