Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

Head of Neurosurgery - AMRI, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Neuro Spine Surgeon in Kolkata, India

MBBS, M.S., M.Ch (Neurosurgery)

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

About Doctor


Dr. Partha P. Bishnu has had the opportunity to be trained in one of the busiest, most modern and well equipped Neurosurgical departments in the country, GB Pant hospital, (http://gbpant.delhigovt.nic.in) MAMC Campus, New Delhi, affiliated to University of Delhi, India, from 1989 to 1994, under the guidance of accomplished Neurosurgeons and excellent teachers.

  (Late) Prof (Dr.) Brahm Prakash, Director Professor and the then HOD., and
  Prof. (Dr.) A. K. Singh, Director of Neurosciences, Max Hospitals, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Total number of major neurosurgical procedures being performed then were 1200 to 1500 per annum and currently it is 4000-5000 per annum. Dr.P Bishnu worked as MCh Senior resident; post MCh senior resident and subsequently as Research associate, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) from 1989 January to 1994 December. At that time, this was among the very few departments of Neurosurgery, in India, that was equipped from the very inception, with all the latest equipments and instruments required to perform all neurosurgical procedures. It is still one of the most advanced neurosurgery setups in the country, managed by a group of very talented professionals.

(Late) Director Professor Brahm Prakash was one of the pioneers in Neurosurgery in India, in Neurovascular Surgery. He also introduced the use of CUSA and Lasers in Neurosurgery in India. He always encouraged his students and team members to learn and adapt new technology in neurosurgical practice. He had great leadership qualities and always led by example.

Prof A.K Singh is a highly skilled surgeon and a great innovator in neurosurgical practice in India. He introduced the concept and techniques of MVD in trigeminal neuralgia in the country, among other things. Thereby, GB Pant neurosurgery department became the first in the country to perform this procedure, as well as other innovative surgeries in field of spinal surgery under his expert guidance. He is directly responsible for developing and mentoring skilled neurosurgeons in and outside GB Pant Hospital, who are doing good work in India and abroad. He is a very patient teacher and a superb clinician; and certainly the most loved and revered one by all his students and peers.

Dr. Bishnu has had an extensive, hands- on training in (I) all major elective surgical procedures in Brain and Spine ( including Skull Base, Neurovascular, Spine, Paediatric Neurosurgery etc. , as well as in (II) Neurotraumatology- Brain and Spine.

He was also involved with several research projects and clinical studies during his tenure as research associate.Research Projects :1991-1993 in G.B. Pant Hospital - Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Project: Basic Study: Microsurgical anatomy of Cavernous Plexus in Human Cadavers by Stereoscopic Dissection. Clinical Study: a) Role of Corpectomy and Microsurgical Decompression in long term outcome in Multi-segmental Cervical Spondylosis.b) Early surgical intervention and outcome in partial spinal cord injury. (Paper presented in 10th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, 1993, Mexico).

He also had the opportunity to visit and train under Neurosurgeons in NIMHANS, Bangalore, especially Professor B. S. Das, who was then the head of the department and an expert on managing CV Junction anomalies.He completed his term as research associate, in GB Pant Hospital, before moving on to join the Neurosurgery faculty in SCTIMST, Trivandrum, Kerala, one of the leading Institutions and Superspecialty hospitals in Asia.

In SCTIMST, as an Assistant Professor he had the exposure for managing complex cerebral Aneurysms, and assisted and performed independently various Skull Base surgeries and other complex Brain tumors. He had the unique opportunity to be a part of the team for surgical planning of Intractable Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, under the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program run by the then HOD Neurology and an eminent Neurophysician, Prof. K. Radhakrishnan.

Assisted and worked closely with the world renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Prof Chandranath Sen (Roosevelt Hospital, USA) for Intrinsic Brain tumours, in NNC Peerless Hospital , Kolkata, India.

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu
Also had the opportunity to operate with Dr. Seungcheol Lee (Wooridul Hospital , S.Korea) for minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery using MED Techniques.

A short stint , gave him the opportunity to assist and work on Brain Lab, Neuronavigation, in Amrita Institute of Medical sciences, Cochin , India,under the guidance of his friend and an accomplished Neurosurgeon, Dr.Dilip Paniker.

Dr Partha Bishnu has an extensive experience as a Neurosurgeon, in treating various brain and spinal problems in adults and children for more than 25 years.

He has also organised and restructured the neurosurgical Services in various hospitals, especially multidisciplinary critical care for Brain and Spine Injured patients. Also, introduced the modern concepts of treatment in Elective Brain and Spine Surgery, as department co-ordinator, wherever he worked and has been passionately involved in teaching programs for doctors and paramedical staff; as well as creating increasing awareness amongst primary care physicians and the community.

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu
Having regularly attended national and international hands- on workshops and live surgical demonstrations, gave him opportunity to interact closely with International stalwarts , the likes of Dr. Robert F. Spetzler, Dr Chandranath Sen, Dr. (Prof) Med Majid Samii, Prof. Teutso Kano, Dr. Amin kassam, to name a few.

He has presented original work/ papers in international and national forums and chaired sessions in a number of conferences. His areas of interest and expertise include:

  Microsurgery for Brain Tumors including Midline Skull Base, Third ventricle and Pituitary Tumor Surgery
  Anterior Circulation Aneurysms
  Minimal Access Spinal Surgery
  Paediatric Brain and Spine Surgery
  Spinal Reconstruction for Spinal Injury & Tumors.

His leisure time is spent with his loving family. He is also passionate about music, reading and travel photography. Some of his favourite authors are Fritzof Capra, and Robin Sharma. He enjoys watching old, classic movies and cricket as well.

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu


  1990 - M.Ch (Neurosurgery): GBPANT Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education and research (GIPMER), Delhi University, India.www.gbpant.delhigovt.nic.in

  1987 - M.S (Surgery): Institute of Medical Sciences, Benaras Hindu University (IMS, BHU), India. www.imsbhu.nic.in

  1983 - MBBS: Institute of Medical Sciences, Benaras Hindu University (IMS, BHU), Varanasi, India

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST)

Specialised Training -




  Attachments and Affiliations

2) Present Attachments -

  Senior Consultant & Head of Neurosurgery: Department of Neurosurgery
AMRI Salt Lake, Kolkata

  Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon (Brain & Spine Surgeon)
AMRI Dhakuria, Kolkata

  He is available for consultations for problems related to brain, spine and nerve disorders, with prior appointment.

This is a highly advanced and state-of-art set up with all the facilities for high-end surgery of the brain and spine, in adults and children. Latest techniques for Brain & Spine surgery requiring Neuronavigation and flouresence guided surgery for Brain tumours and Stroke surgery are present in this institution. Also, a Neuro ITU and Emergency services consisting of highly trained professionals, provides critical care for all Neuro cases 24x7.

Neuro Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Minimal Access Spine Surgery, Neuro-vascular & Neuro-endoscopic procedures have been developed.

Dr. P. Bishnu will be performing Neuronavigation based microsurgical procedures of the Brain and Spine. He will also develop a Neurotrauma team with multiple specialists of this institution, for managing Brain & Spine injury patients. He will also be closely associated with Stroke & Epilepsy programs.

1) Past Attachments -

  Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon
Narayana Health; Institute of Neurosciences; R N Tagore Hospital, (RTIICS), Mukundapur. Kolkata.

Developed Minimally access spine and brain surgery, Neuro -Oncology program and Stroke surgery. Promoted superspecialty outreach clinics and camps in various districts of West Bengal and in neighbouring states ; as well as in Bangladesh- Chittagong , Dhaka.

  Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon
Narayana Superspecialty Hospital (NSH), Howrah.

Narayana Health (previously Narayana Hrudayalaya) RTIICS is a 690 -bed multi super-specialty specialty Hospital, with 160 bed Intensive Care Unit, 15 fully equipped operating theatres and 24x7 Level 1 trauma &stroke emergency services.Serving the states of West Bengal and neighbouring Eastern and North-east India states ; and patients from countries of Bangladesh , Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nigeria and Ghana. Apart form cardiac sciences, this institution runs successful programs in renal transplant, hepatic and cardiac transplant. On-going certified and DNB courses in several specialities.

Narayana Superspecialty Hospital (NSH) is a 170-bedded hospital of Narayana Health group with main thrust areas being Oncology, Pediatric Cardiology and Bone marrow transplant. Running a Multi-displinary, multispecialty Oncology program. Linac-based (Versa HD,Elekta) SRS/SRT for treatment of benign / malignant lesions of the brain being performed; along with regular Brain Tumour clinics and Tumour board meets.

Introduced the concepts of Minimal Access Spinal Surgery; developed Neuro-Oncology into a more robust program in coordination with NSH radiation Oncology department. Operating theatre upgraded for these surgeries ; including intra-operative fluoroscopic imaging for Neuro-vascular surgeries(Cerebral Aneurysms), using Leica operating microscope. Also, started the use of intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring for spinal cord lesions and spinal anomalies.

Organised series of regular educational (CME) and public awareness (health talks) programmes for medical and allied professionals; along with super specialty clinics in and outside the hospital. In order, to establish a spoke-wheel pattern of referral and to make the neuroscience program more robust, in this region.

Facilities forNeuro-Oncology, Cerebrovascular surgery, Endovascular treatments, Minimal Access Spinal Surgery, Paediatric Neurosurgery,, Neurotrauma, Epilepsy Care,Stroke unit & Stroke surgery.

  Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Square Hospitals Ltd. Dhaka. Bangladesh,

A 350-bedded tertiary- care multispecialty hospital, in Dhaka; with state-of-the art infrastructure and health care facilities. Affiliate partner with Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; CMCH, Vellore, India; and Care IVF Centre, Singapore. Also, recognised for academic training for post graduate degree in the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Involved with setting up and expanding the existing Neuroscience unit – for Stroke, Neurointensive care specialised Neuro Clinics.
Reorganising the Operating Room set up for high -end surgery of the brain and Spine

  Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon
Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (I-NK), Kolkata,

Responsible for various start-up tasks regarding organization, operation theatre, ITU and team building, in I-NK.
Also responsible for Diplomate national Board ( DNB) program as Academic in- charge and supervisor for DNB thesis.
This institute is built on a model of public private partnership with the Govt of the state and twinned with Regional Neurosciences Centre Newcastle, UK. Equipped withCT scan, 1.5 TMRI, DSA, Zeiss operating Microscope and all modern neurosurgical instruments and equipments.Fully equipped state-of-the art ICU.
Treated a large number of patients from Bangladesh in this instituiton

  Chief Consultant in Neurosurgery
GNRC Hospitals (Six Mile), Guwahati,

A Hospital with a comprehensive Epilepsy Care Programme, dedicated to Neurosciences along with other specialties, serving a population of 40 million. The first tertiary- level hospital in the northeast private sector. Special thrust areas Stroke and Epilepsy surgery. Responsible for building up the department of Neurosurgery involving start-up tasks alongwith Epilepsy surgery.Dedicated 1.5T MRI, 16 Slice CT Scan, DSA for Neurosciences. High end operating microscope and surgical equipments. Well equipped and modern intensive care unit.
Second largest centre in India equipped for investigating and treating Epilepsy. Exchange program with Sri Chitra Tirunal Centre for Medical Sciences and Technology(SCTIMST), Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Also, serves as a referral centre for Neurological disorders for entire North-east India.

  Consultant Neurosurgeon Jun’07 – March ‘09, Wockhardt Hospitals
1) Centre of Neurosciences, Brain & Spine Centre, Wockhardt Hospitals, Rajkot, Gujarat. India. Wockhardt Hospital had South Asia's first JCI-accredited super-specialty hospital in Bangalore. It is an Associate hospital of Harvard Medical International, USA.
2) Consultant Neurosurgeon, Brain and Spine Centre, NM Virani Wockhardt Hospitals, Rajkot, Gujarat, India. A multispecialty tertiary care, NABH accredited centre, serving a population of 12.5 million

  Consultant Neurosurgeon
1) Co ordinator Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi;
2) Department Neurosurgery – Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute& Research Center, New Delhi.

This is a dedicated Oncolgy centre with one of the finest faculty and Infrastructure,with NABH accreditation.Multispecialty clinics/ Tumor Board was a regular forum for patient management www.rgci.org

Clinical and Applied Research Studies:
• Efficacy & safety of 2-Deoxy-D- Glucose as radio-modifier treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme.
• Newer therapies for newly diagnosed and recurrent High-grade gliomas.

  Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Heritage Hospitals Ltd, Varanasi,

Proposal carried out to set up a center for Microneurosurgery and reorganizing Critical- care services for brain and spine injured patients. This multidisciplinary corporate hospital serves as a referral center for neighboring districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya pradesh, Chattisgarh and Bihar and corporate sectors. Equipped with MRI, CT scan and DSA.

Clinical and Applied Research Studies Conducted -
• Influence of traumatic Subarachnoid Haemorrhage on outcome in Traumatic Brain Injury (Paper presented in National Neurotrauma conference, 2004)
• Role of Neurotransmitters in severe TBI –a pilot study project, in Collaboration with departments of Neurosurgery and Medical & Experimental Surgery, IMS, BHU
• Temporal pattern of Neurological recovery following spinal cord injury - (Paper presented in ASSICON, 2003).

  Associate Professor : Neurosurgery
Himalayan Institute of Medical sciences, Dehradun, India. www.hihtindia.org

A private Medical Institution with a Multi-speciality hospital having Post-graduate courses. A neurosurgery unit was set up to manage critical Brain and Spine trauma cases and microsurgery of brain and spine.Teaching of undergraduates and other staffs was part of the development program.

  Peerless Hospitals, Kolkata
Multi-specialty and private hospital in Calcutta, serving Eastern and N-Eastern regions in India. as well as Bangladesh. The existing set up in Neurosurgery was upgraded to manage critical patients as well as to perform Micro-neurosurgery of brain and spine. A National Neurosciences Centre was later formed under the leadership of Professor R. P. Sengupta (Neurosurgeon.U.K.), with Professor C. N. Sen, (Skull base Surgeon, USA) and Professor A. Guha (Neurosurgeon, Canada). Worked in close association with Prof Chandranath Sen in that centre.

This centre received a large number of patients from Bangladesh of all specialities -
• Neurovascular surgery (Anterior circulation aneurysm clipping) was performed for the first time in a private set up in this hospital in Calcutta in 1997).
• The first international seminar cum workshop of the National Neurosciences Center was organized in February 1999 to demonstrate current trends in Neurosurgical techniques.

  Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala

Performed various Micro-neurosurgical operations namely para-saggital and supra-sellar Meningiomas, Pituitary tumors, Trans-cranial approach to Intraorbital tumours, spinal cord tumors, Anterior cervical Micro-discoidectomy, Trans- oral odontoidectomy for CV junction anomalies and Anterior circulation Aneurysms.Surgical planning of Intractable Epilepsy.

  Life Membership of Societies

  Neurological Society Of India
  Neuro Spinal Surgeons Foundation India
  Indian Society of Cerebrovascular Society
  Association of Spine Surgeons of India
  Skull Base Society of India

  Conferences & Workshops

  Chairperson, session in the 5th International Clinic of Neurological Surgery-Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, November, 2005.Noida, U.P.

  Chairperson, session in the 15th National Neurotrauma Conference, New Delhi, India, August 2006.

  Invited Faculty - RGCON 2006-Head and Neck Oncology- 5th International conference Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & research Center, Delhi, March 2006.

  WFNS Education Course- Robert Spetzler Skull Base and Neuroendoscopy Brain and Spine. Hands on Workshop, Goa, May 2008.

  NeuroVascon-2008, Indian society of cerebrovascular Surgery, 2008, Kolkata, India.

  Faculty/Speaker Symposium on Lumbar PIVD and Cadaveric Workshop on MED in Lumbar Spine, in 8th National Conference of NSSFI, 2008, Rajkot, India.

  Skull Base Conference - and Workshop of SBSSI, and International CME of Skull Base Surgery, Mumbai, 2008 Workshop conducted by Prof. CN Sen.

  Faculty / Speaker for Live Skull base / FESS workshop and International symposium, FESCON,2011, GNRC, India.

  Faculty / Speaker for 1st International Conference on Critical Care; Neuro-critical care in Traumatic brain Injury; under the aegis of Critical Care Society of Bangladesh, March 2013; Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  Associated with several hands - on workshops on brain and skull base surgery, minimal invasive spinal surgery with international faculty from USA and Europe and with faculty of World Federation of Neurological Surgery.

  Presented papers based on original work in spine, brain trauma, skull base and pituitary tumors in national and international conferences.

  Invited faculty and chaired sessions in national and international symposia.

  Papers Presented

  Initial experience and results of direct microsurgical approach to Cavernous Sinus lesions in 40th National Conference of Neurological Society of India, 1991 at Manipal.

  Delayed Decompression in Spinal Trauma in first National Neuro-trauma Conference, 1992 in Hyderabad.

  Impact of MRI in delayed phase of Spinal Trauma in 2nd National Neuro-trauma Conference, 1993 at Madurai.

  Delayed Surgical treatment in Partial Spinal Cord injury in the 10th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, 1993 at Acapulco, Mexico

  Clinico-radiological correlation in Chronic Subdural Haematomas in 6th National Neuro-trauma Conference, 1997 in Varanasi.

  Lumbar Micro-discoidectomy - Case selection and Results in 46th National Conference of Neurological Society of India, 1997 at Jaipur.

  Cauda Equina tumours and Sciatica syndromes - a report of eight cases in 46th National Conference of Neurological Society of India, 1997 at Jaipur.

  Skull Base lesions - Initial experience at Neuro - Sciences Center, Peerless Hospital in Inaugural Conference of Skull Base Society of India, 1998, New Delhi.

  Temporal pattern of neurological recovery – an analysis of 39 cases of acute spinal cord injury in 16th National Conference of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON) 2003, Varanasi

  Traumatic Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in non-penetrating Brain Injury, Part-1. Initial observations on Clinical course versus admission computed tomographic findings in 13th Annual National Neurotrauma Conference, 2004, Ludhiana.

  Faculty speaker-Newer Treatment Strategies in Malignant Gliomas, Neuro-oncology Update CME- Efficacy and Safety of 2Deoxy-D-Glucose as a Radio modifier, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & research Center, Delhi, March 2006.

  Faculty Speaker- Interlaminar Approach for Lumbar PIVD in 8th National Conference of NSSFI, 2008, Rajkot, India.

  Plenary session on Multidisciplinary approach to skull base tumors- ‘Approaches to the Skull base- Microscope - Endoscope’, in 2nd International conference on FESS, 2011, Guwahati, India

  Faculty/ Speaker for 1st International Conference on Critical Care; Neuro-critical care in Traumatic brain Injury; under the aegis of Critical Care Society of Bangladesh,; March 2013; Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  Temporal Pattern of Visual Recovery in Pituitary macrodenomas following surgery; in 15 th Skull base surgery society of India conference held with WFNS, 2-6 th October , 2013; Chandigarh, India.

  Paper presented in the 15th National Skull Base conference of SBSSI , PGI Chandigarh, India, -Temporal pattern of Visual Recovery in Pituitary Macroadenomas following surgery. 4-7 th October 2014.

  Some of His Favourite Author

  Saratchandra Chattopadhyaya
  Ann Ryand
  Robert Ludlum
  Fritzof Capra
  Robin Sharma

  Travel Photography

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

Kaziranga, Assam, NE India, Home of the one Horned Rhino

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

Kaziranga, Assam, NE India, Home of the one Horned Rhino

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

Kaziranga, Assam, NE India, Home of the one Horned Rhino

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

Baby turtles basking in the early sun amidst a river in Kaziranga, Assam

Dr. Partha Pratim Bishnu

The sun set against the Aurobindo bridge over the River Hooghly, Kolkata