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Dr. Murugan N

Dr. Murugan N


18+ years experience



150+ Recommendations


English, Tamil

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road

Greams Road, Thousand Lights West Chennai Tamil Nadu



150+ Recommendations

- One of the first Hepatologists and Liver Transplant Physicians in South India

- One of the first Hepatologists and Liver Transplant Physicians in South India

About Doctor

Dr. Murugan N is a distinguished hepatologist with 18 years of expertise, currently serving at Apollo Hospitals Greams Road in Chennai. He obtained his MBBS degree from Madras University, Chennai, India in 1986, showcasing his strong academic foundation. Dr. Murugan N is highly acclaimed in his field and has garnered numerous accolades, including the Best Doctor Award at MGR Medical University, Chennai. His extensive experience and advanced qualifications, including MRCPI and FRCPG, enable him to offer comprehensive hepatology services. Dr. Murugan N specializes in treating a wide range of hepatic conditions, such as alcoholic liver disease, chronic autoimmune hepatitis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Among the services he provides are hepatitis A treatment, jaundice treatment, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), demonstrating his commitment to delivering high-quality care to his patients. Dr. Murugan N is affiliated with prestigious medical associations like the Indian Society of Gastroenterology and the Indian Medical Association, underscoring his dedication to staying updated with the latest advancements in his field. With his compassionate approach and unwavering commitment to excellence, Dr. Murugan N strives to improve the health and well-being of his patients suffering from hepatic ailments. He emphasizes personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes. 

If you're in need of a hepatologist  in your area, Dr. Murugan N could be an excellent choice for personalized and top-notch medical attention.

Work Experience

1. Years of Clinical Training and Experience as House Officer (10/1985-9/1986)

2. House Officer rotation in Medicine, Surgery, Ob & Gyn and Community Medicine at Government General Hospitals, Madras, India.

3. Internal Medicine at Inver Clyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, Scotland (3/1988-7/1988)

4. Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland (2/1989-7/1989)

5. Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland (2/1990-12/1990

6. Merlin Park Hospital, Galway, Ireland (1/1991-12/1992)

7. Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Ireland (1/1993-6/1994)

8. West Middlesex Hospital, London, United Kingdom (4/1995-3/1996

9. Clinical Registrar (Gastroenterology) at West Middlesex Hospital, London, United Kingdom (4/1996-3/1997)

10. Clinical & Research Registrar (Hepatology) at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom (4/1997-7/1999)

11. Fellowship in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation (Gastroenterology), Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, USA (10/1999-09/2000)

12. Working in Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai since last assignment

Training: GI training for 3 years and 4 months as part of the West London GI training program. My rotation was at two hospitals in London, the West Middlesex Hospital, which is a 350-bed district general hospital and at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, a teaching hospital (Affiliated to Imperial College of Medicine, London). Part of my work involved clinical research at the Royal Brompton hospital, London.

Endoscopy Experience: I have 14 years of experience in Endoscopic procedures. I am experienced in the following diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI Endoscopies. Upper GI Endoscopies: Injection Sclerotherapy and banding for Esophageal Varices, Glue and Thrombin Injection for Gastric Varices, Thermal Ablation/Schlerotherapy of bleeding peptic ulcers, Dilatation of Esophageal and Gastro-Duodenal Strictures Insertion of PEG, PEJ and Naso-jejunal tubes Insertion of Esophageal & Duodenal Stents

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy and Polypectomy Insertion of Colonic Stents and Emergency Colonoscopic intervention for lower GI bleeding

ERCP: Biliary Sphincterotomy and stone extraction, Dilatation of biliary strictures, Insertion of Biliary stents and Pancreatic endotherapy for strictures/stones

Hepatology Experience:

My initial hepatology training was at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London. Apart from treating patients with Chronic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis of the liver, I was actively involved through my research in the management of patients with Cystic Fibrosis-related liver disease at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. I have completed a one year Fellowship program in Hepatology & Liver Transplantation at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, USA. I Worked in Clinical Hepatology and Viral Hepatitis clinic and was also part of the Liver Transplantation program, which included 50 to 60 transplants each year.

I am experienced in the treatment of patients with Viral Hepatitis, in managing patients with end stage liver disease, in the assessment and work up of patients prior to liver transplantation, pre and post-operative care and long-term management of immune suppression in these patients. I have been practicing in India for the past 9 years as a Consultant and working predominantly as a Hepatologist. I have gained good experience in the management of many types of liver disorders in the Indian setting. I am currently working as the Hepatologist and Transplant Physician and have recent experience of 15 successful liver transplants.


Indian Society of Gastroenterology

Indian Medical Association





Prevalence of endoscopic findings in 370 patients presenting for upper GI endoscopy- a statistical analysis. N Murugan, P Korath, K Jagadeesan. Antiseptic, Sept 1995. Vol 92; 9:363-66.

A prospective single centre study comparing computed tomography pneumocolon against colonoscopy in the detection of colorectal neoplasms Y M Miao, Z Amin, J Healy, P Burn, N Murugan, D westaby, T G Allen-Mersh. Gut 2000; 47: 832-37.

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic manifestations of cystic fibrosis: MR imaging appearances. LJ King, EJ Scurr, N Murugan, SGJ Williams, D Westaby, JC Healy, Radiographics, 2000; 20: 767-77.

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What is the educational qualification of Dr Murugan N ?

Dr Murugan N is a Hepatologist with over 18 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, MRCPI, FRCPG

What languages can Dr Murugan N speak?

Dr Murugan N can speak English, Tamil.

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