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Dr R. Raja Shanmuga Krishnan


Breast Reconstruction, Oncologist, Aesthetic & Burns

About the Doctor

About the Doctor

Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Raja Shanmuga Krishnan is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon at Ganga Hospital since July 2018. He is from Coimbatore and has a brilliant academic career. He did his undergraduate from Madurai Medical College and won the Gold medal for Plastic Surgery and a Certification of merit for medicine. He then did his post-graduation in General Surgery at Madras Medical College and won the Edmund Lerede Chalkie Prize conducted for the best postgraduate in general surgery at Madras Medical College. He was awarded the first prize in a quiz conducted for all postgraduates in general surgery at CMC Vellore. As his interest lied in plastic surgery, he worked as a registrar in plastic surgery at Ganga Hospital. He did well in his DNB Entrance Examination and was the first person to chose Plastic Surgery in India. He opted to do DNB Plastic surgery at Ganga Hospital. As a postgraduate, he won the Gold medal in Plastic Surgery conducted by Madras Medical College for all plastic surgery postgraduates in Tamil Nadu and the Gold Medal for the best presentation conducted by the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Plastic Surgery Association. He won the first prize in the S K Bhatnagar quiz conducted for all Plastic Surgeons in India by the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India for two successive years. After completing his post-graduation, he worked in Ganga Hospital for six months as a Senior Registrar. After becoming a plastic surgeon, he wanted to further subspecialise in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Burns, and Cosmetic Surgery and applied for fellowships abroad. As he had cleared MRCS (Membership of Royal College Of Examinations), the General Medical Council, UK allowed him to practice in the UK. He trained as a Senior Fellow in Plastic Surgery under the mentorship of Prof. Venkat Ramakrishnan and Dr. Naguib El Muttardi at St.Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery at Chelmsford, the UK which is a world-renowned center for Breast Reconstruction and Burns for two years. He also learned breast aesthetic surgery from Prof. Venkat Ramakrishnan. He trained in the USA for six months in cosmetic surgery. He has passed all three steps of the USMLE exam which is a tough exam needed to train in the USA. He trained under Dr. Rod Rohrich, a doyen in rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery at Dallas, the USA for three months. He visited Galveston to learn more about the management and rehabilitation of burns. He also learned body contouring from Dr. Joseph Capella, New Jersey, USA, and visited other centers at Mayo Hospital, Rochester, and New Orleans. Ever since his return to India, he is practicing as a Consultant in Plastic Surgery at Ganga Hospital. He is also passionate about skin donation and speaks about it in various camps and forums. Beyond medicine, he loves watching cricket, good food, and spending time with family and friends.

Medical Qualifications

DNB (Plastic) National Board of Examinations 2015
MS (General Surgery) Madras Medical College 2011
MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2011
MBBS Madurai Medical College 2007