Profile Description

Dr. Kumar Palaniappan

MBBS, DNB (Gen Surg), DNB (Surgical Gastro)
Consultant- Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Perumbakkam, Chennai
Department- HPB and Liver Surgery
Procedures Expertised : Liver transplantation, Laparoscopic liver resection, Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive donor hepatectomy

Introduction of Dr. Kumar Palaniappan

Dr. Kumar Palaniappan is a leading Gastrointestinal and Hepato Pancreatic Biliary surgeon in Chennai. He is a highly trained liver transplant surgeon with specialization in HPB surgeries as well. He finds interest in Robotic HPB surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgeries as well as Laparoscopic liver resection surgeries along with Laparoscopic pancreatic and other surgeries for diseases of the liver.

With an experience of over 15 years, Dr. Kumar Palaniappan has extensive knowledge of performing all types of GI and HPB surgeries. His skills in performing both living and deceased donor transplants are highly commendable. He has performed several such procedures along with surgeries for other types of diseases that affective the liver and gastrointestinal tract. He does not just perform liver transplant surgeries but all provides all kinds of pre and post operative care for the patient.

Dr. Kumar Palaniappan is a member of several medical associations and his surgical skills and expertise in the field of liver related disorders is greatly appreciated by all his colleagues. He finds interest in research and is currently working with research for laparoscopic liver surgery and portal hemodynamics. He has also attended and presented his papers on national and international conferences where he has won best paper and poster awards on several occasions.

Work Experience of Dr. Kumar Palaniappan

  • Consultant, Hepato Pancreatic Biliary and Liver Transplant Surgery, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai, 2012- Present
  • Consultant and Head, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Madras Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology (MIOT) Hospital, Chennai, 2010- 2011
  • Senior Resident, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, 2004- 2006
  • Senior Resident, Surgical Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, 2006

Education of Dr. Kumar Palaniappan

  • MBBS, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, 2000
  • DNB, General Surgery, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, 2006
  • DNB, Surgical Gastroenterology, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, 2009

Trainings and Fellowship

  • Liver Transplant Surgery, Medanta- The Medicity, Gurgaon
  • Robotic HPB Surgery, Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery, Manipal
  • Liver Transplant and HPB surgery, Asan Medical Centre, Seoul
  • Laparoscopic Liver Surgery, Iwate Medical University, Japan


  • International Liver Transplant Society
  • International Hepato Pancreatic Biliary Association
  • Asia Pacific Hepato Pancreatic Biliary Association

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Paper, International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists Meeting, Tokyo, 2015
  • Best Paper, International Consensus Conference, Laparoscopic Liver Surgery, Iwate, 2014
  • Best Paper, International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association Meeting, Mumbai, 2014

  • Gender
  • Hospital Affiliations Global Hospitals, Chennai
  • Experience / Tranining
  • Medical School
  • Internship
  • Residency
  • Fellowship
  • Certifications
  • Leadership Roles
  • Liver Transplant

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