Dr. Ashwin Rammohan

MBBS, MCh(GE), DNB, MRCS(Ed&Glasg), DChir(Fr.), FRCSGlasg, PDF(LT)

Director, Academics and Research ; Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Liver Transplantation

Chennai

Brief Profile

A graduate of Madras Medical College, Dr. Rammohan did his Basic & Higher Surgical Training in Surgical Gastroenterology & HPB Surgery from Stanley Medical College, India. He went on to complete his Higher Surgical Training in Gastrointestinal Surgery and FRCS from Cambridge University Associated Hospitals, UK. He was awarded the University Diploma in Advanced Upper GI Minimal Access Surgery from L’Université de Strasbourg, France. Dr. Rammohan has also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Liver Transplantation. He is an awardee of the National Gold Medal in General Surgery, The National Board of Examinations, New Delhi and the best outgoing Higher Surgical Trainee from Stanley Medical College, Chennai.  He has over 50 International peer reviewed publications, 40 abstracts/presentations in National & International Conferences and 2 Research Thesis to his credit. He is an invited peer reviewer to various International Journals and the associate editor of Clinical Case Reports – BJS, New American Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the International Journal of Gastroenterology. Apart from being an International Surgical Advisor, he is also a College Clinical Educator at the Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians of Glasgow, UK. He serves as Faculty for the Postdoctoral fellowship at the Dr.MGR Medical University Chennai, India. His other achievements include awards at National & International levels including the best research paper awards by the ILTS, ASI, IASG and IHPBA. He has actively been involved in various organizational committees including the Association of British Scholars, the British Council

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS 2002, Madras Medical College
  • MRCSEd 2004, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
  • DNB (General Surgery) 2005, The National Board of Examinations, India
  • MNAMS (Gen. Surgery) 2006, The National Academy of Medical Sciences, India
  • MRCSGlasg 2009, (The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
  • D.Chir (Fr.) 2011, L’Université de Strasbourg, France
  • MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) 2014, Govt. Stanley Medical College Hospital
  • FRCSGlasg 2014, (The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
  • PDF(LT) 2016, Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai. India
 

Clinical Expertise

  • Surgery of the Liver and Living Donor Transplantation.
  • Translational Research into Liver regeneration and Hepatocyte Transplantation

Experience

  • April 2005 to October 2005 Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery, Govt. Stanley Hospital 
  • November 2005 to October 2006 Gyan Burman Fellow in Surgical Gastroenterology &Liver Transplantation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Nov 2006 to Sept 2008 Associate Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India
  • Oct 2008 to Aug 2009 Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India
  • Aug 2009 to Aug 2011 Senior Clinical Fellow, Upper GI & Laparoscopic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Cambridge, UK
  • Sept 2011 to Aug 2014 MCh Subspeciality Trainee in Surgical Gastroenterology, HBP Surgery and Liver Transplantation
  • Sept 2014 to Mar2016 Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai, India
  • Apr 2016 to September 2018 Consultant Surgeon, HPB Surgery& Liver Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai, India
 

Research & Publication

  • Rammohan A, Naidu RM. Laparoscopic port site Richter's hernia – An important lesson learnt. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2011; 2(1): 9–11. Cited as reference (No.2) for Richter’s Hernia on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter's_hernia
  • Rammohan A, Manimaran AB, Manohar RR, Naidu RM. Nitrous oxide for pneumoperitoneum: No laughing matter this! A prospective single blind case-controlled study. Int J Surg. 2011;9(2):173 Cited as reference in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Gases for establishing pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic abdominal surgery. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009569/full. Cited as reference (No.34, 35) for Nitrous Oxide applications in Medicine on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrous_oxide.
  • Rammohan A, Naidu RM. Capsule Endoscopy: New Technology, Old Complication. J Surg Tech Case Report 2011; 3:91-3. Cited in Bibliography for Capsule Endoscopy on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_endoscopy
  • Rammohan A, Wood JJ. Desmoid Tumour of the breast as a manifestation of Gardner’s syndrome. Int J Surg Case Rep 2012 Jan ;3(5):139-142. Cited as reference (No.7) for Aggressive fibromatosis on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmoid_tumor. Cited as reference (No.7) for Gardner Syndrome on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardner_syndrome
  • Rammohan A, Cherukuri SD, Manimaran AB, Manohar RR, Naidu RM. Kikuchi-FujimotoDisease: A Sheepin Wolf’s Clothing.J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;41(3):222-6. Cited as reference (No.1) for Kikuchi Disease on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikuchi_disease
  • Rammohan A, Srinivasan UP, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P. Inflammatory Pseudotumour Secondary to Spilled Intra-Abdominal Gallstones. Int J Surg Case Rep 2012 ;3(7):305-307. Cited as reference (No.3) for Cholecystectomy- Procedural Risks and Complications on ikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholecystectomy#Procedural_risks_and_complications
  • Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Ramaswami S, Lakshmanan A, Senthil kumar P, Srinivasan UP, Ramaswamy R, Ravichandran P. Embolization of liver tumours: Past, present and future. World J Radiol 2012;4(9):405-412. Cited as reference (No.1-4) for Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcatheter_arterial_chemoembolization
  • Rammohan A, Manimaran AB, Jothishankar P, Naidu RM. Two port Vs Three Port Laparoscopic Appendicectomy – A Bridge to Least Invasive Surgery. J Min Access Surg 2012; 8:140-4. Cited as reference (No.3) for Appendectomy on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendectomy
  • Rammohan A, Srinivasan UP, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P. Gastric Trichobezoar: A Diagnostic Tangle. AGH 2012;3(2):35-36
  • Sukumar R, Rammohan A, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P. Ultrasound Guided FNAC Of Portal Vein Thrombus: A Novel Diagnostic & Staging Technique for Occult Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2014;3(2):129-132
  • Rammohan A, Jeswanth S, Senthil Kumar P, Ravichandran P. Endoscopic Band Ligation for Duodenal Carcinoid Tumors. Euroasian J of Hepato-Gastroenterol 2013; 3(1): 78-80
  • Rammohan A, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P. Endoscopic Band Ligation for Peptic Ulcer Bleed.Oncol. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. Reports 2013;2(1):15-18. Cited as reference (No.18) for Therapeutic Endoscopy on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutic_endoscopy#Variceal_banding
  • Rammohan A, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P. Episodic Biliary Obstruction: Intrahepatic Biliary Cystadenoma. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2014;3(4):251-253
  • Senthil Kumar P, Rammohan A, Sateesh J, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P. Impact of Perioperative Enteral Immunonutrition on Infectious Complications after Major Gastrointestinal Surgery. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2014;3(1):16-25
  • Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Ramaswami S, Lakshmanan A, Senthil kumar P, Srinivasan UP, Ramaswamy R, Ravichandran P. Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided FNAC of Portal Vein Thrombi as a Diagnostic and Staging Technique for Hepatocellular Carcinoma- A Prospective Study. Abdom Imaging. 2013;38(5):1057-60.
  • Rammohan A, Ravichandran P, Sathyanesan J, Ramaswami S, Lakshmanan A, Senthil kumar P, Srinivasan UP, Ramaswamy R, Sathyanesan J. Haemosuccus Pancreaticus: 15-year Experience from a Tertiary Care GI Bleed Centre ISRN Radiology 2013(2013); 191794: 6 pages. Cited as reference (No.3) for Hemosuccus Pancreaticus on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemosuccus_pancreaticus
  • Rammohan A, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P, Manoharan G. Macronodular Tuberculosis of the Liver: A Tumour Masquerade Trop Gastroenterol 2014;35(3):180–182
  • Rammohan A, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P, Manoharan G. Transpancreatic Hepatomesenteric Trunk Complicating Pancreaticoduodenectomy. JOP. J Pancreas (Online)2013;14(6);649-652
  • Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Kamalakannan R, Anbalagan P, Senthil Kumar P, Srinivasan UP, Ramaswamy R, Ravichandran P, Manoharan G. A Gist of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: A Review. World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2013 15;5(6):102-12
  • Raghavan P, Rammohan A, Mary Lily S, Manoharan G. Omental Lymphangioma: A Diagnostic Conundrum.Epub. Ahead of printBritish Journal of Medicine &Medical Research2013
  • Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Kamalakannan R, Anbalagan P, Senthil Kumar P, Srinivasan UP, Ramaswamy R, Ravichandran P, Manoharan G. Impact of Perioperative Enteral Synbiotics in Hepatic & Pancreatic Surgery: Design and Rationale ofa Single Blind Placebo Controlled Prospective Randomized Control Trial [CTRI/2013/06/003737] Frontline Gastroenterol 2014;5:118-122
  • Rammohan A, Ravichandran P, Anbalagan P, Kamalakannan R, Senthil Kumar P, Srinivasan UP, Ramaswamy R, Sathyanesan J, Manoharan G. Implications of the Presence of an Aberrant Right Hepatic Artery in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy World J Gastrointest Surg. 2014; 6(1): 9-13
  • Narayanan S, Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Palaniappan R, Govindan M. Gallbladder Perforation Presenting as a Hepatic NeoplasmArch Clin Exp Surg.2016; 5(2): 113-115
  • Manoharan G, Rammohan A, Jeswanth S, Ravichandran P. Agenesis of Retrohepatic Inferior Vena Cava with Congenital Cavo-Portal Shunt Med E J2014; 5(13):1-5
  • Rammohan A, Cherukuri SD, Sathyanesan J, Ravichandran P, Manoharan G. Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis Masquerading as Gallbladder Cancer: Can It Be Diagnosed Preoperatively? Gastroenterol Res Pract2014 (2014), Article ID 253645, 5 pages
  • Rammohan A, Cherukuri SD, Ravichandran P, Sathyanesan J, Manoharan G. Preoperative Platelet-Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictor of Malignancy in Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis with Head Mass: Platelet-Lymphocyte Ratio versus CA 19.9. World J Surgery2015;39(9):2323-8
  • Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Kamalakannan R, Anbalagan P, Senthil Kumar P, B Kesavan, Ramaswamy R, Ravichandran P, Manoharan G. Bile Duct Thrombi in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Is Aggressive Surgery Worthwhile? HPB(Oxford)2015;17(6):508-13
  • Rammohan A, Cherukuri SD, Ravichandran P, Sathyanesan J, Manoharan G. Incidental Gallbladder Cancers: Are they truly incidental? World J Gastrointest Oncol 2014;6(12):441-443.
  • Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Kamalakannan R, Anbalagan P, Senthil Kumar P, B Kesavan, Ramaswamy R, Ravichandran P, Manoharan G. Synbiotics in Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: Are They Truly Effective? A Single Blind Prospective Randomized Control Trial. Ann Surg. 2015;262(1):31-7
  • Rammohan A, Cherukuri SD, Sathyanesan J, Palaniappan R. Acinetobacter: A War Zone in the Hospital. B Microbiol. Res.J.2015;(10)5:1-11
  • Rajamani AS, Rammohan A, Mohan S, Srinivasan P, Arthanari S, Muthuswamy U, Anand V, Palaniappan R. Prospective Evaluation of Innovative Force Assessing Firmware in Simulation to Improve the Technical Competence of Surgical Trainees World J Surg 2016;40(4):773-8
  • Arunachalam R, Rammohan A. Corrosive Injury of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract: A Review. Arch Clin Gastroenterol 2016: 2 (1): 056-062
  • Govil S, Bharathan A, Rammohan A, Kanagavelu R, Kaliamoorthy I, Reddy MS, Rela M. Liver resection for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma: Why left is sometimes right. HPB (Oxford). 2016 ;18(7):575-9.
  • Rammohan A, Govil S, Rela M. Portosystemic Shunts for “Small for Size Syndrome” Following Liver Transplantation - A Philosopher’s Stone? World J Surg. 2017;41(1):341-342
  • Rammohan A, Govil S, Narasimhan G, Reddy MS, Venugopal K, Rela M. Does Timing of Re-arterialization of Liver Grafts Affect Biliary Complications in Living and Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation? Liver Transpl 2016;22(11):1603-1606
  • Rammohan A, Sachan D, Logidasan S, Sathyanesan J, Palaniappan R, Rela M. Role of Plasmapheresis in Early Allograft Dysfunction Following Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation W J Hematol 2017; 6(1): 24-27
  • Rammohan A, Govil S, Varghese J, Reddy MS, Venugopal K, Rela M. Changing Patterns of Biliary Complications in an Evolving Transplant Unit. Liver Transpl2017;23(4) 478-486
  • Govil S, Rammohan A, Rajasekhar JS, Rela M. Should 'Early Allograft Dysfunction' replace 'Small for Size' after adult living donor liver transplantation? Under Review Transplantation
  • Velayutham SSR, Sathyanesan J, Palaniappan R, Janakiraman S, Rammohan A. Extrahepatic Intraductal Biliary Cystadenomas: Solving the Mystery of “Idiopathic Biliary Obstruction”? Under ReviewWorld J Surgery
  • Rammohan A, Reddy MS, Narasimhan G, Kota V, Rela M. Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: No Longer Stepping Through the Looking Glass? Under ReviewLiver Transpl
  • Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Palaniappan R, Govindan M. Synbiotics in Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: A Hobson's Choice? Ann Surg 2017;266(1):14-15
  • Rammohan A, Reddy MS, Farouk M, Vargese J, Rela M. Pembrolizumab for Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma Following Live Donor Liver Transplantation: The Silver Bullet? Hepatology. 2018;67(3):1166-1168
  • Rammohan A, Srinivas S, Reddy MS, Rela M. Restoring One Way Traffic Across the Roux Loop: The Nakajo Value. Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2018;22(1):90-92
  • Shrivastav M, Rammohan A, Reddy MS, Rela M. Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure: Selectivity the Key to Success. In printAnn Royal Coll Surg 2018
  • Rammohan A, Gunasekaran V, Reddy MS, Rela M. Graft Reduction in Paediatric Liver Transplantation: The Myth of 4? In print Am J Transpl 2018
  • Shankar S, Rammohan A, Reddy MS, Rela M. Living Donor Liver Transplantation and Situs Inversus Totalis: Cutting the Gordian Knot. Under Review BMJ Case Reports 2018
  • Gunasekaran V, Rammohan A, Reddy MS, Rela M. Liver Transplantation for Inferior Vena Cava Leiomyosarcoma: From A Maslow’s Hammer to The Occam’s Razor. In print BMJ Case Reports 2018
  • George A, Rammohan A, Reddy MS, Rela M. Ex-Situ Resection with Liver Auto-Transplantation for Locally Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma Causing Secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome: An Occam's Razor? Under Review BMJ Case Reports 2018
  • Rammohan A. Pembrolizumab and Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Tunnel at the End of the Light? In printDig Med Res 2018
  • Rammohan A. Liver Transplantation for Nonresectable Colorectal Metastases. In Print Ann. Colo. Res 2018
  • Shankar S, Rammohan A, Reddy MS, Rela M. Liver Transplantation in Situ Inversus Totalis: Cutting the Gordian Knot. In print BMJ Case Reports 2018
 

 

Associated Publications

    Thesis, Research Experience & Book Chapters
  • The Efficacy of Nonoperative Management in Traumatic Surgical Emergencies of the Abdomen. Research Thesis submitted to The National Board of Examination and successfully defended for the partial fulfillment for the award of the degree of Diplomate of the National Board in General Surgery 2005
  • Impact of Perioperative Synbiotics in Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: A Single Blind Prospective Randomized Control Trial. Research Thesis Submitted to The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University in the partial fulfillment for the award of the degree of MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) 2014
  • Rammohan A, Sathyanesan J, Rajendran K, et al. A gist of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A review In: Ma L, Mei-Sze C, So S (eds.) Progress In Digestive System Neoplasms, World Clinical Gastroenterology 1st ed. Pleasanton (CA): Baishideng Publishing Group; 2014. P652 – 662
  • Co-investigator & Joint Collaborator, Body Area Wireless Sensor Network for Remote Health Monitoring of patients. Department of Instrumentation Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, India & University of Ballarat, Sydney, Australia – Part of the Australia-India Strategic Research Funding. 2013-2014
  • Co-Investigator, Virtual Reality Based Laparoscopic Simulator with Touch Feedback. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. 2014
  • Co-investigator, Innovative Force Assessing Firmware in Surgical Simulation. Centre for Medical Electronics, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. 2011-2014
  • Rammohan A. Unknown Citizen's Aadhar Agony Outlook Apr 2015 http://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/unknown-citizens-aadhar-agony/294168
  • Govil S, Rammohan A. Liver Metastases. In: Mishra PK (ed) Textbook of Surgical Gastroenterology.2016;73: 830-841
  • Rammohan A. The Chennai December Deluge- Lest We Forget! Outlook Nov 2016. http://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/the-chennai-december-deluge-lest-we-forget/297367
  • Rammohan A, Govil S. Benign Tumours of the Liver.In: Nandakumar G(ed). Evidence Based Practices in Gastrointestinal, Colorectal & Hepatobiliary Surgery: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers(P)Ltd.2017;1(27):416-429.
  • Book: Rammohan A. Pertinence of Synbiotics in Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Group, 2017: P1-98. ISBN: 978-3-330-08596-1
  • Rammohan A. Consultancy Corner: Healthy growth of paediatric liver transplantation in India. DTnext May 2017. http://www.dtnext.in/Lifestyle/Wellbeing/2017/05/24130147/ 1034604/Consultancy-Corner-Healthy-growth-of-paediatric-liver-.vpf
  • Rammohan A. Liver Allograft: Cadaver & Living Donor Transplantation. In: Shanmugam N, Dhawan A (Eds). Pediatric Liver Intensive Care: Springer Nature. 2018
  • Rela M, Rammohan A. The Doctor-Patient Relationship: A Sisyphean Endeavour? In: Bhaskar AG (ed)Kaleidoscope- Heartfelt stories about doctor patient relationships. 2018
  • Rela M, Rammohan A. Pediatric Liver Transplantation. In: Haribhakti S(ed) Surgical Gastroenterology. Paras Medical Publishers 2018
  • Rammohan A. Consultancy Corner: Advanced Surgical Techniques Improve Liver Transplantation Outcomes. DTNext. 018.https://www.dtnext.in/Lifestyle/Wellbeing/2018/05/22001909/1073277/Consultancy-Corner-Advanced-surgical-techniques-improve-.vpf
  • Rammohan AConsultancy Corner: Hepatitis B & Liver Transplantation. DTNext2018
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