Dr. Kumar

MBBS, DNB (GI), Fellowship in HPT & Liver Transplant

Clinical Lead - Laparoscopy Liver Surgery ; Senior Consultant, Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Abdominal Trauma, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Liver Transplantation

Chennai

Brief Profile

Dr. Kumar Palaniappan did his post graduation and specialization at Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai. Has worked as a senior resident at SGPGI, Lucknow. He underwent Liver Transplant Surgery training at Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon. Trained at Robotic HPB Surgery at Vattikutti Institute of Robotic Surgery. Performs Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries. Further training in HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery at Asan Medical Center, Seoul. Had Laparoscopic Liver Surgery training at Iwate Medical University, Japan. Received travel grant for training in laparoscopic liver surgery in Japan. Received best poster awards in International & National Conferences.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS 1999, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
  • DNB General Surgery 2004, Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre, Madurai
  • D.N.B (Surgical Gastroenterology) 2009, Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre, Madurai
  • Fellowship (Liver Transplantation & HPB Surgery) 2012, Medanata – The Medicity, Gurgaon, India.

Clinical Expertise

  • Living donor and Deceased donor liver transplantation
  • Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy
  • Laparoscopic HPB surgery including laparoscopic hepatic and pancreatic resections
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery

Experience

  • January 2010 to March 2011 Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon, MIOT Hospitals, Chennai
  • May 2011 to September 2011 Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dr. Mehta’s Hospital, Chennai.
  • October 2011 to October 2012 Senior Liver Transplant Fellow, Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon
  • October 2012 to September 2018 Senior Consultant HPB & Liver Transplant Surgeon, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai, India

Honors & Awards

  • Best Poster Award in IHPBA Annual Conference, Ahmedabad 2016.
  • Best Paper Award & Travel Grant from Japanese HPB Society at the Consensus Conference on Laparoscopic Liver Resection, Morioka, Japan in August 2014.
  • Best Paper Award in IASGO Conference, Tokyo June 2015.
  • Best Paper Award & Travel Grant at the 27th Meeting of Japanese HPB Society in Tokyo June 2015.
  • Best Video award IHPBA 2012, Mumbai on Auxillary Partial Liver Transplantation for Propionic Acidemia.
  • First Prize in Quiz at IASG 2009, Mumbai (National conference of Surgical Gastroenterology).
  • Surgery Quiz – Second prize. CME Programme at K.M.C. Manipal
  • Best paper presentation: Lap. Management of Cystic Neoplasm’s of Pancreas. IHPBA –Single Theme conference on Pancreas. Bangalore. Feb 2009.
  • Silver Medal award: University exam in E.NT. During the third year of MB.B.S.

Research & Publication

Publications
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy for complicated appendicitis: is it safe and justified? A retrospective analysis. Khiria LS, Ardhnari R, Mohan N, Kumar P, Nambiar R. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2011 Jun; 21(3):142-5.
  • Portal flow modulation in auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation. Rela M, Bharathan A, Kumar P, Cherian PT, Reddy MS. Pediatr Transplant 2015 May; 19(3): 255-60.
  • Laparoscopic Liver resection: wedge resections to living donor hepatectomy, are we heading in the right direction?  Cherian PT, Mishra AK, Kumar P, Sachan VK, Bharathan A, Srikanth G, Senadhipan B, Rela M. World J Gastroenterol 2014 Oct 7; 20(37):13369-81.
  • Pediatric hepatocellular carcinoma in a developing country: Is the etiology changing? Palaniappan K, Borkar VV, Safwan M, Vij M, Govil S, Shanmugam N, Rela M. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Nov;20(7):898-903. doi: 10.1111/petr.12754. Epub 2016 Jul 8. PubMed PMID: 27392999
  • Co-author on a chapter on Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, G.I. Surgery Annual, Vol 14, Supplement, 2007,1-7.
  • Co-author on a chapter on Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, G.I. Surgery Annual, Vol14, Supplement, 2007, 8-12

Research experience

  • Currently involved in a research project on “Clinical outcomes of pts after Liver transplantation with preoperative portal vein thrombosis”.
  • Involved in a project on “clinical outcomes after graft reduction in less than 8 kg babies in liver transplantation”
  • Had recently done a Comparative study on SILS Cholecystectomy Vs Three port Cholecystectmy at MIOT Hospitals, Chennai which was presented at IHPBA -2011 at New Delhi
  • Had performed a prospective analysis of outcomes of patients with novel reconstructive procedure post Whipple’s resection – Anterior Transgastric Pancreaticogastrostomy.
  • Involved in clinical trial (Co-investigator) for Neoadjuvant Chemo-Radiotherapy (Oncogel) Phase II for operable oesophageal cancer
  • Involved in a clinical trial (Co-investigator) on the role of study molecule on postoperative ileus in open colonic resection
  • Involved in a clinical trial (Co-investigator) on the role of study molecule in postoperative pain relief after open mesh hernioplasty
  • Done a dissertation on role of diagnostic laparoscopy in the management of patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers
  • Done a thesis in post-graduation on the outcomes of patients who present with upper GI bleed to a tertiary care hospital-mortality & morbidity
  • Was involved in a prospective study on post ERCP Pancreatitis
  • Helped postgraduate residents in performing their thesis & dissertations
  • Involved in clinical study on outcomes of patients who underwent laparoscopic appendicectomy for complicated appendicitis

Presentations

  • Kumar P, Manoj S, Anand Bharathan, Vivekanandan, Srinivas Reddy, Gomathy Narashiman, Mohamed Rela. Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Japanese HPB Surgical Society, Tokyo 2015
  • Kumar P, Anand Bharathan, Srinivas Reddy, Gomathy Narashiman, Mohamed Rela. Portal Vein Modulation in Auxiliary Partial orthotopic liver transplantation. ILTS, Chicago 2015
  • Kumar P, Manoj S, Anand Bharathan, Venugopal K, Srinivas Reddy, Gomathy Narashiman, Mohamed Rela. Surgical Management of Hepatocellular carcinoma with caval and atrial involvement. AHPBA 2015, Singapore
  • Kumar P, Rajesh R, Anand Bharathan, Venugopal K, Srinivas Reddy, Gomathy Narashiman, Mohamed Rela. Is double still a trouble in living donor liver transplantation? ILTS, Chicago 2015
  • Kumar P, Manoj S, Anand Bharathan, Vivekanandan, Srinivas Reddy, Gomathy Narashiman, Mohamed Rela Usefulness of prothrombotic screening in potential donors in living donor liver transplantation. IHPBA 2014, Seoul
  • Mohan Narasimhan, Kumar P, Nivedita Chandran, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic Management of Complicated Acute Cholecystitis. AHBPA, Chennai 2003
  • Mohan Narasimhan, Kumar P, Nivedita Chandran, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic management of Complicated Acute Cholecystitis – IHBPA, Washington 2004
  • Kumar P, Mohan Narasimhan, Nivedita Chandran, Ramesh Ardhanari - Detection and Management of CBD stones: - 8 Years’ experience – IHBPA Washington 2004
  • P Kumar, N. Mohan, Rajesh Nambiar, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic Management of Complicated Appendicitis. ELSA 2007, Hyderabad.
  • Ramesh Ardhanari, P. Kumar, N. Mohan – Laparoscopic Median Pancreatectomy. EAES 2008, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Ramesh Ardhanari, P. Kumar, N. Mohan – Laparoscopic Median Gastrectomy. EAES 2008, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Ramesh Ardhanari, P. Kumar, N. Mohan – Laparoscopic Management of Cystic Neoplasm of Pancreas. EAES 2008, Stockholm, Sweden
  • P. Kumar, N. Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic Management of Cystic Neoplasm of Pancreas. IHPBA 2008, Mumbai, India
  • P. Kumar, N. Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Endoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts. IHPBA 2010. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • P. Kumar, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari: - Choledochal cyst – Four-year experience, IASG Hyderabad.2002   
  • C.Nivedita, P. Kumar, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari, Laparoscopic Total Colectomy – PSG SURGICON 2003, Coimbatore
  • P. Kumar, C. Nivedita, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari, Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia repair – ASICON 2003, Pune
  • P. Kumar, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari, - Laparoscopic Management of Cystic Neoplasm’s of pancreas – ASICON 2003, Pune
  • P. Kumar, C. Nivedita, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari - Involvement of inferior vena cava is not a sign of unresectability in the management of retroperitoneal tumors – ASICON 2003, Pune      
  • C Nivedita, P Kumar, N Mohan, Rajesh Nambiar, Ramesh Ardhanari – Evaluation of a protocol for pre-operative diagnosis of common bile duct stones. IAGES, Bangalore 2006
  • P. Kumar, N Mohan, Rajesh Nambiar, Ramesh Ardhanari – Stoma repair- Is mesh repair the way to go? IASG, New Delhi 2007
  • P. Kumar, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Surgical outcomes of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours. IASG, Chennai 2008
  • P. Kumar, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic management of Gastric GIST. IASG Chennai 2008
  • P. Kumar, N Mohan, Manish Joshi, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic Management of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia. IASG Chennai 2008
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Is radical resection of duodenal GIST required? IASG, Chennai 2008
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic management of cystic neoplasm of pancreas. IHPBA, Pancreas Conference, Bangalore 2009
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Worm Pancreatitis. IHPBA, Pancreas Conference, Bangalore 2009
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Unusual Complications of Chronic Pancreatitis. IHPBA, Pancreas Conference, Bangalore 2009
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Vertical Pancreaticogastrostomy. IHPBA, Pancreas Conference, Bangalore 2009
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Post ERC Pancreatitis – Prospective Study. IHPBA, Pancreas Conference, Bangalore 2009
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, N Mohan, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic Median Pancreatectomy. IHPBA, Pancreas Conference, Bangalore 2009
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic Management of Complicated Appendicitis – Is it safe & justified? IASG Mumbai 2009
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic Management of cystic lesions of spleen. IASG 2009, Mumbai
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari – Anterior Transgastric pancreatico-gastrostomy – Novel technique after Whipple’s resection. IASG 2009, Mumbai
  • P. Kumar, Manish Joshi, Mohan N, Ramesh Ardhanari – Laparoscopic reversal of Hartman’s Colostomy. IASG 2009, Mumbai
  • P. Kumar, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery – Feasibility & Initial Results using conventional instruments. IHPBA 2010.New Delhi
  • Kumar P, Anand Bharathan, Venugopal K, Srinivas Reddy, Gomathy Narashiman, Mohamed Rela. Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation for Metabolic Liver Disease. IHPBA, Mumbai 2014
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