Dr. Rajasekhar Rekapalli

Dr. Rajasekhar Rekapalli

Assistant Professor, NEUROSURGERY

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification :

MBBS (2012) from Guntur Medical College

MS in General Surgery (2015) from PGIMER, Chandigarh

MCh in Neurosurgery (2018) from PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Post doctoral fellowship in Skull base Neurosurgery (2018-2019) from PGIMER, Chandigarh

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery(2019 – 2021) from AIIMS Rishikesh

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery(2021 – Till date) from AIIMS Mangalagiri

Email :raja.nsurg@aiimsmangalagiri.edu.in

Research Profile

Area of Interest

  • Clinical Skull base Neurosurgery, Vascular Neurosurgery, Functional and Epilepsy surgery, CVJ pathology
    Research Epilepsy surgery, Traumatic brain injury, Neurocritical care


    • Life member of Neurological society of India (NSI)
    • Life member of Neurological surgeon’s society of India (NSSI)

Honors / Awards


Date Award/ Achievements
2019 Best paper award

Annual Conference of Association of Neurosurgeons of the northwest zone, Shimla, India

2018 Best paper award

Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons – Neurotrauma Conference, Chandigarh, India

2015 The best outgoing student in General Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh
2012 All India Rank 2: PGIMER MD/MS Entrance Examination
2006 to


State rank 8 in EAMCET (MBBS entrance)

7 Gold medals/merit prizes in the following subjects during MBBS:

General surgery







2004 Best outgoing student of St. Ignatius English medium school, Guntur, AP

Scientific Presentations at Conferences:

    • Neuropsychological outcome after surgery for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. NSSICON, Kolkata, 2020 (Invited faculty)
    • Role of Microneurosurgery in cavernous sinus lesions in the era of Gamma Knife – A case series. AANS, NSICON, IMS joint conference, Mumbai, 2019
    • Dose fractionated gamma knife radiosurgery for glomus jugulare tumors. Annual Conference of Association of Neurosurgeons of the northwest zone, Shimla, India, 2019 (Best Paper Award)
    • Dose fractionated gamma knife radiosurgery for glomus jugulare tumors. SKULLBASECON, Ludhiana, 2018
    • Assessment of quality of life and neurological recovery after a thoracolumbar spine injury. Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons AANS– Neurotrauma Conference, Chandigarh, India, 2018 (Best Paper Award)
    • Neuropsychological outcome after surgery for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Annual Conference of Association of Neurosurgeons of the northwest zone, Ludhiana, India, 2017
    • Neuropsychological outcome after epilepsy surgery, STEREOCON, Chandigarh, 2017

Books / Chapters

Yagnik N, Rekapalli R. Pathophysiology of head injury. In: Sinha S, Yagnik N, Deora H, eds.  Handbook of Neurotrauma. 1st ed. Noida: Salubris Publishers; 2021. p. 21-32. (Book chapter)


    1. 1 Rekapalli R, Karthigeyan M, Salunke P, et al. A novel fixation technique using anterior C1 screw in a pediatric solitary cervical spinal juvenile xanthogranuloma.
      Eur Spine J. 2019 Jun; 28(Suppl 2):56-60.
      2 Tripathi M, Rekapalli R, Batish A, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Primary Multisession Dose Fractionated Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Jugular Paragangliomas. World Neurosurg. 2019 Nov;131:e136-e148.
      3 Karthigeyan M, Rekapalli R, Salunke P, et al. Modified unilateral approach for mid-third giant bifalcine meningiomas: resection using an oblique surgical trajectory and falx window. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2019 Feb;161(2):327-332
      4 Salunke P, Karthigeyan M, Rekapalli R, et al. Tailored Posterior-Only Approach for C2 Vertebral Body Lesions: Our Surgical Experience in 10 Patients.
      World Neurosurg. 2020 Jan;133:e730-e738.
      5 Salunke P, Karthigeyan M, Rekapalli R. Revisiting Surgery in the Current Era of Gamma Knife for Cavernous Sinus Lesions. Neurology India. [NI]: Article provisionally accepted: NI_362_20
      6 Karthigeyan M, Rajasekhar R, Salunke P, Gupta K. IgG4-related Pachymeningitis as a Cause of Spinal Epidural Compression: Can Intraoperative Frozen Sections Predict the Underlying Pathology? Neurol India. 2022 May-Jun;70(3):1223-1225.
      7 Praneeth K, Rekapalli R, Aggarwal A, et al. Intracranial Eye. Neurol India 2020;68:1502-3
      8 Salunke P, Singh A, Rekapalli R. Dural artery from the supraclinoid internal carotid artery to the anterior clinoid process: origin, course and clinical implications. World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec 26. pii: S1878-8750(18)32894-8.
      9 Arora RK, Mittal RS, Rekapalli R, et al. Simulation Training for Neurosurgical Residents: Need versus Reality in Indian Scenario. Asian J Neurosurg. 2021 Mar 20;16(1):230-235.
      10 Sadhasivam S, Arora RK, Rekapalli R, et al. A Systematic Review on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Neurosurgical Practice and Indian Perspective. Asian J Neurosurg. 2021 Feb 23;16(1):24-32.
      11 Pathak S, Gupta P, Ramakumar N, Rekapalli R, Gupta G. Acute necrotizing pancreatitis in a child with recurrent craniopharyngioma after transnasal transsphenoidal surgery. J Pediatr Neurosci [Epub ahead of print] [cited 2022 Aug 3]. Available from: https://www.pediatricneurosciences.com/preprintarticle.asp?id=321797
      12 Karthigeyan M, Salunke P, Singh P, Rekapalli R, Gupta SK. Atypical appearance of a premedullary cyst. Neurol India. 2018 Nov-Dec;66(6):1824-1826.
      13 Sahoo S, Salunke P, Karthigeyan M, Rekapalli R. “Suspended Posterior Tubercle of Atlas” with Atlantoaxial Dislocation. World Neurosurg. 2018 May; 113:37-39.
      14 Karthigeyan M, Salunke P, Gupta K, Singh A, Rekapalli R. Frozen Section Can “Sharpen” or “Sand Off” the Surgeon’s Knife: 2 Case Illustrations with Skull Base                Meningioma Mimics. World Neurosurg. 2017 Nov; 107:1051. e1-1051.e6.
      15 Swain SK, Arora RK, Sharma SK, Nandolia K, Basu G, Rekapalli R, Arora P, Rajpal G, Sherwani P, Saxena S, Mittal RS. Vertebral arteriovenous fistula in neurofibromatosis type 1. J Neurosurg Sci. 2022 Feb;66(1):54-61.
      16 Tripathi M, Ahuja CK, Mukherjee KK, Kumar N, Dhandapani S, Dutta P, Kaur R, Rekapalli R, Batish A, Gurnani J, Kamboj P, Agrahari A, Kataria K. The Safety and Efficacy of Bevacizumab for Radiosurgery – Induced Steroid – Resistant Brain  Edema; Not the Last Part in the Ship of Theseus. Neurol India. 2019 Sep-Oct;67(5):1292-1302.
      17 Sahoo SK, Gupta SK, Salunke P, Dhandapani S, Aggarwal A, Singla N, Karthigeyan M, Singh A, Tripathi M, Gendle C, Singla R, Chhabra R, Mohindra S, Tewari MK, Rekapalli R, Kokkula P, Gupta T. Setting up a Neurosurgical Skills Laboratory and Designing Simulation Courses to Augment Resident Training Program. Neurol India. 2022 Mar-Apr;70(2):612-617.
      18 Arora RK, Shakya J, Sadhaivam S, Rekapalli R, Mittal RS. Use of Marker Computed Tomography as a Navigational Tool for Performing Minicraniotomies. Indian J Neurosurg. 2022 Feb 07; 01(EFirst):2277-954X
      19 Pannem R, Rekapalli R, Basu G, Arora R. New-onset contralateral delayed extradural hematoma in an operated case of extradural hematoma: life-threatening if not diagnosed early. BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Aug 1;15(8):e249536. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2022-249536. PMID: 35914800.