Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy 

MBBS, DA, FRCA

Chair of Medical Advisory Board & Senior Consultant, Liver Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

Anaesthesia & ICU, Liver Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Chennai

Brief Profile

He has completed MBBS and postgraduate training in Anaesthesia in India before heading to the UK for further higher specialty training. He has spent 6 years in the UK, worked and obtained experience in Anaesthesia & Intensive care in multiple Hospitals in England and Scotland including West Suffolk Hospital &Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. He has obtained FRCA from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London.

He has returned back to India in 2009 and joined with Prof Mohamed Rela, the world renowned liver transplant surgeon as a consultant and Clinical lead in Liver Anaesthesia and Intensive care at the Gleneagles Global Health city, Chennai. He has become the Director of Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation in 2016 at Gleneagles Global Health city. He has headed the team which has rescued 110 patients by boats from the Hospital which was flooded by once in a century rain in Chennai in 2015. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4810922/)

He has moved along with Prof. Mohamed Rela to the new Hospital Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai in 2018. He has spearheaded the administrative team in commissioning the Hospital. At the Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, he has designed and developed world’s largest liver intensive care unit which has been named after Professor Julia Wendon. (https://www.relainstitute.com/hospitals-chennai/liver-anesthesia-and-intensive-care)

He has got vast experience in managing more than 1500 liver transplant recipients in the perioperative period including 400 paediatric liver transplants, more than 1200 living donor liver transplants (LDLT) and 300 deceased donor liver transplants (DDLT). His experience also includes perioperative management of auxiliary liver Tx, acute liver failure, combined organ transplants and transplanting for complex and rare metabolic liver diseases in children. He also got experience of managing more than 2500 complex hepatobiliary surgeries.He has also given guidance in setting up many liver units in India and abroad. He is part of the team which has performed liver transplantation on a 42 days old baby, India’s youngest ever to undergo liver transplantation in 2019.

He has published more than 20 articles in indexed journals and written 2 book chapters. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ilankumaran_Kaliamoorthy). He has been invited as a speaker in more than 50 National and International conferences so far. The Governor of Tamil Nadu had felicitated him for the contribution towards Tamil Nadu Organ Donation Programme in 2012.

He has got special interest in Acute liver failure, Paediatric liver transplantation, Liver intensive care and health care administration. He is currently heading the Medical and Administrative team at the Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai.

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.
 
 

Experience

  • 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

Book Chapters

  • Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy: Anaesthesia in Paediatric Liver Transplantation. Pediatric Liver Intensive Care, 01/2019: pages 91-93; , ISBN: 978-981-13-1303-5, DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-1304-2_15
  • Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Akila Rajakumar: Anaesthesia and Critical care for liver resection. Surgery of the liver, first edited by Mohamed Rela, Samiran Nandy, 01/2014: chapter Anaesthesia and Critical care for liver resection: pages 34-45; Elsevier., ISBN: 978-81-312-4041-0

Journal Publications

  • S. Arul Kumar, A. Rammohan, M.S. Reddy, G. Narasimhan, R. Rajalingam, I. Kaliamoorthy, P. Shanmugam, M. Rela: 6. Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation for Selected Non Cirrhotic Metabolic Liver Disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 05/2019; 9(3):423., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2019.04.009
  • Sachan Deepti, Saha Suryatapa, Kaliamoorthy Ilankumaran, Rela Mohamed: Hemolytic events during therapeutic plasma exchange: Root cause analysis. Asian Journal of Transfusion Science 01/2019; 13(1):76., DOI:10.4103/ajts.AJTS_40_18
  • Ramkiran Cherukuru, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Naresh P Shanmugam, Rajesh Rajalingam, Venugopal Kota, Vasanthakumar Gunasekaran, Gomathy Narasimhan, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela: Feasibility and Safety of Split Liver Transplantation in the Indian Context. Liver Transplantation 12/2018; 25(3)., DOI:10.1002/lt.25405
  • Ashwin Rammohan, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Gomathy Narasimhan, Rajesh Rajalingam, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Naresh Shanmugam, Mohamed Rela: Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation for Selected Non Cirrhotic Metabolic Liver Disease: No Longer Stepping Through the Looking Glass?. Liver Transplantation 10/2018;, DOI:10.1002/lt.25352
  • K. Palaniappan, V. Kota, I. Kaliamoorthy, S. Reddy, M. Rela: Living donor liver transplantation for Budd-Chiarri syndrome with absent vena cava. HPB 09/2018; 20:S841., DOI:10.1016/j.hpb.2018.06.1852
  • Ashwin Rammohan, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Shivakumar S, Ravichandran Palaniappan, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela: Spokes on hub model with old horses for new courses! validation of a durable template for setting up safe deceased-donor transplant units in developing countries. Transplantation 06/2018; 102(5S).
  • Ashwin Rammohan, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Naresh Shanmugam, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Gomathy Narasimhan, Venugopal Kota, Mohamed Rela: Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation (APOLT) for Acute Liver Failure & Noncirrhotic Metabolic Liver Disease. Transplantation 05/2017; 101(5S2):25.
  • Akila Rajakumar, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, 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; 21(11):108925321769988., DOI:10.1177/1089253217699888
  • Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Akila Rajakumar, Selvakumar Malleeshwaran, Ellango Appuswamy, 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; 23(8)., DOI:10.1002/lt.24759
  • Joy Varghese, Chandan Kumar Kedarisetty, Jayanthi Venkataraman, Vijaya Srinivasan, Thiruchunapalli Deepashree, Mangerira Chinnappa Uthappa, Kaliamurthy Ilankumaran, 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. 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, Thiruchunapalli Deepashree, Mangerira Chinnappa Uthappa, Kaliamurthy Ilankumaran, 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
  • Joy Varghese, Chandan Kedarisetty, Jayanthi Venkataraman, Kavya Harika, Vijaya Sreenivasan, Tiruchunapalli Deepashree, Mangerira Uthappa, Kaliamurthy Ilankumaran, 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. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 07/2016; 6(1):S63., DOI:10.1016/j.jceh.2016.06.106
  • Akila Rajakumar, Shiwalika Gupta, Selvakumar Malleeswaran, Joy Varghese, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, 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, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Mettu Srinivas Reddy: Current status of auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation for acute liver failure. Liver Transplantation 06/2016; 22(9)., DOI:10.1002/lt.24509
  • Gomathy Narasimhan, Mohamed Safwan, Venugopal Kota, Mettu S. Reddy, Anand Bharathan, Abderrhaim Dabora, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, 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, Rathnavel Kanagavelu, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, 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
  • Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, MettuSrinivas Reddy, Akila Rajakumar, Joy Varghese, Sanjay Pandey, Balaji Pillai, Jothi ClaraJ Micheal, Ravindranath Kancherla, 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, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Venugopal Kota, Abderrhaim Dabora, 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
  • Akila Rajakumar, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, 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, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Vivekanandan Shanmugham, 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, Ilan Kaliamoorthy, Joy Varghese, Rajesh Rajalingam, Srinivasa Mettu Reddy, Dinesh Jothimani, Rajasekar Perumalla OliArikichenin, 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, Akila Rajakumar, Selvakumar Malleeswaran, V. Palaniyappan, SrinivasaMettu Reddy, A. Nethaji, Ilan Kaliamoorthy, 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
  • Ilan Kaliamoorthy, Akila Rajakumar, V.G. Venkatesan, Selvakumar Malleeswaran, 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, Ilan Kaliamoorthy, 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
  • Muthukumarassamy Rajakannu, Mukul Vij, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Dinesh Jothimani, Ramkiran Cherukuru, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Mohamed Rela: Expanding transplant criteria for HCC beyond Milan is associated with high risk of early systemic tumor recurrence: Proceed with caution!. ILTS 25th Annual International Congress; 05/2019
  • Deepti Sachan, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela: ROLE OF THERAPEUTIC PLASMA EXCHANGE (TPE) IN PATIENTS WITH DRUG INDUCED LIVER INJURY. 27th Regional Congress of ISBT, Copenhagen, Denmark; 06/2017
  • Kumar Palaniappan, Gomathy Narashiman, Vivekanandan Shanmugam, Rajashekar Perumalla, Srinivas Reddy, Thomas Cherian, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Mukul Vij, Mohamed Rela: NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS OF GALLBLADDER & EXTRA HEPATIC BILIARY TRACT: PPB25–004. IHPBA; 03/2014
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