Prof. Mohamed Rela


about Prof. Mohamed Rela

  • Prof. Mohamed Rela is a pioneer in liver transplantation with over 28 years of experience. He started the Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation at Global Gleneagles Health City in 2009. It has quickly become the largest liver transplant program in India. Since its inception, over 1500 liver transplantation surgeries have been performed under this programme. He is also a professor of Liver Transplant Surgery at Kings College Hospital, London.
  • Prof. Mohamed Rela, moved from Global Gleneagles group of hospitals to start ‘Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre’. His vision is to address the health care concerns of the local population with international standards. He also aims to provide cost-effective high-end treatments like multi-organ transplantation.


  • M.B.B.S - 1982, University of Madras, India
  • M.S - 1987, University of Madras, India
  • FRCS - 1988, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • DSc (Honoris causa) - 2013, The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, India


  • Chairman & Managing Director, Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai
  • Professor of Liver Surgery and Transplantation, Institute of Liver Disease, King’s College Hospital, NHS Trust, London
  • Course Director, Post MCh Fellowship in Liver Transplantation, Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamil Nadu
  • President-Elect 2021 for the International Liver Transplant Society
  • Executive Council Member, Living Donor Liver Transplantation – Study Group

Awards & Achievements

  • Panchanna Chaterjee Oration and Gold Medal: Association of Surgeons of India. December 1996
  • Senior Lecturer: King’s College, University of London, 2001
  • Recognised Teacher status and Ph.D. Supervisor: University of London, 2001
  • Professor of Liver Surgery and Transplantation: King’s College, University of London, 2005
  • Scroll of Honour and Medal: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, 2009
  • Dr. Madhanagopal Oration and Medal: Madras Medical College, 2010
  • Scroll of Honour: The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, 2012