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Dr. Aniruddh Kulkarni is a respected neurosurgeon in the north Karnataka region. What sets him apart is his sincere endeavour to relieve the patient's pain. He listens to the patient's history keenly, ensuring nothing is missed. This helps him diagnose hitherto unsuspected disorders. This paves way for delivery of the most suitable treatment, either conservative medical management or surgery. When surgery is the best way forward, he handholds the patient through the hospital admission, surgery and discharge. Most importantly, he strives to integrate them back into society, giving them strength to lead normal full lives.

Neuroworld Dr. Aniruddh Kulkarni Neuro Surgeon

Dr. Aniruddh Kulkarni,
Neuro Surgeon.

Academic qualifications and experience

  • Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi - MBBS (2004)
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Bengaluru - MCh Neurosurgery (2011)
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru – Consultant Brain and Spine Surgeon (2011-14)
  • Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS)/KIMS Hubballi– Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery (2014-18)
  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, UK – Clinical Attachment (2013)
  • Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland,UK – Clinical Attachment (2013)
  • Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA – Observer-ship (2016)
  • Karnataka Neurosciences Academy (KNA) – Member of the Executive Committee (2019-2021)

Papers presented

  • Neuro Oncology Award received for the paper titled Growth Factor Signaling Pathway expression in Homogenous Group of Anaplastic Astrocytoma (Grade 3 gliomas) , presented at NEUROCON, Bangalore, jointly conducted by Neurological Society of India and Societa Italiana Neuro chirurgia during Dec 2011.
  • Prognostic mpact of Insulin like growth factor binding protein isoforms expression (IGFBPs) in pure cohort of anaplastic astrocytomas, presented at the 8th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS) , held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during November 22-24, 2010.
  • Endoscopic management of arachnoid cysts presented at the 57th annual conference of NSI in December 2007, Agra, India.
  • ACF base meningiomas - clinical profile and outcome presented at the 9th annual conference of the Skull Base Surgery Society of India in AIIMS Delhi, in October 2007.


  • A Rare Case of Severe Proptosis Secondary to Orbitosphenoid Meningioma. (Int J Neurol Neurosurg. 2020;12(4):187–190).
  • Expression pattern and prognostic significance of Insulin like growth factor binding protein isoforms (IGFBPs) in pure cohort of anaplastic astrocytomas published in “Pathology and Oncology Research” May 2012 issue. (Research article: link ISSN 1219-4956).
  • Paediatric Spinal Schwannomas: An institutional study published in Journal of Paediatric Neurosciences. Volume 7, Issue 1, Jan-Apr 2012. (Original Article: link 1817-1745)
  • Anterior Interhemispheric Meningioma without dural attachment – a case report published in Aug 2011 in Neurology India. (Letter to editor volume 59, Issue 4, page 635-637 PMID: 21891955)
  • Reversible focal dystonia secondary to cervical disc disease – a case report published in Journal of spinal surgery. (J.Spin Surg.Volume 3, no 4, April 2012)
  • Article on Recogntion and Management of Head injury published in Karnataka Medical Journal- Official journal of the Indian Medical Association.

Areas of specialization

  • Brain Tumors
  • Head Injury
  • Brain Hematomas
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Stroke
  • Spine tumor
  • AVM and Aneurysms
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Paediatric Tumors

Neurosurgical disorders take a painful toll on the body and minds of patients. Hence when they recover after treatment, they are able to experience life more fully. Some of Dr.Aniruddh Kulkarni's happy patients express their gratitude.