General Medicine: Open Access

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Koyikkal Karthikeya Varma

Koyikkal Karthikeya Varma

MIMS Research Foundation, Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd., India

Dr. Karthikeya Varma is a pioneer Indian pediatric surgeon with more than five decades of experience in clinical practice in pediatric surgery, research, hospital administration and policy making. In his long and accomplished career, Dr. Varma has held several accomplished positions. He spent most of his career at the Calicut Medical College and was the Principal of the college. He was visiting Professor at PGI, Chandigarh and Westphalia University, Germany.
Research Interest

As a practicing surgeon with an aptitude for research, he was actively involved in various research projects in India & Australia. Dr. Varma developed several clinical methods for several pathological conditions such as anorectal continence after surgical correction of anorectal malformation, treatment of necrotizing enteritis, Algorythm for Hirschsprung’s disease and several topics such as intravenous nutrition (Calicut Protocol) for intestinal atresia, childhood solid cancer. He developed a portable anomanometer for use in diagnosing Hirschsprung’s disease.

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