Profile Description

Dr. C M Thiagarajan

Senior Consultant and HOD – Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai
Department – Nephrology and Kidney Transplant
Procedures Expertised : Induction Therapy, Newer immunosuppressive medication, pre and post operative kidney transplant treatment

Introduction of Dr. C M Thiagarajan

Dr. C M Thiagarajan is a well known Nephrologist in South India, with expertise in the medical treatment of Kidney transplant patients. His main area of focus lies in immunosuppression where he has made several medical breakthroughs in Low dose immunosuppressive medication, induction immunosuppression and single centre experience with newer immunosuppressive agents. He has been involved with living and deceased donor kidney transplantation since a long time and has handled and assisted in a number of complex cases.

With 30+ years of clinical experience, Dr. C M Thiagarajan has provided patients with post- transplant follow up and has successfully treated over 3000 kidney transplant patients. He also provides Lithotripsy procedural treatment. An expert in treating all kinds of kidney-related disorders, Dr. C M Thiagarajan has been instrumental in starting the Private Kidney Transplant Unit at Madras Medical Care and Health Centre.

Dr. C M Thiagarajan believes in staying updated with new and advanced health care techniques and makes efforts to use these during his medical procedures. He has been a principal investigator in several clinical trials related to kidney drugs. A keen researcher, Dr. Thiagarajan has published several papers in Indian and abroad journals and vouches on providing the best treat to his patients.

Work experience

  • Senior Consultant and HOD, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai, 2012-present
  • Consultant, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu, 2007-2012
  • Consultant, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant, May Devaki Hospital, Chennai, 1998-2007
  • Consultant, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant, Willingdon Hospital (now RMLH), Delhi, 1991-1998


  • MBBS, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, 1967
  • MD, General Medicine, Madras Medical College, 1974
  • MNAMS, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Nephrology, 1982
  • Training, Renal Transplant Program, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1982


  • Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, Founder member
  • Indian Society of Nephrology
  • Indian Medical Association

Honors and Recognition

  • Past Chairperson in Scientific Meetings, ISOT, ISN and ISN, Southern Chapter

  • Gender
  • Hospital Affiliations Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai
  • Experience / Tranining
  • Medical School
  • Internship
  • Residency
  • Fellowship
  • Certifications
  • Leadership Roles
  • Dialysis
  • CRRT
  • Pre & Post Kidney-Transplant Care

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