Dr Santhosh George Thomas graduated his MBBS with honours from Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. He was awarded the prestigious Eileen B Snow award for the Best Outgoing All-Round MBBS Graduate of the Batch, in 2000. He completed his neurosurgical training at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, an esteemed tertiary care medical institution that has been around for over 110 years.
In 2010, he was awarded the Dr Jacob Chandy and the Dr MGR University gold medals in neurosurgery for his outstanding performance. He is the author of several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has presented at national and international conference and was awarded the Best Paper in Pediatric Neurosurgery for his clinical research in 2008 by the Indian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Among other recognitions, he was also awarded the Hindustan Ciba-Geigy Award in Epilepsy by the Neurological Society of India in 2009. On completion of his residency, he joined the Department of Neurological Sciences as faculty and was promoted to Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in 2013. His keen interest in epilepsy led him to specialise in adult and paediatric epilepsy surgery. His other neurosurgical interests include cerebrovascular surgery, brain tumors, endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery.
His passion for cerebrovascular surgery has led him to enroll for the Master of Advanced Surgery program at Macquarie University for cerebrovascular surgery under the guidance of Professor Michael Morgan and Professor Marcus Stoodley.