Dr. Swaminathan SambandamDr Swaminathan Sambandam

MBBS, M.S., MRCS (Edin.)



Professor & HOD

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery & Liver Transplant

PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research

Coimbatore – India


Dr. Swaminathan is one of the most revered new Generation Multi Organ Transplant Surgeon who has completed over 1400 Organ Transplants including over 500 Liver Transplants, over 850 Kidney Transplants, Pancreatic Transplants, and Intestinal Transplants. In his Medical Journey of last 20 Years he  has a special focus on Minimally Invasive Robotic HPB Surgery.

Dr. Swaminathan has done his Medical Graduation (MBBS) and Post-Graduation (MS Surgery) from Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamil Nadu, India. He then went on to Edinburgh, UK to complete his MRCS. He then did his ASTS approved Transplant Fellowship from University of Iowa, USA. Dr. Swaminathan has worked in several world class Hospitals which spans 4 Countries and Continents. , he has learnt best practices and accumulated rich experience in his 3 years stint in UK and Australia, and a 4 years stint in USA.


Field of Expertise

  • Liver Transplant
  • Cadaver Liver Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Pancreatic Transplant
  • Intestine Transplant


  • MBBS
  • MS
  • MRCS
  • Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship


Clinical Experience

United Kingdom Registration No : 6079734

  • Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • James Paget Health care NHS Trust, United Kingdom
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS trust, Woolwich, United Kingdom


Australian Registration No : MED0001622144

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
  • John Hunter Hospital and Royal Newcastle Transplant Unit, New South Wales, Australia


USA Registration No : R-7973

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa, USA


Indian Registration No : 64218

  • PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital, Chennai, India
  • Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India
  • Meenakshi Medical College, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Kilpuak Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.


Publications/ Presentations and Posters

  • Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis – A Complication in patients on long term Peritoneal Dialysis in the International College of Surgeons, Indian Section in August 2002 (Prof. P.S.Venkateswaran, DrM.P.Viswanathan. S. Sambandam, Dr. M.Maran).


  • Elderly High Risk Kidney Transplant Recipients May Derive Greater Proportional Benefit From Receiving A Standard Criteria Kidney Than Young Recipients : An Analysis of the UNOS Database -Swaminathan Sambandam, Lawrence G Hunsicker, Daniel A Katz , presented in American Society of Transplant Surgeons 7th Winter Symposium January 2008 , Florida.


  • Explant Tumor size and recurrence in down staged Hepatocellular cancer is accurately predicted with pretransplant MRI –Swaminathan Sambandam, Daniel A Katz, Thomas E Collins, presented in Joint International Congress of ILTS, ELITA & LICAGE held at Paris in July 2008.


  • Splitting of kidneys from small pediatric donors (Age < 2 yrs and Weight < 10 Kgs) can be used to expand the donor pool – An analysis of UNOS data – Swaminathan Sambandam, Daniel A Katz, Lawrence G Hunsicker, presented in ASTS 6th Winter symposium January 2007.


  • Carotid body tumour – A case report in The International College of Surgeons, XIV Asia Pacific Federation Conference in November 2001.


  • Leiyomyometasis Peritonealis Disseminatain The American College of Surgeons, Indian Chapter, VI Annual Conference in February 2002.


  • Clinico Pathological Evaluation of Cervical Node Metastasis in the International College of Surgeons, Indian Section in July 2001 (Prof. P.S.Venkateswaran, DrM.P.Viswanathan. Dr.S.Sambandam ).


  • Fibrolamellar HCC presenting during Pregnancy- Management Dilemmas. Poster Presentation IHPBA Ahmedabad, January 2016. B. Joseph John, Venkatakrishnan L, G.S. Singh, Swaminathan Sambandam.


  • Management of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis—The “Step Up” Approach and Minimal Access Retroperitoneal Pancreatic Necrosectomy. Indian Journal of Surgery, Nov 2014; B. Joseph John, Swaminathan Sambandam, L. VenkataKrishnan, G. S. Singh, G. Krishnaveni, N. Mohandas, S. Pandey, B. Devanand