Dr. H.S. Bhatoe

Brig(Dr.) Bhatoe with nearly three decades of neurosurgical experience, has special aptitude for microneurosurgery and keyhole surgery, for which he was trained in Mainz, Germany.

Director Neurosurgeon

Dr. H.S. Bhatoe

Dr HS BhatoeBrig Harjinder Singh Bhatoe is an alumnus of the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, where he did MBBS in 1978. He did his Master of Surgery (General Surgery) from Army Hospital Delhi Cantt in 1986. He did his neurosurgery residency and M Ch Neurosurgery from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1991. Thereafter, he has served in various tertiary referral centers of the Armed Forces. He has been Head of Dept of Neurosurgery at Army Hospital (R & R), Delhi Cantt, and Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

Brig Bhatoe with nearly three decades of neurosurgical experience, has special aptitude for microneurosurgery and keyhole surgery, for which he was trained in Mainz, Germany. He has the one of the largest experience in this field in the country. He also has special aptitude for neurooncology, vascular neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery and spinal surgery.

Books authored

Missile Injuries of Brain, Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves. Thieme, New Delhi 2018

Missile Injuries of Brain, Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves“Missile Injuries of the Brain, Spine and Peripheral Nerves,” the book by Brigadier (Retired) Harjinder Singh Bhatoe, published by Thieme Medical Publishers in 2019, is a ready‑reference comprehensive book for neurosurgeons who may have to deal with gunshot or missile injuries.

Craniocerebral missile injuries carry very high mortality rates (75–80%) and most patients succumb even before they get examined by neurosurgeons. Literature and publications on gunshot and missile wounds of the brain and spine are scant.

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Gallery

  • Biography featured in Marquis Who’s Who in the World (14th Ed) 1997.
  • Elected Member of New York Academy of Sciences Jun 1998
  • Awarded the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card in Jan 1999.
  • Awarded the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card in Aug 2002.
  • Biography featured in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2002-2003, 2006-2007.
  • Served on the staff of the President of India as Regimental Medical Officer with The President’s Bodyguard, Jun 1983 to Jun 1987.
  • Admitted to the Membership of Congress of Neurological Surgeons Jan 2004
  • Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service on 26 Jan 2009
  • Awarded Ambroise Paré award by the International Council for Military Medicine, for paper published: Craniocerebral Missile Injuries.
  • Awarded GOC-in-C (Western Command) Commendation in May 2012.
  • Elected President of Neurotrauma Society of India 2012-13.
  • Chikitsa Ratan Award by Delhi Medical Association in 2015
  • Admitted to the membership of Serbian Neurosurgery Association in March 2019.

Working as full time Neurosurgeon in the following Armed Forces tertiary care centres:

i. Command Hospital (SC) & Armed Forces Medical College, Pune – Jan 92 – Aug 95
This involved managing all types of Neurosurgical cases alongwith teaching Undergraduates and postgraduates in Surgery.
Recognized teacher for M Ch Neurosurgery of University of Poona.

ii. Command Hospital (NC) C/O 56 A P O – Aug 95 – Jan 99.
This involved managing all types of Neurosurgical cases, in particular those with Craniocerebral trauma (Gunshot wounds of brain & spine).

ii. Command Hospital (CC) Lucknow – Jan 99 to Feb 2002
Each of these centres consists of 30 dedicated Neurosurgical beds with additional beds in Family, Pediatrics & Officers wards. The centre in CH(CC) Lucknow also has a 30 bedded Spinal Cord Injury Centre.

iii. Army Hospital (R & R) Delhi Cantt – Feb 2002 to Nov 2008
The centre at Army Hospital (R & R) is equipped with the state of equipment capable of delivering neurosurgical care comparable with the best available in the country. This apex hospital is a major referral centre for the Armed Forces that manages all types of neurosurgical problems.

iv: Command Hospital (SC) & Armed Forces Medical College, Pune – Nov 08 to Aug 11.
Appointed Professor & Head of Dept of Neurosurgery

v. Command Hospital (WC) Chandimandir – Aug 11 to 30th Sep 2013 as Deputy Commandant, and Consultant (Neurosurgery)

vi. Max Super Speciality Hospital PPG IP Extn New Delhi Oct 2016. Director & Head Neuro Science

vii. Fortis Hospital, Noida Oct 2016. Director Neurosurgery

viii. Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab. Senior Director Neurosurgery

Proficiency in:

i. Cranial Surgery – Management of Trauma, Neoplastic and mass lesions, Vascular lesions like aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, infective processes, skull base lesions, stereotactic surgery, image guided surgery, keyhole microneurosurgery, surgery for trigeminal neuralgia, facial spasm
Has largest Indian experience in transciliary keyhole microneurosurgery

ii. Surgery of Craniovertebral Junction – Management of CVJ anomalies, syringomyelia etc.

iii. Pediatric Neurosurgery – Management of congenital & developmental lesions like encephaloceles, spinal dysraphism, hydrocephalus, pediatric tumours, trauma

iv. Spinal Surgery – Management of disc lesions, intraspinal tumours, trauma, inflammatory lesions, spinal tuberculosis, spondylolisthesis

v. Gamma Knife Surgery – Trained at UPMC/Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA and worked on 4C version of Gamma Knife surgery unit at AHRR, New Delhi
Trained at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia (USA)

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Prespecialization  active service with 316 Field Ambulance.Qualified as paratrooper with 17 Parachute Field Regiment (50 Independent Parachute Brigade) in Jan 1983.

Served as Deputy Commandant & Consultant Neurosurgery (rank Brigadier).

  1. Missile Injuries of the Spine. Bhatoe HS, Prakash Singh. Paper presented at the 34th International Conference on Military Medicine held at Sun City, South Africa from 15 to 20 Sep 2002.
  2. Attended the 2nd. International Spine Workshop organized by Spinal Surgery Advancement Foundation, USA at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from 14 to 17 Nov 2002.
  3. Attended the Basic Neuroendoscopy Course at The Aesculap Akademie, Tuttlingen and Mainz (Germany), 10 – 14 Nov 2003.
  4. Attended Keyhole Neurosurgery Workshop at Aesculap Akademie & University of Gutenberg, Tuttlingen/Mainz (Germany), 07-14 Jul 2004.
  5. Tuberculosis of lumbar and lumbosacral spine. Bhatoe HS. Guest lecture delivered at the 12th. Biennial International Conference on Lumbar Spine Stabilisation and Total Spinal Techniques, organized at Cape Town, South Africa, 12-15 Oct 2005.
  6. Sacral Masses: A Neurosurgical Perspective. Bhatoe HS. Guest lecture delivered at the 12th. Biennial International Conference on Lumbar Spine Stabilisation and Total Spinal Techniques, organized at Cape Town, South Africa, 12-15 Oct 2005.
  7. Supraorbital transciliary keyhole approach for sellar and parasellar lesions. Bhatoe HS. Paper presented at the 3rd. International Symposium on Microneurosurgical Anatomy, organized at Kemer, Antalya, Turkey, 05-08 Nov 2006.
  8. Trained in Gamma Knife Surgery applications at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh, Pa. USA, 09 July-15 July 2007.
  9. Supraorbital transciliary keyhole approach for sellar and parasellar lesions. Bhatoe HS. Paper presented at the 5th Asian Congress for Neurooncology, organized at Hilton, Istanbul, Turkey, 02-04 Nov 2007.
  10. Intraventricular meningiomas: Clinicopathologic study and review. Bhatoe HS, Prakash Singh, Dutta V. Paper presented at the 5th Asian Congress for Neurooncology, organized at Hilton, Istanbul, Turkey, 02-04 Nov 2007.
  11. Attended Advances in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Pituitary and Skullbase Surgery course at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh (USA) , September 17-19, 2008.
  12. Attended the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Annual Conference held at Orlando, Florida (USA), September 20-26, 2008.
  13. Transciliary supraorbital keyhole craniotomy for aneurysms of anterior circulation. Bhatoe HS. Paper presented at the 14th. World Congress of Neurosurgery, Boston (USA), 30 Aug – 04 Sep 2009.
  14. Trained in Gamma Knife Surgery Perfexion at University of Virginia, Virginia (USA), September 16-19, 2009.
  15. Speaker at luncheon seminar during the Annual Meeting of Congress of Neurological Surgeons, held at New Orleans, La., USA, 24-28 Oct 2009.
  16. Gunshot wounds of the brain. Bhatoe HS. Invited lecture delivered at the 2nd Asia-Oceania Neurotrauma Congress held at Tokyo, Japan, on 06-07 Mar 2010.
  17. Transciliary supraorbital keyhole approach for aneurysms of anterior circulation. Faculty lecture delivered at Asia-Oceania Skull Base Surgery Conference held at Bali, 10-13 Nov 2010.
  18. Present day management of gunshot wounds of the brain. Faculty lecture delivered at 8th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, held at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 21-24 Nov 2010.
  19. Transciliary supraorbital keyhole approach for aneurysms of anterior circulation.Operative nuances. Faculty lecture delivered at 8th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, held at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 21-24 Nov 2010.
  20. Anatomical surgical nuances for microvascular decompression in trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. Faculty lecture delivered at 8th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, held at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 21-24 Nov 2010.
  21. International Group for advancement of Spinal Surgery (IGASS) fellowship at Department of Orthopedics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. 19 Sep-12 Oct 2011.
  22. Gunshot injuries to the spine. Invited lecture delivered at the Annual Meeting of Spine Surgeons’ of Denmark, held at Middlefart, Aarhus, Denmark, on 07 Oct 2011.
  23. Transciliary keyhole craniotomy for meningiomas of anterior cranial fossa. Bhatoe HS. Invited lecture delivered at the First International Conference of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, organized at Florence, Italy. 21-23 March 2012.
  24. Transciliary supraorbital keyhole craniotomy for aneurysms of middle cerebral artery. Bhatoe HS. Invited lecture delivered at the First International Conference of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, organized at Florence, Italy. 21-23 March 2012.
  25. Complications of keyhole approaches. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture delivered at the First International Conference of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, organized at Florence, Italy. 21-23 March 2012.
  26. Non-dysraphic intramedullary spinal cord lipomas. Bhatoe HS. Guest lecture delivered at the Global Spine Congress held at Hong Kong, 04-06 Apr 2013.
  27. Transpedicular instrumentation for tuberculosis of lumbar and lumbosacral spine. Bhatoe HS. Guest lecture delivered at the Global Spine Congress held at Hong Kong, 04-06 Apr 2013.
  28. Sacral tumors: A neurosurgical perspective. Bhatoe HS. Guest lecture delivered at the Global Spine Congress held at Hong Kong, 04-06 Apr 2013.
  29. Intraventricular meningiomas. Invited faculty lecture delivered at the 15th World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Congress held at Seoul, S Korea, 09-13 Sep 2013.
  30. Surgery for cortical arteriovenous malformations. Invited faculty lecture delivered at the 15th World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Congress held at Seoul, S Korea, 09-13 Sep 2013.
  31. Decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury. Speaker at the panel discussion on Decompressive Craniectomy during the 15th World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Congress held at Seoul, S Korea, 09-13 Sep 2013.
  32. Tuberculosis of the cervical spine. Bhatoe HS. Paper presented at the Cervical Spine Research Society annual conference held at Istanbul (Turkey) Sep 2014.
  33. Early instrumentation in spinal tuberculosis. Bhatoe HS. Paper presented at the South and East European Neurosurgical Society, held in Belgrade (Serbia) Oct 2014.
  34. Gunshot wounds of the spine. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture during Disaster & Military Medicine Congress at Dusseldorf (Germany), 16-18 Nov 2015.
  35. Craniocerebral missile injuries. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture delivered at International Conference on Military Medicine, held at Bali (Indonesia) Sep 2016.
  36. Intraventricular meningiomas. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture delivered at WFNS Congress held in Rome (Italy), 2016.
  37. Retained intracranial splinters. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture delivered at International Conference on Military Medicine, held at Bali (Indonesia) Sep 2016.
  38. Craniocerebral Missile Injuries. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture delivered at International Conference on Military Medicine, held at Bali (Indonesia) Sep 2016.
  39. Craniocerebral missile injuries. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture during Disaster & Military Medicine Congress at Dusseldorf (Germany), 10-12 Nov 2016.
  40. Gunshot wounds of the spine. Bhatoe HS. Lecture delivered at the Global Spine Congress, Milan (Italy) in May 2017.
  41. Operative management of Gunshot wounds of the brain. Bhatoe HS. Paper presented at NeuroTrauma 2018 held at Toronto (Canada), 11-16 Aug 2018.
  42. Early surgery and instrumentation in cervical spine tuberculosis. Rationale and decision making. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture delivered at the Spine Surgery in XXI Century Congress held at Mis, Serbia 04-07 Oct 2018.
  43. Prehospital care for craniocerebral missile injuries in battlefield. Bhatoe HS. Faculty lecture during Disaster & Military Medicine Congress at Dusseldorf (Germany), 18-20 Nov 2018.
  44. The neurovascular syndromes. Bhatoe HS. Invited lecture at the WFNS & Serbian Neurosurgical Congress 2019, held at Belgrade, Serbia 22-24 March 2019.
  45. Intraventricular meningiomas. Bhatoe HS. Invited lecture delivered at the Romanian Society of Neurosurgeons 2019 conference held at Hotel ramada, Sibiu (Romania) 16-19 Oct 2019.
  46. Surgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Bhatoe HS. Invited lecture delivered at the Romanian Society of Neurosurgeons 2019 conference held at Hotel ramada, Sibiu (Romania) 16-19 Oct 2019.
  47. The neurovascular syndromes. Bhatoe HS. Invited lecture delivered at the Romanian Society of Neurosurgeons 2019 conference held at Hotel ramada, Sibiu (Romania) 16-19 Oct 2019.

Prespecialization active service with 316 Field Ambulance.Qualified as paratrooper with 17 Parachute Field Regiment (50 Independent Parachute Brigade) in Jan 1983.

Presently serving as a Deputy Commandant & Consultant Neurosurgery (rank Brigadier).

1. Neurology India

2. Child’s Nervous System

3. World Journal of Surgery

4. Armed Forces Medical Journal

5. Reviews in Neurotherapeutics

1. 6th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at IMS, BHU, Varanasi 18-20 Aug 1997.

2. 7th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at Indore, 18-20 Aug 1998.

3. Panelist in panel discussion on Head Injury during CME/Surgery Update held at Govt Medical College, Jammu on 25 Oct 1998.

4. 8th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at Nagpur 16-18 Aug 1999.

5. 8th.UPNEUROCON held at IMS, BHU, Varanasi on 28 Feb 1999.

6. 48th. Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India held at Hyderabad, 17-20 Dec 1999.

7. 9th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at Rajkot, 18-20 Aug 2000.

8. 49th. Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India held at Chennai from 14 to 17 Dec 2000.

9. International Conference on Spinal Surgery held at Leelavati Hospital, Mumbai from 16 to 18 Feb 2001.

10. 10th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at Coimbatore , 07-10 Sep 2001.

11. 50th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India held at Mumbai, 15 to 18 Dec 2001.

12. 11th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at Agra, 20-22 Aug 2002.

13. 34th International Conference on Military Medicine held at Sun City, South Africa, from 15 to 20 Sep 2002.

14. 51st. Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India held at Cochin, 14 to 17 Dec 2002.

15. 52nd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India held at Chandigarh, 12 to 16 Dec 2003.

16. International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi, 12-14 Mar 2004.

17. International Spine 2004 conference organized at Ooty (Nilgiris) 10-13 Jun 2004.

18. 13th. National Neurotrauma Conference organized at Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, 20 – 22 Aug 2004.

19. 53rd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India organized at Indore, 16-19 Dec 2004.

20. 14th. National Neurotrauma Conference organized at Kolkata, 19-21 Aug 2005.

21. 12th. Biennial International Conference on Lumbar Spine Stabilisation and Total Spinal Techniques, organized at Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, 12-15 Oct 2005.

22. 15th. National Neurotrauma conference held at New Delhi, 18-20 Aug 2006.

23. 6th. Annual Conference of National Neurospinal Surgeons Foundation of India, held at Jaipur, 28-30 Sep 2006.

24. 55th. Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, organized at Madurai, 20 – 23 Dec 2006.

25. 16th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at Gwalior,(MP), 17-19 Aug 2007.

26. 56th Annual conference of Neurological society of India held at Agra, 16-18 Dec 2007.

27. 17th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at Bhubaneswar (Orissa), 22-24 Aug 2008.

28. 57th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, held at AFMC, Pune, 16-20 Dec 2008.

29. National Stroke Symposium, held at AFMC, Pune, 30 May 2009.

30. 18th. National Neurotrauma Conference held at Jaipur, 06-08 Aug 2009.

31. 58th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, held at SGPGIMS, Lucknow, 18-20 Dec 2009.

32. 2nd Asia-Oceania Neurotrauma Congress held at Tokyo, Japan, 06-07 Mar 2010.

33. 19th National Neurotrauma Conference held at Chennai, 20-22 Aug 2010.

34. 8th. Asia Oceania Skull Base Surgery Congress held at Bali (Indonesia), 10-13 Nov 2010.

35. 10th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons held at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 21-24 Nov 2010.

36. First National Conference of the Neurological Surgeons’ Society of India, held at Poona Hospital, Pune, on 02-04 Mar 2012.

37. First International Conference of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, organized at Florence, Italy. 21-23 March 2012.

38. International Conference in Neurosurgery, Taj Lands End, bandra, Mumbai, 08 Jun 2012.

39. 20th National neurotrauma Conference held at Cochin, 17-19 Sep 2012.

40. CME on War surgery held at Command Hospital (Northern Command), Udhampur, 08-09 Sep 2012.

41. Spine 2012, held at Le Meridien, Chennai, on 15 Sep 2012.

42. Indian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery Annual meeting held at AIIMS, New Delhi, 02-04 Nov 2012.

43. Second Annual Conference of Neurological Surgeons society of India, held at Jaipur, 01-04 March 2013.

44. 22nd National Neurotrauma Conference held at Guwahati, 23-25 Aug 2013.

45. Inaugural AIIMS-Neurotrauma Conference held at JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi, 31 Aug-01 Sep 2013.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN VARIOUS TEACHING HOSPITALS

Army Hospital, Apr 84-Mar 86 (2 years)
Surgery Paramedical – Delhi Cantt

Command Hosp(Southern Command), Jun 89-Dec 89 (6 months)
Surgery UGs,PGs – Pune

PGIMER, Jan 90-Dec 91 (2 years)
Neurosurg PGs – Chandigarh

Command Hosp(Southern Command), Jan 92-Aug 95 (31/2 years)
Neurosurg Neurosurg – Pune PGs, UGs

Command Hosp(Northern Command), Aug 95-Jan 99 (31/2 years)
Neurosurg PGs, Paramedics – Udhampur

Command Hosp(CC) Jan 99-Feb 02 (3 years)
Neurosurg PGs, Paramedics – Lucknow

Army Hospital (R & R)Feb 02 – Nov 08 (61/2 year)
Neurosurg , PGs, Paramedics, Postdoctoral – Delhi Cantt

Command Hospital (SC) Nov 08 to Aug 11 (21 months)
Neurosurg, UGs, PGs , Postdoctoral – Pune

Command Hospital (WC), 05 Aug 2011 to 30 Sep 2013
Brig I/C Adm Dy Comdt – Chandimandir

MBBS – Nov 1978
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University of Poona

M S (Gen Surg) – Apr 1986
Army Hospital (R & R) Delhi Cantt University of Delhi

M Ch (Neurosurgery) – Dec 1991
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research ,Chandigarh