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Biography

Dr. Anand Ramamurthy is Senior Consultant and Director Training, Academics and Research at The Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor (AHERF) in Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation. He completed his medical and surgical training from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, one of the leading institutions in India where he had a meritorious academic record.

He underwent specialty training in Surgical Gastroenterology from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi where he worked with pioneers in the field of surgery for portal hypertension, pancreatitis and periampullary malignancies, ulcerative-colitis and liver transplantation among others.

He subsequently joined the Liver Transplant program at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital as a Senior Clinical Fellow. He has an extensive experience of living related liver transplants and management of critical patients in liver transplant intensive care unit. He has been a part of numerous 'firsts' in the liver transplant program in India including the first dual lobe living donor liver transplant, combined liver-kidney transplant, the oldest and the youngest recipients among others.

He then worked at King's College Hospital, London where he gained experience in various aspects of deceased donor multi-organ retrieval and whole liver transplantation. He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations including the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, Indian Medical Association, and National Academy of Medical Sciences, among others. He has several publications in peer reviewed journals and textbooks.

Since its inception in 2008, the liver transplant program at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has grown into the most prolific centre in the country for cadaver liver transplantation as well as one of the few centres performing both deceased and living donor liver transplantation having performed over 300 liver transplants with 1-year graft and patient survival over 90%.

Apart from transplant, numerous hepatobiliary pancreatic surgeries are also being performed such as pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy for periampullary malignancy, liver resections in patients with cirrhosis and malignancy of the gall bladder among others.

The department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Apollo hospitals, Chennai is by the National Board of Examinations to train 2 candidates every year for DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology). The Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation also has a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship in Liver Transplantation accredited by the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR University for post-MCh/DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology) candidates.