K. GANAPATHY M.Ch.(Neurosurgery), FACS, FICS, FAMS Ph.D is a Past President of the Telemedicine Society of India. former Secretary and Past President of the Neurological Society of India, former Secretary of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery , Past President of the Indian Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery. Formerly Adjunct Professor, at the IIT Madras, & Anna University he is currently Emeritus Professor at the Dr MGR Tamilnadu Medical University, Chennai. Dr. Ganapathy was formerly Honorary Consultant and Advisor in Neurosurgery Armed Forces Medical Services. In 1990 he became the first in South Asia to get a Ph.D in neuro-imaging. He is Member of the Editorial Board of 5 International and 3 National Journals in Neurosciences and was the first neurosurgeon from South Asia to be formally trained in Stereotactic radiosurgery in 1995 and later in Robotic Radiosurgery in 2008. He is on the editorial board of the American Telemedicine Association journal and other telemedicine journals. He was a Member of the National Task Force on Telemedicine. He started the first formal Certificate course on Telehealth Technology, in conjunction with the Anna University.
Mentor of MBA scholars from Harvard Business School Yale University and renowned Indian University.
During the last 45 years presented 543 papers in national conferences and 177in International meetings. He has published about 243 scientific papers & 16 chapters in books, besides about 75 articles in “The Hindu”. On the Board of Directors of the Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, the largest and oldest multi-specialty Telemedicine network in South Asia and Apollo Telehealth Services. Member of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council reviewing research projects for funding. Chairman of scientific committee, of nine annual international conferences on “Transforming Healthcare with ICT’. Columbia University selected ATNF to demonstrate global best practices. He has shown his keen recent interest in Space Medicine ny bringing out a special supplement on Extra Terrestrial Neurosciences. Part of the core committee of TSI responsible for implementing Telehealth Online orientation program for the Medical Council of India.