President Elect, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Tamilnadu Chapter, 2011-2012.
President Elect, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India, 2006-2007
Vice President, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India , 2005-2006
Chairman & Chief Interventional Gastroenterologist from MedIndia Hospitals MedIndia Institute of Medical Specialties,(MIMS), Chennai, TamilNadu, South India, (October 2001 onwards till date)
Chief Interventional Gastroenterologistfrom MedIndia Hospitals MedIndia Institute of Medical Specialties,(MIMS) Coimbatore & Chennai, TamilNadu, South India, (1997 to till date)
Organised a new Department In-charge & Chief Gastroenterologistfrom Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Coimbatore Medical College & Hospital, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, South India,(7th April 1989 to 31st July 1997)
Assistant Professor from Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Madras Medical College, Madras, TamilNadu, South India, (13th October 1986 to 31st March 1989)
Senior Resident, Department of Gastroenterologyfrom Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, (23rd January 1984 to 23rd January 1986)
Junior Resident, Department of Medicinefrom Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India(1st January 1982 to 31st December 1983)
House Job & Research Fellow from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, )14th July 1980 to 31st December 1981)
Compulsory Rotary Residential Internship (CRRI)from Govt. Rajaji Hospital Madurai Medical College, Madurai, TamilNadu, South India(23rd January 1979 to 23rd January 1980)
Adjunct Professor, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai since December, 2010
Visiting Professor at Raja Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, TamilNadu
Visiting Professor, Arupadai Veedu Medical College, Pondicherry, India.
Advisory Panel Member, Scientific Committee for G.K.N.M. Hospital, Coimbatore and Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore (Tertiary care centres offering Dip NB program)
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS INVITED AS FACULTYInternational Faculty:Invited as International Faculty/V.I.P. Participant, for the 10th World Congress of Gastroenterology, LOS Angeles, U.S.A., October '94 as a panelist for the symposium on Chronic Pancreatitis - World Consensus Diagnosis, Classification and Management.
Invited as International Faculty for the Endoscopy Workshop, Srilanka, 1999
Invited as International Faculty for the Endoscopy Workshop, Srilanka, 2000
Invited as International Faculty for the Endoscopy Workshop, Srilanka, 2004
Invited Faculty, Asia Pacific Digestive Diseases Week (APDDW), New Delhi, 2008.
International Workshop on Advanced GI Endoscopy, 20th - 22nd February 2009, Hyderabad.
Special Invitee of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI) for the World Council of Gastroenterology, London, November 21-26, 2009.
International G.I. Conference, Dubai, 2009
International G.I. Conference, Mauritius, 2009
International G.I. Conference, Egypt, March, 2010
International Digestive Disease Conference, Hongkong, June, 2011
National Faculty (Invited):National Therapeutic G.I. Endoscopy Workshop, Chennai, Dec 1993
National Therapeutic G.I. Endoscopy Workshop, Mumbai, January 1995.
Endotherapy Workshop, Nagercoil, October 1999.
2nd International Workshop on Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Hyderabad, February 2000
“GASTROCON 2000”, Salem, April 2000.
National Surgical Update, Trivandrum, July 2000
Academic Conference of Indian Medical Association, Acadima 2000, New Delhi, 2000.
International GI Endoscopy Workshop “Gastroenterology Week”, New Delhi, November 2000.
G.I. Endoscopy Workshop, G.D. Hospital, Mayiladuthurai, Tamilnadu, November 2000.
2nd National Update - CME in Gastroenterology, Chandigarh, February 2001.
Millenium Mediupdate 2001, Tuticorin, February 2001.
Conference on Gastroenterology “Gastro con 2001”, Salem, June 2001
3rd International Workshop on Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy & National Conference of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India, Mumbai, Feb 2001.
International ERCP Laparoscopy Workshop, Mumbai, June 2001
Hepato Con '2001, Stanley Hospital, Chennai, July 2001.
TNISG-Annual Meet 2001, CMC, Vellore, August 2001
ISG CON-2001, Trivandrum, 2001.
APICON 2002, Chennai, January 2002
Gastro Vision 2002, Vishakapatnam, February 2002
Endoxcel, 2002 Coimbatore, April 2002
CME program - IMA Chennai, July 2002
Scientific Lecture: Interventions in Gastroenterology, CHENPEDICON - 2002, August, 2002.
Endoscopic Interventions in Gastroenterology 7th congress of ASHBPS, Chennai, August, 2003
International GI Therapeutic Endoscopy Workshop, Hyderabad, February 2004 and 2006.
Non – Invasive Diagnostic Tools in IBD, Mid Term ISG Conference, Kolkatta, August, 2008
Treatment Dilemma TB Vs CD, Mid Term ISG Conference, Kolkatta, August, 2008
LIVE Workshop, APDDW, New Delhi, September, 2008
Biliary & Pancreatic Endotherapy, St. Isabel’s Hospital, Chennai 20th September 2008.
Interventional Gastroenterology Past, Present & Future, State ISG Meet, Allahabad, 19th October 2008.
Endoscopic Interventions in the present era, CME Program, Gastro Club of Allahabad, Allahabad, October, 2008
Single Theme Workshop, GKNMH SURG 2008 – The Pancreas, Coimbatore, November, 2008
Jaundice – Case Capsules, November 2008 “Endoscopic Management of Obstructive Jaundice, Prof. Dr. T. Subramanian Oration – 2008, CME Program & Colo Rectal Surgery Live Workshop, Madurai, November, 2008.
Dyspepsia, Differentiating Hot Vs Cold 04th December 2008.
Emerging Trends in Gastroenterology, CME Program, IMA Ambattur, 27th December, 2008.
Gemini Ganesan Oration , Chennai 28th December 2008.
Chronic Pancreatitis 03rd January 2009
Recent Advance in Gastroenterology Impact in Day to Day practice Indo American CME program Chennai 04th January 2009
Interesting Case Capsules in Liver & Gut, Kodaikanal, 7th February, 2009
ERCP in special Situations , Hyderabad 19th Feb 2009
Case Capsule, API Chennai Hotel Savara, Chennai , 18th March 2009
Chronic Abdomen, Tamilnadu API state conference, Chennai 5th April 2009.
Acute Pancreatitis, Madurai API Meeting, 1st May 2009
Jaundice Lecture, IMA Meeting , Chennai, 7th May 2009
Dr. Kalyanaraman Oration, IMA, Coimbatore, 24th May, 2009
Interesting Case Capsules, IMA Meeting, Erode, June 21st, 2009.
Upper G.I. Bleed & Panel Discussion, ASI Meeting, June 28th, 2009, Salem
Pondicherry City Physicians Meeting, API Pondicherry, July 5th, 2009.
Dr. Amaresan Oration, Chennai, 8th July, 2009
Colorectal Cancer, Mysore 26th July 2009
Acute Cholangitis, ASI Meeting, Chennai 02th August 2009
Dr. Rajammal Oration, IMA, Nellore, 27th August, 2009
Hepatic Biliary Case Capsules, IMA Meeting, Tuticorin, August 30th, 2009.
Teachers Day Oration, CBD stone Management, Erode, September,2009
Techniques of Accessing Bile Duct, Hyderabad, September , 2009
CBD stone Management ,Bombay, November , 2009
G.I. Interventions , Prasanth Hospital, November 2009
Gastric Antric Vascular Ectasia , New Delhi, 7th December 2009.
Per Oral Enteroscopy Guided Percutaneous venting Enteroscopy, Kolkata, 12th December 2009
Sisco Pentax Oration, Kolkata, December, 2009
Dr. Lakshmipathy Oration , Brain Gut Axis Existence & Exploitation, MMC, 23rd December 2009
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease , GGH, Chennai 12th Febuary 2010.
Post ERCP pancreatitis , Egypt, 18th March 2010
Chronic Abdomen, Tamilnadu API State Conmference , Chennai, 5th April 2010
Endoscopic Anatomy of Human Diseases, basic Sciences Conference, Salem, 15th April, 2010.
Dr. Viswanathan Endowment lecture , Advance in Gastroenterology Added comforts in Day to Day practice, Trichy , 15th April 2010.
TamilNadu State API Conference, Chennai, May 2010.
Diabetes and Hepatitis ‘C’, Diabetes conference Chennai, May 2010.
G. I. Interventions, Meeenakshi Medical College , Chennai 16th July 2010.
Nutrition In severe Head Injury, National Neurosurgery Meet, Chennai, 21st August 2010.
G. I. Interventions, Sri Ramachandra Medical University Porur, Chennai, 30th September 2010.
ERCP in selective cannulation, Balloon Sphincteroplasty, Functional Heart burn, ISG-CON – 2010, Hyderabad, 22nd - 26th Nov 2010.
Hepatic Encephalopathy – What is New, Madurai, 27th Nov 2010.
Talk on Food Toxins, Ethiraj College, Chennai, 9th Dec 2010
Case Capsules on Obscure G I Bleed, Tamilnadu - ISG, Thekkady 11th Dec 2010
Acute Abdomen, Indo American Conference, Coimbatore January 2011.
Endotherapy of Pancreas Divisum , International Pancreatology Conference, Cochin, February 2011.
Hepatobiliary Intervention Liver – 2011, New Delhi, March 2011
Foreign Bodies in G.I.Tract, TTT Chennai, 16th April 2011
Post ERCP Complications, Mumbai, April,2011
Endotherapy in Chronic pancreatitis, Bhuvaneswar, May,2011.
CAGS 2011 – Cholangioscope, Hongkong, June 2011.
Robotics in G. I. Endoscopy – Hyderabad, July 2011
City Physicians Meeting on GERD, Chennai, 24th July 2011
Web Meeting on Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Chennai, 30th July, 2011
Live G.I. Endoscopy Workshop, Trichy, 31st July, 2011
IMA meeting, on Common Digestive Diseases, Coimbatore 31st July 2011
Glue Injection, How Do I Do ? National Meeting on Motility Digestive Diseases, Lucknow, 6th - 7th August , 2011
AIIMS/PGI / SGPGI G.I Endoscopy Workshop, Lucknow, 7th August 2011.
Gatroenterology Yesterday, Today and Tomarrow, Tuticorin IMA Lecture, Tuticorin 9th September 2011
International Conferences & CME Programs participated:
Digestive Disease Week, New Orleans , 1994
Digestive Disease week, Los Angeles, 1995
International G.I. Live Workshop, Srilanka, 1997
International G.I. conference, Srilanka,98
International Conference on Liver Disease, Barcelona,99
Digestive Diseases Week, Los Angeles, May 2006
Digestive Diseases Week, Washington DC, May 2007
Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, May – June, 2009
International G.I. Conference, Bangkok, 2010
Digestive Diseases Week, New Orleans, May 2010
Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, May 2011.
Hepato- Biliary Meet, Rome, Italy, May, 2011
International Digestive Disease Conference, Hongkong, June,2011.
QUIZ PROGRAMS ORGANISED:
Has conducted several Medical Quiz Programs in various National Medical Conferences, CME Programs and Workshops
Was the Special Invited Faculty as a representative of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI) for the World Council of Gastroenterology, London, during November 2009 and for other CME Programs and Live Workshops at National and International Levels.
Organising Chairman of the 11th Annual Conference of the Society of Gastrointes-tinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI) and the International Live Workshop - Digestive Endoscopy Week – July, 2010.
Dr. T.S. Chandrasekar has organized 5 International conferences, 10 National Conferences, 20 Regional Conferences and 12 Endoscopy Crash courses.
Has conducted 28 Public Health Awareness Exhibitions and 56 Free Medical Camps & Launched First time in India a Toll Free Digestive Disease Help Line 12789 in TamilNadu to benefit the public and has organised and convened more than 150 Weekly Scientific Meetings for City Gastroenterologists at Chennai.
Has organized 24 Free Medical and Hepatitis screening camps exclusively for differently abled children
President, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Tamilnadu Chapter and Past National President, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (2007 - 2008).
Chairman & Chief Gastroenterologist, MedIndia Hospitals, Chennai. Trustee, MedIndia Charitable Trust and Chief Organiser, MedIndia Rural Voluntary Health Services and Founder, MedIndia Research Foundation.
Teaching Faculty, Madras Medical College (1986-89); organized & Incharge, Dept. of Medical Gastroenterology, Coimbatore Medical College (1989-1997) and conducted Several Medical Quiz Programs in India
Best outgoing student, Madurai Medical College with 14 Gold Medals and Merit Certificates Received MD (General Medicine) and DM (Gastroenterology) from the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
Awarded the FRCP (Edinburg), FRCP (Glasgow) during 2009 and was awarded the Doctor of Science (D.Sc - Honoris Causa) by The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai in 2009
Awarded the Fellowship of the International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA), Chandigarh, Nov 2009 and Fellow of Indian College of Physicians (FICP), Jaipur, Nov 2009
Was honoured the prestigious Dr. K.S. Sanjivi Award for 2011 instituted by Udhavum Ullangal and Ekam Foundation recognizing his services to the underprivileged
Adjunct Professor, The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University, Chennai and the Honorary Reviewer, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. He is also the Editorial Board Member, Journal of Digestive Endoscopy and the Member - Expert Committee, Department of Curriculum Development, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
Created 14 Teaching CD-ROMs in G.I. Endoscopy from more than 10,000 cases of personal collections of video recording of GastroIntestinal Endoscopy Procedures and “Handbook on Endoscopy” and has trained more than 250 doctors from allover the world in this field
Awarded the Olympus J. Mitra Endoscopy award by Indian Society of Gastroenterology, for his outstanding contribution in the field of GastroIntestinal Endoscopy and SISCO-PENTAX Oration Award during 2009 and the 1st Prize in Endoscopic Video Competition during the ISG National Conference at Kolkata during 2009
Has delivered 10 prestigious orations and winner of several Medical Quiz competitions at National level
Awards Conferred:Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCP), July, 2009.
D.Sc (Honoris Causa) - Doctor of Science degree by The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, November, 2009.
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburg (FRCP), December, 2009.
Fellowship of the International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA), Chandigarh, November, 2009.
Fellow of Indian College of Physician ( FICP), November 2009
Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology ( FACG)
Fellow of American Society of GastroIntestinal Endoscopy ( FASGE)
RECOGNITIONS:Dr. K.S. Sanjivi Award, July 2011, in appreciation of Professional Excellency and Community Health care.
Indian Science Monitor Award, 2005 for achievement in Medical and Social work.
Best Doctor Award, IMA, Vellore, 2004 for Professional Excellency.
Best Doctor Award,2005 by Hon. Health Minister of TamilNadu Thiru. Thalavai Sundaram for Professional Excellency.
National President – Indian Society of G.I. Endoscopy of India ( SGEI) 2007- 2008
State president, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, TamilNadu Chapter, 2011 -2012
Member, National Task Force, (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Indian Society of Gasteroenterology
Honours Conferred:Adjunct Professor, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
Visiting Professor, Raja Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, TamilNadu.
Visiting Professor, Arupadai Veedu Medical College, Pondicherry
Reviewer & Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Digestive Endoscopy, SGEI
Member, Department of Curriculum Development, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University.
Honorary Reviewer, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology
Academic Awards during Medical Course:Dr. Chandrasekar was declared the “BEST OUTGOING STUDENT” of the Madurai Medical College on his passing MBBS in the year 1980 and was the Winner of 13 Gold Medals & Merit Certificates
Dr.C.K.P.Menon Gold Medal for “Best Outgoing Student “ Madurai Medical College (1978) Madurai .
Dr.Ananthachari Gold Medal for Madurai Kamaraj University, First in medicine (1978) Madurai.
Dr. P.Vadamalayan and Dr.M.S.Krishnamurthy Gold Medals For Madurai Kamaraj University first in Surgery (1978) Madurai
Australian Plastic Surgery Team Gold Medal for Surgery (1978).
Dr.C.K.P.Menon and Dr. P.Vadamalayan Gold Medals for Madurai Kamaraj University first in Pathology (1977), Madurai.
Antonyvon Leeuwenhoek Prize in Microbiology (1977) (from Department of Microbiology , Madurai Medical College)
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Gold Medal for Anatomy (1977) (from Department of Anatomy, Madurai Medical College)
Dr. T.M.B. Nedungadi Gold Medal for Biochemistry ( 1975 ) (from Department of Biochemistry , Madurai Medical College)
Certificates of Merit in Physiology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry & Orthopaedics
Awarded National Merit Scholarship by National Scholarship Scheme of Central Government of India (Year 1972 -1978)
FELLOWSHIP TRAINING AWARDS:Was awarded the ADVANCED ENDOSCOPY FELLOWSHIP for the year year 2006. In Japan during March, 2006 at Kitazato University East Hospital, Tokyo and Kyoto 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Kyoto.
Fellowship Training Award at the following hospitals in Therapeutic Endoscopy and Liver Diseases under world renowned Endoscopists and Hepatologists.
(a) Prof .Nib.Soehendra,
Chief of Endoscopy, University Hospital, Eppendorf, Hamburg, GERMANY
(b) Prof. Kees Huibregtse,
Chief of Endoscopy, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
(c) Prof. Roger Williams,
Director, Institute of Liver Diseases, King's College Hospital, London, UK
(d) Prof. Michael Cremer
Chief of Gastroenterology, University Libre De Bruxelles, Hospital Erasme, Bruxelles, BELGIUM
QUIZ PRIZE AWARD:Won several Medical and Scientific (Endoscopy) Quiz Awards in various National Forums
SCIENTIFIC PAPER PRESENTATIONS:“Splenic Changes Associated with Liver Secondaries “ presented at the Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG), Srinagar, 1982
“Aetiological Spectrum of Sporadic Viral Hepatitis “ presented at xxx ISG Conference, Mumbai, 1984
“Chronic Liver Disease in Children “Presented at Indian Association of Pediatrics, Chandigarh chapter, Chandigarh, 1985
“Acute Hepatitis in Cirrhosis “ ISG conference, Bhopal, 1987
Several papers related to Therapeutic Endoscopy in the academic forums of Indian Medical Association
“Chronic Non- Acoholic Pancreatitis” In India in the X World Congress of Gastroenterology, LOS Angeles, USA, Oct 1994
“Chronic Hepatitis B & C Management XI World Congress of Gastroenterology, Vienna, Austria, 1998
Published articles :Novel Endoscopic Therapy for the Treatment of Pill induced Esophageal Ulcer Vol.21, 114-118, Annals of Gastroenterology, 2008, T.S. Chandrasekar, M. Murugesh, S. Radhakrishnan, MAC. Hameed Hussain, T. Sadagopan, J. Jeyaprakash, M. Ananthi
Radiation Duodenitis : A rare cause of Gastrointestinal Bleed, Annals of Gastroenterology, 2008, 21 (1) : 53-54, T.S. Chandrasekar, P. Rajesh Prabhu, MAC Hameed Hussain, Rai Vivekanand, J. Joseph, V. Jayanthi
Abdominal mass with significant family history, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2008, Vol.27 (4), 167-170, T.S. Chandrasekar, Subbiah Shanmugam, Radhi Lawrence, Philip Abraham
Cytogenetic Findings in cancerous and Non-cancerous Lesions of the Digestive System International Journal of Human Genetics, 2005, 5(3), 199-203, T.S. Chandrasekar, A.L. Calistus Jude, K. Sasikala, R. Ashok Kumar, S.Sudha, M. Vimala Devi, N. Balachandar
Splenic Changes Associated with Liver Secondaries, Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol 21, 71-74, 1984, T.S. Chandrasekar, P.S. Kamath, S.R. Bhusnurmath, S.K. Mehta
Ursodeoxycholic Acid in the Treatment of Acute Viral Hepatitis, Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol 10, No.12, May 2000, T.S. Chandrasekar
Diffuse Hepatic Hemangiomatosis: Case Report, Tropical Gastroenterology, 2001 (21), 188-189, V Jayanthi, T R Shankar, C Ravindran, S Sudalaimuthu, T S Chandrasekar
Medical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, The Indian Practitioner, Vol.57, No. 11, 725-728, November 2004, T.S. Chandrasekar
Aetiological Spectrum, of Sporadic Viral Hepatitis XXX Annual ISG Conference, Mumbai, 1995, T S Chandrashekhar, S Broor, R Singh, S L Broor, K Singh, S K Mehta.
An elderly lady with non-specific symptoms - Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol 1, Issue 2, Page 72, May 2008, T.S. Chandrasekar, P. Rajesh Prabhu, V. Jayanthi
Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction in an Elderly Woman: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology ; Vol.29 No.2 Mar 2010 [Page 81-87] T.S.Chandrasekar, Dr.M.Murugesh, Dr. M. Muruthy, Dr. B.S. Ramakrishna
Endoscopic Removal of retained T-Tube Fragment, BMJ Case Reports 5 Mar 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.07.2008.0356 , T.S. Chandrasekar, S. Radhakrishnan, M. Murugesh, S. Sadagopan, MAC Hameed Hussain
Articles sent for Publication :Leptospirosis complicated by Pancreatitis, 2008, T.S. Chandrasekar, M.Murugesh, S. Radhakrishnan, A. Prabhakaran, T.Sadagopan, MAC, Hameed Hussain, M. Ananthi, J. Jeyaprakash
Prestigious Orations:Dr. G. Viswanathan Memorial Oration , Trichy January 2010.
SISCO PENTAX ORATION by the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI) during the National Conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG), Kolkata, December, 2009.
Dr. Lakshmipathy Oration at Madras Medical College, December, 2009.
Dr. Rajammal Oration, IMA, Nellore, 27th August, 2009
Dr. P.K. Kalyanaraman Oration, IMA Coimbatore, May, 2009
Dr. Amaresan Oration, State API Conference, Kanyakumari, 8th July, 2009.
Tamil Nadu State IMA Oration, Erode, June 2009
SGEI Presidential Oration, Annual Conference of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI), Jaipur, 2008.
Sri Gemini Ganesan Memorial Oration. IMA, Chennai, 28th December, 2008.
Dr. D.B. Chandra Memorial Oration, Motilal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, October, 2008.
Dr. S.G. Rajarathinam Oration, State IMA Conference, Tuticorin ,2004