Dr Robin Sengupta is a neurosurgeon who has been dubbed ‘neurosurgeon of the millennium’ by the Indian Neurological Association.
After obtaining a medical degree from the University of Calcutta, he moved to study surgery in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Dr Sengupta has worked in the NHS for over 50 years, mostly in the North East, where the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation trust named one of their neurosurgical theatres in his honour.
His vision for delivering high quality, affordable healthcare to people in Kolkata, India, saw him establish a neurological centre which rapidly became the Best Single Specialty hospital in India for service, teaching postgraduate students and research in the field of neurology, neurosurgery and neuro-psychiatry. His desire to improve treatment for Kolkata’s poorest people affected by neurological illness led him to set up the Institute of Neurosciences-Kolkata. This hospital was built with donations from around the world and he has given most of his life-savings to this project.
Robin Sengupta specialises in neurovascular neurosurgery and has pioneered brain aneurysm surgery. He was awarded an OBE and the Medal of Honour by the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons for his contributions.