Inspirational Women in Surgery: Professor T. S. Kanaka, MS, PhD, Asia’s First Woman Neurosurgeon

Krishnan Ganapathy, Savio Barreto

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Abstract

Professor Thanjavur Santhanakrishna Kanaka was born in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), India, on 31st of March, 1932 to Ms. Padmavathi (a home-maker) and Mr. Santhanakrishna (who worked as the Deputy Director of Public Instruction, and was also Principal of Madras Teacher’s College)[1, 2]. She was one of eight siblings. While Professor Kanaka was drawn towards spiritual studies from an early age, it was her mother who persuaded her to join Medicine. Professor Kanaka’s parents remained a strong source of inspiration and support to her throughout her professional journey [1].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3243-3245
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Volume45
Issue number11
Early online date10 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Women
  • Surgery
  • Inspiration

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