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Ganga Hospital - Johnson & Johnson Visiting Professorship

A new chapter in our continuing efforts for the promotion of Hand and Microsurgery was made in the year 2005 by the starting of the Visiting Professorship programme. It is a joint effort of the Dept of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery and the Ethicon division of Johnson & Johnson. A hand surgeon of international repute is invited to spend a week in the department. The visiting professor lectures and takes part in all the academic and clinical activities of the department. This interaction results in cross fertilization of ideas for the benefit of patients and builds bridges between departments, hand surgery communities and nations.

Visiting Professor 2005

Prof Lam Chuan Teoh

Clinical Associate Professor
Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon
Singapore General Hospital

The first Visiting Professor was Prof Lam Chuan Teoh, Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. It was a virtual academic feast for all who were with him from 14th to 21st May 2005.

Comments of Prof Lam Chuan Teoh

"It is simply amazing !!! Unbelievable !!! My short visit in 1997 did not allow me to fathom the intensity of your work. After one week this time, I have a better appreciation of your work. Certainly there will be a lot more that I am not able to realize yet. Of what I know about Ganga Hospital and you work has impressed me with no other comparison. The organization in Ganga is the most excellent and team work most impressive. The willingness of every staff to give their best to patient care is just that wonderful. The amount of work is astronomical and the range of cases and severity of injury is just out of this world. I admire all the things you are doing and making everything happen."

Visiting Professor 2006

Prof Michael Tonkin

Head, Department of Hand Surgery & Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Royal North Shore Hospital
Sydney, Australia.

Prof Michael Tonkin was the Visiting Professor of 2006. He visited the Unit from 13th to 21st May,2006.

Comments of Prof Michael Tonkin

"I have seen a dedication and enthusiasm which is admirable and incredible, the secret of which is leadership and teamwork. Thank you to all doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, administrative staff and drivers. I look forward to returning to Coimbatore and Ooty and the magnificient Nilgiris."

Visiting Professor 2007

Prof Stevan L Moran

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Mayo Clinic

Prof Stevan Moran was the Visiting Professor of 2007. He visited the Unit from 4th May to 7th May, 2007.

Comments of Prof Stevan L Moran

"An amazing experience one which I never will forget. This has changed way of my thoughts about hand trauma. Thank you for your great generosity."

Visiting Professor 2008

Prof. Chih-Hung Lin

Division of Trauma Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Prof Chih-Hung Lin was the Visiting Professor of 2008. He visited the Unit from 09th May to 14th May, 2008.

Comments of Prof Chih-Hung Lin

"It is a gorgeous trip to Ganga hospital & enjoyed much from the exchange of experience, discussing every issue, and interviewing many interesting cases. Ganga has terrific faculty in treating various hand and microsurgical patients. We had a fantastic trip. We hope the friendship will always continue. The hospitality is incredible and unforgettable."

Visiting Professor 2009

Prof Andrew Burd. MB ChB MD FRCSEd FHKAM

Chief, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery,
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong.

Prof Chih-Hung Lin was the Visiting Professor of 2008. He visited the Unit from 09th May to 14th May, 2008.

Comments of Prof Andrew Burd

"This is a wonderful place and has a great atmosphere of purpose and commitment. I see in Raja a true leader who has aspiration, gives inspiration and will continue to drive the evolution of large hospital so that it does become the plastic surgical Mecca of India and beyond. I suggest making a bulk order of these visitors book as they are getting fill up quickly."

Visiting Professor 2010

Peter C. Neligan MB, FRCS(I), FRCSC, FACS

Department of Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Prof Peter C. Neligan was the Visiting Professor of 2010. He visited the unit from 30th April to 5th May, 2010.

Comments of Prof Peter C. Neligan

"It has been such a pleasure to come and visit your wonderful hospital. What you have built is truly a credit to you and a wonderful resource to the community."

Visiting Professor 2011

Pankaj Tiwari, M.D.

Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH (2007-present)
Division of Plastic Surgery
Specializing in Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Professor Pankaj Tiwari was the Visiting Professor of 2011. He visited the unit from 14th April to 17th April, 2011.

Comments of Prof Pankaj Tiwari

"I am deeply honored and humbled at the opportunity i have been given to visit ganga hospital. Here are some of the finest surgeons that I have ever had the pleasure of working with."

Visiting Professor 2012

Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS

Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Health System
2130 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, USA.

Professor Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, will be the Ganga Hospital - Johnson & Johnson Visiting Professor for the year 2012. He visited the unit from 8th August to 12th August 2012.

Comments of Prof Kevin C. Chung

"Thank you Raja and all the Colleagues at Ganga Hospital. The efficiency and quality of care is in full display ranging from the staff all the way to the senior leadership. You should be proud of your achievements."

Visiting Professor 2013

Scott Kozin, M.D.

Chief of Staff
Shriners Hospital for Children,
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery,
Temple University,

Professor Scott Kozin, M.D., Chief of Staff, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, USA will be the Ganga Hospital - Johnson & Johnson Visiting Professor for the year 2013.

Comments of Prof Scott Kozin

"My visit to India was highlighted by time spent in Coimbatore. Ganga Hospital is an integral part of the Coimbatore community. The hospital is full of caring and compassionate physicians and staff that provide the highest quality medical care. Ganga Hospital mirrors Shriner's Hospital with regards to missions "Provide the highest quality care without regards to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, or ability to pay." I applaud all of you for the care and support you provide to your patients and families. My experiences in your hospital and community will always be memorable. My new friends in Coimbatore are now considered part of my extended family."

Visiting Professor 2014

Prof. Alphonsus KS CHONG, MBBS, MRCS, MMed, FAMS

Head and Senior Consultant
Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery,
National University Hospital (S) Pte Ltd, University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster,
Singapore 119228.

Comments of Prof. Alphonsus KS CHONG

"It is a great honour and pleasure to be invited to come to Ganga Hospital. I was here as Zeiss Fellow in 2003-2004 and that time here made a big impression on me. I am very happy to see the hospital and practice grow the size and stature, and am sure it will continue to build on its successes. In my time here, I see that the core values and principles which have been the foundation of the department's and hospital's success still remain. I saw them in action in 204 and I have tried to adopt them for my own practice.

I enjoyed thoroughly this visit, reuniting with old friends and making new ones. "

Visiting Professor 2015

Dr. Niri Niranjan, M.B.B.S., MS (Gen Surgery), LRCP, MRCS, FRCS (Ed)

Sr. Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon,
St. Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery,
Chelmsford & Colchester Hospitals,
United Kingdom.

Comments of Prof. Niri Niranjan

"I am profoundly honoured and humbled for inviting me as a visiting Professor - 2015, I have visited Ganga Hospital before as a faculty during ASICON 2003 and International Perforator flap course 2008. I have heard Raja's expertly delivered lectures many times. It is amazing to witness the daily activities at Ganga Hospital. I take this opportunity to congratulate like leaders and each and every staff members of Ganga Hospital for achieving outstanding results. "Ganga Hospital like the river Ganga provide life of normality " Thank you all very much. N. S. Niranjan.

Visiting Professor 2016

​Prof. ​ Venkatramakrishnan​, MS, FRCS, FRACS (Plastic Surgery)​

Consultant plastic surgeon ,
St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns,
Essex, United Kingdom .

Comments of Prof. ​ Venkatramakrishnan

Despite this being my fifth visit to the Ganga Hospital. It never ceases to amaze me. It is an awesome institution crafted with dedication & skills, second to none in the world. As a Surgeon this is a dream place to be and under the pretext of teaching here, I have been learning more.

Visiting Professor 2017

Prof. Neil F Jones, MD​

Current President of American Society for Surgery of the Hand,
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles,
Department of Orthopaedic, and Plastic Surgery,
University of California, Irvine, USA.

Comments of Prof. Neil F Jones

What a fantastic impressive hand surgery and Microsurgery Unit you have developed at Ganga Hospital. It is truly world class. I feel privileged to have been invited as the 2017 Johnson and Johnson Visiting Professor. I have been fortunate to have participate in many panels and symposia with you, but more importantly to court you as a great friend.

Visiting Professor 2018

JP (Joon Pio) Hong, MD, PhD, MBA

Department of Plastic Surgery
Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan
Seoul Korea