Dr. Philip Philip Puthumana is an eminent Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon of Kerala, practising for the last 20 years as a Plastic surgeon. Plastic Surgery being a broad speciality, Dr. Philip’s core areas of interest are in complex reconstructive Micro vascular plastic surgery and craniofacial corrections for trauma related deformities. Having being worked at many meritorious institutions in Kerala, Dr. Philip is now the HOD & Senior Consultant at Department of Plastic & Micro vascular Surgery, Caritas Hospital.
MCh in Plastic Surgery at Medical College Thiruvananthapuram in 1996
HE completed his MS in General Surgery Form Government Medical College Kottayam in 1992
Secured Diplomate of National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, in General Surgery in 1991
He completed his MBBS from Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, in 1987
Achievements & Expertise
Worked as Senior House Surgeon in orthopaedics in 1988-89
Worked in Indian Railways
Former Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly. He had set up and managed a Burn Centre at Little Flower Hospital
In 1996, he performed the first replantation of a severed Penis in India, for a labourer
Recently he has performed the first of its kind in the world procedure to reconstruct a leg following Osteoradionecrosis of tibia consisting of bypass of the leg artery, transplantation of the bone and skin flap from other parts of the body with microvascular surgery as a three in one procedure with a combined operating time of 26 hours
He was at the forefront of adopting innovative surgical techniques in the fast-changing plastic surgery scenarios. This was further enhanced by his visit to the Chang Gung University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan in 1999 as an international observer in Craniofacial and microvascular surgery. Chang Gung University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, the largest hospital
He has presented more than 100 papers in various state level and national conferences on various aspects of plastic surgery
Former President, Cochin Association of Plastic Surgeons
Former President of Kerala Plastic Surgeons Association
Dr. Puthumana organised Kerala Plastic Surgeons Association conference of 2006
Started KPSA, instructional course in Plastic Surgery in March 2012 at Angamaly
Was the DNB general academic co-ordinator at Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly
Dr. Puthumana is a Rotarian since 2000, was the president of IMA chengannur
He is proficient in Malayalam English, and Hindi.
"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."