AANS Honor to Neurosurgeon Basant Kumar Misra

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03 September 2021 Current Affairs:Odisha-born Dr Basant Kumar Misra (Neurosurgeon) has been conferred with the prestigious American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award in Neurosurgery’. Misra is the first Indian medical doctor to receive the AANS honor, which was conferred on him at a virtual ceremony in the course of the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 held in Orlando, Florida. He was the world’s first health care provider to operate Computer-Guided Aneurysm surgery.

Dr Mishra completed his MBBS from VIMSAR, Burla and he received a Master of Surgery from Delhi University in 1980 and an MCh Neurosurgery from AIIMS New Delhi in the year 1983. Mishra is the chief of surgery, head of the neurosurgery department, and Gamma knife radiosurgery, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre located in Mumbai. He is president of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons and the World Federation of Skull Base Societies. He is the first vice president of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. He is also the recipient of the most prestigious Dr BC Roy National Award in the class of ‘Eminent Medical Person’ (Highest Medical Award in India) in 2018.

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