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Dr N Ananthakrishnan

Head of Department of Surgery,
JIPMER, Pondicherry

  • MBBS(University of Madras)
  • MS General Surgery(AIIMS)
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations(MNAMS)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh(FRCS Ed),
    Other Affiliations
  • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)
  • Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA)
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences(FAMS).
    Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopists of India
  • Indian Association for the Advancement of Medical Education
  • Indian Society of Oncology
  • Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Educators for rational drug use
  • Indian Hospital Association.
    Professional experience Current Position - Director-Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research,(JIPMER), Pondicherry since January 2000. Previous Positions
  • Professor and Head of Department of Surgery, JIPMER, Pondicherry, Dec.’91 to Dec.’99.
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, JIPMER, Sep.’85 to Nov.’91.
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, JIPMER, Jan.’83 to Sep.’85.
  • Lecturer in Surgery, JIPMER, Feb.’77 to Dec.’82.
  • Senior Resident (Registrar) in Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi,Dec.’73 to Feb.’77.
  • Junior Resident (PG) in Surgery, AIIMS, Jan.’71 to Dec.’73.
  • Senior House Surgeon in Surgery, Government Royapettah Hospital, Madras, Jan.’70 to Jan.’71. Teaching experience Undergraduates - 31 years since 1970. Post-graduates - 27 years since 1973.
    Academic Achievements School
  • Best outgoing student in school final examinations
  • 22nd All India Rank in school final examinations.
  • 18 awards and certificates of honour and 8 distinctions during undergraduate (MBBS) course.
  • Second rank in order of merit in the University of Madras out of 1500 final MBBS candidates.
  • DR. T.M. Nair medal of the University of Madras for proficiency in the Faculty of Medicine.
  • Dr. M.G. Ramachandra Rao endowment gold medal for clinical surgery of the University of Madras for highest rank in surgery.
  • Dr. K.P. Sarathy gold medal for general proficiency.
  • Dr. Ratnavelu Subramaniam Gold medal for the best outgoing medical graduate of the college.
  • Hira Lal Gold medal for the best outgoing postgraduate from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1973.
    Professional Achievements
  • Co-recipient of the Sushruta Award of the Association of Surgeons of India, 1981
  • International Guest Scholar of the American College of Surgeons, 1982 (only one award given for the whole of Asia in that year)
  • Colombo-Plan British Council Scholar, 1985-86, for training in Cancer - newer diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
  • Dr. T. N. Sivanandam Oration award of the Association of Surgeons of India, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chapter, 1995.
  • Co-recipient of the gold medal for the best paper presented at the National Conference of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, 1977.
  • Visiting Professor to the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Coloproctology, Government Stanley Medical College, Madras.
  • Included in the Marquis Who’s Who of the World (USA) and the dictionary of International Biography (UK) for outstanding contribution to science.
  • JIPMER Annual Internal Oration award for 1999 for work entitled "Chronic venous ulcers - at perpetual crossroads"
  • Madras Oration award of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology for 1999 for his work entitled 'Problems in the management of corrosive injuries of the alimentary tract'.
  • President elect, Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, to assume office from September 2000 for 1 year.
    Professional Training Courses attended
  • Cancer, newer investigative methods and treatment
  • Abdominal sonography
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Educational Science and technology
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Care and maintenance of fibrescopes
  • Effective biomedical communication
  • Use of computers in medicine.
    New Techniques, new concepts and original work Original work
  • Original work on biliary lithogenesis in India including importance of multimodal analysis leading to a new concept of the sequence in biliary lithogenesis based on crystallography and epitaxial growth. This work was published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research in four parts in consecutive issues.
  • Establishment for the first time of regional variation in lithogenicity of bile in Indian patients, also published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.
    New concepts
  • Establishment of proper post-mastectomy arm positioning by skin tension quantification.
  • Use of myocutaneous flaps for amputations.
  • A new improved test for hydatidosis using double aldehyde stabilization
  • Evaluation of the role of Hollander’s test and the factors which affect it.
  • Value of H2 blockers in duodenal ulcer perforations.
  • Role of filariasis in the etiology of tropical vaginal hydrocoeles. New operative procedures described
  • Extraperitoneal sigmoidopexy for adult rectal procidencia
  • Vein graft for the repair of parotid duct fistulae
  • Keel repair of inguinal hernias
  • Double GJ for post gastrojejunostomy stomal obstruction
  • Immediate phalloplasty for carcinoma penis
  • Modified Felder-Rob procedure for chronic venous ulcers
  • Vein valve graft for sapheno-femoral incompetence
  • A new procedure of midcolon esophagocoloplaty for corrosive oesophageal strictures
  • A new technique of closing the paracolostomy recess in iliac colostomies
  • Use of Pectoralis Major myocutaneous flap for repair of pharyngo-oesophageal strictures.
    Contributions to medical education
  • Faculty member since 1980 of the National Teachers Training Centre for Health Professionals for training in medical pedagogy to medical teachers.
  • Faculty member of the Society of educators for rational drug use in training medical graduates and practitioners in “The concept of essential drugs and rationalized therapy”.
  • Editor and author of “Textbook of Surgery for Undergraduates” published by the National Book Trust.
  • Editor and author of book entitled “Head and Neck Cancer”.
  • Editor and author of book entitled “Medical Education - Principles and Practice”, volumes I and II, published by National Teachers Training Centre, JIPMER, Pondicherry.
  • Contributor of chapters in ten books including 'Recent Advances in Surgery' and 'GI Surgery' annual.
  • Core faculty member of the WHO collaborating Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Training established in JIPMER, Pondicherry·
  • Member of the consortium of medical institutions (JIPMER- Pondicherry, AIIMS-New Delhi, CMC-Vellore. Institute of Medical Sciences - Varanasi, Centre for Medical Education - University of ILLINOIS) for redrafting the MBBS curriculum.
  • Actively involved in revision and publication of the curriculum for MBBS, Pondicherry University including essential skill list.
  • Referee for various journals such as Indian Journal of Pharmacology, Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Indian Journal of Medical education and National Medical Journal of India.
  • Member Editorial board of the Indian Journal of Surgery, Asian Journal of Clinical Surgery and Indian Journal of Coloproctology, Tropical Gastroenterology, National Medical Journal of India, Journal of Indian Medical Association.
  • Examiner in Surgery for the MBBS, MS courses of various universities and of the NBE, and for MCh (GI Surgery of the AIIMS, New Delhi).
  • Faculty member of the Continuing Medical Education program of various professional bodies.
  • Member, Board of Studies for Medicine, Pondicherry University.
  • Invited expert for curriculum planning for MD in Respiratory Diseases, Indian Association of Respiratory Diseases, and for MS in Surgery for the BP Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Nepal.
  • Guide for PG Thesis (MS General Surgery).
  • Supervisor for PhD programme in Surgery of Pondicherry University, India.
  • Investigator for over 50 completed research projects and currently investigator for over 25 ongoing projects.
  • Currently involved in several research projects in helicobacter pylori and its role in upper gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Presented over 161 papers in National and International Conferences.
  • Published over 228 papers in National and International Journals.
  • Editor of and contributor to six books.
  • Author of 43 chapters in books.
  • Research work quoted in Year book of Urology, Year book of Surgery, Tropical Urology, Textbook of Surgery by Schwartz, Textbook on hydatid disease.
    Membership of Professional Bodies-Member (Fellow) of 17 national and international associations.

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