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  • Dr Dileep Damodaran

    Surgical Oncology

    Dr Dileep Damodaran

    Email official : drdileepdamodaran@mvrccri.co

    Dr. Dileep Damodaran is an accomplished surgical oncologist with over two decades of experience in the field. He is currently a Senior Consultant in Surgical Oncology at MVRCCRI in Calicut, where he has been serving since 2017. He had shaped the department and brought it to the current standards by being Head of the Department for 6 years. Prior to this, he was a Senior Consultant and HOD at Aster MIMS, Calicut.

    Dr. Damodaran’s clinical interests include Peritoneal Surface Malignancy, Orthopedic oncology, Limb salvage surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Parenchymal sparing liver surgery, and Paediatric Surgical Oncology. His passion for surgical oncology has led him to pursue advanced training in the field, including MCh in Surgical Oncology from Cancer Institute, Adayar in 2008.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Damodaran has been committed to providing his patients with the best possible care. He has introduced Robotic surgery at MVRCCRI, and his innovative approach to surgical oncology has led to improved outcomes for many of his patients.

    Dr. Damodaran is originally from Palakkad and is highly regarded in the medical community for his expertise in surgical oncology. He is a compassionate physician who is dedicated to improving the lives of his patients through the latest advances in surgical techniques and technology.


    Work Experience
    • MVRCCRI, Calicut since 2017 as Senior Consultant and as HOD for 6 years
    • Aster MIMS, Calicut. 2008-2017 as Senior Consultant and HOD

    Clinical interest

    • Peritoneal Surface Malignancy
    • Orthopedic Oncology and limb salvage surgery
    • Parenchymal sparing liver surgery
    • Thoracic Oncology
    • Paediatric Surgical Oncology


    • Cytoreductive Surgery With or Without HIPEC in the Management of Peritoneal Dissemination from Rare Histological Subtypes of Ovarian Cancer — a Retrospective Study by INDEPSO
    • A Descriptive Analysis of Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery for the First Peritoneal Recurrence from Adult Granulosa Cell Tumours: Focus on Disease Distribution, Morphology of Peritoneal Disease and the Role of HIPEC — a Retrospective Study by INDEPSO
    • Pattern of recurrence after interval cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC following neoadjuvant chemotherapy in primary advanced stage IIIC/IVA epithelial ovarian cancer
    • SPSO/INDEPSO annual meeting abstracts
    • A Prospective Study on Level of Concordance Between Core Needle Biopsy and Surgical Specimen for Assessing Oestrogen Receptor, Progesterone Receptor, and Her2/Neu Receptor Status in Carcinoma Breast and Its Implications on Treatment Decisions
    • A comparison of outcomes following total and selective peritonectomy performed at the time of interval cytoreductive surgery for advanced serous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer – A study by INDEPSO
    • Chasing Rainbows? the Possibility of “Cure” in Patients with Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC—a Retrospective Study by INDEPSO
    • Impact of Radicality Versus Timing of Surgery in Patients with Advanced Ovarian Cancer (Stage III C) Undergoing CRS and HIPEC—a Retrospective Study by INDEPSO
    • Failure-to-Rescue Following Cytoreductive Surgery with or Without HIPEC is Determined by the Type of Complication—a Retrospective Study by INDEPSO
    • Analysis of Clinical Outcomes of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei from Appendicular Origin Following Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy-A Retrospective Study from INDEPSO
    • Patterns of pathological response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and its clinical implications in patients undergoing interval cytoreductive surgery for advanced serous epithelial ovarian cancer- A study by the Indian Network for Development of Peritoneal Surface Oncology (INDEPSO)
    • Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy (HITHOC) for Pleural Malignancies—Experience from Indian Centers
    • Treading the beaten path with old and new obstacles: a report from the Indian HIPEC registry
    • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour of the Ovary
    • Oral cavity metastasis: An unusual presentation of carcinoma prostate
    • Primary malignant intestinal lymphoma


    • MBBS – Calicut Medical college in 1996
    • MS and DNB in Gen Surgery in 2001
    • MCh in Surgical Oncology – Cancer Institute (2005 – 2008)



    The Visionary

    Respectfully called MVR, the late MV Raghavan was one of the revolutionary leaders of the Communist movement in Kerala. Born in an ordinary family in Pappinissery, Kannur, his political life began in his early teens. He served two terms as Minister of Co-operation and Ports in Kerala during 1991-1996 and 2001-2006. MVR revolutionized the co-operative sector by taking the people-powered movement to healthcare and education in the State. MV Raghavan realized the role of the co-operative movement in social development and job creation and he was instrumental in setting up various institutions in the state.