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    Dr. Palaniappan Ramanathan

    Senior Consultant - Surgical Oncology

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    Dr Palaniappan is one of the most renowned surgical oncologists at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore. His specialization and years of experience make him the most sought-after doctor in town. His work experience includes the following:

    Work Experience
    • Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology from December 2018 to present (M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore)
    • Consultant Surgical Oncologist from December 2018 to present (HCG-MSR Cancer Centre and Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore)
    • Consultant Surgical Oncologist from November 2016 to October 2018 (Narayana Multispecialty Hospitals, Mysuru)
    • Visiting Senior Consultant Surgical Oncologist from April 2016 to July 2016 (Fortis Hospitals/International Oncology Society Private Limited, Noida, Delhi NCR)
    • Senior Resident from February 2010 to January 2013 (Department of Surgical Oncology, BRA IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi)
    • Assistant Professor from April 2008 to February 2010 in the Department of Surgery (Manakula Vinayaka Medical College, Puducherry)

    Dr Palaniappan is a highly educated individual. His educational background comprises the following:

    • Completed his MBBS from P.S.G Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, in 2005
    • Masters of Surgery in General Surgery in 2006 from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    • MCh. Surgical Oncology in 2013 from BRA IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    • Minimal Access Oncosurgery Fellowship in 2016, trained under Dr Subramanyeshwar Rao, Basavatarakam Indo American Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad

    Dr. Palaniappan completed his observership in the Division of Thoracic Surgery from the following institutes:

    • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, New York State, USA (August 2016 to September 2016)
    • Memorial SLOAN-KETTERING Cancer Center, New York, USA (September 2016 to October 2016)
    Honors & Awards

    Dr Palaniappan wrote a chapter on “Early gastric cancer update” in the Maulana Azad Medical College Annual Surgery Update in 2012. He has also written a publication on Surgical Oncology – Updates on the multimodality management of desmoplastic small round cell tumours.” A few other publications include

    • Clinical profile and treatment outcomes of oral squamous cell cancer patients with smokeless tobacco use as an elective risk factor.
    • Surgical management of bronchopulmonary carcinoids: A single centre experience
    • Mediastinal staging for non-small cell lung cancer revisited. It is being done under the aegis of ICON and Lung cancer consortium Asia.


    • IASLC Travel Grant (IASLC/APLCC conference, Malaysia, November 2014)
    • ABSI Betadine Young Surgeon award (ABSICON 2022, Hyderabad, India, August 2022)

    In addition, he is a proud member of the following:

    • ASI Life Member (The Association of Surgeons of India)
    • IASO Life Member (Indian Association of Surgical Oncology)
    • ABSI Life Member (The Association of Breast Surgeons of India)
    Area of Expertise
    • Uniportal Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
    • Breast Oncoplasty
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Esophagectomy
    • HIPEC and PIPEC
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