Home doctor Dr. D. Sundarakrishnan Dharanipathy


Consultant Brain and Spine Surgeon

QualificationsMBBS, MRCS ,MCh (Neurosurgery, AIIMS, New Delhi) Endoscopic Skull Base Fellowship (Japan)
Experience7 Years
AvailabilityMON - SAT (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
FloorGround Floor

  • Dr. D. Sundarakrishnan Dharanipathy, a native of Coimbatore, started his illustrious journey of medicine at Coimbatore Medical College, where he earned his Bachelor of Surgery degree in 2015.
  • His academic strength and dedication led him to secure a remarkable achievement, an acceptance into the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, for a six-year integrated MCh Neurosurgery program, following his outstanding performance in the AIIMS-All India postgraduate entrance exam, ranking 19th nationwide.
  • During his tenure at AIIMS, Dr. D. Sundarakrishnan underwent comprehensive training in Brain, Spine, and Peripheral nerve surgery, centering his skills in one of the largest Neurosurgical departments in the country.
  • His commitment to advancing knowledge and clinical practice is evident through his prolific research contributions, with more than 10 research papers published in PubMed indexed journals.
  • D. Sundarakrishnan's expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of Neurosurgical subspecialties, including Neuro-oncology, Endoscopic skull base surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular surgery, Complex spine surgery, Functional Epilepsy surgery, and Neurotrauma.
  • He pursued additional training at Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan, where he gained invaluable experience in extended endoscopic skull base approaches, transorbital approach, transcavernous approach, far lateral approach, and combined petrous approaches.
  • D. Sundarakrishnan is known for his advanced approach, employing the latest evidence-based treatments, state-of-the-art technology, and tailored surgical approaches to ensure patient safety and optimize outcomes for individuals presenting with Brain and Spine disorders.

Publication list - (Citations - 26, h-index – 3)

  • A CT based morphometric study of various skull base parameters and their anatomical relationships relevant to endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery – Surgical Neurology International – 2024.
  • Posterior pedicle inferior turbinate flap for recurrent cerebrospinal fluid leak following endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery – European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology – 2023.
  • Tadpole sign in filum terminale paragangliomas – World Neurosurgery – 2023.
  • Recurrent Temporal Meningiomas as Exophytic Mass from the External Auditory Canal – Indian Journal of Neurosurgery – 2022.
  • Morphometric analysis of C2 pedicle in 247 patients and proposal for trajectory and size of pedicle screw - Neurology India – 2021.
  • Video section - Operative Nuances: Step by step-Donning and Doffing in Neurosurgical Operating room – Neurology India – 2020.
  • Supratentorial neurenteric cyst: a rare differential for a frontal cyst – World Neurosurgery – 2019
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak in Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma – rare sequelae of flutamide induced tumor shrinkage – World Neurosurgery – 2018.
  • Posttraumatic hydrocephalus following decompressive craniectomy: how well can it be predicted? – Acta Neurochirurgica – 2018.
  • Streptococcus mutans with Collagen-Binding protein: From oral cavity to brain – World Neurosurgery - 2018.
  • Role of Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors in Recurrent Meningiomas: Controversies and promises – Neurosurgery - 2018


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