Neurosurgery at Kasturba Medical College: Past, present and future

Girish Menon, Rajesh Nair, I. K. Laskhman, Vinod Kumar, G. Lakshmi Prasad

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Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, is the oldest and one of the most reputed medical institutes in coastal Karnataka, catering to a population of over 4 million, spanning a stretch of over 350 kms along the southwest coast of India from Mangalore to Goa. The Department of Neurosurgery at KMC, established in 1968, continues to be the leading and most preferred referral center providing high quality neurosurgical services in this region. The article provides an insight into the origin of the department, its infancy and teething troubles, its continuous growth and landmark achievements over the years. This brief review also highlights the current area of focus and describes the plans for its future development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1111
Number of pages7
JournalNeurology India
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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