K. R. Palaniswamy
Tamil Nadu, India
Medical academic
Known forGastroenterology
SpouseMrs padmini palanisamy
AwardsPadma Shri

Kallipatti Ramasamy Palaniswamy is an Indian gastroenterologist, medical academic and writer and a senior consultant at Apollo Hospital, Chennai.[1][2] He is a former president (2004–05) of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology[3] and a patron its Tamil Nadu chapter.[4] After graduating in medicine from JJM Medical College, Davangere in 1972, he continued his studies to secure an MD in general medicine in 1977 and a DM in gastroenterology in 1981, simultaneously working as a member of faculty. In 1986, while working as an assistant professor, he was deputed to Stanley Medical College, Chennai as a professor where he established the department of gastroenterology.[3]

Palaniswamy, who has written several articles on gastroenterology,[5][6] served as a member of the Academic Boards of the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences from 1986 to 1996 and Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in 1997 and was a member of the Indian delegation for the Academic Exchange programs to Germany in 1986 and to USSR in 1987. He chaired the Mid-Term ISG Conference of 2014[7] and serves as a National Faculty of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT).[8] A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in 2014.[9] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for his contributions to medical science.[10] He is married to Padmini and the family lives in Chennai.[3]


  1. ^ "Dr Palaniswamy K R". Apollo Hospitals. 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Apollo launches Centre for Colorectal Diseases". Indian Express. 21 June 2016. Archived from the original on 22 June 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "President, President, Indian Society of Gastro Indian Society of Gastroenterology" (PDF). MedIndia. 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Patrons". CMC Vellore. 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  5. ^ Thavaredevarakoppalu Manje Gowda Amruthesh; Paramasivan Piramanayagam; Kallipatti Ramasamy Palaniswamy; Rama Mani (2011). "An Unusual Cause for Iron Deficiency Anemia in an Elderly Male" (PDF). Journal of Digestive Endoscopy. 2 (4): 234–35.
  6. ^ Mohan K V K; Thyagarajan S P; Murugavel K G; Mathews S; Jayanthi V; Rajanikanth; Srinivas V; Mathiazhagan; Murali A; Palaniswamy K R; Raghuram K; Rajasambandam P; Sunil Mathews (1999). "Significance of recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA 3.0)reactivity pattern in the diagnosis of HCV infection". Biomédicine. 19 (1): 15–21.
  7. ^ "Mid-Term ISG Conference, 2014" (PDF). VGM Hospitals. 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  8. ^ "National Faculty Details". Indian Society of Organ Transplantation. 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Awards and Accolades". Apollo Hospitals. 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2016.