Profile of Dr.M.R.Rajasekar
Dr. M.R. Rajasekar,MS(Madras),FRCS,MD(UK),
Fellow in Abdominal Organ Transplantation(Chicago,USA),
Currently Director- HPB Surgery & Liver Transplantation
Artemis Health Institute
Sector-51, Gurgaon- 122001, Haryana, India.
Dr.Rajasekar graduated from university of Madras with MBBS and Master of Surgery Degree. He was the best out going student in his batch of MS students from the University of Madras that year for which he recieved the Dr.U.Mohan Rao prize. He obtained his FRCS degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He recieved advanced training in GI surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplantation in the UK in subsequent ten years. He trained from reputed hospitals in the UK- St. James’s University hospital, Leeds, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne and the Guy’s Hospital-London.
During his Tenure in the UK he has held academic positions as a lecturer in the surgery in University of Leeds and Newcastle. He has also carried out advanced basic science research in the field of Transplantation Immunology and was conferred an MD degree by the academic council at University of Newcastle. He then pursued advanced accredited training in Hepatobilary surgery and abdominal organ transplantation at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago,USA where he was conferred a fellowship in this field with certificate of accredited training by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
He carried out over 100 liver transplants, several kidney transplants and kidney-pancreas transplants at this premier transplant center in the US. His training was comprehensive to include pre and post-liver transplant therapy , intensive care management and post transplant follow up. He returned to India in August 1996 to establish the country's first Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multiorgan Transplant unit at a private hospital in New Delhi.
He has been working for nearly 12 years as a Senior Consultant Surgeon, heading this department. His expertise includes complex hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery, kidney transplantation, Liver transplantation in children and adults, living related liver transplantation in adults and children, pancreas transplantation and laparoscoipic surgery. . He has pioneered, cadaveric and living donor liver transplantation in both adults and children in India. He has pioneered adult to adult living donor right lobe liver transplantation in South Asia. He has a vast experience of >500 liver transplantations in India and abroad. He has also pioneered Transperitoneal laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and has the largest series of such surgeries (>200) to his credit.
Dr. Rajasekar has relocated to the southern city of Chennai to head the Center for Digestive surgery and Abdomominal organ transplants as Professor and Director at the India’s largest, JCI accredited private University hospital- Sri Ramachandra Medical center and University. The new center is the most advanced and dedicated facility in India for organ transplantation and digestive surgery. The greatest advantage apart from excellent quality of service is the cost of treatment. It is more affordable than most centres in the country.
He has several scientific publications in international journals to his credit and has chaired several national level professional meetings and presented papers in national and international transplantation conferences. He is a member of a large number of national and international associations of surgeons and transplant specialists. He has trained more than 6 career transplant surgeons who are in India and abroad.
Professional accomplishments in India:
- Established the nation’s first Liver transplant programme at Delhi- 1996.
- Carried out the country’s first successful pediatric living donor liver transplant and adult cadaver liver transplant in 1998.
- Carried out the first inter city transfer of a cadaver liver from Chennai to Delhi.
- Carried out the first adult to adult living donor right lobe liver transplant in whole of South Asia (Major. Jha, currently serving in the armed forces).
- Carried out the first living donor and cadaver liver transplant for acute liver failure.
- Carried out the first combined liver and kidney transplant in one patient.
- Carried out the first successful liver transplant in a child from Pakistan.