About NeuroGen

NeuroGen Brain & Spine Institute has been set up to help patients with incurable neurological disorders such as autism, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, spinal cord injury, stroke, etc. We use a multidisciplinary approach to relieve the symptoms and improve quality of life of such patients.

What we do

Our approach consists of using a combination of

  1. Stem Cell Therapy,
  2. NeuroRehabilitation and
  3. Other Medical and surgical treatments

We use adult stem cells derived from the patient's own bone marrow, as they are the safest and most feasible type of cells. There are no major ethical and moral issues involved in the use of these cells.
Since every patient is different, our treatment protocol is customized according to the patient's requirement.

Till date, more than 1500 patients have been treated at NeuroGen Brain & Spine Institute. None of them have shown any major side effects.

Our people

Our team is headed by Dr. Alok Sharma and the panel includes:

  • A medical team (neurosurgeon, neurophysician, pediatric neurologist, psychiatrist, orthopedic surgeon, general physician ,urologist, andrologist, general surgeon & ophthalmologist)
  • A basic science team (Neuropathologist, Regenerative medicine scientist & Biotechnologist)
  • A rehabilitation team (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, clinical psychologist, speech therapist, aqua therapist and yoga therapist)

Our Research

At Neurogen, along with treatment there is a strong emphasis given to academic work and clinical research. A detailed analysis of the clinical data is done regularly and this is published in various scientific media. Currently,30 papers have been published by our team in medical journals. We have 7 chapters in International textbooks and our team has also published over 6 books.

The Team

Core NeuroGen Team

Dr. Alok Sharma
Director & Consultant

Dr. Nandini Gokulchandran
Deputy Director & Head of Medical Services & Consultant Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Hemangi Sane
Deputy Director & Consultant Physician & Head of Research and Development

Dr. Prerna Badhe
Deputy Director & Head of Stem Cell Laboratory & Consultant Neuropathologist

Dr. V.C.Jacob (PT)
Deputy Director & Head of NeuroRehabilitation

Dr. Richa Bansod
Head - Surgical Services
Hospital Administration

Medical Officers

Dr. Vinita Mane
Representative Medical Officer

Dr. Heena Sayyed
Representative Medical Officer

NeuroRehabilitation Team

Dr. Hema Biju
Head of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Joji George
Head of Physio Therapy

Dr. Renuka Desai
Head of Autism Child Development Centre

Dr. Amruta Paranjape
Research Associate

Dr. Khushboo Bhagwanani

Dr. Sushant Gandhi

Dr. Jayanti Yadav
Occupational Therapist

Vaishali Ganvir
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Akshya Nagrulkar
Occupational Therapist

Dr. Vidhya Depkunde
Occupational Therapist

Farheen Sayed
Speech Therapist


Ushma Haria

Research Development

Pooja Kulkarni
Senior Research Associate

Our Social Activities

We are associated with numerous support groups and NGOs such as StemCare Foundation, Autism Connect, Association of Muscular Dystrophy, Asha Ek Hope- An MND Foundation to help rehabilitate affected families.

We as an institute understand that coping with a neurological disability is as traumatic to the patient as to his/her family. Hence, we aim to extend our support in every possible way, not just before or during the treatment, but even after.

We also conduct various awareness programs for the medical fraternity and for patients and their caretakers. Conducting conferences, lectures, workshops, publishing guidebooks and making documentary movies is a part of this program

Diseases treated

  1. Autism
  2. Muscular Dystrophy
  3. Cerebral Palsy
  4. Spinal Cord Injury
  5. Stroke
  6. Cerebellar ataxia
  7. Head Injury
  8. Mental retardation
  9. Dementia
  10. Injuries of the brain and spine due to infections
  11. Genetic and degenerative neurological disorders
  12. Motor Neuron Disease
  13. Multiple Sclerosis
  14. Neuromuscular disorders

Mission & Vision

  • To make a difference to the lives of patients suffering from incurable/ intractable diseases and injury of the nervous system, by providing them with the most effective and safest available treatments & technologies from the field of neurosciences and regenerative medicine.
  • To offer return of function, relief from symptoms and recovery from illness in a professional, holistic and caring manner in an institution having world class standards.
  • To conduct basic & clinical research and to constantly work on innovation & development so that the best therapeutic strategies can be evolved