Dr. Sameer Futane
MBBS, MS, MCh (Neurosurgery)
Consultant Brain & Spine Surgeon
Dr. Sameer Shankar Futane is a resident of Nashik city. He completed medical graduation and post-graduation in surgery at prestigious Seth GS medical college and KEM hospital, Mumbai. He further pursued M. Ch. Neurosurgery at renowned Post graduate Institute of medical education and research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He also gained further experience in neurosurgery at various leading centers like AIIMS, New Delhi; CMC, Vellore; KEM Hospital, Mumbai etc. He then served as an Assistant professor and consultant of Neurosurgery at MGM medical college and Hospital, Aurangabad. Since 2016, he is working as a full time neurosurgeon at Sahyadri Super-speciality Hospital, Nashik.
Dr. Sameer Futane has an excellent academic record with 30 publications in various, peer- reviewed, international Neurosurgical journals. (Access link to all his scientific articles: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=futane). He is also on the editorial board of various neurosurgical journals. He is credited with the first publication of the technique describing the use of endoscope for evacuation of Chronic Epidural hematoma. His surgical interests include surgery of the cranio-vertebral junction (C1 and C2 vertebra), Endoscopic skull base surgery (Pituitary tumors, clival chordomas etc), Surgery of the glioma and other brain and spine tumors, Neuro-vascular surgery (Aneurysms and AVMs), Tuberculosis of spine.
He also performs other routine and complex brain and spine surgeries and trauma surgeries. He is also passionate and particular about postoperative neuro-intensive care, resulting in an excellent outcome. He has also performed maximum number of awake craniotomies for brain lesions, in the region.
He never fails to give adequate time for neurological examination and discussion with patients about the disease process and treatment options. Invariably, his opinions and advices are very clear, unbiased and evidence based. Dr. Futane likes to write in Marathi about complex medical / neurosurgical concepts for general public, on various social media platforms, newspapers etc. He has also been interviewed by various Marathi TV channels about brain and spine surgery.