Dr. Karthik Mathivanan

Kidney, Liver, Pancreas

about Dr. Karthik Mathivanan

A Senior Consultant and the Associate Director of the Institute of Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, Dr Karthik Mathivanan comes with over ten years of experience in his chosen field. He is a renowned liver transplant surgeon with expertise in hepatobiliary and pancreatic transplants and laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeries. Throughout his professional career, Dr Karthik has been a core team member in more than 2,000 transplant surgeries, performing complex and high-risk liver surgeries with proficiency in living donor transplants. He is a pioneer in advocating for ‘organ preservation’ that has resulted in successful transplants. His areas of expertise include treatment of acute liver failures, performing ABO incompatible transplants, swap transplants, domino transplants and split liver transplants and transplants on elderly recipients.


MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in General Surgery 
Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Clinical Fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant (HBLT)
Institute of Liver Transplant and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana
Hepatopancreato-biliary and Liver and Multi-visceral Transplant 
Centre for Liver Disease and Transplant, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 
Advanced Liver Transplant Fellowship
Institute of Liver Transplant and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana

Awards & Achievements

Best Paper Award (Research category) for the paper titled ‘Evaluation of Chronic Right Iliac Fossa Pain’ 
All-India Conference, Associations of Surgeons of India, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Travel Grant Award for the paper titled ‘Effect of Extremes of BMI on Outcomes in Living Donor Liver Transplant – A Single Center Experience of 942 Patients’
International Liver Transplant Symposium (ILTS), Seoul, South Korea
Special Mention Poster for the paper titled ‘Age No Bar In LDLT, Long Term Outcome in Septuagenarians from a single centre’
Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Puducherry