Dr. Santosh D. Lad was a senior consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery - Khoula Hospital Ministry of Health till May 2015. After retirement from the Ministry of Health, he is working as senior consultant and Head of Department of Neurosurgery at Badar Samaa Hospital.
Dr. Lad graduated from Goa Medical College and also did his postgraduate studies at Goa Medical College affiliated to University of Bombay. After his initial training in Neurosurgery at J.J. Hospital, he then went to UK for further training in Neurosurgery.
In UK, his initial training was at Atkinson Morleys Hospital, where the first CT scan machine was born. He then moved to the Maudsley Unit of Kings College & Guys Hospital and later went to Newcastle Neurosurgical Unit.
After Completion of his training, he returned to Goa Medical College as Asst Professor for one year and was in private practice, till he joined Ministry of Health Khoula Hospital in 1986.
He developed the present set up of the modern, well-equipped, National Neurosurgical Centre at Khoula Hospital. Before Joining Khoula Hospital he had been a regular visitor to UK to for Locum consultant jobs at Morristown Hospital Swansea and The Royal Free Hospital London for three months each year.
He has a Certificate of Training from the British Neurological Surgeons and Fellowship of the International College of Surgeons.
Dr Lad was a Visiting Fellow at Henry Ford Hospital USA with Prof Ausman, at Hospital L Foch in Paris with Prof Giout and also at Hospital Hannover with Prof Majid Samii.
He was a Visiting Professor of Neurosurgery at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Postgraduate Medical Sciences, Bombay and Visiting Consultant Neurosurgeon at Goa Medical College, Goa.
He is a Life Member of the Neurological Society of India, of the Association of Surgeons of India, of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS), of the Skull Base Group, Muscat, Oman and of the Oman Medical Association.
He is also a Member of Task force of the National Program for prevention & Control of Road Traffic Accident in Oman.
He was a member of Khoula Hospital Management Board. He has extensive teaching experience and his neurosurgical experience is over 30 yrs.
He is a Tutor for Oman Medical Specialty board trainees as well as physiotherapy students.
He was an external examiner for postgraduate thesis for Karachi University, Pakistan.
He has had extensive research experience and has over 140 publications both in national and international Journals. He has written six chapters in various books.
He has delivered several lectures and chaired various sessions at international conferences.
He was on several committees of the Ministry of Health at Khoula hospital.
His Neurosurgical interests include spine surgery, head injuries, brain tumours and pediatric surgery.