Dr. Sumana Kolar Ramachandra
Liver Transplant / Hepatobiliary Surgery
Dr. Sumana is a highly qualified and well trained Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon with over 15 years of experience. She completed her Masters in Surgery from St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, and worked as a faculty in the same hospital for 3 years. She then trained for one year in Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant at Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi. Before doing her ASTS fellowship in Multi-organ Transplant surgery ( Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Small Bowel ) including Paediatric Transplants at Thomas E Starzl Institute, UPMC, Pittsburgh, USA.
After finishing her fellowship she worked as a consultant in Liver Transplant and HPB surgery at Medanta, The Medicity and later was recruited as the chief of Liver Transplant and HPB surgery at The Columbia Asia – Liver Unit in Bangalore for a period of 2 and a half years before joining the Fortis group .
Areas of Special Interest & Expertise
She is adept at Living Donor Liver Transplants and multi organ transplants including liver, kidney Pancreas and Intestine. She also has gained experience in vascular surgery and trauma during her tenure in the department of General surgery at St johns Medical College hospital.
Her areas of special interest include Living Donor Hepatectomy, Small for Size Grafts in Living Donor Liver Transplants, Paediatric Liver Transplants and Complex Hepatobiliary surgery.
She is one of the very few women surgeons in the specialty of Liver and Multi-organ Transplantation in the world and is nominated as a committee member of – Women in Transplantation at the International Liver Transplant Society.
Dr. Sumana has presented many award wining papers and posters in National and International conferences and has also been acknowledged with the Young Investigators award for presentation on modulation for small size grafts at International Liver transplant Society.
She is a member of numerous other medical specialties, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
DNB, FASTS fellowship (Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery), UPMC, Pittsburgh USA. Fellowship in Paediatric Transplantation , CHP, UPMC, Pittsburgh