Dr. A. K. Banerji is a legend in the field of Neurosurgery in India. He is credited with establishing micro neurosurgery in India, standardizing neurosurgical training and evaluation in the country and contributing to the development of various neurosurgical sub-specialties. He systematically developed aneurysm surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, transphenoidal surgery, and surgery for pineal region tumours among other pioneering interventions.
Prof. Banerji joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1965 and was instrumental in setting up the Neurosurgery Department from scratch. He went on to become the chief of the Neurosciences Centre at AIIMS in 1988 and held that position until his retirement in 1995. Dr. A. K. Banerji has the rare distinction of being bestowed as Emeritus Professor at AIIMS, Delhi for his contributions and dedication to the field of Neurosurgery. After his successful stint at AIIMS, he launched VIMHANS (Vidyasagar Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, which was one of the country’s first mental health and neurosciences centers in the private sector. Dr. Banerji worked as the Director of VIMHANS until 2007 when he joined Apollo hospital in 2007 and continues to be an Emeritus Consultant at the hospital. He has the rare distinction of having two orations named after him.
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Delhi Neurological Association (DNA)
Neuroscientists Association of Eastern Indian
Past President of Neurological society of India
Past President of Indian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Past President of Neurotrauma Society of India
Emeritus Professor, AIIMS, New Delhi
Two orations of Neuro Trauma Society of India and India Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery are named after Dr. (Prof.) A. K. Banerji