Best Liver Transplantation Team in Chennai | Prof Mohamed Rela | Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy | Dr. Gomathy Narasimhan

Leadership Team

Prof. Mohamed Rela

MS, FRCS, DSc

Chairman and Managing Director,
Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre
Chennai, India



Prof. Mohamed Rela, is a liver transplant surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field He has been a consultant surgeon and Professor of Liver surgery at Kings college hospital, London since 1993.

He has been working in India since 2009 and now runs the busiest liver transplantation program in South India, performing over 200 liver transplants each year. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications and a number of book chapters including a chapter in the latest edition of Gray’s Anatomy.

The annual Master Class in Liver Disease series started by him in 2011 is one of the most popular academic events in South Asia, regularly attended by over a 1000 delegates from most South Asian countries.

He is currently a council member of the ILTS and Past-chair of the ILTS Pediatric committee

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of liver regeneration
  • Radical resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma
  • Regeneration after Auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation

Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy

MBBS, DA, FRCA

Chief Executive Officer &
Senior Consultant, Liver Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai, India



Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy is the CEO and Senior Consultant Liver Intensivist and Anaesthetist at Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre. Rela Hospital is a 450 bedded multispecialty hospital which also houses one of world's largest liver transplant centre. He has completed undergraduate and postgraduate training in Anaesthesia in India before heading to the UK for further higher speciality training. He has spent nearly 6 years in the UK, gained experience in Anaesthesia & Intensive care and 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. During this time at this hospital, he has also 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.

He has moved to the new Hospital, Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai in 2018 and has spearheaded the administrative and Doctors team in commissioning the Hospital. At the Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, he has designed and developed the world’s largest liver intensive care unit.

He has got the experience in managing more than 2000 liver transplant recipients in the perioperative period including 500 paediatric liver transplants, more than 1600 living donor liver transplants (LDLT) and 400 deceased donor liver transplants (DDLT). He has also involved 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 40 articles in indexed journals and written 2 book chapters. He has been invited as a speaker in more than 60 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. His special interest includes Acute liver failure, Paediatric liver transplantation, Liver intensive care, Patient safety and improving technology in health care.

Dr. Gomathy Narasimhan

MBBS, MS, ASTS Fellowship (USA), GMHE (IIMB)

Chairman, Medical Advisory Board
Senior Consultant Liver, Renal Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai, India



Dr. Gomathy Narasimhan is a Liver and Kidney Transplant Surgeon. She completed her multi- organ transplant fellowship from Baylor University, Dallas, Texas and further training from Kumamoto University, Japan. Her special interest is in combined liver and renal transplant in adult and children. She has been an integral part of Prof. Rela's team since 2009.

Her interest and flair for administrative roles prompted her to pursure healthcare management training from the esteemed IIM, Bangalore.

Her special areas of focus in her administrative capacity include providing a work culture that would enhance the commitment, accountability and attention to detail among employees which would translate into good patient care and positive patient experience.

Dr. DC Gauthaman

MBBS, MS (Ortho), MBA

Medical Director

Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai, India


A highly skilled and accomplished medical professional with diverse expertise in healthcare administration, medical affairs, healthcare finance and accounting, process reengineering besides corporate business development. With over 24 years of experience of which more than 15 years he has lobbied the strategies, integrated service delivery, improving quality, skills and knowledge in healthcare business and practices.

His expansive services includes:

  • Spearheaded as a Medical Director and VP Medical services at Gleneagles Global Hospitals
  • Augmented as Director Business Administrator at Lifeline- Rigid Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Captained medical operations and JMD at MIOT accident and rescue services, complimented as Orthopedic Registrar and Deputy Head at Apollo Hospitals
  • Orchestrated as an Advisor to Medcorridor Health Group, Bonspero Medicare Pvt. Ltd. and Right Curve Healthcare Business Consulting - Overseas.
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