Dr. Ganapathy Krishnan, MCh (Neurosurgery), FACS, FICS, FAMS, PhD, is Past President of the Telemedicine Society of India and former Secretary and Past President of the Neurological Society of India. He was an Adjunct Professor at the IIT Madras and Anna University in Chennai, Honorary Consultant and Advisor in Neurosurgery for the Armed Forces Medical Services, Examiner and Inspector for the National Board of Examinations, under the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, and a former member of the Programme Advisory Committee (Health Sciences) for the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
Dr. Ganapathy was the first neurosurgeon in South East Asia to gain a PhD in neuroimaging, and the first to establish Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and later Robotic Radiosurgery. He also pioneered the introduction of Telemedicine into India, was a Member of the National Task Force on Telemedicine, and supervised the installation of telemedicine units in the Himalayas, at an altitude of 14,000 ft. In addition, he was a mentor for MBA scholars from Harvard Business School and other institutions.
He is currently Emeritus Professor at the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in Chennai, a member of the BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council), reviewing research projects for funding, and Founder President of the Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) India, the largest and oldest multi-specialty Telemedicine network in South Asia. The ATNF has been selected by Columbia University, New York, as a case study for demonstrating global best practices.
Over the course of his career, Ganapathy has presented 420 papers in national and 160 in international conferences, as well as publishing 210 scientific papers & 16 chapters in books. In addition, he has organised eight annual international conferences on “Transforming Healthcare with ICT”.