Dr. Prahlada N.B is a graduate of JJM Medical College (Mysore University), Davanagere, Karnataka. He completed his Master of Surgery in ENT-Head & Neck Surgery from the most prestigious and premier Institute of India, the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. Later, he received advanced training in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear & Skull Base Surgery and Head & Neck Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery, Micro-vascular reconstructive Surgery and Voice Surgery in various prestigious Institutes at abroad.
He started and developed one of the best departments in Al-Shifa Hospital, Perinthalmanna, a 700 bed major Super specialty Hospital in Northern Kerala. He worked here for four years and published a pioneering book on Imaging for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. In year 2000, he was awarded Dr. RAF Cooper National Award for his Original Surgical technique, Karnataka Flap for Mastoid Obliteration, first and only person to get this award in the state of Karnataka.
From year 2000, he started the ENT-Head & Neck Surgery Department at Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka and worked till 2009 as Professor and Head. During this time, he presented and published many original research articles, developed original treatment and surgical techniques and has won more than 6 prestigious Gold Medals for these research activities.
As a resource person, he has delivered lectures, chaired sessions and demonstrated various surgeries in more than 200 national and international courses and conferences. He has trained more than 50 junior ENT Surgeons from India as well as abroad. He has produced many educational CD/DVDs to teach ENT fraternity.
He holds membership in many professional societies and has also served some of these societies at various capacities. He has organized many national and international academic events.
He is associated with Rotary International and has conducted more than 250 camps in more than 6 countries and has performed free surgeries for more than 16,000 poor patients with various Ear problems. Recognizing his yeoman service, the Rotary International has awarded him the most prestigious Professional Excellence Award.
Since, August 2010 he is working as a Senior Consultant and Chief, Department of ENT-Head & Neck Surgery and Skull Base Surgery at BGS Global Hospital, Bangalore. His interests are Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear & Skull Base Surgery and Head & Neck Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery, Micro-vascular reconstructive Surgery and Voice Surgery.