Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy 


Senior Consultant

Liver Anesthesia and Intensive Care


Brief Profile

He has been instrumental in establishing liver anaesthesia and intensive care unit at the Gleneagles Global Health City. He has got experience of managing more than 1000 liver transplant recipients in the perioperative period including 250 paediatric liver transplants, more than 800 living donor liver transplants (LDLT) and more than 200 deceased donor liver transplants (DDLT). His experience also includes perioperative management of auxiliary liver Tx, acute liver failure, combined organ transplants and Tx for complex and rare metabolic liver diseases in kids. He also got experience of managing more than 1500 complex hepatobiliary surgeries.

He has given guidance in setting up liver transplant units in India and abroad.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS 1999, Coimbatore Medical college
  • DA 2001, Madras Medical College
  • FRCA 2008, Royal College of Anesthetists, London, UK

Clinical Expertise

  • Wide expertise is managing patients who have had liver transplants in the Intensive care unit
  • His areas of special interest include pediatric liver transplantation and acute liver failure.


  • November 2009 to February 2017 Senior Consultant, Liver Intensive Care and Liver Anaesthesia, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, India
  • March 2017 to October 2018 Clinical Director – Institute of liver disease and transplantation, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, India

Honors & Awards

  • The Governor of Tamil Nadu had felicitated him for his contribution towards "Tamil Nadu Organ Donation Programme" in August 2012.
  • The prestigious TNJHA memorial- KP. Sansoria award by the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists has been presented to him for his work on ‘Continuous caudal block with tunneling of Epidural catheter’, which is an innovative technique in the field of Regional Anaesthesia in Paediatrics in 2003

Research & Publication

Research and publication:

  • Primary investigator in the on-going research on “Use of high-volume plasmapheresis in acute liver failure due to yellow phosphorus poisoning” Involved in a research project on the use of terlipressin in live donor liver transplant recipients. Published in Transplantation journal now
Journal Publications:
  • AkilaRajakumar, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela, M. Susan Mandell: Small-for-Size Syndrome: Bridging the Gap Between Liver Transplantation and Graft Recovery. Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 03/2017;, DOI:10.1177/1089253217699888
  • Mettu Srinivas Reddy, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, AkilaRajakumar, SelvakumarMalleeshwaran, EllangoAppuswamy, Sukanya Lakshmi, Joy Varghese, Mohamed Rela: Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial of the Routine Peri-operative Use of Terlipressin in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation. Liver Transplantation 03/2017;, DOI:10.1002/lt.24759
  • Joy Varghese, Chandan Kedarisetty, Jayanthi Venkataraman, Vijaya Srinivasan, ThiruchunapalliDeepashree, MangeriraUthappa, KaliamurthyIlankumaran, Sanjay Govil, Mettu Reddy, Mohamed Rela: Combination of TACE and Sorafenib Improves Outcomes in BCLC Stages B/C of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Single Centre Experience. Annals of hepatology: official journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology 02/2017; 16(2)., DOI:10.5604/16652681.1231583
  • Joy Varghese, Chandan Kumar Kedarisetty, Jayanthi Venkataraman, Vijaya Srinivasan, ThiruchunapalliDeepashree, MangeriraChinnappaUthappa, KaliamurthyIlankumaran, Sanjay Govil, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Mohamed Rela: Combination of TACE and Sorafenib Improves Outcomes in BCLC Stages B/C of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Single Centre Experience. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 07/2016; 6(1):S102., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2016.06.172
  • Joy Varghese, Deepti Sachan, V. Jayanthi, Vijaya Srinivasan, K. Ilankumar, Kavya Harika, Mayank Jain, M. Srinivas, G.M.M. Reddy, Mohamed Rela: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) as an Adjuvant to Supportive Management in End Stage Liver Disease Patients With High Meld (score >25) Awaiting Liver Transplantation. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 07/2016; 6(1):S36., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2016.06.073
  • AkilaRajakumar, Shiwalika Gupta, SelvakumarMalleeswaran, Joy Varghese, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela: Anaesthesia and intensive care for simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation: A single-centre experience with 12 recipients. Indian journal of anaesthesia 07/2016; 60(7):476., DOI:10.4103/0019-5049.186025
  • Mohamed Rela, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, Mettu S Reddy: Current status of auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation for acute liver failure. Liver Transplantation 06/2016;, DOI:10.1002/lt.24509
  • Gomathy Narasimhan, Mohamed Safwan, Venugopal Kota, Mettu S. Reddy, Anand Bharathan, AbderrhaimDabora, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, Rathnavel G. Kanagavelu, Vijaya Srinivasan, Mohamed Rela: Donor Outcomes in Living Donor Liver Transplantation—Analysis of 275 Donors From a Single Centre in India. Transplantation 06/2016; 100(6):1251-1256., DOI:10.1097/TP.0000000000001246
  • Sanjay Govil, Anand Bharatan, Ashwin Rammohan, RathnavelKanagavelu, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, Mettu S. Reddy, Mohamed Rela: Liver resection for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma why left is sometimes right. HPB 05/2016; 18(7)., DOI:10.1016/j.hpb.2016.05.002
  • IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, MettuSrinivas Reddy, AkilaRajakumar, Joy Varghese, Sanjay Pandey, Balaji Pillai, Jothi ClaraJMicheal, RavindranathKancherla, Mohamed Rela: Safe emergency evacuation of a Tertiary Care Hospital during the “once in a century” floods in Chennai, India. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 02/2016; 20(2):104., DOI:10.4103/0972-5229.175933
  • Mettu S Reddy, Manoj Shrivastav, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, Venugopal Kota, AbderrhaimDabora, Sanjay Govil, Mohamed Rela: Safety of Live Liver Donation by Individuals With G6PD Deficiency: Initial Results and Comparative Study. Transplantation 01/2016; 100(4)., DOI:10.1097/TP.0000000000001053
  • AkilaRajakumar, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, MettuSrinivas Reddy, Mohamed Rela: Anaesthetic considerations for liver transplantation in propionic acidemia. Indian journal of anaesthesia 01/2016; 60(1):50., DOI:10.4103/0019-5049.174799
  • Manoj Shrivatsav, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Rajesh Rajalingam, Gomathy Narasimhan, Thomas Cherian, Joy Varghese, Rajasekhar Perumalla, IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, VivekanandanShanmugham, Venugopal Kota, Mohamed Rela: Is there still a role for pre-operative liver biopsy for the potential live related liver donor?. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 03/2013; 3(1):S115., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2013.03.199
  • Thomas P. Cherian, IlanKaliamoorthy, Joy Varghese, Rajesh Rajalingam, Srinivasa Mettu Reddy, Dinesh Jothimani, Rajasekar PerumallaOliArikichenin, Naresh Shanmugam KottaVenugopal, Mohamed Rela: Achieving a successful balance between living related and cadaveric donors: Experiences of a south Asian liver transplant programme. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 03/2013; 3(1):S114., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2013.03.197
  • Thomas P. Cherian, Joy Varghese, Anand Bharathan, V.G. Venkatesan, AkilaRajakumar, SelvakumarMalleeswaran, V. Palaniyappan, SrinivasaMettu Reddy, A. Nethaji, IlanKaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela: Deceased donor liver transplantation in the east–A viable opportunity for growth or a logistic and clinical nightmare ?. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 03/2013; 3(1):S114-S115., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2013.03.198
  • IlanKaliamoorthy, AkilaRajakumar, V.G. Venkatesan, SelvakumarMalleeswaran, Thomas P. Cherian, Rajesh Rajalingam, Joy Varghese, Mohamed Rela: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care within a New Liver Transplant Programme - Report on Outcomes after Evolution of a Successful Structure after 179 Transplants.. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 03/2013; 3(1):S113., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2013.03.195
  • Thomas P. Cherian, Naresh Shanmugam, Joy Varghese, Anand Bharathan, Akila Rajkumar, Srinivasa Mettu Reddy, Kotta Venugopal, Gomathy Narasimhan, IlanKaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela: Paediatric Liver Transplantation in South India: Outcomes and Lessons Learnt from the First 50 Cases.. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 03/2013; 3(1):S113-S114., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2013.03.196
Book Chapter:
  • IlankumaranKaliamoorthy, AkilaRajakumar: Anaesthesia and Critical care for liver resection. Surgery of the liver, first edited by Mohamed Rela, SamiranNandy, 01/2014: chapter Anaesthesia and Critical care for liver resection; Elsevier., ISBN: 978-81-312-4041-0
On-line publication:
  • Published at the www.iltseducation.com (international liver transplant society) as a co-author
  • Small For Size Syndrome After Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Intensive Care Management

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