Dr. M. Vijayakumar
Dr. M. Vijayakumar
Surgical Oncologist, has been providing a dedicated medical service to the people for the last 30 years as a Surgeon, teacher and educationist. He has performed hundreds of major and supra major cancer surgeries in the head and neck region, breast, and gastrointestinal areas. His unique contribution is in the field of limb-saving surgery for bone tumors and the development of reconstructive surgery and microvascular surgery in the Institute. He was instrumental in the development of minimal access surgery in Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology. He was conferred the Honorary FRCS by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in 2007. He is a regular examiner for MCh and DNB Courses in Surgical Oncology all over the country. He was the Professor of Surgical Oncology for more than 13 years and Director of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology for over 5 years. He has published 50 research papers, presented 60 papers in conferences. He has authored chapters in 7 books. He is a passionate teacher who has organized and conducted several continuing education programs and lives surgical workshops. He has been awarded .Dr. MAHADEVAN AWARD, The TERRY FOX Project 2001 by TERRY FOX RUN, CANADA which is his brainchild,SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY INC(USA) - Travel Award to Phoenix, AZ,USA , HONORARY MEMBER OF BRAZIL SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY in October 2015.
Recently he has been trained in Robotic Surgery which he has established in Yenepoya Medical College Hospital under Yenepoya University, Mangalore, where he is currently working as the Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Surgical Oncology since July 2015. He is presently the Head of Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention Committee of National Cancer Grid under the aegis of Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai