Indian-Australian Dr Sandeep Bhuta is a Neuroradiologist at Gold Coast University Hospital.
He is also a Professor in Neuroradiology at the School of Medicine, Griffith University, and Menzies Health Institute.
He was awarded at last months annual conference for his project, “Cervical Spine Ligamentous Injuries Bridging the Gap between Neuroradiologist and Neurosurgeons.”
For the uninitiated, ASNR’s acceptance rate is only 60 percent and there were 457 accepted educational papers.
So, Dr Bhuta got an award after competing with peers from Mayo, Harvard, Hopkins, Yale, etc. He says:
“I would like to thank dept of Neurosurgery and my co-authors for their hard work. ASNR is the biggest and most prestigious organisation in neuro, head and neck imaging and it is unbelievable even to get an abstract accepted.”
The topic of Dr Bhuta’s research paper is relevant to Gold Coast Health.
According to him, the region see a significant spinal trauma from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, etc.
“With the introduction of new AO classification of spinal injuries, we saw the need for a paper which will influence and streamline the management of spinal injuries as they are time-critical and we hope this will be a good educational resource in managing spinal ligamentous injuries in the future.”
In addition to this, Dr Bhuta was also appointed to two ASNR committees early this year, International Collaborations Committee and the Educational Exhibits Subcommittee.
“It is a massive honour to be selected for these positions and to be the only person from Australia or New Zealand to represent our region.”
Dr Bhuta joined Gold Coast Health’s Neuroradiology department eleven years ago.
He has been a recipient of prestigious awards by Royal Australasian College of Radiology (RANZCR) in 2012 and American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) in 2014.