Dr. Iyappan Ponnuswamy

Dr. Iyappan Ponnuswamy


M.B.B.S. M.D., F.R.C.R.





About the Doctor

Consultation Timing & Days: Monday to Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM
Degree: MBBS, MD Radiodiagnosis, FRCR (UK) 
Designation: Chief Radiologist 
Department: Radiology 
Brief Profile:
Dr.Iyappan Ponnuswamy has completed MBBS from Stanley Medical College and MD Radio diagnosis in Madras Medical College, Chennai. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) and has achieved Prof. Arthur Daniel Gold medal in Radio diagnosis in 2010. He has professional experience of working in the Indian Armed Forces-Indian Navy as a patriotic physician and he has also worked as Assistant Professor of Radiology in Chettinad Medical College. He is a fellow of the Korean Society of Radiology, having trained in interventional radiology at the Seoul National University Hospital and Yonsei University Severance Hospital in Seoul. He is a visiting scholar in Asan Medical Center in Seoul, University of Michigan and University of Pittsbugh Medical Center. He is now working as full time Radiologist in Kauvery Hospital, Chennai with special interest in Interventional radiology and Vascular Imaging.  
Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:
  • Diagnostic imaging - Plain radiography, Contrast procedures, Ultrasound, Doppler (vascular imaging), CT Scan, MRI Scan
  • Digital Subtraction Angiography - Lower limb angiograms, Mesenteric angiogram
  • Embolization for life threatening hemoptysis, GI Bleed 
  • Biliary interventions - percutaneous biliary drainage, biliary stenting
  • Liver cancer interventions - Transarterial chemoembolisation,  Radio frequency ablation
  • Pain interventions - CT guided facet joint block, selective nerve root block
  • Percutaneous drainage of intra abdominal abscess
  • Image guided percutaneous biopsy and FNAC (Ultrasound/CT) - Mass (suspected cancer) in Lungs, liver, pancreas, vertebra and other bones, lymph nodes
Professional Experience:
  • Short service commission in Indian Navy - Surgeon Lieutenant Commander (till 2007) 
  • Principal medical officer  - INS Jyoti, Mumbai
  • Medical Officer Incharge of MI Room  - INHS Kalyani, Visakapatnam
  • District Medical Officer - Indian Coast guard, Tuticorin
  • Assistant Professor in Radiology - Chettinad Medical College & Hospital, Chennai
  • Consultant Radiologist - Kauvery Hospital (from 2011 till now)
  • KSR Fellow in interventional radiology - Seoul National University Hospital & Yonsei University Severance Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
  • Visiting scholar in interventional radiology - Asan medical center, Seoul, South Korea  
  • Observership in interventional radiology - University of Michigan & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
  • Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists, London, UK
Professional Membership:
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian Radiological and Imaging Association
  • Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Indian Society of Pediatric Radiology
  • European society of radiology
  • Royal college of radiologists   
Languages Known: English, Tamil, Basic Hindi, Basic Telugu


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