Dr. Kodeeswaran Marappan, Neuro Surgeon – Latest Curriculum Vitae

Dr Kodeeswaran Marappan
NEUROSURGEON

M.B.B.S., M.R.C.S.(I), M. CH. (NEUROSURGERY)

Dr. Kodeeswaran Marappan is our senior consultant brain and spine surgeon. As a Pioneer in Minimal Invasive Spine surgery, he has performed more than 3000 brain and spine surgeries. He presented more than 100 research papers in National and international conferences. Being an experienced professor of neurosurgery, he has delivered more than 25 guest lectures in various teaching programs.

Surgical Skills and Experience

Elective Spine Surgeries

  • Brain Tumor Excision
  • Neurovascular Surgeries
  • Functional Neurosurgeries
  • Epilepsy Surgeries
  • Lumbar Discectomy

Emergency Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Brain Hematoma Evacuation
  • Burrhole Evacuation
  • Brain Abscess Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Fixing of Craniofacial Fractures
  • VP Shunt
  • Brain Abscess Surgery
  • External Ventricular Drainage

Brain and Skull Surgeries

  • Endoscopic Brain Surgery
  • Endoscopic 3rd Ventriculostomy
  • Endoscopic Skull-based Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor Excision
  • Skull-based Tumor Excision
  • Stereotactic Brain Surgery

 

Academic Qualification

August 2008

M.Ch. (Neurosurgery)
Stanley Medical College (The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai)

November 2007

M.R.C.S. (I)
Royal College of Surgeons, UK

May 2001

M.B.B.S.
Madras Medical College (The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai)
Professional Registrations and Memberships

Reg No. 68226

Tamil Nadu Medical Council
Part of Indian Medical Council

KNS-91

Neurological Society of India
Life Member

Reg. No. 431859

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
International Member

Id- 113480

North American Spine Society

MNSSA-012

Neurospinal Surgeons Association of India
Life Member
Royal College of Surgeons - Edinburgh
Member
Indian Medical Association
Life Member
Positions Held

Currently Held

Executive Committee Member
Young Neurosurgeons Committee, World federation of Neurosurgical societies

Currently Held

Professor in Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery, Govt. Vellore Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu. India

Mar-Apr 2011

Neuroendoscopy Fellowship
NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, India

Sep 2008 - Jul 2009

Tutor in Neurosurgery
Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India

Jul 2007

Observer Fellowship (Neurosurgery - Spine Service)
BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, USA

Jul 03 - July 08

Resident (Neurosurgery)
Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India

Jul 01 - Jun 03

SHO (Surgery)
Sri Ragavendra Hospital, Namakkl, Tamil Nadu, India

May 00 - 01

RHO (General Medicine, General Surgery, O & G)
Govt. General Hospital/Madras Medical College, Chennai
Research

Randomised controlled study of Anterior cervical fusion:Between allograft with plating and carbon fiber cages-Co researcher with Dr.Michael.W Groff, Chief spine service, BIDMC, Harvard Medical School.

Publications

December 2015

Percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizotomy for trigeminal neuralgia: A simple, safe, cost effective procedure
Journal of Official Association of Neurological Society of India

Co-authored with V G Ramesh, N Saravanan & Reshmi Udesh

October 2009

Subpial transections for epilepsy-protocol published in Cochrane collaboration
International Publication

July 2007, Neurology India

Fungal tonsillar abscess- a rare cause of quadriparesis
National Publication
Working as a Co editor in the preparation of hand book in Neuroradiology
Handbook with Prof. M. Dhanaraj
Presentations

2010

Decompressive Craniectomy in head injury - should be considered in the treatment of refractory high ICP
University Teaching Course

December 2005

A study of 9 cases of vertex extradural hematoma
Neurocon 2005,NSI conference held in Vizag

December 2005

A case of Giant Calcified Intraventicular Pilocytic Astrocytoma
Neurocon 2005, NSI conference held in Vizag

April 2005

A case of multiple cerebrospinal cavernous hemangioma
Neuro update 2006 & Neuroendoscopy workshop - Held in NIMHANS

Awarded as the best poster

December 2006

Evolution in the surgical management of lumbar disc prolapse, from open laminectomy to endoscopic surgery,A government medical college experience
Neurocon 2006 - NSI conference held in Madurai

December 2006

Reverse coning and pre reverse coning, two case reports with CT evidence
Neurocon 2006 - NSI conference held in Madurai

December 2007

Anterior cervical fusion:Randomised controlled study between carbon fiber cages and allograft with plates
Neurocon 2007 - NSI conference held in Agra

December 2007

Penetrating brain injury caused by Nailgun - A case report
Neurocon 2007 - NSI conference held in Agra

December 2008

Sacrectomy for Primary Sacral tumors-Our experience
Neurocon 2008 - NSI conference held in Pune

December 2008

A Combination Of Two Rarities: Idiopathic CD4+ Lymphocytopenia And Cerebellar Phaeohypomycosis
Neurocon 2008 - NSI conference held in Pune

2010

Vertex epidural hematoma - Our experience & largest series reported in the literature
Neurotrauma 2010 held in Chennai-India

2010

Penetrating brain injury caused by Nail Gun- A case report and review of literature
Neurotrauma 2010, Chennai

December 2005

MR Spectroscopy and Histopathological correlation
Neurocon 2005 - NSI conference, Vizag

Co-author

December 2005

Benign Intracranial hypertension-our experience
Neurocon 2005 - NSI conference, Vizag

Co-author

2007

Clinico -radiological correlation of Tuberculous Spine
AAN 2007, Boston, USA

Co-author

2006

Head injury in elderly above 70 years
Neurocon 2006, Madurai, India

Co-author

2006

Brain abscess: Our experience
Neurocon 2006, Madurai, India

Co-author

April 2006

Recurrent Intracerebral hemorrhage with intraventricular extension due to basal ganglion
PLEXUS

Regional Neuroscientists meeting held once in a month at Chennai

June 2007

Neuroenteric Cyst :a rare cause of Quadriparesis
PLEXUS

Regional Neuroscientists meeting held once in a month at Chennai

January 2007

Acoustic Schwannomas
Combined Neurosurgeons and Neuropathologists meeting

Regional Neuropathology Meet

May 2007

Sellar and Suprasellar SoI
Combined Neurosurgeons and Neuropathologists meeting

Regional Neuropathology Meet

2009

A Combination Of Two Rarities: Idiopathic Cd4+ Lymphocytopenia And Cerebellar Phaeohypomycosis
WFNS Congress, Boston, USA

2009

Vertex epidural hematoma: Conservative treatment is the main modality of management
AANS 2009, Philadelphia, USA

2010

Spinous process osteotomy and laminectomy is a better alternate for conventional laminectomy
NSI & CNS Meeting, Jaipur, India
Conferences/ Workshops Attended

2005

Neurocon 2005
Neurological society of India (NSI), Vizag

2005

Cochrane protocol development workshop
SAEN Cochrane Network, Chennai

2006

Neuroendoscopy Workshop
NeuroUpdate 2006, Bangalore

2006

Cochrane protocol development workshop
SAEN Cochrane Network, Chennai

2006

Neuropedicon 2006
Goa, India

2006

Neurocon 2006
Neurological Society of India (NSI), Madurai

February 2007

9th Microneurosurgery Workshop
AIIMS, New Delhi, India

October 2007

Microneurosurgery Workshop
VHS Hospital, Chennai, India

2007

Neurocon 2007
Neurological Society of India (NSI), Agra

2008

Neurocon 2008
Neurological Society of India (NSI)

2009

WFNS Congress
Boston, USA

2009

Neurocon 2009
Neurological Society of India (NSI), Lucknow

2010

AANS Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, USA

2010

CNS & NSI Joint Meeting
Jaipur, India

2010

National Neurotrauma Conference
Chennai, India

2011

Neuroendoscopy Fellowship Workshop
Jabalpur, India
Teaching Experience

Involved myself in teaching, history taking and practical demonstration of clinical procedures to the undergraduate medical students.

Conducted Postgraduate entrance examination coaching classes for the medical graduates

Managerial Experience

1996 - 98

Screening Diabetes and Hypertension

Along with Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), participated in 7 health camps / blood camps in rural parts of India.

1999

Participated in "PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE" health camps
Conducted by the Government of India

Created public awareness about the common health problems in the society

Dec 2004

Tsunami Medical Relief Camp

Led a team of junior doctors and health workers attending to medical emergencies and injuries, creating public awareness and providing psychosocial counselling

7th Jan 2005

Conducted one day workshop on "FIRST AID" to the road transport employees
Road safety week, Chennai Road Transport Office, India
Awards and Grades

April 2006

Best Poster
Neuro update 2006 & Neuroendoscopy workshop - Held in NIMHANS,Bangalore,India

Topic: A case of multiple cerebrospinal cavernous haemangioma

2004, 2006

First Class Aggregate
Mch (Neurosurgery) Part 1 & Part 2

Stanley medical college, The Tamilnadu Dr MGR medical University, Chennai, India.

1995-2001

First Class Aggregate
Pathology, Microbiology, Medicine, Surgery, ENT in MBBS University Exams

Madras Medical College (The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical College, Chennai, India)