Dr. A. K. Mahapatra is a Professor of Neurosurgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has been working as a faculty from March 1983 and as a resident from 1976. He completed his MBBS in 1975, MS (AIIMS 1979) and M.Ch. (AIIMS 1982). He has been actively involved in teaching and research and edited 4 books. Dr. A.K. Mahapatra has received M. N. Sen Oration Award by ICMR for study in Optic nerve injury and got many medals/Best Paper awards in National and International Conferences. His research involved Neural Transplant, Evoked Potential, Head injury and Optic Nerve Injury and Clinical and Lab Based research in glioma. He has participated in many National and International Multicentric study. He is a member of 15 different societies including CNS, International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgery and Asian Ocean Skull Base Society. Currently he has been an Hony.Secretary of Neurotrauma Society of India and Skull Base Surgery Society of India. 2003 was the President of Neuro-Otological & Equilibriometric (NES) Society of India. Dr. A.K. Mahapatra was the Vice President of DNA in 1998-99. He has published over 270 papers and 40 chapters.