Dr.J.Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas has successfully treated more than 20000 patients with various problems of Brain, Spine and Nerves. He Specializes in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in which Surgeries are performed through a small opening in Brain or Spine with the help of Endoscope, Stereotaxy and such other advanced techniques. He has performed over 3000 surgeries on Brain and Spine. (as of March 2017) 

He also believes that Life Style Modifications, especially strict Diet Control under Guidance of a Qualified Doctor can be used to tackle most non communicable diseases. He uses "Low Carbohydrate High Fat" Diets (like Atkins Diet, Paleo Diet etc) for conditions which need them.  More than 90 percent of patients who consult him have been successfully managed without surgeries. His dictum has been that, Except for Emergency Conditions, Surgery is the last resort for management of Brain and Spine Problems and treatment starts with Modifications of Diet. Medicines are prescribed only when the problem is not corrected by diet and surgery is to be performed only when problems are not corrected by drugs. 

Has kept up to date with the latest treatment modalities, drugs and investigations. Is well versed in Management of Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Brain & Spine Tumours, Spinal Instrumentation, Minimally Invasive Procedures like Stereotaxy, Cranial & Spinal Endoscopy, Percutaneous Spine Fixation.

Best Neurosurgeons in Chennai

Present Jobs and Positions

Ä Junior Consultant Neurosurgeon, CABSS, TNGMSSH

o January 2014 till date

o Centre for Advances Brain and Spine Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital at Omanthoorar Government Estate, Anna Salai, Chennai - 600 002

Ä Senior Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, MIN, MMC & RGGGH

o August 2014 till date

o Madras Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, 1, Periyar Salai, Chennai - 600 003

Ä Technical Associate at TRANSTAN, Government of Tamil Nadu

o September 2008 till October 2016

o Involved in Various Endeavors of Cadaver Organ Transplant Programme : Government of Tamil Nadu including Information Technology Activities

Ä Member of: 

o Indian Medical Association (IMA)

o Professional Protection Linked Social Security Scheme (PPLSSS)

o Neurological Society of India (NSI)

o Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA (CNS)

o Indian Society for Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery (ISSFN)

o Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons of India (MISSI)

o Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNGDA) 



Ä Done more than 3000 Neurosurgical Operations individually and Supervised an equal number of surgeries done by Junior Colleagues and Post Graduates including Surgeries on Brain, Spine, Surgeries for Trauma, Surgeries on Children

o Areas of Interest – Stereotaxy , Endoscopy and Percutaneous Spine Stabilization

o Well versed with both Capetown System and Elekta Leksell Stereotaxy Frames

o Has done Maximum Surgeries with Elekta Leksell Stereotaxy Frame in Government Setup in Tamil Nadu

Ä Worked as Junior Consultant Neurosurgeon, CABSS, TNGMSSH and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, MIN, MMC & RGGGH

o Worked as Duty Assistant Neurosurgeon at Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. During Every Duty Day, examined around 70 patients with Head and Spine Injury and 20 nearly patients with other Neurosurgical Conditions. Decided about the treatment and performed Surgeries independently and also taught Post Graduates

o Coordinated with Anaesthesiologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Radiotherapists and Oncologists, Orthopaedicians, ENT and General Surgeons regarding patient management.

o Performed Surgeries Independently and also under Supervision of Unit Chief and Head of the Department

Ä State Level Co Ordinator for Health Management Information System and Hospital Management System. Involved in Requirement Gathering and Preparation of Software Requirement Specifications for Computerisation of 1417 Primary Health Centres and 270 Secondary Care Government Hospitals

o Developed a Web Based Monitoring and Evaluation Interface for Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu and was awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Government of Tamil Nadu in March 2007 

o Involved in creation of Hospital Management System for All (270) Secondary Care Hospitals and All (1417) Primary Health Centres in the State

o Involved in creation of Health Management Information System for All Medical Colleges, All (270) Secondary Care Hospitals and All (1417) Primary Health Centres in the State

o Involved in creation of WCS - Web Based Communication System – An Online Platform for Inter departmental Communication, Meeting Scheduling with Facility to Send SMS to all subordiantes

o Created and Maintained the Web Sites of The Project

o Coordinated various Reports, Manuals and Publications of the Project

Ä Worked as the Administrative and Technical Head of 7 Primary Health Centres catering 2 lakh population

o Well acquainted with Primary Health, Public Health, Health Programmes and Administration of Health Centres and Government Hospitals

o Knowledge about various Health Programmes of the Central Government, State Government, WHO etc


Ä Podium Presentation

o KK Bisaria Award for Best Paper in Allied Neurosciences for the original research on the Microneurosurgical Anatomy of Superior Sagittal Sinus and Draining Veins at the 62nd Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) December 2013, Mumbai

o Neurosurgeons for a Social Cause : Paper Presented at the meeting of 61st Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) December 2012, New Delhi

o Bruno-Mascarenhas JMA, Jeyaselvasenthilkumar TP, Ramesh VG, A Study to formulate a strategy for prevention of Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt Infections. Presented in the joint meeting of 59th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) & Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 16th- 19th December 2010, Jaipur

o Dr.J.Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas , Thiru.P.W.C.Davidar I.A.S. , Use of Blogs as a Tool  for Monitoring and Evaluation – A case report from Health Department. MEDITEL 2008. Dec 19-20, 2008. SRMC Chennai

Ä Publications

o Overcoming shortage of doctors in rural areas: lessons from Tamil Nadu. Author: J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas THE NATIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL OF INDIA VOL . 25, NO. 2 ,  2012 Mar-Apr;25(2):109-11. PMID: 22816168 

Ä Monographs

o Author of 11 Medical Books (published by Jaypee Brothers, PARAS and Kalam Books) and one Tamil Book on Swine Flu (published by Kizhakku Pathipagam)

Ä Websites

o www.targetpg.com, www.mcqsonline.com and www.doctorsandlaw.com for Doctors and www.chennaipaleodoctor.com and www.tamilpaleodoctor.com for General Public



Ä April 2008 to April 2013 : 

o Post Graduate in Neuro Surgery, 5 Year Direct MCh Course under the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Madras Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College

o KK Bisaria Award for Best Paper in Allied Neurosciences in the Annual Conference of NSI : Neurological Society of India (December 2013) for the original research on the Microneurosurgical Anatomy of Superior Sagittal Sinus and Draining Veins

Ä September 2007 : Project Management (by World Bank Country Office at New Delhi)

Ä August 2007 : Principles and Practice of Epidemiology (Community Health Deparment of Christian Medical College Vellore which is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Based Health Professions Education)

Ä February 2006 : Health Education (Central Health Education Bureau – The apex body of Health Education under Government of India)

Ä March 2005 : Diabetes ( MV Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai Diabetic Research Centre –  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Education and Training In Diabetes)

Ä June 1996 to January 2002 : M.B.,B.S.,  (The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University.)

o Passed All Examinations in First Attempt

o Distinctions (> 75 %) in Anatomy –II and Pharmacology.

o Gold Medal in Pediatrics


Ä Founder President of the IMA Students (Medicos Wing) of Tirunelveli Medical College (2001 to 2002)

Ä University Champion in Table Tennis

Ä Represented College in Chess

Ä Winner of State Level Quiz Competitions

Ä Writes in English and Tamil Media about Health and Education

Ä Domain Expert / Consultant in Central and State Government Health Programmes, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computers, Health Management Information System and Hospital Management System

Academic and Professional Profiles

Ä Medical Council

o http://tnmedicalcouncil.org/Home/DoctorEnquire?regNo=69116

Ä Practo

o https://www.practo.com/chennai/doctor/dr-j-mariano-anto-bruno-mascarenhas-neurosurgeon

Ä Lybrate

o http://lybrate.com/bruno

Ä MocDoc

o http://mocdoc.in/doctor/bruno

Ä LinkedIn

o https://www.linkedin.com/in/spinebrainsurgeon

Ä Academia

o http://tnmmu.academia.edu/JMABrunoMascarenhas

Ä Google Scholar

o http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=G2-QGRoAAAAJ&hl=en

Social Media Presence

Ä Quora

o 221 Followers and 222800 views

o https://www.quora.com/profile/Bruno-Mascarenhas

Ä Facebook

o 5000 Friends and 8850 Followers

o www.facebook.com/spine.brain.surgeon

Ä Google Plus

o 5,611 followers with 2,033,194 views

o https://plus.google.com/+JMarianoAntoBrunoMascarenhas/posts

Ä Twitter

o https://twitter.com/spinesurgeon

o 5569 Followers including the President of United States, @BarackObama

Dr.J.Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas, M.B.,B.S., M.Ch.,

Brain Surgeon, Spine Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Senior Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery