PROFILE

Dr. Naren Nayak is Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery and Consultant Neurosurgeon at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC) and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (LTMGH) in Sion, Mumbai. He joined LTMMC in February 2009 as Senior Registrar in Neurosurgery and was promoted to his current designation in August 2009.

Dr. Naren Nayak completed his MBBS with Honours at the first attempt from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, in 2001. The MBBS course duration is five and a half years, including one year of compulsory rotating resident internship (CRRI). Dr. Nayak then moved on to PGIMER Chandigarh for three years of Residency in General Surgery (2002-2004) culminating in the award of the MS (General Surgery) degree.

Choosing to specialise in Neurosurgery, Dr. Naren Nayak took up Neurosurgery Residency at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) in Trivandrum for three years (2006-2008) for the MCh (Neurosurgery) degree. SCTIMST is one of the premier neurosurgical centres in India. Apart from routine neurosurgical cases, the institute is well known in microvascular surgery and surgery for epilepsy and movement disorders. Dr. Nayak trained under Professor and Head Dr. Suresh Nair for the entire duration of his residency. He learned the nuances of tackling complex skull base procedures and vascular cases and assisted in clipping of anterior and posterior circulation aneurysms, vascular bypass, complex skull base surgeries, neuroendoscopy surgeries, etc. He managed the neurosurgical ICU on rotation and also gained proficiency in various surgeries such as decompression of lobar gliomas, convexity meningiomas, lumbar and cervical intervertebral discectomies, and emergency neurotrauma procedures.

As Senior Registrar at LTMMC, Dr. Naren Nayak gained confidence in performing the various types of surgeries he had trained on at SCTIMST. He independently operated about 150 cases of head injury patients, including extradural and acute subdural hematoma, depressed fractures and contusions. Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College is a teaching institute for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. It was the first college to start a Trauma Care Centre in India. Every year more than 3,000 patients are treated at this centre. In the last few years as Assistant Professor at LTMMC, Dr. Nayak has considerably enhanced his knowledge and skills as a Neurosurgeon. He has handled well over 500 cases independently, which included surgery for deep seated gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas and cerebellopontine angle tumours. He has also assisted the senior faculty in more than 400 cases, which have included complex skull base surgeries and vascular interventions.

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