Professor Dr Dharmendra Ganesan

FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Ire), FRCS (Neurosurgery) (UK), AM (Mal), MS (UM), MBBS (UM)


Clinic Schedule and Appointment List

  • Mon 30/11
    Not Available
  • Tue 01/12
    Not Available
  • Wed 02/12
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  • Thu 03/12
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  • Fri 04/12
    09:00 - 11:30
  • Sat 05/12
    Not Available


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Research and


  • 2003 “Melioidosis presenting as spinal epidural abscess” Ganesan D, SD Puthucheary and V.Waran; British Journal of Neurosurgery vol. 17, No.6: 568-571. (ISI)
  • 2006 “ The diagnosis and management of subarachnoid haemorrhage in an elderly population” RJ Walker, D.Ganesan, PJ Kirkpatrick; CME Journal Geriatric Medicine; vol. 8, No. 3: 121-128 (SCOPUS)
  • 2008 “Stent placement for management of a small parasagittal meningioma – Technical note” Dharmendra Ganesan, J. Nicholas P. Higgins, Timothy Harrower, Neil G. Burnet, Nicholas J. C. Sarkies, Mark Manford, John D. Pickard, Journal of Neurosurgery : vol. 108 , No. 2: 377 – 381 (ISI)
  • 2007 “Prospective study of outcomes in lumbar discectomy” MR Guilfoyle, D Ganesan, H Seeley, RJ Laing; British Journal of Neurosurgery;21(4):389-95 (ISI)
  • 2007 “A combination of immunomodulation and CSF diversion can facilitate treatment of tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus” Aliyu SH, Ganesan D, Enoch DA, Lever AML, Watts C; Inf Dis J Pak, Vol. 16, issue 1, p.22-24
  • 2008 “A second biopsy? – tandem lesion” D Ganesan, AF Dean, N Antoun, RW Kirollos; Acta Neurochir (Wien) ; 150(5):501-3; discussion 503. Epub 2008 Mar 26. (ISI)
  • 2009 “Evolution of tonsillar ectopia associated with frontal encephalocoele” Dharmendra Ganesan MS FRCS(SN), Richard D Hayward FRCS, Dominic N Thompson FRCS(SN); Child’s Nervous System, 25(7): 889-893 (ISI)
  • 2009 “Randomised controlled trial of the use of drains versus no drains after burr hole evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma” Thomas Santarius, Peter J Kirkpatrick, Dharmendra Ganesan, Hui Ling Chia, Ibrahim Jalloh, Peter Smielewski, Hugh K Richards, Hani Marcus, Richard A Parker, Stephen J Price, Ramez W Kirollos, Peter J Hutchinson; The LANCET, vol. 374, No. 9695: 1067-1073 (ISI)
  • 2010 “Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy limited to the posterior fossa” K Rahmat, S Kaur, NM Ramli, PA Chandran, KT Wong, S Abdullah, Sharifah, D Ganesan, CT Tan; Neurology Asia, 15(3): 283-286 (ISI)
  • 2011 “Central nervous system intravascular lymphoma in a Malaysian” SAM Mukari, N Ramli, SAA Edrus, M Noordin, K Rahmat, LM Looi, D Ganesan, GG Gan, CT Tan; Neurology Asia, (ISI)
  • 2011 “Ossified lumbar pseudomeningocele : imaging findings” Al-Edrus SA, Mohamed Mukari SA, Ganesan D, Ramli N , Spine J. (ISI)
  • 2011 “Video clip transfer of radiological images using a mobile telephone in emergency neurosurgical consultations (3G Multi-Media Messaging Service)” Waran V, Bahuri NF, Narayanan V, Ganesan D, Kadir KA. Br J Neurosurg. (ISI)
  • 2012 “Neonatal post haemorrhagic hydrocephalus resulting in foraminal septae – radiological technique and surgical implications” F Fadzli, NM Ramli, K Rahmat, D Ganesan, Child Nervous System, 2013 Jan;29(1):159-62. doi: 10.1007/s00381-012-1923-5. Epub . (ISI)
  • 2012 “Calcified pseudomeningocoele of lumbar spine – a review” SF Narverud, NF Ramli, H Chandran, D Ganesan. European Spine Journal, [Epub ahead of print] (ISI)
  • 2012 “Idiopathic hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis – a rare entity” SF Narverud, PA Chandran, NM Ramli, D Ganesan. The Internet Journal of Neurosurgery, ISSN 1528-8285(SCOPUS)
  • 2012 “Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter of the Apolipoprotein E gene in different ethnic groups in Malaysia: Prevalence study and literature review” - Poovindran A. R., Ganesan D. Ramahsamay N, Wong K. T; Neurology Asia, vol 17, issue4, pg. 341-346 (ISI)
  • 2013 Multicompartmental congenital intracranial immature teratoma. D Ganesan,KS Mun, Sia SF, N Vairavan, Gnana Kumar, Lucy Lum, Lucy Chan, MunKS, V Waran; Neurology Asia, vol 18, issue 1, pg 5,(ISI)
  • 2013 “Concomitant injuries and its influence on functional outcome after traumatic brain injury” – M Mazlan, BK Leong, D Ganesan, R Begum; Disability and Rehabilitation [Epub ahead of print] (ISI)
  • 2013 “Infratentorial benign cystic meninigioma mimicking a haemangioblastoma radiologically and a pilocytic astrocytoma intraoperatively : case report - KG Tan, Devaraj P, Hari Chandran, Teoh KH, G Kumar, D Ganesan; J Med Case Rep;7(1):87. [Epub ahead of print](ISI)
  • 2014 “Cognitive impairments in mild traumatic brain injury and genetic polymorphism of apolipoprotein E: A preliminary study in a Level I trauma center” V Veeramuthu, D Pancharatnam, AR Poovindran, NA Musthapha, WK Thong, M Mazlan, V Waran, D Ganesan, Neurology Asia, Volume 19 (1)(ISI)
  • 2014 “A rare orbital complication of eye exodeviation with limited abduction during monobloc Le Fort III distraction osteogenesis" - Firdaus Hariri, Lim Kwong Cheung, ZAA Rahman, SN Ramasamy, D Ganesan, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal , (ISI)
  • 2014 “A minimally invasive endoscopic transnasal approach to the craniovertebral junction in the paediatric population” Tan Sien Hui, Dharmendra Ganesan, Prepageran Narayanan, Vicknes Waran, European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck DOI 10.1.1007/s00405-014-3149-5 (ISI)
  • 2014 Monobloc Le Fort III distraction osteogenesis for correction of severe fronto-orbital and midface hypoplasia in pediatric Crouzon syndrome" The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (ISI)


Fellowships, Memberships &

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Hospital Technical Committee to Evaluate Offer to Purchase Image Guidance System, Ultrasound Dissector and "Bekalan Guna Hapus Pelbagai Dewan Bedah", Faculty Of Medicine.
  • Committee in the Setting up of the Masters in Neurosurgery, University Malaya.
  • Treasurer for Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (NAM), National, 25-Jul-11 - 25-Jul-14.
  • Committee member of the Clinical Quality Assurance of University of Malaya Medical Centre, Faculty Of Medicine, 01-Jan-11 - 31-Dec-13.
  • Committee member of the Health and Safety of Workers in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Of Medicine, 01-Jan-11 - 31-Dec-11.


Awards and


  • Best Oral Presentation Award for "Randomised Controlled Trial of the use of Drains versus no Drains after burr hole Evacuation of Chronic Subdural Haematoma", Society of British Neurological Surgeons, 2009.
  • Best Poster Award for Cambridge Chronic Subdural Haematoma Trial: Does temporary post-operative subdural drainage reduce the recurrence rate. - Ganesan D, Santarius T, Chia L, Tsang K, Price SJ, Kirollos RW, Kirkpatrick PJ, Hutchinson PJ, British Neurosurgical Research Group , 2006.
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Resident Award for"Randomised Controlled Trial of the use of Drains versus no Drains after Burr Hole evacuation of Chronic Subdural Haematoma" , Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2009.