Dr Vijay Kumar

Professor and Head of the Department

Department of Paediatric Surgery


    Dr Vijay Kumar is the head of the department of paediatric surgery.


    • Is in charge of clinical and administrative functioning of the department.
    • Is in charge of academic activities in the department.
    • Attends to OPD patients.
    • Oversees and plans patient management with other faculty members.
    • Performs and supervises surgeries.
    • Conducts and supervises research done in the department.
    • Liaises with other clinical departments as and when necessary for patient management or administrative tasks.
    • Supervises training of registrars and residents.



Subject Subject code Semester
Paediatric surgery MBBS 8th semester
Paediatric surgery MS (General Surgery)
Paediatric surgery MCh


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MCh Paediatric Surgery Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1997
MS General Surgery Mysore Medical College, Mysore 1994
MBBS Karnataka Medical College, Hubli 1990


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor 12/2004 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 01/2001 to 11/2004
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 02/1998 to 12/2000
KMC, Manipal Senior Registrar 02/1995 to 12/1997


Area of Interest

Paediatric Gastrointestinal Surgery, Paediatric Urology, Paediatric Laparoscopy

Area of Expertise

Paediatric Hepato biliary Surgery, Paediatric Urinary Reconstruction and Genitourinary Surgery

Area of Research

Non-contact, automated cardiac pulse, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation measurements using video imaging, Non-invasive Spectral modelling of blood glucose and selected bio chemical’s in neonates and infants

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, 1996.
  • Member of Indian Medical Association- Udupi Karavali branch, 2004.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Paediatric Urologist, 2000.
  • Life Member of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons India- Section of IAPS, 2005.

Achalasia in siblings in Infancy

2001-01-09 Rao PS Kumar V Rao P

Indian Jr of Paediatrics

Spontaneous Biliary perforation presenting as Gastric outlet obstruction

2001-01-04 Kumar V Chattopadhyay A Bhat N Rao PLNG

Indian Journal of Paediatrics

Chromo bacterium violaceum infection: A rare but frequently Fatal disease

2002-01-01 Chattopadhyay A Kumar V Bhat N Rao P

Journal of Paediatric Surgery

Unilateral Inguinal ectopic scrotum with covered exstrophy, a case report

2002-01-01 Kumar V M Marulaiah Chattopadhyay A Rao PLNG

Paediatric Surgery International

Spontaneous duodenal perforation in a new born

2002-01-03 Chattopadhyay A Nagendhar Y Kumar V Patra R

Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

Pyriform sinus fistula

2002-01-10 Patra R Chattopadhyay A Kumar V Nagendhar MY Rao PLNG

Indian Journal Paediatrics

Duodenojejunal obstruction by a haemangioma

2002-01-09 Chattopadhyay A Kumar V Marulaiah M Rao PL

Paediatric Surgery International

Polycystic ovaries, Precocious puberty and Acquired Hypothyroidism : The Van Wyk and Grum bach Syndrome

2003-01-09 Chattopadhyay A Kumar V Marulaiah M

Journal of Paediatric Surgery

Bladder outlet obstruction due to congenital bladder diverticulum: Case report and review of literature

2002-01-01 Rao SP Kumar V Rao PLNG

Indian Journal of Urology