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Dr. Rabindranath



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Personal Data

Hailing from a village near by Thirukkanur, Puducherry. 

Educational Data

1976 : MBBS graduated from Chengalpet Medical College.
1980 -1982 : MD (General Medicine) from Coimbatore Medical College. A unit of DR.K.PADMANABAN (Eminent Physician in General Medicine)
1984- 1987 : DNB in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai under DR.M.K.MANI, Chief Nephrologist, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai


1976 – 1980 : Working as Senior House Surgeon and senior resident in Govt. Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Chennai under:
(Late Eminent Cardiologist)
(Eminent Neurologist)
1982 -1984 : Tamilnadu Medical Service also simultaneously working in Coimbatore Kidney Centre under:
(Consultant Nephrologist)
1984- 1987 : Got trained & worked in Apollo Hospitals under his mentor and Guru,
DR.M.K.MANI, Chief Nephrologist of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and
(Eminent Nephrologist).
1987 – 1996  : Nephrologist Incharge of Nephrology Unit under the Dept. of Urology headed by DR.RATHINA JANARTHANAN and was the founder Nephrologist for Pondicherry. He was instrumental for starting Nephrology from the scratch and responsible for the growth of the department to the level of what it is today where all nephrology activity including Kidney Transplantation being done. Also responsible for starting Dialysis Units not only in puducherry and also in other neighbouring places like Cuddalore, Neyveli etc.
From 1996 : Honorary Visiting Consultant and HOD of Nephrology in Indira Gandhi Govt. General Hospital & Post Graduate Institute, Puducherry.
From 1987 : Principal Nephrologist of East Coast Hospitals, Puducherry. He is also the Faculty member for DNB Nephrology.
Areas of Interest

  1. Dialysis & Renal Transplantation.
  2. Publication of papers both in National & International Journals on Haemodialysis using double blood pump , use of single lumen subclavian catheter as vascular access for Haemodialysis and infections in the early post transplant period.
  3. Established many facilities in multiple disciplines including Haemodialysis unit of International Standard, CAPD Program, Imaging Modality including MRI Scan, Extra corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), Full fledged Operation theatre, etc. at East Coast Hospitals, Puducherry.


  • Indian Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis



The first ever corporate hospitals in Puducherry namely East Coast Hospitals was started by DR.N.MURUGESAN MD.DNB.

As the chairman of East Coast Hospitals, DR.N.M established the following:

  • First to bring CT Scan facility in Puducherry.
  • First to establish full fledged Dialysis Unit in Puducherry.
  • First to install ESWL machine (Kidney Stone Breaking Machine).
  • First to introduce CAPD programme.
  • The first and the only one Digital X-ray unit in Puducherry was installed by DR.N.MURUGESAN MD.DNB.
  • First ever private hospital to bring in High End MRI scan.
  • Set up standard lab of international quality by tieing up with METROPOLIS.



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