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Vice Chancellor


Dr. M. Vijayakumar


Hon. Vice Chancellor, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University)

Former Director and Professor & Head Surgical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore


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 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.  

  • 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 programmes and live surgical workshops.

He has  been awarded 

  • Dr. MAHADEVAN AWARD- in 1994
  • The TERRY FOX Project 2001 by TERRY FOX RUN, CANADA  which is his brain child; 
  • SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY INC(USA) - Travel Award to Phoenix, AZ,USA in   March 2009.

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.


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