The full name of Dr. Paresh Doshi is Paresh Kishorchandra Doshi, M.S., M.Ch. is a leading neurosurgeon and a pioneer of stereotactic and functional neurological surgery in India. Since 1999 he has been in charge of the Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery program at Jaslok Hospital, the only dedicated and comprehensive Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgical program in India. Dr. Doshi is also the Director of Neurosurgery at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre.Dr. Doshi has been credited for conducting several path-breaking surgeries in the field of neurosurgery. He has conducted over 650 Stereotactic surgeries including 450 deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgeries. He has been credited with several firsts’in India.
- The first DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease by an Indian Neurosurgeon in 1998
- First surgery for Writers’ Dystonia (2012) and Cervical Rhizotomy (2012) in India
- First Occipital nerve stimulation for a Migraine (2008)
- First DBS for depression in Asia and Australia (2013)
- First Bilateral PPN DBS (2012) in the world
- First DBS for SCA 12 (2016) in the world
Present engagements of Dr. Paresh Doshi
- President of The Neuromodulation Society of India
- Director, World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
- Member of the World Society Taskforce of Neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders
- Director, Asian-Australian society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
- Past President of the Indian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Education Of Prof Dr. Paresh Doshi
Doshi earned his M.B.B.S. from Smt. N. H. L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India, and hisM.S. (General Surgery) from Sheth K. M. School of Post Graduate Medicine and Research, Ahmedabad, India. He did his M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) from T.N. Medical College, Bombay, India.
Thereafter, Doshi underwent extensive training in the field of Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London, Maudsley, King’s College Hospital, London, and Newcastle General Hospital for 4 years. He then gained further exposure and experience of specific Movement Disorder surgeries in USA Netherlands, Sweden, France, and Austria.
The career of Prof Dr. Paresh Doshi
Doshi started his career in neurosurgery in India where he assisted, performed and supervised a large number of neurosurgical operations, including cases of head trauma, brain tumors, spinal surgeries, vascular neurosurgeries, pediatric neurosurgeries, radio-frequency lesions for pain, transsphenoidal, transoral surgeries, stereotaxy, etc.
He then moved to England to work as a clinical fellow with Professor Thomas, as part of his Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery program. He gained experience in epilepsy surgery from the Maudsley Hospital and thereafter moved on to New Castle to continue his experience in general neurosurgery.
Doshi then trained in movement disorder surgeries, under Dr. Marwan Hariz and Professor A. Bosch in Umeå (Sweden) and Amsterdam where he performed pallidotomies. Subsequently, he worked with Prof. Benabid and Prof. Alesch, in Grenoble and Vienna to learn the art of deep brain stimulation, surgery. In 2003, he visited Lyon, France to obtain training in Spasticity from Prof. Marc Sindou.
In 1998 Doshi set up a Functional Neurosurgery Department at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Center in Mumbai, India, which is supported by well-trained neurologists and neurophysiologists and backed by state of the art neurophysiology and neuroradiology department. The center is renowned for performing epilepsy surgeries, movement disorder surgeries, surgery for chronic pain and spasticity and a wide spectrum of movement disorder surgeries including thalamotomy, pallidotomy, subthalamic nucleus lesioning and deep brain stimulation. He also started the Fellowship Training Program in Functional Neurosurgery where he has trained four neurosurgeons who are independently performing functional neurosurgeries and launched the Spasticity Program in 2004 and the Psychiatric Disorder surgery program in 2009. He introduced the technique of stereotactic evacuation of intracerebral hematoma in Mumbai. Doshi is also known for operating on the oldest patient (82 years old) of Parkinson’s Disease in the world
Dr. Paresh Doshi is one of the world’s leading neurosurgeon expert on Parkinson’s Disease and frequently promotes awareness of its cures across the nation. He has performed many path-breaking surgeries on patients suffering from acute and rare cases of PD and is at the forefront of medical research in this field. He is also known for conducting brain surgery on India’s youngest PD patient.
Deep Brain Surgery
Doshi is a pioneer in the field of deep brain stimulation(DBS). He is the first neurosurgeon to perform DBS surgery in India and has performed the largest number of DBS surgeries in India. He is also the only Neurosurgeon to perform DBS in patients with cardiac pacemakers. Doshi is also credited with the largest number of stereotactic procedures performed by a single person in India, with a success rate of greater than 95%. He has experience of 250 movement disorders surgeries of which 500 are DBS surgeries.
Dr. Paresh Doshi has been at the forefront of several research projects, including Parkinson’s Disease. He evaluated the outcome of movement disorder surgery and developed newer surgical targets for the treatment of movement disorders. He evaluated of the role of autologous (transplanted) mesenchymal stem cell therapy for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease, evaluated hardware and surgical complications of deep brain stimulation surgery in India, studied and identified the most effective targeting protocol for Subthalamic nucleus stimulation. His team also published a study in an international medical journal about arresting the debilitating effects of the progressive supranuclear palsy, a debilitating condition that leaves patients wheelchair bound in less than three years.
Awards and Honors
Doshi was awarded the Young Achiever’s Award by the Indo-American Society, Mumbai in 2002. He was also named “Top five medical specialists of Mumbai” by Times of India group in 2005, “Best Neurosurgeon and neurosciences department” by CNN IBN group in 2012 and awarded the “Excellence in Neurosciences” award by Medscape India in 2012.
Doshi was invited as a CME speaker to talk on Functional Neurosurgery at the prestigious meetings of Neurological Society of India in 1996, 2001 and 2004; Indian Academy of Neurology (2002); World society of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, Toronto, 2011, Asian society of Stereotactic, Functional and computer-assisted neurosurgery (Beijing, 2000, Taiwan 2004, Japan 2006, Hong Kong 2009 and Taiwan 2011); Asian and Pacific Parkinson’s disease Surgery Association meeting in Hong Kong (2001) and Indian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (1999, 2000, 01,03 & 04,06,08,09,10,11), Congress of Neurological surgeon, USA (2009).
He also conducted workshops in Stereotaxy surgery and Movement disorders in 1993 (London, England), 2001 (Mumbai, India) and 2001 (Indore, India).