An Act of Balance

 Dr Anil Kumar Dhingra, Senior Consultant, Neuro and Spine Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mohali talks about his inspiring trail spanning across about two decades

By: Bhavya Gaind

A torchbearer in the field of neuro and spine surgery, Dr Anil Kumar Dhingra has become a name which truly warrants admiration and adulation in this area of specialization. Hailing his roots from a vast experience of fifteen years in the field of neurosurgery and spine surgery, Dr Dhingra is extensively trained in aneurysm surgery, head and spine trauma, minimally invasive/endoscopic/percutaneous spine surgeries. He is presently serving as the Senior Consultant, Neuro and Spine Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mohali. His area of interest is advances in spine surgery (minimally invasive spine surgery).

What attracted you to neurosurgical and spine practice? Who has been your source of inspiration for all this while?

It was certainly a matter of luck that I chanced upon neurosurgical and spine practice. However, it is an undeniable fact that the brain is the superpower of the body, which attracted me to this area of specialization. I pursued my Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) from Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, followed by a Masters in Surgery from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow. To further hone my expertise, I pursued Super Specialization (M. Ch) in neurosurgery from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.

All my teachers and especially my mentor, Dr AK Singh who is presently serving in the Department of Neurosurgery at Gobind Ballabh Pant Institute of Medical Education Institute and Research, New Delhi has been the beacon of light in my life.

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