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MBBS, MS (General Surgery), DNB – SS (GI Surgery), FMAS, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in HPB Surgery & Liver Transplantation (Dr. Rela Institute)


  • Visiting Consultant- Department of hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery and multiorgan transplantation, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMSHEALTH), Trivandrum. Consultant- Department of surgical gastroenterology and liver transplantation, Lisie Hospital, Kochi.
  • Consultant- Comprehensive liver care, VPS Lakeshore, Cochin. Consultant- Department of GI & HPB Surgery, Travancore Medicity, Kollam, Keral. Post-Doctoral Fellow- Institute of Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Dr. Rela Institute, Chennai.

Other Information

Dr Fadl H Veerankutty comes with more than 10 years of experience in the field of liver transplantation and gastrointestinal surgery. He graduated from Calicut medical college in 2005. He completed hands on advanced training in liver transplantation and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery from the prestigious Dr. Rela institute, Chennai under Prof. Rela, a pioneer in the field of liver transplantation. While working at Dr. Rela institute (one of the largest centres in the world for paediatric liver transplantation), he gathered extensive experience in the paediatric liver transplantation and robotic donor hepatectomy. Before joining Rela Institute, he had been working as a consultant in liver transplantation at VPS Lakeshore, Cochin. He is a reviewer for many reputed national and international journals and is being invited by international medical journals to write expert reviews on various topics related to gastroenterology and hepatology. He has bagged many awards in various national and state level surgical conferences. His areas of interests are living donor liver transplantation, paediatric liver transplantation, and minimally invasive HPB oncosurgery.

Awards and grants

International Level

  • Presented a scientific paper on robotic donor hepatectomy at the 2023 International Congress of ILTS, ELITA and LICAGE, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Speaker (Faculty) at the Vanguard session of the International Liver Transplantation Society Annual Congress, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Travel grant- ISLS 2021, to be held at Busan, South Korea (November 25-27), Presentation: The Application of Blower-Mister in Living Donor Liver Transplantation.
  • Chaired a session session on minimally invasive living donor hepatectomy in the mid-term conference (March 2023) of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology at AIIMS Patna.
  • Chaired a session on ‘surgical risk assessment in patients with chronic liver disease’’ at the annual conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala chapter (ISGKCON 2023)

National level

  • Best surgical oral video- IASGCON 2020, AIIMS NEWDELHI
  • Best Surgical E-video- IASGCON 2019, PGI CHANDIGARH

State Level

  • Best oral paper- ASGKGCON 2017 Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation; Incidence and its effect on the outcome
  • Best oral video- ASGKGCON 2020 - Laparoscopic Median pancreatectomy
  • First prize- Quiz Competition- ASGKGCON 2020


Pubmed Indexed journals

  • Frequent expression of PD-L1 in lymphocyte-rich hepatocellular carcinoma: A report of 4 cases. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, ELSEVIER, Volume 66, October 2023(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2023.152172)
  • Post-COVID-19 cholangiopathy: Current understanding and management options (Invited Review). World J Gastrointest Surg. 2023 May 27; 15(5): 788–79. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10277943/
  • First report of auxiliary liver transplantation for severe cholangiopathy after SARS-CoV-2 respiratory infection. American journal of transplantation (official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons) 2022-08. DOI: 10.1111/ajt.17165
  • Artificial intelligence in hepatology, liver surgery and transplantation: Emerging applications and frontiers of research. Invited review articles. Fadl H Veerankutty et al. World Journal of Hepatology 2021. DOI: 10.4254/WJH.V13.I12.1977
  • Oncological adequacy of laparoscopic rectal cancer resection: an audit in Indian perspective. Journal of minimal access surgery, DOI:10.4103/jmas.JMAS_272_18. (Official journal of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons)
  • Laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal bleeding in Klippel-Trenaunay Syndromea video vignette. Colorectal Disease (Official journal of The European Society of Coloproctology). (https://doi.org/10.1111/codi.14885)
  • Preoperative Graft Weight Prediction Using Donor Biometrics in Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Are They Accurate? FH Veerankutty, N Medappil, R Sandhyav, R Lochan, S Asthana, J Reddy, Mathew Jacob. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 9 (3), 443 (Official journal the Indian National Association for Study of the Liver)
  • Exploring minimally invasive options: Laparoscopic transabdominal levator transection for low rectal cancers. Journal of minimal access surgery 15 (2), 174, 2019. (Official journal of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons)
  • IgG4-related disease of the appendix. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 22 (6), 1124-1126, 2018. (Official journal of the global Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, USA)
  • Hepatoid carcinoma of the pancreas combined with serous cystadenoma: a case report and review of the literature. Veerankutty FH, Yeldho V, TU SA, Venugopal B, Manoj KS, Vidhya C. HepatoBiliary Surg Nutr 2015.
  • How We Do IT. Reconstruction of a Rare Variant of Left Hepatic Vein in a Left Lateral Segment Liver Graft from a Living Donor - Technical Notes. Veerankutty FH, TU SA, Venugopal B, Manoj KS. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 21:41–43. DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.171938. PMID: 26862296.
  • Median Pancreatectomy Done in a Rural Medical College – A Case Report.Gowtham Kishore, Fadl H Veerankutty, Nitin Ramesh, Culas TB. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. Aug 2015.
  • Multicentric Jejunal and Omental GIST with an Unusual Clinical Presentation— A Case Report. Iqbal A, Veerankutty FH, Sulfekar MS, Culas TB. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2014;5(1):78-80. doi:10.1007/s13193-014-0292-9.

Official reviewer for Pubmed indexed international journals

  • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International Journal (Elsevier)
  • International journal of Surgery (Elsevier)
  • Gastroenterology Report Journal (Oxford university Press)
  • World Journal of Gastroenterology (Baishideng Publishing group)
  • World Journal of Hepatology (Baishideng Publishing group)
  • BMJ case reports (BMJ Publishing groups)
  • OncoTargets and Therapy (Dove Press)
  • Journal of Medical Case Reports (BMC Springer Nature)
  • Frontiers in surgery
  • Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
Professional Affiliations
  • International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
  • International Society of Liver Surgeons (ISLS)
  • Liver transplant society of India (LTSI)
  • Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG)
  • Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
  • The Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Dr. Fadl H Veerankutty

Senior Consultant- Liver Transplantation, Comprehensive Liver Care, and HPB Surgery