Dr. Amitabha Chanda

MBBS(Gold Medalist), MS(Gold Medalist)


Consultant Neurosurgeon

Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka




Dr. Amitabha Chanda is one of the finest neurosurgeons in India. He had been topper throughout his career. He did his MBBS and Master of Surgery (M.S.) in general surgery from Medical College, Calcutta. He bagged several gold medals and prizes in his career. He stood first in M.S. examination in University of Calcutta. He did his MCh in neurosurgery from PGIMER, Chandigarh with outstanding result.

He went to USA for higher training. He had a score of 99 percentile in USMLE. He came in contact with a number of world-renowned neurosurgeons and learnt different facets of neurosurgery from them. Prof. LaligamSekhar of The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, world-renowned neurosurgeon and pioneer of skull-base surgery in North America was his mentor. He also got trained by Dr. Fred Gentili of Toronto, Canada, who is another master microneurosurgeon. Besides these trainings, he was also trained by Prof. Anil Nanda, Chairman of Neurosurgery in Louisiana State University Health Center in USA. He received training in Endoscopic neurosurgery in Germany. He also came in contact with Prof. M. G. Yasargil (Man of the Century for Neurosurgery).

He has the rare distinction of speaking in PLENARY SESSION of the conference of American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2001. He has been an instructor in several pre-conference workshops in USA. He has been reviewer of several international and national journals like NEUROSURGERY, SKULL BASE SURGERY, SURGICAL NEUROLOGY and NEUROLOGY INDIA.

Although he had options to stay back in USA and Canada or settle elsewhere in India he preferred to come back to Kolkata, his home city, where he wanted to serve his own people. He has an experience of over 20 years.

Apart from his professional activities, he is into several social benevolent activities and artistic performances. He is an accomplished singer and actor with regular stage performances. Although increasing commitment in profession is reducing his involvement in these activities, he involves himself, whenever he can make time.

With Prof. M. G. Yasargil
(Man of the Millennium in Neurosurgery)