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Dr. Rajendra Prasad


Neuro & Spine Surgeon


36+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. Rajendra Prasad is an experienced spine surgeon who has worked in the field for more than 36 years.

Over 3,100 significant brain and spine operations, including more than 300 spinal instrumentations, are among the procedures he has undertaken. He was crucial in the introduction of cervical and lumbar radiofrequency rhizotomies at his present hospital, and he has successfully conducted more than one hundred of these operations in a period of over three years.

He was one of the finalists for the BMJ Awards in South Asia in 2015, and he won first place in the First BMJ Awards in 2014. Neurosurgical training as a Registrar at both the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London and Nottingham University Hospital in Nottingham, United Kingdom. He was educated as a Senior Registrar at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, which is located in the United Kingdom.

Between the years 1979 and 1987, he held positions at teaching institutions such as the Cork Regional Hospital in Cork and the National Hospital for Nervous Disease in London. Primary Trauma Care Centre UK was founded by him, and he serves as its Chairman (Delhi chapter).

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS - Ranchi University, 1979
  • FRCS - Neurosurgery - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1983

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Minimal invasive spine surgery (MISS) including microdiscectomy for cervical and lumbar disc disease and artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar canal stenosis. 
  • Spinal instrumentation for spinal injuries, tumors, Tb, and degenerative spine.
  • Back pain treatment including Radiofrequency rhizotomy for facet joint and sacroiliac pain.
  • Microsurgery and stereotactic surgery for brain and spine tumors.
  • Neuro-rehabilitation for head and spine injuries.
  • Assistive Technology (AT) in neuro-rehabilitation.

All Treatments

  • Brain tumors.
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Autism – Stem Cell Treatment
  • Blood Clot Brain Surgery
  • Brain Hemorrhage Treatment
  • Brain Tumour Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cerebral Angioplasty
  • Cerebral Palsy – Stem Cell Treatment
  • Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency Treatment
  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Cranioplasty
  • Craniotomy Surgery

Professional Work Experience

  • Registrar, National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Career Highlights

  • He also serves as the MRCS Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, in addition to being the Honorable Medical Director of the Indian Head Injury Foundation. He now holds the position of delegate for AO Spine Asia Pacific. Dr. Prasad is a member for life of the Neurological Society of India, the Association of Spine Surgeons of India, and the Neuro Trauma Society of India.
  • In addition to being a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), UK, he is also the Past President of the Delhi Spine Society and a Founder Member of that organization. In 1979, he received his MBBS from Ranchi University. He then went on to get his FRCS in Glasgow and the United Kingdom. In neurosurgery, he was awarded a Fellowship from the Intercollegiate Specialty Board (UK). It was at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London, that he completed his Spine Fellowship.

Research and Fellowships

  • Member of Delhi Medical Council
  • Member of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
  • Member of Neurological Society of India
  • Member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA
  • Member of Immediate Past President and Founder Member: Delhi Spine Society.

Awards and Recoginition

  • Distinguished Clinical Tutor, Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation, (AHERF).
  • Winner of the first BMJ Awards India in 2014 for the “Robotic Spine Surgery” in the category of “Surgical Team of the Year”.
  • Finalist of BMJ Awards 2015 South Asia on behalf of Indian Head Injury Foundation, in the category of “Healthcare Advocacy” for work on decreasing the impact of road traffic trauma through activism and policy change in India.
  • Winner of BMJ Awards, South Asia 2017 on behalf of Indian Head Injury Foundation in the category of “Non-Communicable Disease Initiative of the Year” for our work involving road safety programme for children’s and distribution of 12,000 children’s helmets
  • Life Time Achievement Award for distinguished services in the field of Neurosciences from Delhi Neurological Association (DNA) on 2nd & 3rd February 2019 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, 15-Janpath, New Delhi.

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