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Assoc Prof Vairavan NARAYANAN


Associate Professor and Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery

Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

• Speaker, Neuroscience Symposium II, 22 Sep 2018


Assoc Prof Vairavan Narayanan is an Associate Professor and Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University of Malaya Medical Centre. He did his basic surgical training in Malaysia and subsequently completed his neurosurgical training in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in 2012.

His clinical interest lies in Complex Neuro Oncology and Epilepsy Surgery. He has built up a successful Epilepsy Surgery and Neuro Oncology Program in University Malaya, which provides the highest standards of care for brain tumour and epilepsy patients.

For his research Assoc Prof Vairavan has been focusing on three main areas – Advanced imaging and genetic modulation in Traumatic Brain Injury; Primary Brain Tumors as well as Innovations in surgery; and Training including surgical simulation.

He is actively involved in academic teaching and supervision of both undergraduate and post graduate Masters and PhD students. Assoc Prof Vairavan is the Department of Surgery coordinator for surgical research and education as well as the post graduate coordinator for Neurosurgical training.

He has presented widely, published extensively and currently sits on the Editorial Board of the Medical Journal of Malaysia. Assoc Prof Vairavan’s primary interest is to be a clinician scientist, contributing to the growing medical knowledge as well as to share this knowledge with both his students and the general medical fraternity at large.