DR. GURUPRASAD HOSURKAR Senior Consultant Neurologist

Professional Experience, expertise and academic achievements:


  1. Worked as Research Fellow for 6 months in 2001 for the ICASS Stroke Study at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai.
  2. Consultant Neurologist at Care Hospitals, Hyderabad  from  November 2004 till July 2008
  3. Was In-charge of the movement disorder programme at Care hospitals, Hyderabad.
  4. Was involved in various clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease (Phase II & III) as Principal Investigator and co-investigator at Care Hospitals, Hyderabad.
  5. Presently Consultant neurologist at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwantpur, and Columbia Asia hospital, Hebbal, Bangalore since   August 2008
  6. Experienced in botulinum toxin injections  for various movement disorders and spasticity.
  7. Participated in 1stAsia Oceanian Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorder conference held at Singapore in October 2007 and made a video presentation on “Persistent Severe Chorea in Hyperglycemia”.
  8. Trained and Certified for Deep Brain Stimulationin Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders by European Continued Medical Training (ECMT) Programme held at Kiel, Germany in November 2007.
  9. Observership under Prof. Dr. Gunther Deushl, Professor and Head, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Christian-Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany for 2 weeks in November 2007
  10. Attended “ASPEN” course in movement disorders at Ooty, India in January 2008,      Course Director : Dr.Stanley Fahn
  11. Faculty in the Neurocritical Care conferences held at Hyderabad in 2005 and 2007.
  12. Member of Indian Academy of Neurology, Indian stroke association, Indian sleep disorder association and Bangalore neurological society.
  13. Member of Movement Disorder Society and American Academy of Neurology
  14. Presented posters as first author in the Annual conferences of Indian Academy of Neurology with following titles:
    1. Axial Rigidity and Retropulsion – presenting feature of Hyponatremia
    2. Bilateral Foot Drop due to Anterior Tibial Compartmental Syndrome in Severe Hypothyroidism – Report of 2 patients
    3. Ischemic myelopathy following Cardiac Surgery – a rare complication
    4. Intracranial hypotension with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a postpartum patient – a case report
  1. Instrumental in starting and successfully running “stroke unit” at Columbia asia hospitals, (presently manipal hospital yeshwanthpur) Bangalore which involves IV/IA and mechanical thrombolysis for acute stroke patients apart from their neurorehabilitation.
  1. Successfully conducting movement disorder and Parkinson disease clinic including botulinum injections for various movement disorders and spasticity at Columbia asia hospitals, yeshwanthpur Bangalore (presently manipal hospital, yeshwanthpur)
  1. Movement disorder specialist , in  charge of the well established Deep Brain stimulation surgery programme for   Parkinson’ s disease and movement disorders at Columbia asia hospitals, Bangalore (presently Manipal Hospital, Yeshwanthpur)
  1. Regular attendee and active participant of the monthly Bangalore neurological society meetings and presented interesting cases of “temporal arteritis presenting as stroke” and Unusual painful syndrome – TB arachnoiditis and myelitis” in a recent BNS meeting
  1. Presented “interesting cases of acute stroke and stroke intervention…our experience at Columbia asia hospitals” at Singapore stroke update, NUH, Singapore in oct 2010
  1. Invited as guest speaker for local family physician association, regional Indian medical association meetings and involved in awareness programmes for parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke etc.
  1. Peer reviewer for articles in annals of Indian neurology, the official journal of Indian academy of neurology
  2. Presented poster on “Advanced DBS programming in Parkinson’s disease – grouping: our experience” at Annual Congress of Movement Disorders Society, Vancouver 2017.
  1. Invited Faculty speaker in the  ECMT course in DBS for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders” held for the first time in India at Hyderabad, on March 26 -27, 2016, and then at Mumbai 2019
  2. Invited speaker at annual conference of Indian academy of neurology, Kolkatta 2016 and chennai 2017
  3. Invited speaker at MDSICON Chennai 2015, Bangalore 2016, Hyderabad 2017, New Delhi 2018 and Trivandrum 2019.
  4. Created photo gallery commemorating 200yrs of description Parkinson’s disease “James to genes” during MDSICON Bangalore 2016
  5. Trustee and active member of Bangalore Neuro Education Trust (BNET)… Patron and Organising committee member of BNET which has organised 6 annual Bangalore Neuro updates, Bangalore Neurocritical care Update 2016, Bangalore Neuroimmunology Update 2018, so far… BNET has also organised brain quiz for high school students from bangalore and medical college students from across Karnataka. Organised webinars and virtual meetings on various neurological topics during the COVID pandemic under the aegis of BNET
  6. Proctored Neurologists for DBS in various centres in the country
  7. Course director of “DBS connect” webinar series organised by Boston scientific
  8. Member of IAN, ISA, KNA, BNS, MDS, MDSI, International Neuromodulation society
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