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Dr. K.N. Chandan Kumar

MBBS, MD (Gen Med), DM (Hepatology)

Dr. Chandan Kumar, is the first qualified hepatologist to have graduated from the prestigious Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi under the able guidance of Prof S K Sarin. He has also undertaken short training in Division of Liver Diseases and Liver transplantation, Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, US and in Liver Intensive Care at, Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital London, UK.

Subsequently he has worked with Prof Rela in the liver transplant team at Chennai. During that tenure, he also conducted Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology training program.

Presently, he is Associate Professor and Consultant, Department of Hepatology and Lead Transplant Physician in SRMC Liver transplant program.

He has several publications in international and national journals to his credit and has delivered many invited lectures and research papers in his field. He has keen interest in promoting liver wellness and disease prevention and aims to treat, educate & research, for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver diseases.

OPD schedule

Consultation Days: Monday to Saturday

Consultation Time: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm


  • Acute-on-chronic liver failure
  • Liver regeneration
  • Portal Hypertension and hemodyamics
  • Liver transplantation


    • MBBS, MD (Gen Med), DM (Hepatology)




    English, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil & Hindi


    • Working as Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

    2014 – 2018

    • Consultant Hepatologist and Liver Transplant Physician, Institute of Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai
    • Teaching Faculty, DNB Gastroenterology program and Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology Program, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai

    2013 – 2014

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi

    Activities & Honors:


    • KPLD, Bhubaneswar: Delivered a talk on ‘Best of AASLD/EASL/DDW on Alcoholic hepatitis’
    • FILD, Bengaluru: Delivered a talk on ‘Current and Future in Immunization minimization and withdrawal post liver transplantation’


    • ISGCON Kochi: Presented a  ‘Rare Case of Dyspnea in a Child, Improved with Innovative Management’ in Liver Clinics
    • Organizing secretary, 8th Edition of Master Class in Liver Diseases, Jan 20 – 22, Chennai
    • APASL STC Meeting Istanbul: Delivered a talk on ‘Management of Steroid Resistant Rejection Post Liver Transplantation’
    • ILTS Annual Conference Lisbon: Presented Poster presentation titled ‘Biodata of Cryptogenic Cirrhotics- A Single Center Experience’
    • APASL Annual Conference Delhi: Chairperson  for Session on ‘Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure’ and ‘Nutrition in Liver Disease’
    • MCLD Annual Conference, Chennai: Chairperson for Session on ‘Acute Liver Failure’


    • Organizing secretary, 7th Edition of Master Class in Liver Diseases, Jan 20th, 21st and 22nd, Chennai
    • APASL Annual Conference Shanghai: Delivered a talk on ‘Alcoholic Hepatitis- Steroid Nonresponders’ in 7th Working Party Meeting of APASL-ACLF Consortium
    • 1st National Conference on Critical care and Infections in Liver Diseases, Delhi: Delivered a talk on ‘Trophic vs. Full Feeds in a Critically ill Cirrhotic with ARDS’
    • APICON Annual Conference, Mumbai: Delivered a talk on ‘ Indications and Contraindications for Liver Transplantation and their Long Term Management- Physician’s Perspective’


    • Master Class in Liver Disease 6th edition Annual conference 2016 Chennai: Delivered a talk on ‘Role of Liver Biopsy in Acute Liver Failure’.


    • Short training in Liver Intensive Care, Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital, London, UK from June – July
    • ISG Tamil Nadu chapter Annual Conference, Trichy: Participated in Panel Discussion on Newer Challenges in Management of Chronic Hepatitis C.
    • INASL 23rd Annual Conference, New Delhi
    • APASL Annual Conference,  Istanbul, Turkey: Delivered two talks on ‘Acute Insult in ACLF’ and ‘Endoscopic Band Ligation as Primary Prophylaxis for Large Varices’.


    • Organizing secretary, 3rd ACLF- APASL consensus conference, Feb 22nd – 23rd , New Delhi
    • Society of Gastroenterology Conference, Mumbai, India: Presented Plenary Paper on “Combination of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor and Erythropoieitin Improves Outcome of Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis”.
    • Awarded Best Plenary Paper Award (2nd Prize)
    • APASL Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia: Presented 3 Posters of Distinction Titled
    • “ Reduction in Liver Stiffness at one month is a predictor of survival in acute-on-chronic liver failure”
    • “Predictors of terlipressin related adverse effects in liver cirrhosis and its influence on survival”
    • “Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient- Biodata of a cirrhotic”
    • EASL International Liver Congress, London, UK. Presented research paper as poster titled “ A Randomized Controlled Trial to Study Efficacy of Combination of Pentoxiphylline and Vitamin E vs Vitamin E in patients with Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis.
    • Awarded Young Investigator Full Bursary award.


    • Organizing secretary, 8th International symposium on Alcoholic liver and pancreatic diseases and cirrhosis (ISALPD/C) Nov 16th – 17th , New Delhi
    • AASLD The Liver Meeting, Washington DC, US: Presented Paper as Presidential Poster Titled “ Combination Therapy of G-CSF and EPO Improves Transplant Free Survival in Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis”
    • Hepatology 360 Award Finalist at Hepatology Live Conference held from May 17 – 19, Athens Greece for the research work titled “ Combination therapy of G-CSF and EPO improves transplant free survival in acute-on-chronic liver failure”
    • 8th International symposium on Alcoholic liver and pancreatic diseases and cirrhosis (ISALPD/C): Delivered a talk on “Use of growth factors in chronic liver disease”
    • Indo-German Workshop on Regenerative Medicine in Liver Disease, New Delhi, India
    • Current Perspectives HPB surgery and Liver Transplantation, New Delhi, India


    • Short training in Division of Liver Diseases and Liver transplantation, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, US from Nov – Dec
    • AASLD The Liver Meeting Boston, US: Presented Research Paper as poster presentation entitled “ Transient Elastography Predicts High Portal Pressure and Liver Fibrosis in Patients with Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension”
    • APASL Taipei, Taiwan: Presented research paper as poster presentation entitled “Severe Anemia in Hospitalized Patients with Advanced Cirrhosis: Impact of Spur Cells and Severity of Liver Disease”
    • 2nd ACLF Consensus Conference on ACLF, Dhaka
    • First Edition of Intermediate Training Course in Transplant Coordination, Transplant Procurement Management ( TPM), New Delhi, India
    • GASTROCON on Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Malignancies, New Delhi, India


    • Annual conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG), Coimbatore, India: Case Presentation in Liver Clinics


    • Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India (APICON) Kochi, India: Presented research paper as oral presentation entitled “Oral Melatonin and Parasitemia in Malaria”
    • Annual Conference of Karnataka State Chapter of Association of Physicians of India (KAPICON) Bellary, India: Presented paper as oral presentation entitled “Tuberculosis of Pituitary with Diabetes Insipidus”


    • Annual Conference of Karnataka State Chapter of Association of Physicians of India (KAPICON), Manipal, India : Presented paper as oral presentation entitled “Severe Complications of Vivax Malaria”

    Professional Memberships:

    • International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
    • European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
    • Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG)- Lifetime member
    • Indian Society of Gastroenterology- Tamil Nadu chapter (ISGTN) – Lifetime member
    • Indian National Association for Study of Liver (INASL) – Lifetime member
    • Liver Transplantation Society of India (LTSI)- Lifetime member
    • Indian Medical Association (IMA) – Lifetime member


    1. Kedarisetty CK, Katukuri GR, Venkataraman J. Saline irrigation for residual CBD stones. Is it indicated for all? American J Gastroenterol 2019; 114 (3): 536
    2. Bokarvadia R, Jain M, Kedarisetty CK et al. Prevalence and Clinical presentation of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy: A single center experience from southern India. Indian J Gastroenterol 2019; 38 (2): 150 – 157
    3. Anand L, Bihari C, Kedarisetty CK, Rooge SB et al. Early cirrhosis and a preserved bone marrow niche favor regenerative response to growth factors in decompensated cirrhosis. Liver International 2018; doi: 10.1111/liv.13923
    4. Bhadoria AS, Kedarisetty CK, Bhardwaj A et al. Positive family history for metabolic traits predisposes to early and more severe alcoholic cirrhosis: A cross-sectional study. Liver International 2018; doi:1111/liv.13958
    5. Bhadoria AS, Kedarisetty CK, Bihari C, Kumar G et al. Impact of family history of metabolic traits on severity of NASH related cirrhosis: a cross-sectional study. Liver International 2017; doi: 10.1111/liv.13396
    6. Varghese J, Kedarisetty CK, Venkataraman J, Srinivasan V et al. Combination of TACE and sorafenib improves outcomes in BCLC stages B/C of Hepatocellular carcinoma: A single center experience. Annals of Hepatology 2017; 16(2):247-254
    7. Choudhary A, Kedarisetty CK, Vashishtha C et al. A randomised trial comparing terlipressin and noradrenaline in patients with septic shock. Liver International 2017; 37(4):552-561
    8. Maiwall R, Sarin SK, Kumar S, Kedarisetty CK, Abbas Z et al. Development of predisposition, injury, response, organ failure model for predicting acute kidney injury in acute on chronic liver failure. Liver International 2017; doi: 1111/liv.13443
    9. Jain M, Varghese J, Kedarisetty CK, Balajee G et al. An insight into antibiotic resistance to bacterial infection in chronic liver disease. J Clin Exp Hepatol 2017; 7 (4): 305- 309
    10. Kedarisetty CK, Bhardwaj A, Vashishtha C, Bhadoria A et al. Carvedilol delays the progression of small esophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Gut 2016; doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311735
    11. Choudhary A, Bhardwaj A, Kedarisetty CK, Ilan Y, Sarin SK. Methacetin Breath test is superior to MELD in predicting mortality in acute-on-chronic liver failure: Results of a Phase-2 clinical trial. Journal of Hepatology 2016; 64 (2): S228
    12. Kedarisetty CK, Anand L, Bhardwaj A et al. Combination of Granulocyte colony stimulating factor and Erythropoieitin improves outcome of patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Gastroenterology 2015 Jun;148(7):1362-1370
    13. Maras J, Maiwall R, Kedarisetty CK, Sharma S et al. Dysregulated iron homeostasis is strongly associated with multi-organ failure and early mortality in acute-on-chronic liver failure. Hepatology 2015 Apr;61(4):1306-20
    14. Kedarisetty CK, Sarin SK, Anand L, Abbas Z et al. Liver failure determines the extra-hepatic organ failure and outcome in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure: Analysis of 1363 patients of AARC database. Hepatology 2014, 60: 556A
    15. Choudhary A, Kedarisetty CK, Vashishtha C, Sarin SK et al. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) — a potential clinical marker for early sepsis and survival in acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF). Hepatology2014; 60 (Suppl. 1), A476A
    16. Kedarisetty CK, Anand L, Khanam A, Kumar A, Rastogi A, Maiwall R, Sarin SK. Growth factors enhance liver regeneration in acute-on-chronic liver failure. Hepatology Int 2014; 8(2): 514- 525
    17. Kumar N, Kedarisetty CK, Kumar S, Khillan V, Sarin SK. Anti-tubercular therapy in patients with cirrhosis: Challenges and options. World J Gastroenterol 2014; 20(19): 5760–5772
    18. Sarin SK, Kedarisetty CK, Abbas Z, Amarapurkar D et al. Acute-on-chronic liver failure: An update on consensus recommendations of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL). Hepatology Int 2014; 8: 453- 471
    19. Maiwall R, Kumar S, Choudhary A, Maras J, Wani Z, Kumar CK, Rastogi R et al. Serum ferritin predicts early mortality in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. J Hepatol 2014; 61 (1): 43- 50
    20. Sarin SK, Kumar CK. Deeper insights into the relevance of lymphatic circulation in cirrhosis of liver- ‘A Trojan Horse or the Holy Grail’. Hepatology 2013; 58(6):2201-4
    21. Khanam A, Trehanpati N, Garg V, Kumar CK, Garg H, Sharma BC, Sarin SK. Altered frequencies of dendritic cells and IFN-γ secreting T cells with granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) therapy in acute-on-chronic liver failure. Liver International 2014; 34(4): 505-13
    22. Sarin SK, Kumar CK. Treatment of patients with genotype 3 chronic Hepatitis C- current and future therapies. Liver International 2012 Feb; 32 Suppl 1:141-5
    23. Kumar R, Rastogi A, Sharma MK, Bhatia V, Tyagi P, Sharma P, Garg H, Kumar CK, Bihari C, Sarin SK. Liver Stiffness Measurements in Patients with Different Stages of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Diagnostic Performance and Clinico-pathological Correlation. Dig Dis Sci 2013 Jan; 58(1): 265-74
    24. Sarin SK, Kumar CK. Ectopic varices. Clinical liver disease 2012; 1(5): 168-172
    25. Ahuja A, Prabhat P, Rastogi A, Panda D, Kumar CK, Sarin SK. Extensive amyloid deposit in bone marrow aspirate. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2013;29(3):187-8
    26. Premkumar M, Vyas T, Vashishtha C, Kumar CK , Rastogi A, Sharma P. Gall bladder adenoacarcinoma masquerading as dermatomyositis. OGH 2014
    27. Philips CA, Kalal CR, Kumar CK, Bihari C, Sarin SK. Simultaneous occurrence of ocular, disseminated mucocutaneous, and multivisceral involvement of leishmaniasis. Case Reports Infect Dis 2014; Article ID 837625
    28. Philips CA, Anand L, Kumar CK, Kasana V, Arora A. Rare, spontaneous trans-splenic shunt and intra-splenic collaterals with attendant splenic artery aneurysms in an adult patient with compensated cirrhosis with portal hypertension. Gastroenterology Report 2014; 1–5, doi:10.1093/gastro/gou047
    29. Philips CA, Kalal CR, Kumar CK, Bihari C, Sahney A, Rastogi A. Unique presentation of giant microcystic serous adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Case Reports Gastro Med 2014; Article ID 913745
    30. Kumar CK, Samaga BL. Application of Oral Melatonin in the diagnosis of Malaria – Transactions of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Awaiting Approval – TRSTMH – D – 09 – 00313R4)