Dr R S Neelakandan, MDS, IBOMS, Fellow, IFHNOS(USA) Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital
Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal,
Chennai – 600 095 +94442 70020

Prof R S Neelakandan is in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 1987. He is an alumnus of Madras Dental College and had been adjudged the best outgoing student in his batch. He was commissioned dental officer in Army Dental Corps between 1980 to 1985 following which, he resumed his postgraduation in oral & maxillofacial surgery at the same alma mater. On competing his postgraduation, he had training in the Dept of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Govt General Hospital, Madras Medical College for a period of three years. He had been an undergraduate and postgraduate teacher since 1990 at Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital. He has special interests in Surgical Oncology, Reconstructive & Regenerative Surgery and had Advanced Craniofacial and Distraction Osteogenesis training at Leipzig University, Germany. He has also qualified for Fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology awarded jointly by International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA.

He has to his credit over 50 international and national publications and has also authored a manual on distraction osteogenesis. He has successfully organized and conducted over 80 lectures, hands-on workshops and symposia jointly with Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India and National Association of Plastic Surgeons of India at various dental colleges throughout India.

He has done extensive research in the field of distraction osteogenesis of the facial skeleton and the fruition of such pioneering work is his 3 patents for distraction devices.

He was the Executive Committee Member of the Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India before proceeding to occupy the prestigious post of the President of the Association for a one-year term in 2016. He also served as the Principal of Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital from 2015 to 2017. He was also the Member of Advisory Committee, Senate of The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University. currently Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Vice Chancellor, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education & Research, Deemed-to-be University, Chennai.