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Dr. Subramania Iyer - Advisor - Plastic Surgery

Dr.Subramania Iyer is a senior consultant Plastic Surgeon who is currently serving at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India. He has special interests in Head and neck reconstruction, Microvascular Surgery, Ear Reconstruction, Facial Reanimation, Rhinoplasty, Vascular Malformations, Tissue Engineering and Surgical training.

Achievements and Awards:

  • Secretary and later President of the Indian Head and neck Society.
  • Governing Body Member of the Indian Head and neck Society.
  • Secretary Indian society of reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Peet Prize for best Innovative work in Plastic Surgery in India awarded by association of Plastic Surgeons of India 2007
  • Peet Prize for best Innovative work in Plastic Surgery in India awarded by association of Plastic Surgeons of India 2008

Books/Book Chapters Contributed to

  • Rhinoplasty  - textbook of Orthognathic Surgery Ed Dr V.Mani, Jaypee publishers  1998
  • Oral Cavity, Kuriakose MA., Iyer S., Clinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology,  Khatri V.,  editor,  Elsevier, 2005
  • Oropharynx, Kuriakose MA., Iyer S., Clinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology, Khatri V., editor,  Elsevier, 2005.
  • Rhinoplasty –techniques Orthognathic and maxillofacial surgery ED V Mani  Jaypee publishers 2010.


  • Battoo AJ, Salih S, Unnikrishanan AG, Jojo A, Bahadur S, Kuriakose MA, Iyer.S Oncogenic osteomalacia from nasal cavity giant cell tumor Head &Neck 2010 Dec
  • Thankappan K, Duarah S, Trivedi NP, Panikar D, Kuriakose MA, Iyer S. Vascularised fibula flap for posterior skull base reconstruction Indian J Plast Surg. 2009 Jul;42(2):252-4.
  • Trivedi N., Durah S., Iyer S., Kuriakose MA., Pathological evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head and Neck, January 2010.
  • Iyer S., Kuriakose MA., Tensor-fascia lata Ileac Creast Osteo-cutaneous flap for orbito-maxillary reconstruction: A preliminary report. Indian J Plast Surg.,43,1:8-13,2010
  • Thankappan K., Kuriakose MA., S.Iyer., Lateral arm free flap for oral tongue reconstruction: an analysis of surgical details, morbidity, functional aesthetic outcome. Ann Plast Surg. October 2010.
  • Biju Murali, Sundeep V, Kishore P, Iyer.S, Mathew J, Sharma M, Chavre S Cross Chest Liposuction in Gynecomasta  Indian Jour Of Plastic Surgery 44-1, 86, 2011
  • S.Iyer, S Chatni, MA Kuriakose Free tensor Facia Lata –Iliac Crest Osteomusculaocutaneous Flap for Reconstruction of combined maxillectomy and orbital floor defect  Annals plastic surgery 2011 ( epub ahead of print)
  • Sharan R, Thankappan K, Iyer S, Panicker D, Kuriakose MA.
  • Intraoperative transillumination to determine the extent of frontal sinus in subcranial approach to anterior skull base. Skull Base. 2011 Mar;21(2):71-4..
  • Elango KJ, Suresh A, Erode EM, Subhadradevi L, Ravindran HK, Iyer SK, Iyer SK, Kuriakose MA Role of human papilloma virus in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2011;12(4):889-96.
  • Elango KJ, Anandkrishnan N, Suresh A, Iyer SK, Ramaiyer SK, Kuriakose MA.
  • Mouth self-examination to improve oral cancer awareness and early detection in a high-risk population. Oral Oncol. 2011 Jul;47(7):620-4. Epub 2011 Jun 8
  • Iyer S, Thankappan K, Kuriakose MA, Sampathirao LM, Mathew J, Sharma M Tensor fascia lata-iliac crest-internal oblique free flap for composite orbito-maxillary defect with orbital exenteration. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Iyer S, Balasubramanian D Management of radiation wounds. Indian J Plast Surg. 2012 May;45(2):325-31.
  • Thankappan K, Iyer S, Rajapurkar M, Sharma M, Subash P  Flap hitching technique to the teeth after oral cancer resection.J Surg Tech Case Rep. 2012 Jan;4(1):19-21. doi: 10.4103/2006-8808.100347.
  • Rajapurkar M, Thankappan K, Sampathirao LM, Kuriakose MA, Iyer S Oncologic and functional outcome of the preserved eye in malignant sinonasal tumors  Head Neck. 2012 Sep 13.
  • Battoo AJ, Thankappan K, Ahmad SZ, Hedne N, Balasubramanian D, Trivedi N, Iyer S, Kuriakose MA. Efficacy of per oral access in the surgical management of t2/t3 oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Dec;147(6):1069-75.. Epub 2012 Aug 7
  • Sadasivan A, Thankappan K, Rajapurkar M, Shetty S, Sreehari S, Iyer S Verrucous lesions of the oral cavity treated with surgery: Analysis of clinico-pathologic features and outcome. Contemp Clin Dent. 2012 Jan;3(1):60-3.
  • Balasubramanian D, Thankappan K, Kuriakose MA, Duraisamy S, Sharan R, Mathew J, Sharma M, Iyer S. Reconstructive indications of simultaneous double free flaps in the head and neck: a case series and literature review. Microsurgery. 2012 Sep;32(6):423-30. Epub 2012 Mar 21.
  • Balasubramanian D, Thankappan K, Battoo AJ, Rajapurkar M, Kuriakose MA, Iyer S Isolated skip nodal metastasis is rare in T1 and T2 oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug;147(2):275-7. Epub 2012 Feb 27.
  • Battoo AJ, Salih S, Unnikrishnan AG, Jojo A, Bahadur S, Iyer S, Kuriakose MA.
  • Oncogenic osteomalacia from nasal cavity giant cell tumor.  Head Neck. 2012 Mar;34(3):454-7. Epub 2010 Dec 9.
  • Balasubramanian D, Thankappan K, Shetty S, Jayaprasad K, Mathew J, Iyer S. Cricotracheal reconstruction with free radial forearm flap and titanium mesh.Head Neck. 2012 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]