About TPPS.

Tamilnadu & Pondicherry Chapter of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (TPPS)

Pediatric surgeons of Chennai city used to have informal meeting to exchange scientific information since August 1997. In December 2001 they formed a formal registered association called “Chennai City Chapter of Pediatric Surgeons” (CCPS). During the CCPS meeting held on 16th of December 2000 at Harvard Auditorium of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, pediatric surgeons from other parts of Tamilnadu were also present. In that meeting Dr VR Ravikumar of Coimbatore explained the need of starting Tamilnadu and Pondicherry chapter ofIAPS (named so and abbreviated as TPPS). He also invited members to Coimbatore to have formal inauguration of the sub-chapter. Dr VR Ravikumar of Coimbatore and Dr. S. Namasivayam of Chennai were entrusted to frame the tentative constitution and by-laws of the chapter. Dr VR Ravikumar donated Rupees 5000 corpus to set the ball rolling and Dr S. Karuppannan became the first life member. An interim executive committee under the chairmanship of Dr N. Prasad of Chennai was formed.

On 6th January 2002, the first general body meeting of the TPPS was held at the Seminar Hall of Coimbatore Medical College. The association had then grown-up tremendously with 46 members within a short span of 3 weeks. Dr K Karthikeya Varma, the then president of lAPS, was in the chair. The constitution presented was unanimously accepted. The first set of office bearers were elected unopposed and DrTK Subramaniam was the first chairman. Dr Varma decorated him with a medallion. Dr HR Shanbhogue was the first elected Honorary Secretary cum Treasurer. Thereafter, TPPS never looked back and is now marching with all pride.

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Chennai City Chapter of Pediatric Surgeons – CCPS

Pediatric Surgeons of the city of Chennai and its surrounding areas decided to have scheduled informal meetings from August 1997. Such meetings are organized once in two months in anyone of the teaching hospitals ofC hennai. Paper presentations, case discussion and guest lectures are arranged regularly. In December 2001 the Chennai City Chapter of Pediatric Surgeons – CCPS , was formally registered as association with the registrar of societies. The constitution of the association was formulated in accordance with that of the indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Current chairman is Dr RK Bagdi and secretary is Dr R Madhu.

East-coast club of pediatric surgeons

Pediatric Surgeons of Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Chidambaram together formed East-Coast Club of Pediatric Surgeons with an aim to promote academic exchanges amongst them. The inaugural meeting of the club was held at Decennial Lecture Hall complex of Rajah Muthiah Medical College (RMMC), Annamalai University on 7th December 2007. Prof M. Ramanathan (Dean, Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Vice-Chancellor designate of Annamalai University) presided over the function. ProfYR Ravikumar (Past President oflAPS) inaugurated the club and delivered inaugural address. Prof TV Sathappan (Chairman TPPS) and Prof Sudipta Sen (Chairman-elect, TPPS) participated in the inaugural function. This club holds meetings once in 3 months regularly. Dr Elanthirayan is the working secretary.

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Office Bearers

Dr. K.M. Abul Hasan
Dr. K.M. Abul Hasan
Dr. S. Ramesh Babu
Dr. S. Ramesh Babu
Dr. R. Madhu
Dr. R. Madhu
Dr. K. Ravi
Executive member
G. Nandhini
Executive member
Dr. J. Sulthana Dhilras
Executive member
Dr. S. Meenakshi Sundari
Executive member
Dr. S. Karuppanan
Past President
Dr. S. Prabhakaran
Past Secretary


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