Dr. Atul Goel
Department of Neuro-Surgery
M.Ch. (Neurosurgery)


Dr. Goel is associated with Lilavati Hospital since December 2004.

Awards and Recognition

  • A recent publication from Stanford University introduced a database of top scientists and academicians from all over the world. This database includes names of the top researchers and thinkers who have contributed significantly to the growth of science in their respective fields. This study has been published in PLos Biology Journal 2020. In this study Prof. Dr. Atul Goel, Consultant-Neurosurgery has achieved below rankings:

    • Number 1 in India in the field of Neurosurgery & Neurosciences

    • Number 1 in the World in Skull base surgery

    • 2nd in World in Neurospine surgery

    As far as the world ranking goes his name features amongst the top 0.4 % scientists in the list.

    Largest published experience in the world in the surgical management of Trigeminal neuroma.
  • Largest published experience in the world (till the time of publication) in the surgical management of cavernous hemangiomas of cavernous sinus.
  • Largest published experience in the surgical management of craniovertebral anomalies.
  • Largest number of operated cases (published) of suprasellarmeningiomas in the world within a specific period of years.
  • Largest published series in the world in the surgical treatment of colloid cyst.
  • Participant in the surgery of the largest and heaviest cranial tumor ever removed.
  • Awarded Best Student Award by Students Association of Government Medical College, Nagpur, 1979.
  • Indian Council of Medical Research National Award: Mrs.Shakuntala Devi Amir Chand Prize, 1995, for outstanding Scientific Research.
  • Indian Council of Medical Research National Award: Amrut ModyUnichem Award, 1996, for outstanding research in Neurology.
  • Awarded ‘Shinshu Gold Medal’ by the Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan, 1995, and awarded Honorary Life Membership of the department for contributions in skull base and cavernous sinus surgery.
  • Boyscast Fellowship of Government of India, Department of Science and Technology, for Advanced Training Skull base Surgery, Pittsburgh, USA, 1991-92.
  • First Position in M.Ch. (Neurosurgery), Bombay University, 1987.
  • Dr. Deepak Kothari Gold Medal for first position in M.Ch. neurosurgery, Bombay University, 1987.
  • J.N. TATA Fellowship for undertaking training in Transoral Surgery in London, England, 1995-96.
  • Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis Memorial Award by Yuva Sangharsh Vahini, 2001.
  • Invited Guest member, Japan neurosurgical society, 2003.
  • Certificate of Honour awarded by the Dean, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College on the Foundation Day, 1997, for dedicated services.
  • Appointed in 1999: For Asian CNS Home page: Neurosurgeon on-call.
  • Invited member of national council: Asian-Oceanian Skull Base society, March 1998.
  • Copeland Fund Grant in 1990 of 4,800 dollars for research on `Estrogen and Progesterone receptors in Chordomas.
  • Eminent medical teacher, Dr. B.C. Roy National award 2003 at the hands of the President of India, July 1, 2005
  • Award of honor: By Mayor of Mumbai for dedicated services, February 2005.
  • The Best Doctor award: Indian Medical association-Mumbai branch, 1st July 2006.
  • Appreciation award: Association of Medical Consultants: 2nd July 2006.
  • International traveling scholarship, AANS, Denver, 9-12 April 2011.