Dr. Ajaya Kumar Ayyappan Unnithan.
Date of birth- 30 May 1975.
M.B.B.S.-1997 – T.D.Medical College, Alapuzha.
M.S. General Surgery- 2003- Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode.
D.N.B.General Surgery- 2005.
M.Ch. Neurosurgery- 2007- Govt. Medical College, Kottayam.
Emergency Neurological Life Support Certificate- 2018- Neurocritical Care Society
Senior Residency- 2007-8 in Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Consultant Neurosurgeon in
Mar Baselios Memorial Mission Hospital, Kothamangalam,
Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly,
Caritas hospital, Kottayam,
Now in Mar Gregorios Memorial Muthoot Medical centre, Kozhencherry, Pathanamthitta, since 2012, as Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of Neurosurgery.
Cases done independently-
Burr hole craniostomy
Craniotomy and evacuation of hematomas
Tumor excision – cranial and spinal
Anterior cervical discectomy
Laminectomy and discectomy
Foraminotomy and microdiscectomy
Corpectomy and fusion
Transoral surgery- odontoidectomy
Spine instrumentation viz. Anterior Cervical Plating, Posterior Thoracolumbar Pedicle Screw fixation, Occipitocervical fusion and Transthoracic corpectomy and plate fixation.
Carpel tunnel release
Brachial Plexus Surgery
Publications in indexed journals-
Surgical Neurology 2004 Aug;62(2):178-9:Falcotentorial plasmacytoma: a case report:Alappatt JP, Anto D, Ajayakumar A (Pubmed, British library).
Turkish Neurosurgery 2012;22(4):454-7. doi: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.3223-10.2; Solitary fibrous tumor of the tentorium: a case report; Alapatt JP, Ajaya KA, Govindan A, Rajeev MP, Radhakrishnan M (Pubmed, British library).
Journal of Neurology Stroke 2(4): 00060. DOI:
10.15406/jnsk.2015.02.00060: Surgery in Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage– A Series Analysis- Kumar AA, Valson JS (2015) (Crossref, Google Scolar).
Surgical Neurology International 2016 Mar 2;7(Suppl 5):S139-41. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.177886. eCollection 2016; Case report of lumbar intradural capillary hemangioma;Unnithan AK, Joseph TP, Gautam A, Shymole V (Pubmed, British library).
Indian Journal of Neurosurgery, DOI http://dx.doi.org/
10.1055/s-003*-*******.:Case Report of Posttraumatic Middle Cerebral
Artery Territory Infarct; Ajaya Kumar Ayyappan Unnithan (British Library, Research Gate).
Journal Neurology Stroke 5(2): 00168.
DOI: 10.15406/jnsk.2016.05.00168: Series Study of Sub acute and Chronic Subdural Haematoma - Kumar A A, Varghese G, Thomas L (2016) (Crossref, Google Scholar).
Europen Medical Journal 2017;2:31-35.- Haemangioma: a review of the literature and an unusual case report; Ajaya Kumar A (Semantic Scholar).
World Neurosurgery- doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2017.08.136-Regression of Recurrent High-Grade Glioma with Temozolomide, Dexamethasone, and Levetiracetam: Case Report and Review of the Literature: AjayaKumar A and Abu Abraham Koshy (Pubmed, British library).
La Prensa Medica Argentina 2018, 104:3 DOI: 10.4172/0032-745X.1000291- Diffuse Brain Injury-Review of Literature and Representative Case Reports, Ajaya Kumar A and B Madhusudhana Rao (Scopus, British Library).
Neurology India 2018;66:850-2, DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.232344-Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor of cauda equina: A report and review of literature: A Ajaya Kumar, Shaikhali Barodawala (Pubmed, British library).
Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, 17 (2019) 75–78, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inat.2019.02.003- Schwannoma of median nerve: Case report and review of literature: Ajaya Kumar Ayyappan Unnithan and Anna Joseph ( Scopus, British library).
Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery, (2019) 34: 21. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41984-019-0046-7-A brief review of literature of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma in the context of an idiopathic spinal epidural hematoma: Ajaya Kumar Ayyappan Unnithan (British library, Crossref).
Reviewed articles for:
Surgical Neurology International
Medical Science Monitor
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Training Programmes and workshops:
Endoscopic approaches to brain and spine, Indo- German workshop, Global hospital and Madras Medical College, Chennai - July 26 and 27, 2009.
4th Indo- Japanese Friendship Neurosurgical Meeting, October 10 and 11, 2010, Cochin.
Sixth Delhi course on Neurointervention by Stroke and Neurointervention Foundation and Max Hospital ( Indo- Swiss- Japanese), New Delhi- 23- 26 February, 2011.
Indo- German Neurosurgical Skill training workshop conducted at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi – April 15- 17, 2011.
Minimally Access Spinal Technology and Techniques- Live operative workshop, at Govt. Med. College, Kottayam, Dec.6, 2014.
Endoscopic Base of Skull Surgery workshop by SUT hospital Pattom, October 11-13, 2015.
Cadaveric workshop on Cervical Spine by Pushpagiri medical college, April 10, 2016
Cadaver Course- MAST, M.S.Ramaiah Advance learning Centre, Bangalore, September 10-11, 2016.
Neurosurgery Endoscopy approaches and Skull base cadaveric workshop- 11-12 February 2017, Cadaveric Training and Research Facility, Jayaprakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi.
Amrita Spine Course 2018- Hands on cadaveric workshop and CME, March 24 and 25, at Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi.
NICE (Neurointensive care explored) symposium and workshop, August 11 and 12, 2018, at KIMS hospital, Secunderabad.
Started Stereotactic neurosurgery in Govt. Med. College, Kozhikode in 2008.
In conferences of Neurological Society of India -
Modified Reaction level coma scale in head injury-2002
Cervical spine injury in craniofacial trauma, journal review - 2004
Spontaneous intracerebral hematoma, series study- 2006.
Stereotactic neurosurgery, series-2008
Decompressive craniectomy, series -2009
Anterior decompression and fixation in cervical spine trauma, series- 2010
AVM short series – 2012
Spontaneous ICH, comparison of two series – 2013
Posttraumatic MCA territory infarct, case report- 2014
Lumbar intradural capillary hemangioma, case report- 2015
Two rare tumors of cauda equina- how I did it -2019
Kozhikode Neuroclub -2007-8
Antiepileptics in Neurosurgery
Solitary fibrous tumor, case report
Rosai Dorfman disease, case report
Neuroradiology club of Central Travancore –
Rare spinal tumors-2012
Rare case of cerebral vasculitis- 2013
Need for neuroradiological intervention- 2015
Kollam Neuroclub in 2016 Dec. and Kottayam Neuroclub 2018 Jan.-
Glimpses of Vascular Neurosurgery.
Overview of Head injury
Management of Intracranial space occupying lesions
Minimally invasive neurosurgery.
Common neurological emergencies requiring surgery
Conducted CME on Basics of neurosurgery on May 22, 2016 at Muthoot Healthcare, Kozhencherry.
Was student of:
Prof. Jacob P. Alapatt, Chief Consultant Neurosurgeon, MIMS hospital, Kozhikode; Rtd. H.O.D. neurosurgery, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode. Mobile- 944-***-****.
Prof. Raymond Morris, H.O.D., Neurosurgery, Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla; Retd. H.O.D., Neurosurgery, Govt. Med. College, Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram. Mobile- 944-***-****.
Prof. Mahadevan, Retd. H.O.D., Neurosurgery, Govt. Med. College, Kottayam. Mob. – 984-***-****.
Prof. Dominic Anto, Prof. of Neurosurgery, Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla. Mob. – 984-***-****.
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