Obituary-Prof N Surendran (1942-2018)

Prof N Surendran (1942-2018)

       Prof N Surendran was a straightforward and humble person with a tough exterior but extremely good at heart. He was born and brought up in Kayamkulam where he had his basic education. He was an alumnus of Medical college, Tvpm. Obtaining his MBBS degree in 1966 he started his teaching career three years later. He passed his MS General surgery in 1974 and MCh Pediatric surgery in 1977. He worked in various medical colleges of kerala but majority of his service was in his alma mater. He is credited with starting a full fledged dept of pediatric surgery at medical college, Alappuzha during his stint there. He had also served as the deputy supdt of SAT hospital, Tvpm. He also had a spell abroad. While being professor at tvpm he guided many young pediatric surgeons in the early phase of their career. After retirement in 1997 and his overseas innings he settled down in Kollam and worked as Consultant pediatric surgeon in Sankar Shashtiabdapurthy memorial hospital.

      Prof Surendran was a daring and bold surgeon who is credited with the first ever liver resection in a child in kerala. He had been an examiner for MCh pediatric surgery in various universities and has authored multiple articles in many publications. Recently he came out with a book " Emergency Room Management of common neonatal and pediatric surgical emergencies ".

      Prof Surendran will be remembered as a sincere, dedicated and down to earth pediatric surgeon who respected his colleagues and showered care and affection on his juniors and students.

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