Dr Biji Bahuleyan is a senior neurosurgeon and spine surgeon with more than 21 years of clinical and research experience. After his MBBS from T.D Medical College, Alleppey in 1995, Dr Biji completed the 5 year neurosurgery training from the prestigious Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India in 2005. Dr Biji later worked as a consultant neurosurgeon in Christian Medical College, Vellore for 2 years. He later joined the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, India in 2007 where he served initially as a cerebrovascular and skull base fellow and then as a consultant neurosurgeon. The epilepsy treatment program at SCTIMST is considered one among the most reputed in Asia where Dr Biji worked as an epilepsy surgeon.
Later, Dr Biji completed 4 fellowships in various subspecialties in neurosurgery from reputed universities in the United States. The fellowships include: Spine surgery (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA); Minimally invasive neurosurgery (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH); Neurosurgical oncology, Functional neurosurgery and pain management (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH).
Dr Biji has authored many articles that are published in reputed peer reviewed journals some of which were accepted as their cover illustrations. Dr Biji has also authored many text book chapters, the most notable one is in the reputed textbook of spine surgery "Benzel's Spine surgery". During the minimally invasive fellowship in the US, Dr Biji designed 4 new minimally invasive (key hole) surgical approaches for the first time in English literature for treatment of patients with intractable epilepsy which were published in journals and won many awards. Michael Gaab, the pioneer in neuroendoscopy from Hannover, Germany has written a 3 page commentary article in the journal "World Neurosurgery" on the endoscopic work published by Dr Biji Bahuleyan.
Apart from treating all common neurosurgical disorders (like brain and spine injury, brain and spine tumours, hydrocephalus etc), some of the unique areas where Dr Biji is trained in are: epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation, placement of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps for patients with chronic pain from spinal disorders and cancer pain and intrathecal baclofen pumps for the treatment of spasticity.
After returning from the US in 2015, Dr Biji served as a consultant Neurosurgeon at KIMS hospital Trivandrum where he was the academic coordinator for the DNB neurosurgery program. He is an invited faculty for epilepsy surgery training in many reputed institutions and educational forums. Dr Biji is a visiting epilepsy surgeon in some of the reputed epilepsy centers in India. Dr Biji is a visiting neurosurgeon at Sahrudaya Hospital, Alappuzha, Kerala. Dr Biji is currently a senior neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Lisie Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.
Neurosurgeon, Christian Medical College, Vellore February, 2005 - February, 2007
Neurosurgeon, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum September, 2007 - Jul, 2009
Neurosurgeon, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Fellow, University Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland July, 2009 - June, 2012
Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgery Fellow, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA July , 2012 - June, 2013
Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgical Oncology Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland July, 2013 - June , 2014
Neurosurgeon, Functional Neurosurgery and Pain Fellow , Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland July , 2014 - June , 2015
Neurosurgeon, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum July, 2015 - July , 2017
Senior Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, Lisie Hospital, Kochi July , 2017 - Present
MBBS, 1996, T.D Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
MCh (Neurosurgery), 2005, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Fellowship in Vascular and Skull base surgery, 2007, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, 2012, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Fellowship in Spine Surgery, 2013, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard, Boston, USA
Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology, 2014, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery and Pain Management, 2015, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA