Dr. George. C. Vilanilam
Additional Professor
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FRCS (Neurosurgery), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK

MBA(Hospital Management), University of Madras

CRM (Certificate in Research Methodology), Indian Institute of Public Health(IIPH),Gandhinagar (Public health foundation of India)

PGDMLE (Post Graduate Diploma -Medical Law and Ethics), National Law School of India University(NLSIU),Bangalore

MCh (Neurosurgery), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS),Bangalore

DNB(Neurosurgery), National Board of Examinations,New Delhi

MRCS (General Surgery), Royal College of Surgeons,Edinburgh,UK

MS(General Surgery), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

DNB and MNAMS (General Surgery), National Board of Examinations,New Delhi

MBBS-University of Mumbai

Associate Professor(Neurosurgery) - SCTIMST,Trivandrum (from October 2012 till date)

Assistant Professor (Neurosurgery) -SCTIMST,Trivandrum (October 2009 -September 2012 )

Assistant Professor (Neurosurgery) - JIPMER,Puducherry(7 months)

Senior Resident (Neurosurgery)-NIMHANS,Bangalore(3 years,7 months)

Senior Resident (Surgery)-AIIMS,New Delhi (1year)

American Association of South Asian Neurosurgeons(AASAN) ambassadorship award(2013) (Awarded: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery short term training at UCLA,Los Angeles,USA)

Italian Society of Neurosurgery(SINCH) educational grant(2015)

International League against epilepsy(ILAE)travel award(2012)

Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons(ACNS) Travel award(2012)

Intrinsic Brain tumours,Eloquent brain surgery

Surgery for Drug Resistent Epilepsy

Surgical education and bibliometric research

Medical Law and Ethics

Surgical outcome audits

Actively involved in state-of-art neurosurgical care especially in the care of drug resistant epilepsy and intrinsic brain tumors.Also involved in clinical research on the morphometry of temporal lobe,innovating epilepsy surgery techniques,studying surgical education and bibliometry.

Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh(RCSEd)

Neurological society of India(NSI)

Indian epilepsy society

National academy of medical sciences(NAMS)

Morphometry and venous anatomical variations in the Temporal lobe

The Neurosurgical learning curve analysis

Audit of Neurosurgical Outcome

Analysing poor outcomes in Epilepsy Surgery

Neurosurgical Team at SCTIMST,Trivandrum:Offering world class neurosurgical surgical care and support services.

R Madhavan Nair Centre for Comprehensive Care in Epilepsy:A BMJ award winning clinical care service offering the complex spectrum of surgical treatment for drug refractory epilepsy.


Vilanilam GC, Sudhir B J, Kumar K K, Abraham MA, Nair SN., Are Indian neuroscience clinicians perishing without publishing?., Neurol India, 2015, 63:807-8
James JS, Radhakrishnan A, Thomas B, Madhusoodanan M, Kesavadas C, Abraham M, Menon R, Rathore C, Vilanilam G., Diffusion tensor imaging tractography of Meyer's loop in planning resective surgery for drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy., Epilepsy Res., 2015, Feb ;110:95-104
RN, Radhakrishnan A, Parameswaran R, Thomas B, Kesavadas C, Abraham M, Vilanilam G, Sarma SP., Does F-18 FDG-PET substantially alter the surgical decision-making in drug-resistant partial epilepsy?, Epilepsy Behav., 2015, Oct;51:133-9
Asha, U., Mahadevan, A., Sathiyabama, D., Ravindra, T., Sagar, B.K. C., Bhat, D. I., Aravinda, H. R., Pandey, P. and Vilanilam, G. C., Lack of IDH1 mutation in astroblastomas suggests putative origin from ependymoglial cells?., Neuropathology, 2015, 35: 303?311
Misra S, Parthasarathi G, Vilanilam GC., The effect of gabapentin premedication on postoperative nausea, vomiting, and pain in patients on preoperative dexamethasone undergoing craniotomy for intracranial tumors., J Neurosurg Anesthesiol., 2013, Oct;25(4):386-91
Vilanilam GC, Abraham M, Menon G, Rao RM, Nair S,Radhakrishnan K., Beyond the learning curve in epilepsy surgery(Abstract): The institutional and individual perspective., Epilepsia, 2011, Vol 52,Supplement s6,2011