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Dr. Jagath Lal Gangadharan

Dr. Jagath Lal Gangadharan

Senior Consultant & HOD - Neurosurgery

Calicut Medical College, University of Calicut, Kerala(1998)
MS ( General Surgery)
Calicut Medical college, University of Calicut , Kerala (2003)
DNB ( General Surgery)
National Board of Examinations, New Delhi (2004).
MCh( Neurosurgery)
National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences, Deemed University, Bangalore, Karnataka (2007)
FACS (USA) 2016
FRCS (Edinburgh) 2019

Dr.Jagath lal Gangadharan is associated with Rajagiri Hospital since April 2015. He was trained in Brain and Spine surgery at NIMHANS, Bangalore, a prestigious neurosurgical institute in India.

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He further trained in minimally invasive neurosurgery and Skull base surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA; Head injury at University of Washington, Seattle, USA; Brain tumor surgery at University of Regensburg, Munich, Germany and Endovascular neurosurgery at G.B.Pant Hospital, New Delhi. During his tenure lasting seven years as faculty and Associate professor at NIMHANS, Bangalore– an institute of national importance, he has independently operated more than 2000 complex neurosurgical cases including various pediatric and adult brain and spine diseases. He is also an expert in Gamma knife Radiosurgery which is performed in highly selected centres in the world. He has done research in Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurooncology, Spine injury, Stroke and Advanced Neuroimaging. He has many international publications and presentations at various forums in USA, Japan, Europe and Malaysia. He has attended about 21 skills training workshops and presented papers in about 20 conferences  in India and abroad. He has performed a wide range of complicated head and spine surgeries in a short stint after joining Rajagiri Hospital.

An exceptionally talented Neurosurgeon with more than 18 years of experience to his credit, Dr.Jagath Lal Gangadharan is one of the most respected doctors in South India. An expert in micro neurosurgery, Dr. Jagath Lal’s skills in performing endoscopic neurosurgery for pituitary tumors are unparalleled. His areas of special interest include neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and skull base surgery, reconstructive surgery for craniofacial trauma, functional neurosurgery (DBS, FUS for Parkinson's disease, Tremor and Dystonia), neurovascular surgery, Miniamally invasive spine surgery for disc prolapse, spinal fusion for degenerative spine disease and spinal cord stimulation for intractable neuropathy.

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  • Fellowship in minimally invasive neurosurgery and Skull base surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA. December 2014 to April 2015.
  • Fellowship in Endovascular neurosurgery at GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi. November 2014
  • Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Deemed university) Bangalore, Karnataka,560029, India. June 2011 to August 2014.
  • Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Deemed university) Bangalore, Karnataka,560029, India. From 2011
  • Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery from June 2008 to July 2011
  • Senior Resident in Neurosurgery from March 2006 to May 2008
  • Junior resident in Neurosurgery from Aug 2004 to Feb 2006
  • Lecturer inNeurosurgery, Govt. Medical college, Calicut, Kerala 673008, India from June 2003 to July 2004
  • Resident in General Surgery, From April 2000 to Dec 2003
  • Resident in Anaesthesia, Govt.Medical college, Kottayam, Kerala, India From Feb 2000 to March 2000
  • Lecturer in Biochemistry, Govt.Medical college, Calicut, Kerala,673008,India From Feb 1999 to Feb 2000
  • MedicalOfficer, DistrictCo-operative hospital, Kozhikode 673006, India, From May 1998 to Sep 1998
  • Internship, Govt.Medical college, Calicut, Kerala,673008, India, from April 1997 to March 1998


  • Skull base surgery and neuroendoscopy (Pituitary tumors- Keyhole surgery),
  • Vascular neurosurgery (Aneurysm and AVM),
  • Neurooncology (Brain tumors – adult and paediatric)
  • Neurotrauma (Head and spine injury)
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery and spine fusion
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Memberships and Certifications

  • Associate Fellow of American College of Surgeons [ACS] (2015)
  • Member of  National Academy of Medical Sciences (2014)
  • Life member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2012)
  • Life member of AOCMF- Asia Pacific, AO Foundation(2012).
  • Life member of the Indian Society of Neuro Oncology(2012)
  • Life member of the Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association(2011)
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine London(2011)
  • Life member of Brachial Plexus Society of India (2011)
  • Life member of Neurotrauma Society of India (2011)
  • Life member of Cerebrovascular society of India (2010)
  • Life member of Indian Assn. of Physical medicine and Rehab(2008)
  • Life member of Neurological Society of India(2007).
  • Life member of Association of Surgeons of India (2004)
  • Member of Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh(2004).
  • Member of Bangalore Neurological society since2004
  • Member of Karnataka spine society
  • Member of AXON–Neuro-ophthalmological group in Bangalore
  • Member of Bangalore Pituitary forum
  • Reviewer of Journal of Neuro sciences in Rural Practice, a PubMed indexed journal.


  • Jagathlal G, Bhagavatula Indiradevi“Congenital cysticeye with meningocele–A casereportonmanagementissues”JournalofPediatric Neurosciences. 136- 137,vol4, issue2, July-December2009.
  • Raghunath A, S Sampath, B Indira Devi, B A Chandramouli,G Jagathlal, Yasha T Chickabasaviah, Rose Dawn Bharath “Is there a need to diagnose Rathke'scleft cyst preoperatively?” Neurology India 69-72,vol58, issue1,Jan-Feb, 2010.
  • Rajeev Sharma, Jagathlal,BIndiradevi, Sampath S,B A Chandra mouli. “Neoplasticvertebrallesions in children:a 10year institutional experience”. Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences178,vol5,Jul-Dec 2010 (abstract).
  • Tanmoy K. Maiti, Jagathlal Gangadharan, Anita Mahadevan, Arivazhagan, B.A.Chandramouli, ShankarS. K.“RosaiDorfman disease presenting as a cervical extradurallesion”–a case report and review of literature. Neurology India438- 442,vol 59, issue3May-June2011.
  • B.V. SavitrSastri, Bhagavatula IndiraDevi, Jagathla lGangadharan, DhavalShukla “Cerebral Aneurysmal Childhood Arteriopathy ”Pediatric Neurosurgery Vol.47,No. 2,October 2011.
  • Christina George, V J Ramesh, JagathLal Gangadharan, SubashKantiKonar “Airway management during anesthesia for stereotactic placement of intra- tumoural drug delivery system in a patient with Anaplastic Astrocytoma”. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology,129-130, Volume28,Issue1, January–March2012.
  • Dhaval Shukla, Jagathlal Gangadharan, Bhagavatula Indiradevi, SudhirAmbekar.“Tuberculous spinal subduralabscessinan infant with dermalsinus”.Neurology India 237, vol60, issue2Mar-Apr 2012.
  • Jagathlal Gangadharan, Paritosh Pandey,Vani Santosh,Rose Dawn Bharath ”Spinal ependymoma presenting with visual and hearing impairment- Anunusual sequelae” Indian Journal of Neurosurgery169-171,vol1issue2July– Dec2012.
  • D. I. Bhat &G. Jagatlal & B. Indira Devi“ A rare vascular complication of transsphenoidal surgery” Neurochirurgica155(1),131-134, January2013.
  • Dhaval Shukla,Jagathlal Gangadharan, Arindomkakati, Bhagavatula Indiradevi “Posterior clinoid process miningioma” Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 115, 1517– 1519,January 2013.
  • Jagathlal Gangadharan, G.G.Sharath kumar, Chandrajit Prasad,Sampath Somanna,Bhagavatula IndiraDevi “Can Diffusion Tensor imaging predict out come in acute traumatic deterioration of degenerative cervical spine disease.”Indian Journal of Neurotrauma.2013 published online May 2013.pii: S0973-0508(13)00028-2 DOI:10.1016/ijnt.2013.04.006
  • Jagath lal Gangadharan, Dhaval Shukla, Dhananjay Bhat, Sampath S, Bhagavatula Indiradevi  “Suprasellar arachnoid cyst- the lessons learned” Journal of Neuro Endoscopy, vol2 page 10,2013 [Abstract] IFNE2013, Mumbai; Journal of Neuro Endoscopy. 10, l2,201313.
  • Andi Sadayandi Ramesh, Jagath Lal Gangadharan, Anita Mahadevan, Aravinda Hanumanthapura Ramalingaiah, Bhagavathula Indiradevi. “Clinical, radiological, surgical, and pathological determinants of olfactory groove schwannoma” Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 3(2) May-August 2014.14.
  • KVL NarasingaRao, Jagath lal Gangadharan, Vikas V, Sampath S, “ Acute infarct following Pituitary surgery- a new pathophysiology proposed” Journal of  Neurosurgery in Rural Practice 434-436, 5(2), 2014.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Participated in the Final investigator smeeting of STICH–II, New Castle University, UK at Amsterdam on Feb 2,2013.
  • Travel fellowship to attend the Japan–Indian euro surgical conference, 17–20 November 2012 at Osaka, Japan. Presenteda posteron “Pilocyticastrocytoma variants in Pediatricpopulation.”
  • First prize for poster in SPINE 2011, the annual conference of the Association of spine surgeons of India on “Can DTI predict outcome in acute deterioration of degenerative cervical spine disease?”are search on acutespineinjuryatBangalore,September2011.
  • Young neuro surgeon fellowship award to attend the 8th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons,22-24November2010-Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia a present aclinical research studyonuseofDTI inacutespinal injury.
  • Young neurosurgeon fellowship award to attend the 9th International conference on cerebrovascular surgery 2009, at Nagoya, Japan and present a clinical study on Spinal AV fistulas.
  • Co-guide in the Best poster award at Neurocon2008, the annual national conference of NSI at Pune for a clinical study “Rathkescleftcyst:can pre operative radiological diagnosis help in preventing complications?” by Raghunath A.
  • B Braun Medical Trust Foundation award for out standing achievement in post graduate medical studies in the field of Neurosurgery, 2007. Best Paper Award(2ndprize)inthe63rdAnnual National Conference of Association of Surgeonsof India,Pune,India, 2003onoriginal clinical research study on various surgical approaches to carcinoma of Gastroesophageal junction, post graduate thesis.
  • National talent search Examination Award (National Council for Educational Research and Training) of the Department of Human Resources and Development, Govt.of India,1989.

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