Dr. Ponniah Vanamoorthy

Head and Senior Consultant, Neuro Anaesthesia & Critical Care
Chennai - Radial Road
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Dr. Ponniah Vanamoorthy - Best Anaesthesiologist in Chennai

Ranked first in Trichy at Times of India HeaBrief Profile:
Dr Ponniah Vanamoorthy is a renowned Neuro-Intensivist who has vast expertise in the sub- specialty of neurocritical care, managing complex critically ill neurological patients with traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, polytrauma, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage, intracerebral haemorrhage, guillain barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis and has a special interest on Precision medicine in neurocritical care. He leads a team with expertise in managing the critically ill neurological patients who deserve specialised care with a focused approach and unique techniques and monitoring.
As a neuro-anaesthesiologist, he has vast experience in the anaesthesia and perioperative management of complex neurosurgical cases in the operating room and in the interventional Cath lab suite. He has a special interest in deploying multimodal neuromonitoring to accomplish an individualised approach to seek better outcomes.

Educational Qualification:

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Anaesthesiology, Smt NHL Medical College, Gujarat, Ahmedabad.
  • DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in Anaesthesiology, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.


  • Gold Medal in Anaesthesiology, Gujarat University, Gujarat, Ahmedabad
  • Neurocritical Care Society (NCS ) Presidential Citation 2020

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Areas of Specialization:
  • Neuro Anaesthesia
  • Neuro Critical Care
  • Neuro Emergencies
  • Managing complex critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury, spinal injury
  • Polytrauma
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Guillain Barre syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Post Cardiac arrest care.
  • Neuroprotection
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Multimodal Neuro Monitoring
  • Secretary and Founder – Neurocritical Care Society of India (NCSI)
  • Ex Secretary  – Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC)
  • Board Member, Neurocritical Care Society (Asia Chapter)
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
  • Indian Society of Anaesthesiologist (ISA)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Neurological Society of India (NSI)
  • Neurocritical care Society (NCS USA)

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