FRCSEd (Gen. Surg), FRCS (Glasg), M.Sc. (Lon), MNAMS


Dr.Ravindran Kumeran

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.

Excellence In Education

  • Primary Degree
    M.B.B.S. – Madras Medical College 1992 Madras University, India
  • Post-graduate Qualifications
    FRCS (Gen. Surg) September 2004 Intercollegiate Board in General Surgery, UK
  • Diplomate of National Board – General Surgery 2001 National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
  • FRCSEd February 1997 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • FRCS (Glasg) February 1997 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


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Administrative Experience

Obesity Foundation India (OFI) – Founder & Managing Trustee

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.

Elected Joint Secretary (2021-22) Tamil & EC Member (2016-18 & 2018-20) Tamil Nādu Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India

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

Elected Honorary Chairman (2014-16) & Treasurer (2012-14) of the Madras City Branch of the Association of Surgeons of India

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.




Life Member - Indian Assn. of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES)


Life Member - Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) – Singapore


International Member - The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) – USA


Life Member of Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI)


Founder Member – Assn. of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)


Life Member to the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)


Significant Presentations

  • Debate & Live Surgical Demonstration – Aug- 2018 – “Laparoscopic versus Open Inguinal Hernia Repair”- 42nd Annual Conference of Tamilnadu & Pondicherry chapter of Assn. of Surgeons of India – Thekkady, India
  • LectureJune 2018“Motility Disorders – Surgery for Achalasia Cardia”- International Conference on Esophagus & Stomach – ICES INDIA 2018 – Chennai, India.
  • Lecture & Live Surgical DemonstrationJan. 2018“Advances in Laparoscopic Hernia Repair” & Live TAPP Demonstration – Govt. Rajaji Hospital & Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India.
  • Dr. N. Rangabashiyam OrationAug. 2017 –  Component Separation Techniques – New Paradigm in Hernia Surgery – 41st Annual Conference of Tamilnadu & Pondicherry chapter of Assn. of Surgeons of India – Coimbatore, India.
  • Oral PresentationNov. 2014“Proceed Mesh in Laparoscopic IPOM Repairs – A Single Centre Experience” – Intl. Congress of Asia Pacific Hernia SocietyJaipur, India.
  • Live Surgical Demonstration August 2014 – “Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery” Live LRYGB demonstration – 38th Annual Conference of Tamilnadu & Pondicherry chapter of Assn. of Surgeons of India – Chennai, India.
  • Poster Presentation April 2013 – Laparoscopic “Spleen First Approach” for Distal Splenic Vasculature & Distal Pancreatic Lesions – SAGES 2013 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Poster Presentation March 2012 – Safety of Clip-less Hook Diathermy Division Against Standard Clipped Division of Cystic Artery in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy SAGES 2012- San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Live Surgical Demonstration “Laparoscopic Ventral hernia Repair” Live demonstration in HERNIACON 2011, Chennai, India.
  • Poster Presentation June 2011“Outcomes after Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia repair using Proceed Mesh” – AWR ConferenceWashington DC, USA.
  • Poster Presentation Oct 2010“The Role of Minimal Access Surgery in Large Scrotal Hernias”- International Congress- Asia Pacific Hernia Society, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Vedio Presentation Dec 2009“Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct exploration” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASICON 2009), Kovai, India.
  • Lecture Presentation“Technique and Choice of Prosthetic Material” at the FIAGES 2008, Kovai, India.


Teaching Experience

As an ATLS Instructor for the American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, I receive positive feedback on my teaching skills from other faculty members. I take great pride in teaching my junior colleagues, post graduate students and Nursing staff. I have drawn inspiration from many of my teachers who have been my role models and have in-turn ended up being a role model to my post graduate students. Teaching has not only improved my interactive abilities over the years, it has also given me a profound sense of satisfaction with the belief that I have touched people’s lives. As senior faculty I have conducted many live animal lab workshops for Consultant Surgeons and Post Graduate Students from across the country, in the various aspects of Minimal Invasive Surgery at the Ethicon Institute – Chennai and Centre of Excellence for Minimal Access Surgery Training (CEMAST), Mumbai.

Research Experience

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.


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