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Dr K Amarnath Raju

Department: HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant

Designation: Senior Consultant & Lead-HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery.

Qualification: MS, MCH(GI ) ASTS (USA), CATS(USA)

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Dr. K. Amarnath Raju is a Senior Consultant in HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery at Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Hyderabad. He is a highly qualified and well-trained Hepato-pancreatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon with over 14+ years of experience. He completed his Masters's in Surgery from Osmania Medical College. He achieved the distinction of securing the University first and Gold medal in the MCh GI Surgery exit exam.

Dr. Raju further honed his skills by completing the prestigious ASTS Solid Organ Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Methodist University Hospitals, TN, USA. Following his fellowship, he served as a
faculty member at the same hospital. Prior to joining Gleneagles Global Hospitals, he worked as a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at AIG Hospital. In addition to his expertise in Liver Transplantation, he has also acquired commendable skills in Kidney and Pancreas transplant surgery.

Dr. K. Amarnath Raju has a notable record of presenting award-winning papers and posters at both national and international conferences. His research work, accepted in the World Pancreas Forum in
Bern, Switzerland, earned him the prestigious ICMR award. He has also been awarded consecutive Travel Bursary awards to present his work at IDDF in Hong Kong. Most recently, he presented a
study on Laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy at the esteemed American Transplant Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Dr. Raju's achievements and contributions exemplify his dedication to advancing the field of transplant surgery, and we are privileged to have him as part of our team at Gleneagles Global Hospitals.


Work Experience
  • Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdikapul- Hyderabad, India
    Sr. Consultant HPB & Lead, Liver Transplant and Laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy surgeon April 2023 to till date
  • AIG Hospitals. Hyderabad, India
    Consultant HPB, Liver Transplant and Laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy surgeon July 2021 to April 2023
  • James D Eason Transplant Institute.
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, TN, USA Clinical Instructor (Faculty) August 2020 to July 2021.
  • Methodist University Hospital.
    ASTS Accredited Fellowship in Solid organ Transplant surgery.
  • CARE Hospitals Hyderabad,
    Consultant HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery 2016 – 2018
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences Kadapa, India.
    Assistant Professor of General Surgery 2012 – 2013
  • Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences. Vijayawada, India.
    Assistant Professor of General Surgery 2009 – 2011

Fellowships and Certifications

  • ASTS/TACC American Board certified for ‘Certified Abdominal Transplant Surgeon’.
  • American Society of Transplant Surgery Certification in Solid organ Transplant Surgery.
  • UNOS/OPTN certified independent Donor Liver, Pancreas and Kidney procurement Surgeon
  • ACLS/BLS certified.
  • Indian Board Certified in MS General Surgery.
  • Indian Board Certified in MCh Gastro- Intestinal and HPB Surgery.
  • Certification in Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) on the RobotiX Mentor Virtual Reality Simulation Platform. UTHSC,
  • Certified in Upper GI and Lower GI Endoscopy.


  • Adult liver transplantation
  • Pediatric liver transplantation
  • Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy
  • Robotic donor hepatectomy
  • HPB Oncosurgery

Services and Treatment Offered

  • Liver Transplantation
    • Living donor liver transplantation – adult and pediatric
    • Cadaveric liver transplantation
    • Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy
    • Robotic donor hepatectomy
    • Domino liver transplantation
    • Swap liver transplantation
    • ABO incompatible liver transplantation
    • Dual lobe liver transplantation
    • Retransplantation
    • Acute liver failure management
    • DCD Liver transplantation
  • Liver surgery
    • Liver resections for benign and cancers of liver
    • Laparoscopic hepatectomy
    • Laparoscopic pericystectomy for hydatid cyst
    • Laparoscopic enucleation for hydatid cyst
    • Liver resection for hemagioma of liver
    • Liver abscess drainage
    • Liver resection for HCC and cholangiocarcinoma
    • Liver resection for RPC (recurrent pyogenic cholangitis)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
    • Pancreatic Transplantation
    • Whipple’s surgery for pancreatic cancer and Chronic pancreatitis
    • Frey’s procedure
    • Distal pancreatectomy
    • Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy
    • Total Pancreatectomy
    • Cystogastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst
    • Cystojejunostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst
    • Bypass surgeries for advanced pancreatic malignancies
    • Pancreaticojejunostomy
    • Acute Pancreatitis management
    • Enucleation for neuroendocrine tumors of pancreas
  • Biliary Surgery
    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    • Bile duct injuries repair
    • Choledocholithotomy
    • Laparoscopic CBD exploration
    • Hepaticojejunostomy (RYHJ)
    • Bile duct resection for Cholangiocarcinoma
    • Choledochal cyst excision
    • Acute cholecystitis management
    • Biliary fistula management
  • Spleen and Shunt Surgery
    • Splenectomy – open and laparoscopic
    • Splenorenal shunt surgery
    • Mesocaval shunt surgery
    • Portocaval shunt surgery
    • Mesenteric ischemia management/surgery
    • Gastric devascularization
  • Miscellaneous
    • Retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery
    • IVC sarcoma surgery

Awards and Recognitions

  • ICMR award for research work at World Pancreas Forum, Bern Switzerland.
  • Travel bursary awards to present his work in IDDF, Hong Kong.
  • He recently presented a study on Laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy at Prestigious American Transplant Congress, Boston Massachusetts USA.
  • First prize in Quiz at annual ASTS fellows Symposium Las Vegas, 2019.
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Travel Grant Award Bern, Switzerland. 2015.
  • International Bursary award IDDF- Hong Kong 2014 and 2015.
  • Gold medalist and University first in MCh GI/HPB Fellowship exit. India, 2016.
  • GI/HPB fellowship exam – 2 Rank in All India MCh Entrance exam. India, 2010.
  • Bursary award in Master Class in Liver Disease (MCLD). India, 2016.
  • Silver Medalist in General Surgery in Medical School. Tirupati, India 2003

  • Dr. K Amarnath Raju, et al Migration of GI foreign body into Retro peritoneum without peritonitis. Indian Journal of Surgery (DOI: 10.1007/s12262- 010-0144-y).
  • Dr. K Amarnath Raju, et al. Evaluation of Alvarado score and its correlation with Histopathology. Surgical Chronicles, Greece Surgical society.
  • Dr. K Amarnath Raju, Varaprasada Rao et al Reverse Z shaped anomaly as a cause of recurrent pancreatitis. NTRUHS Journal.
  • Dr. K Amarnath Raju, Palat B, S R. Pure Laparoscopic Donor Right Hepatectomy (PLDRH) – Can It be a Standardized, Reproducible and Cost Effective Procedure? [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2022; 22.
  • Dr. K Amarnath Raju, Eason J, Helmick R, Vanatta J. Analysis and Outcomes of Liver Re Transplantation After Initial DCD Liver Transplantation [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2022; 22.
  • Dr. K Amarnath Raju, James D Eason, Ryan Helmick, Prolonged warm ischemic time donation of circulatory death liver saved a life. Presented in LTSICON 2022, Mumbai.
  • Dr. K Amarnath Raju, Serial spot urine sodium as a marker for patency of Spleno-renal shunt”. E- Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, IDDF, Hong Kong.
  • Dr. K Amarnath Raju. “Risk factors and Surgical Outcomes in ERCP induced Perforations. E- Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. IDDF, Hong Kong.

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