The pioneer behind introducing the intra-operative MRI technology for brain tumour surgeries in India, and the winner of the ‘Best Surgical Resident of the Year Excellence Award’ (IMA), Dr. Ajaya Nand Jha is the current Chairman of Neurosciences at Medanta – The Medicity. His expertise in performing tumour surgeries, operated in brain lab with the use of ALA dye for precision of tumour removal and cerebrovascular surgery, is well-known in India and abroad. The Max Healthcare Institute has awarded Dr. Jha with the Special Excellence Award. As a visionary, Dr. Ajaya Nand Jha recognised the need and potential of sub-specialisation in Neurosurgery and developed a specialised team for Neurovascular Intervention, Endoscopic Spine surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base surgery, Functional Neurosurgery and Radio Surgery. He has developed a team for Stroke, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Paediatric Neurology and Sleep Medicine and he believes that this team, along with the latest technology, is the way to provide optimum patient care. As a leading academician at Medanta, Dr. Ajaya Nand Jha has initiated several fellowships and training programs for doctors, technicians and nurses in order to promote quality and ethical practice. Before Medanta, he was the Director of Neurosciences at Max Healthcare, the Head of Neurosurgery and a Senior Consultant of Neurosurgery at Indraprastha Apollo. His special interests comprise Brain Tumour Surgery using pre-operative MRI, Suite Radio Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Image-guided Surgery and Frameless Stereotaxy Spinal Surgery. Dr. Jha holds the MBBS degree from AFMC, Pune after which he held a Surgical Residency at the Lady Hardinage Medical College in New Delhi, and went on to Manchester, UK to pursue Surgical Neurology. He has to his credit the FRCS (Surgical Neurology) fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK. Dr. Jha is an eminent member of the British Medical Association, the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Manchester Medical Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (USA), International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (USA), the Neurological Society of India and the Indian Medical Association. He is the President of Delhi Neurological Association and the Indian Society for Cerebrovascular Surgery.