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Adj Asst Prof Vikram Vijayan Sannasi

Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
Senior Consultant, General Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MB ChB (Bristol), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Eng)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Diabetic Foot Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Varicose Vein Disease, Renal Access Surgery

Profile

Adj Asst Prof Vikram Vijayan Sannasi is a Senior Consultant Surgeon specialising in vascular and endovascular surgery in the Department of General Surgery in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. He is also the Director of the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory.

Adj Asst Prof Vijayan studied medicine at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and underwent his Basic Surgical Training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He then spent two years in research in the UK, supported by a Royal College of Surgeons of England Fellowship Grant and a Garfield Weston Trust Grant. During this period, he broadened his exposure to academic surgery and research methods and developed an interest in publication and teaching. He subsequently commenced his Specialist Surgical Training on the South West of England Surgical Rotation, gaining a good grounding in general surgery before acquiring greater exposure in his sub-specialty interest of vascular surgery. 

Having successfully completed the FRCS exit examinations in 2009, Adj Asst Prof Vijayan was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Training. As part of his post-exam fellowship year, he joined the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia, and focused on complex endovascular and open vascular surgical management. He was exposed to a substantial amount of vascular trauma – the result of a stint with the Western Australian State Trauma Unit.

After his fellowship, Adj Asst Prof Vijayan continued practising at the Royal Perth Hospital as a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon. He developed a sub-specialty interest in lower limb salvage utilising advanced techniques gained from training in Leipzig, Germany, as well as courses in Australia and the UK. He maintained his post as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, lecturing final-year medical students, and supervising registrars and residents in departmental research projects. He organised several specialist vascular, endovascular and anatomy courses in Perth, Australia.

In 2013, Adj Asst Prof Vijayan moved to Singapore and joined the Department of Surgery at Alexandra Hospital. He was a Consultant Surgeon with sub-specialty interests in vascular and endovascular surgery. His current clinical and research interests lie in diabetic foot management, the use of drug-eluting technology in peripheral vascular disease and limb salvage, carotid artery surgery and renal dialysis access.

Adj Asst Prof Vijayan is an active member of several committees in JurongHealth, including the Patient Safety Workgroup, the Diabetic Foot Workgroup, the Mortality & Morbidity Quality Assurance Committee, DVT Prophylaxis Workgroup and the Mass Casualty Incident Response Committee. He is a trainer for patient safety courses, crisis resource management courses and an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor.

In addition, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He lectures and supervises Year 3 and Year 5 students on their surgical placements. He is also involved in postgraduate teaching and is an instructor for the national FRCS Viva course. He maintains his fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, is a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and one of the founding members of the Vascular Society of Singapore.

Adj Asst Prof Vijayan has published in many international peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of topics in vascular and endovascular surgery. He has also presented at local and international meetings and won numerous awards for his presentations. He aims to utilise his knowledge and training in vascular disease to develop and supervise further research programmes to further benefit the population of Singapore.