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Dr VR Roopesh Kumar

Surgical Oncologist

13 Years Exp. Chennai

Head And Neck Cancer

Apollo Proton, Chennai

13 years of experience

MBBS , MS (General Surgery) , MCh (Neurology)


2000 / consultation

About Dr VR Roopesh Kumar:

Dr Roopesh Kumar is a distinguished surgeon in the field of Neuro-Oncology with over 15 years of experience. His expertise in managing complex brain & spine tumours, minimally invasive cranial surgeries and cerebrovascular surgeries are well-acclaimed. He has been associated with some of the most premier medical institutions in the country such as NIMHANS and JIPMER. He performed the first pediatric Awake Craniotomy in the country.


MBBS from Dr MGR Medical University, India in 1996 , MS in General Surgery from Dr MGR Medical University, India in 2001 , MCh in Neurology from NIMHANS, Bangalore, India in 2004


Started a State of the art Department of Neurosurgery in JIPMER in 2006 state that is equipped to handle all complex neurosurgical procedures Invited Faculty for talks conducted by various national & International surgical societies Pivotal in organising and delivering talks in multiple CMEs and conferences on Neuro-Oncology across India including Skull Base Con 2014, Neurovascon 2018 etc.


Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) Skull base surgery society of India (SBSSI) Cerebrovascular society of India (2017-2020) Pondicherry Association of Neuroscientists (2008-15) Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry association of Neurosurgeons (TANS) (2016-19) Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) scientific society (2013-14)

Areas of interest:

Head And Neck Cancer, Brain Cancer, Spinal Cancer, Brain Stem Glioma.

Research publications:

Kumar, Roopesh & Mohanty, Aaron & Santosh, Vani & Satish, Satyanarayana & Bhagavatula, Indira & Praharaj, Shanti & Kolluri, Sastry. (2007). Endoscopic options in management of posterior third ventricular tumors. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. 23. 1135-45. Kumar, Roopesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Ganesh, C. & Negi, Vir & Elangovan, S. (2010). Neurosarcoidosis: An uncommon presentation. Neurology India. 58. 673-5. Krishnamurthy, Ganesh & Kumar, Roopesh & Rangasami, Rajeswaran & Rao, Shalinee. (2010). Supratentorial enterogenous cyst: A report of two cases and review of literature. Neurology India. 58. 774-7. Kumar, G & Kumar, Roopesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Ganesh, C. & Madhugiri, Venkatesh. (2011). Danazol-induced life-threatening cerebral venous thrombosis in a patient with aplastic anemia. Neurology India. 59. 762-4. Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Yadav, Awdhesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Kumar, Roopesh & Ganesh, C.. (2012). Intradural thoracic disc presenting with radiculopathy. Neurology India. 60. 257-9. Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Kumar, Roopesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Ganesh, C. & Kumar, G.. (2012). Cranial polyneuropathy associated with vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. 114. 1059-61. Kumar, Roopesh & Shashidharan, Gopalakrishnan & Velmurugendran, Shankar & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Gundamaneni, Sudheer. (2012). Tremor and dystonia associated with thalamic cyst: A rare manifestation. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 27. 703-4. Khan, Sadia & Sistla, Sujatha & Kumar, Roopesh & Acharya, N & Parija, Subhash. (2012). Recurrent shunt associated ventriculitis caused by methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus: Case with fatal outcome despite linezolid therapy. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 5. Kumar, Roopesh & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Gundamaneni, Sudheer. (2012). Giant cavernous carotid artery aneurysm mimicking a fungal granuloma and presenting with massive epistaxis. BMJ case reports. 2012. Kumar, Roopesh & Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Biswas, dr.rakhi & Madhugiri, Venkatesh. (2012). Tuberculous cerebellar abscess in immunocompetent individuals. BMJ case reports. 2012. Kumar, Roopesh & Madhguiri, Venkatesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Yadav, Awdhesh. (2012). Larsen Syndrome With C3-C4 Spondyloptosis and Atlantoaxial Dislocation in an Adult. Spine. 38. Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Yadav, Awdhesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Kumar, Roopesh. (2013). Idiopathic Intraventricular Aneurysm Presenting with Intraventricular Hemorrhage: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatric neurosurgery. 48. Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Santosh, Vani & Jagadisan, Barath & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Kumar, Roopesh & Yadav, Awdhesh & Singh, Manish & Ramesh, Ananthakrishnan & Pariarath, Nisha & Biswal, Niranjan. (2013). Acute pyogenic necrotizing encephalomyelitis: A fulminant and fatal infection. Case report. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 11. Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Ambekar, Sudheer & Kumar, Roopesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Nanda, Anil. (2013). Spinal aneurysms: Clinicoradiological features and management paradigms A systematic review. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 19. Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Singh, Manish & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Kumar, Roopesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan. (2013). Trigeminal schwannoma of the sphenoid sinus - report of a rare entity. British journal of neurosurgery. 28. Dharmalingam, Priya & Kumar, Roopesh & Verma, Surendra. (2013). Vascular endothelial growth factor expression and angiogenesis in various grades and subtypes of meningioma. Indian journal of pathology & microbiology. 56. 349-354. Kumar, Roopesh & Narayan, Sunil & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Gundamaneni, Sudheer. (2013). Cerebral revascularization with superficial temporal - middle cerebral artery anastomosis for complete carotid occlusion: An emerging modality for preventing recurrent stroke. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 16. 521-4. Kumar, Roopesh & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Ganesh, C. & Gundamaneni, Sudheer. (2013). Multifocal spinal malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in an immunocompromised individual: Case report and review of literature. European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society. 23. Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Ganesh, C.V. & Mahadevan, Anita & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Kumar, Roopesh. (2014). Non-Infantile Desmoplastic Cerebellar Ganglioglioma in a Patient with Multiple Congenital Anomalies: A Rare Association. Pediatric neurosurgery. 49. Kumar, Roopesh & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Kamalanathan, Sathish & Srinivas, B & Narayan, Sunil & Bidkar, Prasanna. (2014). Complete and curative excision of hypothalamic hamartomas via the orbito-zygomatic approach. Neurology India. 61. 690-691. 10.4103/0028-3886.125388 Kumar, Roopesh & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Ramesh, Andisadayandi & Prabhu, Sathia. (2014). Hematomyelia due to ruptured intramedullary aneurysm associated with arteriovenous malformation masquerading as demyelination. Neurology India. 62. 311-3. Kumar, Roopesh & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Verma, Surendra & Barathi, Deepak & Yadav, Awdhesh & Bidkar, Prasanna. (2014). Tuberculoma of the Cavernous Sinus and Meckel's Cave in a Child. Pediatric neurosurgery. 49. Kumar, Roopesh & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Verma, Surendra. (2014). Actinomycotic osteomyelitis of the cranial vault presenting with headache: An unusual presentation. BMJ case reports. 2014. Tejus, M.N. & Singh, Vikram & Ramesh, Ananthakrishnan & Kumar, Roopesh & Maurya, Ved & Madhugiri, Venkatesh. (2015). An evaluation of the finger flexion, Hoffman's and plantar reflexes as markers of cervical spinal cord compression ла A comparative clinical study. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 40. Chadha, Awalpreet & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Tejus, M.N. & Kumar, Roopesh. (2015). The posterior cranial fossa: a comparative MRI-based anatomic study of linear dimensions and volumetry in a homogeneous South Indian population. Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA. 37. Singh, Manish & Gundamaneni, Sudheer & Ms, Gopalakrishnan & Madhugiri, Venkatesh & Kumar, Roopesh. (2017). Intraventricular hemorrhage: A catastrophic complication after removal of old ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Asian Journal of Neurosurgery. 12. 580-581.


Head And Neck Cancer, Brain Cancer, Spinal Cancer, Brain Stem Glioma.