Dr Anil Karapurkar completed his training in Neurosurgery from KEM Hospital, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 1975. He subsequently worked as Tutor, Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof and Prof. in Neurosurgery at the above institutions. He took voluntary retirement and joined Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi where he worked from 1996 to 2002. In 2002 he returned to Mumbai and has been working in various hospitals. He started performing endovascular procedures in 1978 along with his colleagues Dr Sunil Pandya and Dr R D Nagpal at the KEM Hospital.