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Kaafu Atoll, North Central Province, Maldives
June 17, 2019

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Dr. Antony Thomas



PAEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY FELLOW (ACIBADEM UNIVERSITY, TURKEY) AO SPINE FELLOW (UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA) I am a motivated Neurosurgeon, dedicated to my profession and devoted to my patients. I am committed to learning continuously in order to improve my knowledge. My goal is to serve my patients to the best of my skills, abilities, and knowledge. I have completed neurosurgery training and degree

Mmed (Master of Medicine) Neurosurgery (University of the Witwatersrand) I have experience as a clinical medical practitioner since 2006 and as a qualified Neurosurgeon since2013.


- Internship (clerkship) program in Gastroenterology and Vascular surgery from Hillrod Sygheus, Copenhagen, Denmark in April 2005.

- Internship in May 2006 in all major medical and surgical departments in Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore.

- Medical Officer (Tutor of Surgery) in the department of neurosurgery in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi from July 2006 to Feburary 2007.

- Registrar, trained and worked in Charlotte Maxeke Hospital (Johannesburg General Hospital) and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg from 2007 to 2012 ( largest hospital in Southern Hemisphere and 3rd largest in the world )

- Consultant, Employed in Tshepong / Klersdorp Hospital complex since 2013, which caters neurosurgical services to the North West province OF South Africa. I was heading the neurosurgery department and running of the services alone in 2013.

- Completed AOSpine Fellowship at the Groote Schuur Hospital, with Prof. Robert Dunn, University of Cape Town in 2015

- Completed EANS Neurooncology Observership at Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece with Prof. George Stranjalis at the National and Kapodistrian Univesity of Athens Medical School, month June in 2017

- Completed Travel Skullbase fellowship in Mount Sinai hospital, New York with Prof. Constantinos Hadjipanayis, February 2018, Mount Sinai Icahn School of medicine

- Completed Paediatric neurosurgery fellowship in Istanbul Acibadem Altunizade Hospital with Prof. Memet M Ozek (Epilepsy/functional, Gamma knife and limited Interventional neuroradiology) from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018.

- Completed AOSpine Fellowship at the Queensland Childrens/Lady Cilanto and Mater Private Hospitals, Brisbane Australia with Prof. Geoff Askin, University of Queensland in January 2019 Name






Languages English, Malayalam and Hindi

Gender Male

Marital Status Married

Dependents Wife & Son

Residential Address Kuredhimaa Hingun

Hulhumale, Male, Maldives 23000

Contact Numbers

+960******* / +960******* / +278******** (whatsapp) Email / South African ID


Permanent Residence PRP/36/2015 RTB

Of South Africa

Permit Number

Reference: PRP1002740

Passport Number New: N4596468

(India) Previous: G3306086

Date of Birth:


Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) MP 0645699

( South Africa )

Maldives Medical and Dental Council (MMC) 4085



Employer: Department of Neurosurgery,

Tree Top Private Tertiary Hospital, Hulhumale, Maldives Period: 1 July 2018 – Present

Current Designation: Consultant Neurosurgeon


Tree Top Hospital is a state of the art tertiary care 200 bed hospital in the Maldives managed by Australian Ramsay Health with a international team of specialist doctors, my responsibilities are daily management of the Neurosurgical department, performing elective and emergency surgeries and OPD.



Employer: Department of Health North West Health Province, Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex

Period: February 2013 – June 2018

Current Designation: Consultant Neurosurgeon and

Lecturer in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Witwatersrand Responsibilities:

Tshepong Hospital is the only hospital that offers tertiary care for Neurosurgery in the North West Province. Daily management of the Neurosurgical department, performing elective and emergency surgeries ( single handedly ran the Neurosurgery department in Tshepong Hospital and North West Province in 2013 and tended to over 1800 patients, treating over 780 patients in the ward and performing over 200 emergency and basic Neurosurgical procedure/operations every year.)

Employer: Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital Period: Jan 2009 till Dec 2012

Designation: Senior Registrar, University of Witwatersrand post graduate training program Responsibilities:

Performing various emergency and elective neurosurgical procedures and surgeries Conducting everyday ward and outpatient duties

Coordinating and working with team of nurses and neurosurgeons Teaching junior doctors, nurses and students

Assisting in major neurosurgical operations

Employer: Charlotte Maxeke Hospital (Johannesburg General Hospital) Period: Aug 2007 – Dec 2008

Designation: Registrar, Trauma surgery, Vascular surgery, and Main Medical ICU Responsibilities:

Performing various Emergency and elective surgical procedures and surgeries Everyday casualty, ward, ICU and outpatient duties Coordinating and working with team of surgeons and ICU intensivists Teaching junior doctors, nurses and students

Assisting in major Trauma and Vascular surgical operations Courses:

• Basic Life Support Healthcare provider no. MJB07/711

• Advanced Cardiac Life Support Healthcare provider no. G07/727

• Advanced Trauma Life Support Healthcare provider 3 Dec 2010

• Basic surgical skill and Laparoscopic skill course

• Endoscopic Spine Course / 21


Biennial Congress of the Society of Neurosurgeons of South Africa 2010

• Neurosurgery Registrars Symposium Johannesburg 3 March 2012

• Neurocritical Care Symposium Johannesburg 11-12 May 2012

• The Cadaver Based Spinal Anatomical Approach Course 21-22 November 2013

• The South African Spine Society Congress 29-31 May 2014

• AOSPINE Principles Course 24-26 July 2014

• AOSPINE Masters Symposium – Spinal Tumor and Infection 31 October – 1 st

November 2014

• IBIA Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury The Hague, Netherlands 2-5 March 2016 (Poster Presenter)

• IBNC International Basic Neurosurgery Course (Term II Course I) Neurotrauma and Functional Neurosurgery Antalya, Turkey 5-8 April 2016

• The South African Spine Society Congress, 17


Spine Congress: 26-28 May 2016

• ENDOMIN Advanced Hands-on Dissection NeuroEndoscopy Course Budapest & Debrecen Hungary 18-22 June 2016

• 2


CAANS Continental congress and the 25


SNSA Society of Neurosurgeons South

Africa Scientific Meeting 26-29 July 2016 (Poster Presenter)

• 2


CAANS Continental congress and the 25


SNSA Society of Neurosurgeons South

Africa SPINE WORKSHOP – Posterior Instrumentation cadaver course 30 July 2016

• AOSPINE Principles Symposium – Principles in Spinal Surgery 11-12 August 2016

• AOSPINE Masters Symposium – Controversies in Spinal Surgery 12-13 August 2016

• Minimal Invasive Surgery – OLIF, Percutaneous & Screw Placement & Lumbar Interbody Fusion Workshop: Sun Skill Laboratory, Tygerberg Hospital Cape Town 10 September 2016

• Metronic Balloon Kyphoplasty Cadaver Workshop, Cape Town, 28 January 2017

• IBNC International Basic Neurosurgery Course (Term II Course II) Neuro-Oncology Antalya, Turkey 15-19 March 2017

• Athens Neurosurgical Anatomy & White Matter Dissection Course, Hellenic Centre of Neurosurgical Research at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Evangelismos Hospital Athens, Greece 29 May – 2 June 2017

• Hydrocephalus and intra-ventricular endoscopy workshop Cape Town 31 October 2017

• Endoscopic Approaches to the Skullbase Workshop Cape Town 4 November 2017

• IFNE – International Federation of Neuroendoscopy Congress Cape Town 2017

• NASBS Endoscopic and Open approaches to Skullbase cadaver course, University of San Diego, 14-15 February 2018

• NASBS – The North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting, Coronado, California 16-18 Feburary 2018

• IBNC - International Basic Neurosurgery Course (Term II Course III) Spine and Peripheral Nerve, Antalya Turkey 28 March – 1 April 2018

• ENDOMIN New Generation Neuroendoscopy Clinical Observer Course at Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich Switzerland 4-5 October 2018

• 2


Brain and Spine Conference, Maldives 6-7 November 2018

(Chaired 2 Sessions and Poster Presenter)

Exams Completed:

• FCS Part one (Primary) including neuroanatomy

• FCS Part two (Intermediate) (Fellowship of surgeons South Africa)

• Mmed Neurosurgical Written and Oral Examination Passed 2012

• Thesis Completed 2014


- International Federation of Medical students (IFMSA)

- World Medical Association (WMA)

- International Medical Registrar’s Committee (IMRC) of Wits

- Congress of Neurosurgeons (CNS)-70886

- South African Medical Association (SAMA)-83452

- South African Medical Journal (SAMJ)-83452

- Medical Protection Society (MPS)-SA/45714

- European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)-2963

- AOSpine-693864

- Euro Spine – aThomas

- South African Neurosurgeons Association (SNSA)-MP0645699

- Australian Medical Council (AMC) no. 2162532

- ECFMG/ECIS United States no. E218263

- Physicianapply Canada MINC no. CAMD/0168/1847

- Dataflow United Arab Emirates no. H005-VR-17-079112 Publications:

1. Case Report

Intracerebral aneurysmal bleed presenting as acute subdural haemorrhage G Menon, MBBS, MCh, DNB; A Thomas, MBBS, MMed;

M Nzey, MB ChB; B Luke, MBBS, MD, FCP (SA)

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Tshepong Hospital, Klerksdorp, South Africa 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Tshepong Hospital, Klerksdorp, South Africa S Afr Med J 2014;104(1). DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7737

2. Thesis

An Audit of Moderate to Severe Acute Head Injury Patients in Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

A Thomas MBBS, MMed Neurosurgery, B George MBBS, FC(Neurosurgery), MMed Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Accepted Abstracts from the International Brain Injury Association’s Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury, March 2—5, 2016

The Hague World Forum, The Netherlands

Pages 481-817 Published online: 19 May 2016

Brain Injury Vol. 30, Iss. 5-6,2016

3. Case Report

Debilitating sciatica following a sacral fracture

Dunn RN MBChB(UCT), FCS (SA) Orth, MMed (UCT) Ortho Horn A MBChB(UCT), FCS (SA) Orth, MMed (UCT) Ortho Thomas A MBBS(Mangalore),MMed (Neursurgery)(Wits), AOSPINE Fellow (UCT) Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa SA Orthopaedic Journal Winter 2016 Vol 15 . No 2 Page 35 4. Case Report

Manuscript ID: PNE-2019-2-6

Angiocentric glioma as a cause of intractable seizures : Report of two cases and review of literature.

Authors: Antony Thomas (Co-author), Bahattin Tanrıkulu (Co-author), M. Memet Özek

(Corresponding author)

Paediatric Neurosurgery Karger

Submitted: 2019-02-1


• Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Department of Neuro Surgery

Part of University of Witwatersrand Neurosurgery Mmed post graduate training program

Qualification: Mmed ( Master of Medicine in Neurosurgery )

– 1 Aug 2007 to Dec 2012

• Amrita institute of medical sciences, Cochin

– 12 July 2006 to 15 Feb 2007

Training in: Neurosurgery ( Position : Tutor of Surgery )

• Fr. Mullers Medical College, Mangalore

- 4 Sept 2000 to 10 May 2006

Qualification: MBBS ( Bachelor of medicine and surgery) Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

• Lawrence Public School, Lovedale -- 1993 to 1999

• Toc H Public School, Cochin, Kerala -- 1991 to 1993

• Sacred Heart School, Vashi, New Bombay -- 1986 to 1990 ACHIEVEMENTS:

* Progressive Curriculum Management Council Scholarship 1992-1993 1st rank in school and 8th rank in national level

* Secured an aggregate of 85.4% in the 10th CBSE Board exam 2nd rank and Distinction in school

* Secured an aggregate of 75 % in the 12th AISSCE CBSE exam Distinction in school

* 1st year MBBS secured 1st class

* 2nd year MBBS

* 3rd year MBBS

* Final year MBBS

From Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. EXTRACURRICULAR:

• Represented the school at the 31st Round Square International Conference ( RSIS ) At New Castle upon Tyne, England -1997

• Represented the school for Soccer, Cricket, Hockey, Athletics, and Cross Country

• Member of College Soccer and Basketball team.

• Took part in various art competitions and was awarded the following prizes :- Anjali Ela Menon' medal for painting -1999

Gold medal in Tamil Nadu and 6th rank National Award in 3rd All India Painting competition -1998

(M/s. Vijay Information Centre for Fine Arts, Hyderabad)

• 1st Prize in Inter school Art Competition -1996

• 2nd Prize in Art competition in Fr.Mullers Medical College -2001 & 2004

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