FRCSEd (Gen. Surg), FRCS (Glasg), M.Sc. (Lon), MNAMS
My chosen field of interest is Minimally Invasive Surgery with special interest in Herniology and Bariatric Surgery. I consider myself as a compassionate and mature surgeon, who is able to deal positively with demanding medical situations in a clear and logical manner. I am confident working on my own initiative in a variety of care settings, fully understanding that teamwork is a very important component in delivering effective patient care. Last but not the least, I have built upon my administrative, audit and teaching experience which I am sure will help me make a full contribution to my training commitments.
This non-profit organization was founded in 2009 to create awareness about the perils of Obesity. OFI organized the first ever obesity awareness walkathon in December 2009 with over 11000 registered participants. The Second walkathon ‘Shaping India’ took place in 2011 with over 7000 registered participants. Free obesity camps, seminars and patient support group meetings are organized periodically from a community-centric view point.
As the Joint Secretary and past EC member of this esteemed organisation I have gained invaluable administrative experience by traveling across the state of Tamilnadu, interacting with surgical colleagues and participating in various surgical forums
During my four-year tenure several new endowments were instituted in addition to successfully organising State and National level conferences in Chennai with Live surgical workshops and International teleconferencing from USA, Spain, UK, Canada and Seoul.
Elected President (1990-91) & Assistant General Secretary, (1988-89) of the Madras Medical College Student Council. Also served as Director – MMC Co-operative Society (1990 – 92).
Co-Owner – Tuti Patriots: Being past of this TNPL cricket franchisee gained valuable experience in team management and won the tournament in 2016 (runner up – 2017).
Farming Experience: Organic Farming (“Iyarkai murai Vivasayam”) of mangoes, coconuts and paddy since 2010.
Role of Nitric oxide – Ischaemic Preconditioning and Reperfusion injury in rat liver
My research project was based in the Imperial College School of Medicine-Hammersmith Hospital, London. This period has given me an insight into the principles of research and allowed me to gain an understanding of molecular biology and laboratory practice. I also developed my skills in the use of statistics and computing applied to surgical research. Findings of this project were presented in the June 1999 “Hepatic & Splanchnic Circulation in Health & Disease” Conference-Inverness, Scotland. An abstract of this presentation is undertook this study fulltime for one year with Dr Robert Mathie as my supervisor after obtaining the project licence and personal licence from the Home Office for the experimental animal model. The time relationship of protection (if any), ischaemic preconditioning offers to hepatic reperfusion injury and whether any nitric Oxide (NO) released is cytoprotective or cytotoxic was investigated. Any alteration in liver function, NO metabolites or nitric oxide synthase was characterised using serum markers and biochemical measurements. The possible site of nitric oxide synthase expression was assessed using immunohistochemistry. Radiological assessment of reperfusion injury was studied using technetium labelled HIDA sintiscan.
Thesis was submitted to the University of London and I was awarded the Master of Science degree in Surgical Sciencespublished in the “Hepato-Gastroenterology” 1999; 46:1406-1490.