Dr. Sumana Kolar Ramachandra, Senior Consultant Liver Transplant

Dr Sumana Kolar Ramachandra Consultant Liver Transplant

Dr. Sumana Kolar Ramachandra

MBBS, MS, DNB(Fellowship-Liver Transplant & HPB)

Senior Consultant Liver Transplant

Qualification:

MBBS

MS

DNB(Fellowship-Liver Transplant & HPB)

Fellowship: ASTS fellowship in Multiorgan Transplant Surgery from UPMC, Pittsburg USA

Professional Synopsis:

Dr. Sumana Kolar Ramachandra is Senior Consultant in Liver Transplant at AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad . She is a highly qualified and well trained Hepato-pancreatobiliary 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 Trans-plant 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 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 AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad she worked at Fortis Hospital Bangalore. She performed almost 2000 liver transplants.

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 John’s 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 Hepato-biliary 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. She is a Co- founder of the NGO for paediatric and geriatric care (PG Care).

Dr. Sumana has presented many award winning papers and posters in National and Interna-tional 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.

Paper Presentations:

  • “Brain Dead cadaver donors: our experience” Dr Sumana Ramachandra, Dr Philip G Thomas, IX Annual Conference of Karnataka chapter, Association of Surgeons of India – second Place
  • “Our Experience with Adrenal Tumors” Dr Sumana Ramachandra, Dr Arun B Kilpadi, XX Annual Conference Karnataka state chapter, Associations of surgeons of India –Secured the first Place
  • “Rare Presentations of Renal Tumors” Dr Sumana Ramachandra, Dr Mohan, Surgical Society meeting of Bangalore
  • “Gastrointestinal Tract Involvement of the Post Transplant lymphoproliferative Disorders in Liver Transplant patients: Incidence, Initial management and Outcomes. Ruy J. Cruz, Jr, Sumana Ramachandra, Eisaburo Sasatomi, Andrea DiMartini, Michael de Vera,Paulo Fontes, Christopher Hughes, and Abhinav Humar ”Oral presentation at the 2010 ATC at San Diego
  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in kidney and kidney pancreas transplant using Alemtuzumab pre –conditioning. S K Ramachandra, H P Tan, C Morgan, A Humar, R Shapiro, Amit Basu accepted for poster presentation at the ATC 2010
  • Dual Grafts in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation – Our Initial Experience. S Ramachandra, R Mohanka, R Kakodkar, S Goja, B Menon, A Rastogi, N Saraf, S Saigal, A Soin, Poster presentation at IHPBA Jaipur 2011
  • Hepatic resection for large tumors in a dedicated hepatobiliary and liver transplant center S Ramachandra,  R Kakodkar, R Mohanka, S Goja, B Menon, A Rastogi, A Soin. Poster presentation at IHPBA Jaipur 2011
  • Impact of Pre and Post-transplantation portal pressures on outcome after Right lobe Living donor Liver Transplantation, Poster Presentation , Sumanakolar ramachandra,S baijal, V Vohra, R. Mohanka, A. Rastogi, S. Goja, B. Menon,   Soin. ILTS 2012
  • Impact of Pre and Post-transplantation portal pressures on outcome after Right lobe Living donor Liver Transplantation, Sumanakolar ramachandra,S baijal, V Vohra, R. Mohanka, A. Rastogi, S. Goja, B. Menon, Soin. Oral Presentaion, IASG 2012 , Bangalore ( best Oral Paper )
  • “Portal Hemodynamics in Right Lobe Living Donor Liver Transplantation [ndash] Clinical Implica tions.”  Abstract P 269, poster of disinction Sumanakolar ramachandra,S baijal, V Vohra, R. Mohanka, A. Rastogi, S. Goja, B. Menon,   A.Soin., ILTS 2013 , Sydney
  • Lessons Learnt from >100 living related liver transplantation – Does Outcome differ in <10 kg baby Is surgery for vascular and biliary complications a thing of the past ? Abstract P -157
  • Neelam Mohan, S Kakra, M Dhaliawal, V Raghunathan, R. Mohanka, A. Rastogi, S. Goja, B. Menon, A. A. Soin. S Ramachandra. ILTS , 2013 Sydney
  • Hemiportocaval Shunts: A Panacea for Low GRWR Grafts in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation? (Abstract # O-17) – Young Investigators Award
  • Sumana Ramachandra, J. George, R. Mohanka, A. Rastogi, S. Goja, B. Menon, A. Joly, V. Vohra,
  • Bhangui, P. Singla, S. Baijal, A. Soin. Gurgaon, ILTS , 2014
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant for Neuroendocrine Liver Metastases: A Single Center Experience . Poster presentation at ILTS 2015 , Chicago , USA

Publications:

  • Surgical management of gastrointestinal posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders in liver transplant recipients.Ruy J. Cruz, Jr, Sumana Ramachandra, Eisaburo Sasatomi, Andrea DiMartini, Michael de Vera,Paulo Fontes, Christopher Hughes, and Abhinav Humar Transplantation 2012 Aug 27;94(4):417-23.
  • 23 postliver biopsy arterioportal fistula in living donor liver transplant-a case report. Ramachandra S, Saigal S, Saraf N, Kakodkar R, Mohanka R, Goja S, Rastogi A, Menon B, Baijal S, Soin A. J Clin Exp Hepatol. 2011 Sep;1(2):143-4. doi: 10.1016/S0973-6883(11)60160-6
  • India’s first successful intestinal transplant:the road travelled and lessons learnt. Soin AS, Mohanka R, Saraf N, Rastogi A, Goja S, Menon B, Vohra V, Saigal S, Sud R, Kumar D, Bhangui P, Ramachandra S, Singla P, Shetty G, Raghvendra K, Elmagd KM. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar; 33(2):104-13.
  • The use of ABO-incompatible grafts in living donor liver transplantation– first report from India. Soin AS, Raut V, Mohanka R, Rastogi A, Goja S, Balachandran M, Saigal S, Saraf N, Bhangui P, Sumana KR, Singla P, Srinivasan T, Choudhary N, Tiwari A, Raina V, Govil D, Mohan N, Vohra V.  Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jan; 33(1):72-6
  • Intragastric balloon as a novel modality for weight loss in patients with cirrhosis and morbid obesity awaiting liver transplantation. Choudhary NS1, Puri R2, Saraf N3, Saigal S1, Kumar N1, Rai R1, Rastogi A1, Goja S1, 
  • Rapid reversal of liver steatosis with life style modification in highly motivated liver donors Authors:Narendra S Choudhary, Neeraj Saraf  Sanjiv Saigal, Dheeraj Gautam, Lipika Lipi, Amit Rastogi, Sanjay Goja , B Menon  Prashant Bhangui Sumana K Ramchandra, Arvinder S Soin submitted in Indian J Gastro 
  • Lower relapse rates with good post-transplant outcome in alcoholic liver disease: Experience from a living donor liver transplant center. Saigal S, Choudhary NS, Yadav SK, Saraf N, Kumar N, Rai R, Mehrotra S, Rastogi V, Rastogi A, Goja S, Bhangui P, Ramachandra SK, Raut V, Gautam D, Soin AS. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2016 Mar;35(2):123-8. doi: 10.1007/s12664-016-0646-z. Epub 2016 Apr 29. 
  •  Genotype 3 and higher low-density lipoprotein levels are predictors of good response to treatment of recurrent hepatitis C following living donor liver transplantation. Saigal S1, Choudhary NS2, Saraf N2, Gautam D3, Lipi L3, Rastogi A2, Goja S2, Menon PB2, Bhangui P2, Ramachandra SK2, Soin AS2. 
  • Drug evaluation on the topic Anti-hepatitis-B Ab, Cangene for the Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, a peer reviewed journal providing expert reviews of recent research