Dr. Murali Appukuttan
Dr. Murali Appukuttan
MS, DNB, MCh, FACS, FAIS
Monday & Thursday 8 Am To 1 Pm
Senior Consultant GI Surgeon

Dr. Murali Appukuttan

MS, DNB, MCh, FACS, FAIS
Monday & Thursday 8 Am To 1 Pm
Senior Consultant GI Surgeon


Dr Murali Appukuttan has done his MCh (HPB) from the world’s largest liver university - The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi; he was the first one from South India (the fifth one in India). He is the first one in the Central Travancore region of Kerala state to do Live Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) and pediatric liver tumour resection successfully.

Dr Murali A received training in multi-visceral organ transplant, University Hospital Network (UHN) - Toronto University, Canada & multi-visceral cadaver retrieval and donor optimization – Leiden University, Netherlands.

Dr Murali A worked as Faculty for DNB (General Surgery) training. He has published several articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals on areas of interest; live donor liver transplantation, hemodynamics in transplantation, donor hepatectomies, HPB Oncosurgeries, infectious diseases after transplant surgery, Endotoxemia in transplant surgery, EHPVO, etc.

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:
    • MCh (HPB Surgery) (Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi)
    • DNB, (National Board of Examinations, New Delhi)
    • MS General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum)
    • MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam)
      FELLOWSHIPS:
    • National Academy Of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
    • Associate Fellow Of American College Of Surgeons (FACS)
    • Fellow Of Association Surgeons Of India (FAIS)
    • Fellow Of Minimal Access Surgeons (FMAS)
    • Fellow Of European Board Of Surgeons – Surgical Oncology (FEBS)
    • Fellow Of European Board Of Surgeons- General Surgery (FEBS)
    • Fellow Of European Board Of Surgeons- Transplant Surgery (FEBS)
    • Fellow Indian Association Of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (FIAGES)
    • Fellow Of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery - Colorectal Surgery -(FALS)
    • Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery- HPB Surgery-(DMAS)
      TRAINING:
    • Multivisceral Transplant Surgery Department, University Hospital Network (Uhn), Toronto, Canada
    • Multi Donor Retrieval Training & Donor Optimization – ESOT (European Society Of Organ Transplantation) - Leiden University, Netherlands
      WORK EXPERIENCE:
    • Consultant HPB & Liver Transplantation, Department Of Surgical Gastroenterology, Government Medical College, Kottayam
    • Senior Consultant, Gastro Surgery, GI Onco & HPB Surgery, Bharath Hospital, Kottayam,
    • Consultant HPB, GI & Liver Transplant Surgeon, Gastro-Science Division, Consultant Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute & Consultant General And Minimal Access Surgeon- Caritas Hospital, Kottayam, Kerala.
    • Senior Resident, Dept Of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery And Liver Transplantation, Institute Of Liver And Biliary Sciences, Newdelhi
    • Fellow Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery And Liver Transplantation, Apollo Hospital, Chennai
    • Senior Resident, Dept Of Surgical Oncology, Bra Irch, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences-New Delhi
      AREAS OF INTEREST:
    • Gastro Intestinal Surgery,
    • Minimally Invasive surgery
    • HPB Oncosurgery
    • Liver Transplantation
    • Donor Procurement Surgery
    • Multivisceral Transplantation
    • Pancreatitis
    • Hemodynamics In Liver Transplantation
    • Endotoxemia In Portalhypertension
    • Portal Hemodynamics And Liver Regeneration
    • Nutrition
    • Perioperative Critical Care
      CLINICAL EXPERTISE:
    • Minimal Access Surgery (Colorectal, Upper Gi, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic, Splenic)
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Thoracic-Esophagogastric
    • General Surgical (Hernia, Hemorrhoids, Soft Tissue Lesions, Trauma, Varicose Veins, Fistula, GERD, Emergency Surgeries)
    • Endocrine (Adrenal, Pancreas)
    • Oncosurgical Procedures
    • Assisted more than 250 living donor and diseased donor liver transplantation
    • Complex liver resections for hepatic malignancies including hemihepatectmy/ extended hepatectomy
    • Major hepatic resections for hilar cholangio carcinoma, carcinoma gallbladder
    • Major pancreatic resections including pancreatico-duodenectomy, distal pancreatectomy +/- splenectomy and ramps
    • Pancreatic drainage procedures
    • Major gastrointestinal (GI) surgeries including upper and lower GI surgeries
    • Pancreatic necrosectomies- open and minimally invasive
    • Donor procurement surgeries, live and diseased donor liver transplantation, multivisceral transplant
      PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PROJECTS:
    • Appukuttan M Et Al, Adenomyomatosis Of Gallbladder. Journal Of Gastroenterology And Hepatology 2013; 28(10): 1587
    • Appukuttan M Et Al. Impact Of Functional Hepatic Venous Outflow Obstruction On Perioperative Outcome Following Live Donor Liver Transplantation (Experimental And Clinical Transplantation- 2018 Jan 22. Doi: 10.6002/Ect.2017.0138.)
    • Mahansaria Ss, Agrawal N, Arora A, Bihari C, Appukuttan M, Chatopadhyay T K. Ampullary Mixed Adenoneuroendocrine Carcinoma: Surprise Histology, Familiar Management. Int J Surg Pathol. 2017; 25(7): 585-591
    • Appukuttan M Et Al, Functional Hepatic Venous Outflow And Its Correlation With Early Graft Function In Partial Liver Transplantation (Hpb 18; E556. Doi:10.1016/J.Hpb.2016.03.485)
    • Appukuttan M Et Al. Evaluation Of Post Hepatectomy Portal Venous Pressure And Its Effect On Outcome After Major Hepatic Resection In non-cirrhotic liver (Hpb 18; E148. Doi: 10.1016/J.Hpb.2016.02.351)
    • Nairv V,Appukuttan M,Narayan Kv,Jayakumar Tk. Brucellosis After Cardiac Transplantation- -Annals Of Thoracic Surgery- Annals -18-00867
    • Mahansaria Ss, Seshadri Ak, Appukuttan M, Aggarwal N, Arora A, Bharathy Kgb, Kumar S, Chattopadhyay Tk. Unmasking Of Myeloproliferative Disorder In A Patient With Ehpvo Following Psrs. Tropical Gastroenterology 2014 Suppl
    • Seshadri Ak, Mahansaria Ss, Appukuttan M, Aggarwal N, Arora A, Bharathy Kgb, Kumar S, Chattopadhyay Tk. The Outcome Of Bilio-Enteric Anastomosis In Cirrhotics. Tropical Gastroenterology 2014 Suppl
    • Arora, N. Agrawal, K. S. Arvind, A. Murali, C. Bihari, A. Arora, V. Pamecha, T. K. Chattopadhyay. Myriads Of Isolated Igg4 Cholangiopathy Masquerading As Biliary Malignancies. Hpb 2015, 17 (Suppl. S2), 25–266
    • Appukuttan M, Seshadri Ak, Mahansaria Ss, Aggarwal N, Arora A, Bharathy Kgb, Kumar S, Pamecha V, Bihari C, Sarin Sk, Chattopadhyay Tk. Isolated Igg4 Related Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Retrospective Analysis From A High Volume Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. Tropical Gastroenterology 2014 Suppl
    • Evaluation Of Endotoxemia In Liver Transplant Recipients And Its Effect On Early Graft Function. (Under The Process Of publication)
      ACHIEVEMENTS:
    • Best outgoing student in General Surgery in MBBS – Gold medal (Dr Jaikumar Memorial award)
    • First Indian Gastro and HPB surgeon to hold European Board Fellowship degree in Surgical Oncology (with special expertise in sub-specialties- HPB Surgery and Gastro/Colorectal Surgery) - conferred by the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). Only Indian HPB/Gastro surgeon to hold this degree in Surgical Oncology.
    • One of the few Indian trained surgeons to hold the European Board Fellowship degree (FEBS) in General surgery
    • One of the few Indian Transplant surgeons to hold the European Board Degree (FEBS) in Multi-visceral retrieval and Transplant surgery.
    • Short term multi-visceral Organ transplant training in University Hospital Network (UHN) - Toronto University- Canada (Largest Multi-visceral transplant Unit in North America, under Dr David Grant who did the world’s First Combined Liver and Intestinal Transplantation)
    • First Indian trained transplant surgeon to get eligibility for training in UHN, Toronto University.
    • Training in Multi-visceral cadaver retrieval and Donor optimization – Leiden University, Netherlands (under European Society of Organ Transplantation)
    • First Transplant surgeon in Central Travancore region of Kerala state to do Live donor Liver Transplantation successfully (2019, March 12) in a mission hospital (Caritas Hospital), in a sub urban non metro township- Kottayam
    • First Liver surgeon to do pediatric liver tumor resection in central Travancore (2020) - started pediatric liver surgery program at Caritas Hospital
    • Started a new HPB and Gastro surgery/Gastro-Onco-surgery center at central Travancore region of Kerala at a mission hospital - with a dedicated liver unit.
    • First Prize Poster Presentation- IASGCon2014-(Bilary) Bursery Award
    • Second Prize In National Level Quiz- APASL Summer Course ILBS-2015
    • First Prize National Level Quiz Competition- In CME- Perspectives In HPB Surgery And LT- ILBS-2013
    • Presented papers and posters in national and international conferences with award winning presentations.
    • Won prizes in quizzes conducted at various conferences (General surgery/gastro surgery/HPB surgery conferences- national level/state level)
      MENBERSHIPS:
    • Indian Medical Association
    • European Society of Organ Transplantation
    • European Board of Surgeons
    • International Liver Transplantation Society
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Asian Pacific Association For The Study of Liver
    • European Society of Surgical Oncology
    • International Society of Liver Surgeons
    • International Living Donor Liver Transplantation Group
    • Association Surgeons of India
    • Association of Surgical Gastroenterologists Of India
    • Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons
    • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
    • Kerala Association of Surgical Oncologists
     

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