Yarlagadda Nayudamma

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Yarlagadda Nayudamma
Nayudamma at the Acharya Nagarjuna University Convocation where he was conferred the Doctor of Science degree in March 2008.
Born (1947-06-01) 1 June 1947 (age 75)
OccupationPaediatric Surgeon
SpouseKrishna Bharati
AwardsPadma Shri

Yarlagadda Nayudamma (born 1 June 1947) is a consultant paediatric surgeon from Guntur. Previously, he operated at the Guntur General Hospital where he was the head of the paediatric surgery department.[1][2] He has performed various complex surgical procedures which have received acclamation from the scientific community and the lay public.

He is the only Indian surgeon to have successfully separated three sets of conjoined twins fused at three different locations - head, thorax-abdomen and pelvis.[3][4][5] All 6 children are leading normal healthy lives. He is also the first Indian surgeon to have successfully operated on a rare congenital anomaly of duplication of stomodeum (double mouth) in December, 1995.


Yarlagadda Nayudamma was born to parents Yarlagadda Subba Rao and Rangamma in Karamchedu of Prakasam District (then part of Guntur district), A.P. He graduated in medicine in 1970 from Guntur Medical College, acquired the degree of Master of Surgery in General Surgery in 1974 from Rohtak Medical College, specialized in Paediatric Surgery and obtained the degree of M.Ch. in 1977 from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS). He held various offices including Vice Principal of Guntur Medical College, Guntur.


  • Dr. Tummala Rambrahmam Research Award for 2002 Awarded by GMCANA, USA.
  • Dr. Vulakki Memorial Gold Medal Oration Award - 2003
  • Dr. D. J. Reddy Memorial Oration Award - 2003.
  • Y. Prabhavathi & Y.S. Prasad Memorial Award for achievement in the field of Pediatric Surgery - 2003.
  • Ramineni Foundation - USA - Puraskarams 2004 - Visistha Puraskaram Award.
  • Chodavarapu Charitable Trust Puraskaram - 2004.
  • Siddhartha Kalapeetham 'Visistha Vyakthi' Award 2005, Vijayawada,A.P.
  • World Telugu Federation Award - 2005.
  • Rotary Vocational Excellence Award - 2006 Rovex - 2006[6]
  • Indian Medical Association 78th National Conference of I.M.A 2003 Ranbaxy Oration.
  • Dr. B. Shanmukeswara Rao Memorial Oration - 27th Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, A.P. Chapter.
  • Dr. E.N.B. Sarma Memorial Oration - 2004 at Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, A.P, India.
  • Dr. B. Dharma Rao Memorial Oration Award 2005 B.M.A. & I.M.A. Vijayawada, A.P, India.
  • Dr. S.S. Rao Memorial Oration 2005, Indian Medical Association, Chirala, AP, India.
  • He was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science by the Acharya Nagarjuna University in March 2008.[7][8]
  • Padma Shri in 2016.


  1. ^ "Our experiences with surgeries on Conjoined twins (Siamese twins)" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Award to Dr. Nayudamma". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 24 June 2006. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Siamese surgery not costly".
  4. ^ "Conjoined Twins - 1990-1994".
  5. ^ "A worldwide fund raising campaign to save Indian conjoined twins".
  6. ^ "Rotary Club awards - 2006". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 24 June 2006. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012.
  7. ^ "ANU doctorate for five persons". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 12 February 2008. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.
  8. ^ "ANU Doctor of Science Degree". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 20 February 2008. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.