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Professor Krishnakumar Madhavan

Senior Consultant
Division of Surgical Oncology (Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery), National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) 

Department of Surgery, National University Hospital (NUH) 

Professor and Head
Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School Of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)

National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT)


Born in the Southern State of Kerala in India, Associate Professor Madhavan moved to Poona for his medical studies. After completing his MBBS, he joined the prestigious PGIMER in Chandigarh for an MS programme which was completed in 1982 after which he continued working as a Senior Resident for 18 months. Following short stints in Kerala and Kuwait, he started his Higher Surgical training in the UK in 1990 and on completion was appointed Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1996. After working as a Consultant HPB and Transplant surgeon there for 11 years, he moved to Singapore as a Senior Consultant and Associate Professor at the YLLSOM in the National University of Singapore.


Education and Fellowships

MBBS, MS (Surgery), Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), FRCD Ed (RCSE), FRCS (Gen Surgery)


Specialty Interests

  • Technical aspects of liver and pancreatic surgery 
  • Adoption of multimodality treatment
  • Translational research into the management of liver and bile duct cancer
  • Pathophysiology of portal hypertension in the setting of chronic liver disease


Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Society of Transplantation, Singapore
  • International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS)
  • International Hepato pancreato biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • Asia-Pacific Hepato pancreato biliary Association (A-P HPBA)


Updated as of 21 June 2017