Dr. Ramachandran N. Menon

Designation :
Clinical Associate Professor
Department :
Liver Transplantation, Surgical Oncology, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Small Bowel Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation
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Qualification :
MS (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), DNB (Surgical Gastro), Fellow- Minimal access surgeons of India. Senior Clinical Fellowship in Multi Organ Transplant surgery – Addenbrookes Hospitals - Cambridge UK)

Dr. Ramachandran Narayana Menon obtained MBBS (1997) from Government Medical College –Thrissur, MS (General Surgery) from Government Medical College – Madurai (2001), DNB - Gen Surgery in 2002 and DNB in Surgical Gastro in 2009.

In 2012, he underwent Senior Clinical Fellowship in the multiorgan transplant unit of Cambridge University hospitals – UK and gained experience in various aspects of patient care of liver, pancreas, small bowel and multivisceral transplantation.

Currently, he is working as Clinical Associate Professor in Dept of GI, Vascular and Solid Organ Transplant unit at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He is actively involved in liver transplant programme since its inception in the department. He is also one of the instrumental persons involved in the pancreas-kidney and small bowel transplant programme. He had training in robotic liver donor surgery from Severance Hospital - Seoul in 2018 and is currently one of the key persons involved in the live donor robotic surgery.

His main areas of interests are:

  • Complex hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgeries (HPB)
  • Robotic surgery (Colo-rectal and HPB surgeries)
  • Abdominal organ transplantation
  • Transplant Immunology


  • Spectrum of cystic neoplasm of pancreas- A clinic pathological and surgical analysis. RCNMenon, S Sudhindran, Sudheer OV, Pdhar – Hepato gastroenterology-Supplement- April 2006.
  • “Isolated pancreatic tuberculosis” A diagnostic dilemma! RCN Menon, S Sudhindran, Sudheer OV, Pdhar – Hepato Gastroenterology-Supplement- December-2006.
  • Text book Chapter- Principles of Surgery of the Bowel. S Sudhindran, G Unnikrishnan, Ramachandran N Menon.
  • Cost and efficacy of immunosuppression using generic products following living donor liver transplantation in India-S. Sudhindran, Shameena Aboobacker, Ramachandran N Menon, G. Unnikrishnan, OV Sudheer, PuneetDhar-Indian J Gastroenterology (January–February 2012- 31(1):20–23.
  • Text chapter-Hepatic vascular Isolation - Ramachandran, Sudhindran –GI Annals 2012.
  • Bilirubin as a predictor of early mortality after liver transplantation JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEPATOLOGY 1(2): 144–145 • SEPTEMBER 2011.
  • Hepatic steatosis—Quantification by non-enhanced CT scan U Dattaram, ST Binoj, P Dhar, OV Sudheer, G Unnikrishnan, R Menon, D Balakrishnan, S Sudhindran- Journal of Clinical and Experimental hepatology1(2):152.September 2011.
  • Cost and efficacy of immunosuppression using generic products following living donor liver transplantation in India.Sudhindran S, Aboobacker S, Menon RN, Unnikrishnan G, Sudheer OV, Dhar P. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan;31
  • Challenges and Outcome of Left-lobe Liver Transplants in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplants-S Sudhindran, Ramachandran N Menon, Dinesh Balakrishnan - Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2012.
  • Acute liver failure due to zinc phosphide containing rodenticide poisoning : Clinical features and prognostic indicators of need for liver transplantation - Vivek Saraf • Supriya Pande • Unnikrishnan Gopalakrishnan •Dinesh Balakrishnan • Ramachandran N Menon • O V Sudheer •PuneetDhar • S Sudhindran - Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, August 2015.
  • Perioperative management of a patient with severe Hemophilia B for abdominal pseudo tumor surgery-Lakshmi Kumar, Rekha Varghese, Ramachandran Narayana Menon, Neeraj Siddharthan - Indian Journal of Anaesthesia | Vol. 59 | Issue 7 | Jul 2015.
  • Simultaneous Pancreas - Kidney transplant for Type 1 diabetes with renal failure : Anaesthetic Considerations - Lakshmi Kumar, Sudhindran Surendran , Rajesh Kesavan, Ramachandran Narayanamenon- Indian Journal of Anaesthesia | Vol. 60 | Issue 2 | Feb 2016.
  • Perioperative prostaglandin E1 Infusion in Living Donor Liver Transplantation:A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial,Viju Kumar Bharathan, Biju Chandran, Unnikrishnan Gopalakrishnan, Christi Titus Varghese, Ramachandran N. Menon, Dinesh Balakrishnan, O. V. Sudheer, Puneet Dhar, and Sudhindran Surendran- Liver Transplantation 22 1067-1074 2016.
  • Live donor liver transplantation for anti tubercular drug induced Acute Liver Failure.Akshay P. Bavikatt, S. Sudhindran, Puneet Dhar, O. V. Sudheer, G. Unnikrishnan, Dinesh Balakrishnan, Ramachandran N. Menon - Indian J Gastroenterol -2017
  • Chandran, B., Bharathan, V. K., Mathew, J. S., Amma, B. S. P. T., Gopala-krishnan, U., Balakrishnan, D, R N Menon & Surendran, S. (2017). Quality of life of liver donors following donor hepatectomy. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, 36(2), 92-98
  • Kumar, K. S., Mathew, J. S., Balakrishnan, D., Bharathan, V. K., Narayanamenon R, Gopalakrishnan. U & Sudhindran, S. (2017). Intraductal Transanas-tomotic Stenting in Duct-to-Duct Biliary Reconstruction after Living-Donor Liver Transplantation: A Randomized Trial. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Mathew, J. S., Manikandan, K., Kumar, K. S, Balakrishnan, D., Gopalakrishnan, U, Ramachandran Narayanamenon & Sudhindran, S. (2017). Biliary complications among live donors following live donor liver transplantation. The Surgeon.
  • Randomized trail on Extended Versus Modified Right Lobe Grafts in Living Donor Liver Transplantation-Varghese CT, Bharathan VK, Gopalakrishnan U, Balakrishnan D, Menon R N, Vayoth Sudheer O1, Dhar P, Surendran S. Liver Transpl. 2018 Jan 19.

Research Experience

  • Ref: Protocol No. EFC6520: A Multinational, Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blinded Study comparing the Efficacy and Safety of AVE2026 with enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery.
  • Protocol No: MNTX 3301: A Phase 3, Double Blind, Randomized Parallel group, Placebo Controlled Study of Intravenous (IV) Methynltrexone Bromide (MNTX) in the treatment of Post Operative Ileus (POI).
  • Ref: Protocol Number : SRPL/CLI/07-08/001: A randomized, double blind, multicentric, placebo controlled, single dose, phase – II study assessing the safety and efficacy of intramuscular EX vivo cultured adult allogenic mesenchymal stem cells in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI).
  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of TZP -101 when Administered as a 30Minute i.v. Infusion for Postoperative Ileus to Subjects Undergoing Major Open Abdominal Surgery.
  • Ref: NXL104/2002–A Prospective, Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Study to estimate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of NXL104/ceftazidime plus metronidazole vs. meropenem in the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections in hospitalized adults.
  • Ref: Protocol No. WSA-CS-008: A phase III, Double Blind, Randomized Studyto Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of BAL8557 Versus A Caspofungin Followed by Voriconazole Regimen in the Treatment of Candidemia and Other Invasive Candida Infections.

Membership in Scientific Bodies

  • Life member - Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Life member - Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Life Member - Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology(IASG)
  • Life Member - Association Of Minimal Access surgeons of India
  • Vascular Society of India (VSI)
  • Life member of Liver Transplant Society of India (LTSI)