MS., MRCS (EDIN.), ASTS Transplant Fellowship

MS., MRCS (EDIN.), ASTS Transplant Fellowship

Senior Consultant and Head
Department of Liver and Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery GEM Hospital and Research Institute
Chennai and Coimbatore
Tamilnadu, India

E mail drsam76@yahoo.com Phone +91 9940329376


Primary Medical Qualification

Nov 1993 to May 1999 MBBS
Chengalpattu Medical College affiliated to

Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University Tamilnadu, India.

Specialist Qualifications and Training

July 2000 to May 2003

Oct. 2005

Oct 2006 to Oct 2008

Masters in Surgery (M.S.) General Surgery

Madras Medical College Hospital affiliated to Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

Reg. no. 53671
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

ASTS Transplant Fellowship

University of Iowa Hospital,


  • Fellowship Training in Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
  • 12 years of work experience in Multi-Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic surgery in the UK and Australia.
  • Developed and Headed the Multiorgan Transplant and HPB unit at PSGHospitals, Coimbatore from 2016 to 2019
  • Liver Transplant – Performed more than 400 Liver transplants includingCadaveric and Live Donor Liver Transplants
  • Kidney Transplant – Performed more than 750 kidney transplants (Cadavericand Living Donor)
  • Pancreas Transplant – Performed hundreds of Pancreas and Kidney-PancreasTransplant.
  • Performed hundreds of Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomies.
  • Extensive experience in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgeries (HPB) andperformed more than 1500 complex HPB surgeries including minimal access HPB surgeries.
  • Extensive experience in Vascular and dialysis access surgeries.
  • Authored several publications and articles.
  • Presented several research/clinical papers and given invited lectures in Nationaland International conferences.AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Performed the first successful liver transplantation in a public sector hospital in South India (Stanley Medical College Hospital) in Jan 2009.
  • Performed the First Successful Pancreas Transplant in North India at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jaipur (Rajasthan) in 2016.
  • “Best Transplant Surgeon of the year 2017” state award from TRANSTAN (Transplant Authority of Tamilnadu, India) received from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Tamilnadu.CLINICAL SERVICES OFFERED
  • Liver transplant-Both Cadaveric and Living Donor Liver Transplant
  • Only team to offer Lap/Robotic Donor Hepatectomy in India
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Small Intestinal Transplant for short gut syndrome and Intestinal Failure
  • Major Hepato Biliary Surgeries including liver resection for Hepato Cellular Carcinoma Cholangio Carcinoma, colorectal metastasis, Neuro Endocrinetumors etc.
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) and TACE (Trans Arterial Chemo Embolization)for HCC and other metastatic tumors.
  • Surgeries for Biliary stones bile duct injury and stricture.
  • Porto systemic shunt surgeries for portal hypertension due to Non cirrhotic portalfibrosis and Extra hepatic portal vein thrombosis.
  • Whipple’s and other major pancreatic resections
  • Surgery for chronic pancreatitis.
  • Laparoscopic / Minimal Access Retroperitoneal Pancreatic Necrosectomy(MARP) for acute nectrotizing pancreatitits.
  • Liver and Pancreatic trauma.


  • Fully comprehensive Transplant team comprising of four surgeons, two anesthetist, Intensivists, Hepatologists, Transplant associates, Transplant coordinators, Infectious Disease specialist and supported by various other specialists.
  • Qualified and Experienced Transplantation team with a cumulative experience of more than 750 Liver Transplantations.
  • Only team to offer Lap/Robotic Donor Hepatectomy in India
  • Multidisciplinary approach to Assessment & Listing (Patient Selection)
  • Protocols of Management of Immunosuppression, Rejection, Infection, Others asper International Standards,
  • Compassionate & Experienced, Post-Transplant care till Complete Rehabilitationto normal life
  • Post-Transplant Life Long Follow up and Care
  • State-of-art Transplant Intensive Care Unit
  • Fully equipped step-down transplant rooms

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