Ramaswami Venkataswami

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Mohd. Hamid Ansari presenting the award of “APSI-Plastic Surgeon for the Year 2013” to Prof. Ramaswami Venkataswami.

Professor Ramaswami Venkataswami is a plastic surgeon, founder of the Institute for the Research and Rehabilitation of Hand and the Department of Plastic Surgery (IRRH and DPS) of Stanley Medical College and Hospitals (SMC), Chennai, India. He is an alumnus of SMC and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.[1]

Prof. Venkataswami joined SMC in 1951 for his MBBS and followed it with a postgraduation in general surgery. After this, he went to Nagpur Medical College to specialise in plastic surgery. He later founded the Department of Plastic Surgery at SMC. Prof. R. Venkataswamy is awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, for his outstanding contribution in the year 2019.[2]

As of July 2012, Prof. Venkataswami practices at Apollo First Med Hospital in Chennai.[3]


  1. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Padma Honours for Doctors: 14 Doctors conferred Padma Shri, One Padma Bhushan". Medical Dialogues. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. ^ "CME (Continuing Medical Education) Program by Apollo Hospitals Tondiarpet and Sowcarpet, Chennai". Retrieved 24 January 2013.