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Dr. Natesan Damodaran

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Neurosurgery, Amrita Advanced Centre for Epilepsy
Qualification: MCh Neurosurgery
Email: natesand@aims.amrita.edu

About Me

Dr.Natesan is a compassionate neurosurgeon focused on providing holistic care to his patients. He aspires to treat and heal the person rather than just treat a disease in a patient. He has been trained in Neurosurgery and its subspecialties from Christian Medical College, Vellore, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.


  • Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore India
  • Master of Chigurea (Neurosurgery) Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai India
  • Master of Science (Psychology), Madras University, India

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Neurosurgery skills training and cadáver dissection - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (7/04/2014 to 06/04/2015)
  • Epilepsy surgery and Functional Neurosurgery - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences; Kochi (18/01/2021 to 02-10-2022)

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience of memory, including neuroanatomical, physiological, and cellular
    bases of memory
  • DBS for Parkinson's disease, Epilepsy & Psychiatric disorders
  • Epilepsy and epilepsy surgery
  • Image processing and pre-surgical planning in Neurosurgery

Journal Publications

  • Asymmetry index in anatomically symmetrized FDG-PET for improved epileptogenic
    focus detection in pharmacoresistant epilepsy S Aslam, N Damodaran, R Rajeshkannan, M Sarma, S Gopinath, A Pillai J Neurosurg 2022 Aug 5;1-9. doi: 10.3171/2022.6.JNS22717
  • Design and validation of an open-source, partial task trainer for endonasal neuroendoscopic skills development: Indian experience R Singh, B Baby, N Damodaran, V Srivastav et al World neurosurgery, 2016 doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.09.045
  • Towards Reproducible Results: Validating CT hemorrhage detection algorithms on
    standard datasets Damodaran N, R, Gowtham American Journal of Neuroradiology November 2018, DOI:10.3174/ajnr.A5849
  • Automated Segmentation of Hippocampual Volume – the next step in Neuroradiological diagnosis of mesial temporal sclerosis Damodaran N American Journal of Neuroradiology June 2019, DOI: 10.3174/ajnr.A6092
  • Evaluation of a protocol-based treatment strategy for postoperative diabetes insipidus
    in craniopharyngioma R Pratheesh, DMA Swallow, M Joseph, D Natesan et al Neurology India, 2015 DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.166533
  • Quantitative analysis of variable extent of anterior clinoidectomy with intradural and
    extradural approaches: 3-dimensional analysis and cadaver dissection.
    Tripathi M, Deo RC, Damodaran N, Suri A et al. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar;11 Suppl 2:147-60; discussion 160-1. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000599
  • Neurosurgery apps: novel knowledge boosters.Tripathi M, Deo RC, Srivastav V, Baby B, Singh R, Damodaran N, Suri A. Turk Neurosurg. 2014;24(6):828-38. doi: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.11840-14.0
  • Free-access open-source e-learning in comprehensive neurosurgery skills training.
    Jotwani P, Srivastav V, Tripathi M, Deo RC, Baby B, Damodaran N et al Neurol India. 2014 Jul-Aug;62(4):352-61. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.141208. Review
  • Effect of Control Movement Scale on Visual Haptic Interactions.
    Isaac J.H.R., Krishnadas A., Damodaran N., Muniyandi M. (2018) In: Prattichizzo D.,
    Shinoda H., Tan H., Ruffaldi E., Frisoli A. (eds) Haptics: Science, Technology, and
    Applications. EuroHaptics 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10893. Springer, Cham doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93445-7_14
  • Internet-enabled Skills Training Platform for Neurosurgical Training
    Srivastav V, Damodaran N, Baby B, Suri A, IEEE Xplore 2015
    doi: 10.1109/COMSNETS.2015.7098726 IEEE Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), 2015 7th International Conference
  • A novel electro-mechanical neuro-endoscopic box trainer
    Singh R, Baby B, Damodaran N, Srivastav V, Suri A IEEE Xplore 2015 DOI: 10.1109/IIC.2015.7150874 IEEE Industrial Instrumentation and Control (ICIC), 2015 International Conference (Conference paper)
  • Affordable Immersive Virtual Reality based pre-surgical planning tool for
    Neurosurgery DOI: 10.1109/ICIIBMS.2015.7439530
  • Books: Co-authored
    Chapter: A patient with facial pain
    Book name: Practical Neurosurgery: An Algorithm of Clinical Scenarios
    Editors: Dr C Deopujari, Dr N Muthukumar, Dr S Behari, Dr V Rajshekhar
    Under the aegis of: Neurological Society of India
    Publishers: Thieme