Atul Goel, MD
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Dr. Atul Goel


President: Neurological society of India, 2018 2019

President: Craniovertebral junction and spine society



Professional & Academic Positions

Professor and Head: Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, India, 1998 – Present.

Consultant Neurosurgeon: TATA Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Institute, 1999 – Present.

Hon. Consultant Neurosurgeon, Lilavati hospital and research Centre, December 2004.

Honorary consultant to Governor of Maharashtra State, India, 2009



Editorial Positions and Professional Memberships


Chairman, Editorial Board, Journal of Neurosurgery (Spine). 2014-2015

Section Editor, World Neurosurgery

Editor, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, INDIA, 2001 –2007,

Editor: Neurology India, 2003 – 2008.

Editor in Chief: International Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Editor in Chief: Journal of Craniovertebral junction and Spine,



Editorial/Advisory Board Member of:



Journal of Neurooncology


Surgical Neurology 2002-2009,

Surgical Neurology International,

Journal of Clinical Neurosciences, 2003-2015,

Journal of Neurosurgery (Spine) 2007- 2013, Spine 2011,

Neurology INDIA, 1999 –2002,

The Indian Journal of Neurotrauma, 2004-2008,

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine,

Skull Base surgery, 2010-2012,

Journal of Neurological surgery- Skull base,

World Neurosurgery,

Journal of Korean Neurosurgery,

Pakistan Neurosurgical Journal,

Turkish Journal of Neurosurgery,

Journal of Neurological Sciences Turkish

Journal of Minimally invasive surgery,

Neurosurgical review,

European Spine Journal,

Iranian Journal of Neurosurgery,

Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery

Asian Spine Journal


Organizational positions:


Honorary member:

Japan Neurosurgical society.

Venezuelan society of Neurosurgery,

Bangladesh society of neurosurgery,

Egyptian society of neurosurgery


Miembro Honorario: La AcademiaMexicana de Neurologia, A.C., PuertoVallarta, Jalisco a 27


President: Asia-Oceanian Skull Base surgery society. 2011-2014


Contributions to Neurosciences:



  1. Kobayashi S, Goel A, Hongo K. Neurosurgery of Complex Tumors and Vascular Lesions.  Churchill Livingstone, New York/London, 1997. ISBN 044-3078-70X.
  2. Goel A, Cacciola F: The Craniovertebral Junction: Diagnosis, Pathology, Surgical Techniques.2011, Georg ThiemeVerlag, Stuttgart, Germany. ISBN 978-3-13-149071-1


Number of Publications in pubmed indexed journals685


Five articles included in Highest cited 100 papers published inNeurology India. - Publication in Neurology India 2016.


Two articles included in ‘The hundred most influential publications in cervical spine research’. –Publication in Spine 2016.


Two article in the top 50 most cited articles on craniovertebral junction surgery. Publication in Journal of Craniovertebral junction and Spine. 2017


Ranked 2nd in ‘The most influential publications in odontoid fractures’. World Neurosurgery 2019





Awards &Honours:


Dr. Deepak Kothari Gold Medal for first position in M.Ch. neurosurgery1987.

Indian Council of Medical Research National Award: Mrs. Shakuntala Devi Amir Chand Prize, 1995, for outstanding Scientific Research.

Indian Council of Medical Research National Award: AmrutModyUnichem Award, 1996, for outstanding research in Neurology

Eminent medical teacher, Dr. B.C. Roy National award 2003

Dandy medal for distinguished neurosurgery services-2018.

Outstanding contribution award- Chinese society of Neurosurgery-2019