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.
Born on 2nd January, 1957, he graduated from Govt. Medical College, Chengalpattu, Madras University in 1980, got DNB in General Surgery through HAL Hospital, Bangalore and later awarded MCh in surgical oncology from Bangalore University in 1993.
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 tumours and development of reconstructive surgery and micro vascular 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 has Post Graduate diploma in Hospital Management from Annamalai University (2003) 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.
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He was the Honorary Secretary of Surgical Society of Bangalore and Karnataka State Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India. He was also the Honorary Secretary of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology. He is the former President of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (2015) and presently he is the Vice President of Ostomates India.
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.
Created a separate team for Cancer Awareness Outreach Programme in Yenepoya University. 135 NSS Programme Officers and 13,500 NSS Programme Volunteers were trained in creating awareness. This is a collaborative initiative with Mangalore University. 1900 Anganwadi Workers and ASHA workers of Udupi district were also trained separately by Yenepoya University team. With the help of Yenepoya Nursing College, nursing students of 30 nursing colleges of Dakshina Kannada were also trained.
He is presently the Head of Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention Committee of National Cancer Grid under the aegis of Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.