Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, Dr Karthik Mathivanan

Dr Karthik Mathivanan

Senior Consultant & Associate Director Institute of Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery

A Senior Consultant and the Associate Director of the Institute of Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, Dr Karthik Mathivanan comes with over ten years of experience in his chosen field. He is a renowned liver transplant surgeon with expertise in hepatobiliary and pancreatic transplants and laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeries. Throughout his professional career, Dr Karthik has been a core team member in more than 2,000 transplant surgeries, performing complex and high-risk liver surgeries with proficiency in living donor transplants. He is a pioneer in advocating for ‘organ preservation’ that has resulted in successful transplants. His areas of expertise include treatment of acute liver failures, performing ABO incompatible transplants, swap transplants, domino transplants and split liver transplants and transplants on elderly recipients.

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MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu



DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in General Surgery 

Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu



Clinical Fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant (HBLT)

Institute of Liver Transplant and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana



Hepatopancreato-biliary and Liver and Multi-visceral Transplant 

Centre for Liver Disease and Transplant, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 



Advanced Liver Transplant Fellowship

Institute of Liver Transplant and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana

International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS)

Liver Transplant Society of India (LTSI)

Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Indian Liver Transplant Society (Founder-Member)


Best Paper Award (Research category) for the paper titled ‘Evaluation of Chronic Right Iliac Fossa Pain’ 

All-India Conference, Associations of Surgeons of India, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu



Travel Grant Award for the paper titled ‘Effect of Extremes of BMI on Outcomes in Living Donor Liver Transplant – A Single Center Experience of 942 Patients’

International Liver Transplant Symposium (ILTS), Seoul, South Korea



Special Mention Poster for the paper titled ‘Age No Bar In LDLT, Long Term Outcome in Septuagenarians from a single centre’

Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Puducherry

Successful swap liver transplant under Tamilnadu Cheif Minister’s health scheme

Asia’s 1st Living Donor Liver Transplant for acute liver failure in a sars 2 covid positive recipient

HOPE Liver pump employes for the first time in the country

South India’s First combined cardiac bypass and living donor liver transplant in a 70year old lady (2019)

India’s First complete multivesicular transplant (2018)

TamilNadu India’s first successful normothermic machine (organ ox) perfused cadaver liver transplant (2018)

India’s and the world’s smallest liver transplant recipient – 2.1 kg (2016)

India’s First successful combined live donor liver and deceased donor kidney transplant (2015)

Published India’s first and largest series of combined kidney and pancreas transplant (2014)

Published India’s largest series of adult to adult cadaver split liver transplant (2014)

India’s First successful Intestinal Transplant (2013)

India’s first successful ABO-incompatible liver transplant (2012) and largest such program (2012-2016)

The World’s first chain of three simultaneous liver transplants (combined domino and swap) (2012)

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