Curriculum Vitae

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. N.VAIRAVAN A/L N.V.V.E NARAYANAN

Associate Professor
  • Department of Surgery
    Faculty of Medicine
  • 0379492441

BIOGRAPHY


Dr Vairavan Narayanan is the Head of Neurosurgical services in University Malaya Medical Centre and the Head of Internationalisation Unit in the Faculty of Medicine, UM. He is an Associate Professor and Consultant Neurosurgeon in University of Malaya. He did his basic medical degree as well as Masters degree in Surgery in the National University of Malaysia (UKM). He completed his Neurosurgical training in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in 2012, acquiring the FRCS (Neurosurgery) Fellowship from the Intercollegiate Board of Surgery in UK. He spent a further 6 months in 2012 doing an Honorary Fellowship in Epilepsy in University College London. He was recognised as a Malaysian National Specialist Registry (NSR) gazetted consultant Neurosurgeon in 2013.

His clinical interest lies in Neuro Oncology, Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury. He works closely with the adult and paediatric Neurologists in UM and has built up a successful Epilepsy surgery Unit which screens an average of 50 patients a year, of whom about 20 undergo surgery. With his fellow neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists, he also runs a dedicated Neuro Oncology Unit which provides the highest standards of care for brain tumour patients.

His research interests include genetic polymorphisms and mutations in primary and secondary brain tumors, traumatic brain injury and its sequeala, innovations in surgery and training. He has numerous publications in these fields. He is also actively involved in academic teaching and supervision of both undergraduate and post graduate Masters and PhD students.

Dr Vairavan is a member of various National and International organisations including the Malaysian Medical Association, Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Neurosciences, General Medical Council of UK and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
    Brain Injury
  • SURGERY
    Neurosurgery, Neuro oncology, Epilepsy, Skull base surgery

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • FRCS, (Neurosurgery)
    Addenbrookes Hospital, Part of Cambridge, University Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust
  • MSURG, (Surgery)
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Programme Coordinator
    01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2024 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Head of Unit
    01 Oct 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Head of Unit
    13 Sep 2022 - 31 Dec 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Task Force Member
    17 Sep 2021 - 08 Aug 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Programme Coordinator
    01 Jun 2019 - 31 May 2023 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Deputy Head
    27 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 (Dean Office, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Programme Coordinator
    01 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2022 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Acting Head of Department
    01 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 (Department)
  • Coordinator
    01 Jun 2016 - 31 Dec 2021 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Fakulti (JKKF) bagi Program Ijazah Tinggi
    06 Apr 2017 - 05 Apr 2020 (Dean Office, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Secretary, Masters of Neurosurgery Working Group
    01 Jun 2012 - 02 Jun 2014 (University Malaya)
  • Member of Master of Surgery Disciplinary Board
    28 Mar 2013 - 27 Dec 2013 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Examination Coordinator
    01 Apr 2013 - 05 Apr 2013 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Programme Coordinator for Problem Based Learning
    01 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2012 (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • Best Neuroscience Research Award
    Malaysian Society of Neurosciences, 2020 (National)
  • Anugerah Media Kesihatan - Tsunami Otak
    Malaysian Press Institute / Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, 2017 (National)
  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2017 (University)
  • Anugerah Media Kesihatan
    Malaysian Press Institute / Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, 2016 (National)
  • Best Neuroscience Award
    Malaysian Society of Neurosciences, 2016 (National)
  • Role of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Polymorphism in Affecting Neurocognitive Performance in Patients with Mild TBI ? Outstanding Award for Oral Presentation At Arumugasamy Award for Young Malaysian Trainee
    International Society of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (Ismins) Educational Meeting and 15th Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (Nam) Annual Scientific Meeting, 2015, 2015 (International)
  • Best Speaker, Assesment in Surgical Education: Faculty of Surgical Trainers Annual Meeting
    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2014 (International)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Adisa, Adewale (2023). Reducing the environmental impact of surgery on a global scale: systematic review and co-prioritization with healthcare workers in 132 countries, BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY. . doi:10.1093/bjs/znad092
  2. Hutchinson, Peter J.; Adams, Hadie; Mohan, Midhun; Devi, Bhagavatula I.; Uff, Christopher; Hasan, Shumaila; Mee, Harry; Wilson, Mark H.; Gupta, Deepak K.; Bulters, Diederik; Zolnourian, Ardalan; McMahon, Catherine J.; Stovell, Matthew G.; Al-Tamimi, Yahia Z.; Tewari, Manoj K.; Tripathi, Manjul; Thomson, Simon; Viaroli, Edoardo; Belli, Antonio; King, Andrew T.; Helmy, Adel E.; Timofeev, Ivan S.; Pyne, Sarah; Shukla, Dhaval P.; Bhat, Dhananjaya I.; Maas, Andrew R.; Servadei, Franco; Manley, Geoffrey T.; Barton, Garry; Turner, Carole; Menon, David K.; Gregson, Barbara; Kolias, Angelos G. (2023). Decompressive Craniectomy versus Craniotomy for Acute Subdural Hematoma, NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. . doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2214172
  3. Krishnasamy, Karthikayini; Zakaria, Mohd Idzwan; Tan, Maw Pin; Chinna, Karuthan; Narayanan, Vairavan; Hasnan, Nazirah (2023). Effects of COVID-19 on Patient Safety Culture among Staff at a Teaching Hospital in Malaysia, DISASTER MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS. 17. doi:10.1017/dmp.2023.141
  4. Lim, Bonnie L. S.; Narayanan, Vairavan; Nah, Shireen Anne (2023). Knowledge, attitude, and practices of operating theatre staff towards environmentally sustainable practices in the operating theatres, PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. 39(1). doi:10.1007/s00383-023-05400-6
  5. Alwi, Syarifah Maisarah Syed; Mazlan, Mazlina; Taib, Nur Aishah Mohd; Din, Normah Che; Narayanan, Vairavan (2022). A Delphi technique toward the development of a cognitive intervention framework module for breast cancer survivors with cognitive impairment following chemotherapy, PLOS ONE. 17(11). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0277056
  6. Fong, Si-Lei; Le, Minh-An Thuy; Narayanan, Vairavan; Lim, Kheng-Seang; Rahmat, Kartini; Ahmad, Sherrini Ahmad Bazir; Tan, Chong-Tin (2022). A simplified depth implantation approach in bitemporal lobe epilepsy, NEUROLOGY ASIA. 27(1), 101-108. doi:10.54029/2022udx
  7. Kolias, Angelos G.; Adams, Hadie; Timofeev, Ivan S.; Corteen, Elizabeth A.; Hossain, Iftakher; Czosnyka, Marek; Timothy, Jake; Anderson, Ian; Bulters, Diederik O.; Belli, Antonio; Eynon, C. Andrew; Wadley, John; Mendelow, A. David; Mitchell, Patrick M.; Wilson, Mark H.; Critchley, Giles; Sahuquillo, Juan; Unterberg, Andreas; Posti, Jussi P.; Servadei, Franco; Teasdale, Graham M.; Pickard, John D.; Menon, David K.; Murray, Gordon D.; Kirkpatrick, Peter J.; Hutchinson, Peter J. (2022). Evaluation of Outcomes Among Patients With Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension Treated With Decompressive Craniectomy vs Standard Medical Care at 24 Months A Secondary Analysis of the RESCUEicp Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA NEUROLOGY. 79(7), 664-671. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.1070
  8. Koong, Jun Kit; Rajandram, Retnagowri; Sidambram, Naveendran; Narayanan, Vairavan (2022). The effectiveness of handout assisted versus verbal consent on post-operative recall and understanding-A randomized control study, SURGEON-JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL COLLEGES OF SURGEONS OF EDINBURGH AND IRELAND. 20(3), 169-176. doi:10.1016/j.surge.2021.04.002
  9. Kumar, Thinisha Sathis; Afnan, Wan Muhammad; Chan, Chet-Ying; Audrey, Christine; Fong, Si-Lei; Rajandram, Retnagowri; Lim, Kheng-Seang; Narayanan, Vairavan (2022). Impact of seizures and antiseizure medication on survival in patients with glioma, JOURNAL OF NEURO-ONCOLOGY. . doi:10.1007/s11060-022-04108-2
  10. Alwi, S. M. S., Narayanan, V., Taib, N. A. M., & Din, N. C. (2021). Chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) among early-stage breast cancer survivors in Malaysia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 43(5), 534-545. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2021.1945539
  11. Alwi, SMS; Narayanan, V; Taib, NAM; Din, NC (2021). Predictors of health-related quality of life after completion of chemotherapy among Malaysian early-stage breast cancer survivors, SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER. . doi:10.1007/s00520-021-06686-9
  12. Hamzah, N., Mohamad, N. A., Thiruselvam, I., Hariri, F., Veeramuthu, V., Mazlan, M., . . . Ramli, N. (2021). Validity and reliability of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery - Screening Module (S-NAB) in a subset of Malaysian population with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Applied Neuropsychology-Adult, 28(4), 416-426. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2019.1648264
  13. Seow, P., Hernowo, A. T., Narayanan, V., Wong, J. H. D., Bahuri, N. F. A., Cham, C. Y., . . . Ramli, N. (2021). Neural Fiber Integrity in High-Versus Low-Grade Glioma using Probabilistic Fiber Tracking. Academic Radiology, 28(12), 1721-1732. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2020.09.007
  14. Lim, K. S., Fong, S. L., Le, M. A. T., Bazir, S. A., Narayanan, V., Ismail, N., . . . Tan, C. T. (2020). 48-hour video-EEG monitoring for epilepsy presurgical evaluation is cost-effective and safe in resource-limited setting. Epilepsy Research, 162, 5. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2020.106298
  15. Mehbodniya, A., Moghavvemi, M., Narayanan, V., Muthusamy, K. A., Hamdi, M., Waran, V. (2020). Identifying the Sources of Error When Using 3-Dimensional Printed Head Models with Surgical Navigation. World Neurosurgery, 134, E379-E386. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.10.080
Others
  1. The effectiveness of handout assisted versus verbal consent on post-operative recall and understanding-A randomized control study JK Koong, R Rajandram, N Sidambram, V Narayanan - The Surgeon, 2021
  2. Pegah Khosropanah, Eric Tatt-Wei Ho, Kheng-Seang Lim, Si-Lei Fong, Minh-An Thuy Le, Vairavan Narayanan. EEG Source Imaging (ESI) utility in clinical practice. Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bmt-2019-0128 | Published online: 05 Jul 2020
  3. Seow P, Hernowo AT, Narayanan V, Wong JHD, Bahuri NFA, Cham CY, Abdullah NA, Kadir KAA, Rahmat K, Ramli N. Neural Fiber Integrity in High- Versus Low-Grade Glioma using Probabilistic Fiber Tracking. Acad Radiol. 2020 Oct 3:S1076-6332(20)30546-8. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2020.09.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33023809.
  4. Seow, P., Narayanan, V., Romelean, R. J., Wong, J. H. D., Win, M. T., Chandran, H., ... & Ramli, N. (2020). Lipid fraction derived from MRI in-and opposed-phase sequence as a novel biomarker for predicting survival outcome of glioma. Academic radiology, 27(2), 180-187.
  5. Sreedharan S, Hariri F, Veeramuthu V, Narayanan V, Ramli N, Hamzah, N. (2020). Cerebral white matter microstructural changes in isolated maxillofacial trauma and associated neuropsychological outcomes. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 10.1016/j.ijom.2020.03.002
  6. Zhi-Jien Chia; Kheng-Seang Lim; Si-Lei Fong; Rachel Siew-Hung Sim; Giri Shan Rajahram; Vairavan Narayanan; Chong-Tin Tan. Attitudes toward epilepsy in East Malaysia using the Public Attitudes Toward Epilepsy (PATE) scale. Epilepsy Behavior 2020. Doi: 10.1016/J.YEBEH.2020.107158
  7. AH Mehbodniya, M Moghavvemi, V Narayanan, V Waran. Frequency and Causes of Line of Sight Issues During Neurosurgical Procedures Using Optical Image-Guided Systems. World Neurosurgery 122(February):449-454
  8. Hamzah, N., Mohamad, N.A.,Thiruselvam, I., Hariri, F., Veeramuthu, V., Mazlan, M., Narayanan V., Ramli, N. (2019). Validity and reliability of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Screening Module (S-NAB) in a subset of Malaysian population with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, https://doi.org/10.1080/23279095.2019.1648264
  9. Hamzah, N., Narayanan, V., Ramli, N., Mustapha, N. A., Mohammad Tahir, N.A., Tan, L. K., . . . Mazlan, M. (2019). Randomised controlled clinical trial of a structured cognitive rehabilitation in patients with attention deficit following mild traumatic brain injury: study protocol, BMJ Open, 9:e028711. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-02871
  10. Lock. C, Kwok J, Kumar S, Ahmad-Annuar A, Narayanan V, Ng ASL, Tan YJ, Kandiah N, Tan EK, Czosnyka Z, Czosnyka M, Pickard JD and Keong NC. DTI Profiles for Rapid Description of Cohorts at the Clinical-Research Interface. Frontiers in Medicine, 2019
  11. RR Jayapalan, NFA Bahuri, KS Mun, V Narayanan. A rare case of perivascular epithelioid cell tumour metastases to the brain. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2019 Feb 4;7:2050313X19828539
  12. V Narayanan, RR Jayapalan, AS Singh, KMR Koh. Single Port Endoscope-assisted Excision of Forehead Lesions-An Innovative Way of Improving the Optical Cavity. The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 2019 Feb 16
  13. Pohchoo, S., Narayanan, V., Hernowo, A. T., Ding, J. W. H., & Ramli, N. (2018). Quantification and visualization of lipid landscape in glioma using in-and opposed-phase imaging. NeuroImage: Clinical.
  14. Veeramuthu, V., Seow, P., Narayanan, V., Wong, J. H. D., Tan, L. K., Hernowo, A. T., & Ramli, N. (2018). Neurometabolites Alteration in the Acute Phase of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI): An In Vivo Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H-MRS) Study. Academic Radiology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2018.01.005
  15. Electroacupuncture-Assisted Craniotomy on an Awake Patient A Sidhu, T Murgahayah, V Narayanan, H Chandran, V Waran Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies 10 (1), 45-48
  16. Level 4 comprehensive epilepsy program in Malaysia,a resource-limited country KS Lim, SAB Ahmad, V Narayanan, K Rahmat, NM Ramli, KS Mun, KT Wong, NIsmail, SF Loo, CT Tan Neurology Asia 2017; 22(4) : 299 305
  17. Veeramuthu, V., Narayanan, V., Ramli, N., Hernowo, A., Waran, V., Bondi, M. W., ... & Ganesan, D. (2017). Neuropsychological Outcomes in Patients with Complicated Versus Uncomplicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: 6-Month Follow-Up. World neurosurgery, 97, 416-423.
  18. Veeramuthu, V., Narayanan, V., Ramli, N., Hernowo, A., Waran, V., Bondi, M. W., ... & Ganesan, D. (2017). Neuropsychological Outcomes in Patients with Complicated Versus Uncomplicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: 6-Month Follow-Up. World neurosurgery, 97, 416-423.
  19. Electroacupuncture-Assisted Craniotomy on an Awake Patient
  20. Narayanan, V., Veeramuthu, V., Ahmad-Annuar, A., Ramli, N., Waran, V., Chinna, K., ... & Ganesan, D. (2016). Missense mutation of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) alters neurocognitive performance in patients with mild traumatic brain injury: A longitudinal study. PloS one, 11(7), e0158838.
  21. P.J. Hutchinson, A.G. Kolias, I.S. Timofeev et al (2016). Trial of Decompressive craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension, 375(12), 1119-30.
  22. Veeramuthu V, Narayanan V, Ramli N et al (2016). Neuropsychological Outcomes in Patients with Complicated versus Uncomplicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A 6 Months Follow-Up. World Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 14. pii: S1878-8750(16)31029-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.041.
  23. Veeramuthu, V., Hariri, F., Narayanan, V., Kuo, T. L., Ramli, N., & Ganesan, D. (2016). Microstructural Change and Cognitive Alteration in Maxillofacial Trauma and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  24. JM Saunas, MCJ Quinn, A-M Patch et al.2015. Integrated genomic and transcriptomic analysis of human brain metastases identifies alterations of potential clinical significance.The Journal of Pathology 07/2015; DOI:10.1002/path.4583 7.33 Impact Factor
  25. Neurosurgical Endoscopic Training via a Realistic 3- Dimensional Model With Pathology. Waran, Vicknes; Narayanan, Vairavan; Karuppiah, Ravindran; Thambynayagam, Hari Chandran; Muthusamy, Kalai Arasu; Rahman, Zainal Ariff Abdul; Kirollos, Ramez Wadie Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare., Dec 2014
  26. Veeramuthu, V., Narayanan, V., Kuo, T. L., Delano-Wood, L., Chinna, K., Bondi, M. W., ... & Ramli, N. (2015). Diffusion tensor imaging parameters in mild traumatic brain injury and its correlation with early neuropsychological impairment: a longitudinal study. Journal of neurotrauma, 32(19), 1497-1509.
  27. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology October 2014 Endoscopic skull base training using 3D printed models with pre-existing pathology Vairavan Narayanan, Prepageran Narayanan, Raman Rajagopalan, Ravindran Karuppiah, Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman, Peter-John Wormald, Charles Andrew Van Hasselt, Vicknes Waran
  28. Narayanan V, Veeramuthu V, Ramli N, Waran V, Bond MW, Ganesan D.2014. A comparison of early neuropsychological outcome in patients with complicated versus uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma (under review)
  29. V Waran, NFA Bahuri, V Narayanan, M Jaweed, BJJ Abdullah, D Ganesan. 2012. The use of an expandable endoscopic port with electromagnetic navigation for treating intraventricular lesions in neonates and infants. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (Submitted) (ISI-Cited Publication)
  30. V Waran, V Narayanan, K Ravindran et al. Injecting realism in surgical training Initial simulation experience with custom 3D models. Journal of Surgical education. Accepted August 2013
  31. V Waran, V Narayanan, K Ravindran et al. Utility of Multi-Material 3D Printers in Creating Models with Pathology to Enhance Training Experience of Neurosurgeons. Journal of Neurosurgery. Accepted for publication August 2013
  32. Dharmendra Ganesan, Sia Sheau Fung, Vairavan Narayanan, Gnana Kumar, Lucy Lum, Lucy Chan, Mun KS, Vicknes Waran. Multicompartmental congenital intracranial immature teratoma- Case Report. Neurology Asia 2012
  33. KA Muthusamy, LH Lian, N Vairavan, KH Chua, V Waran. Genetic polymorphisms of EGF 5'-UTR and NAT2 857G/A associated with glioma in a case control study of Malaysian patients. Gen Mol Res 11(AOP)
  34. V Narayanan, K Patel, SJ Price (2012). High Grade Gliomas: Pathogenesis, Management and Prognosis. ACNR 12(4): 24-29. Whitehouse Publishing
  35. V Waran, N F A Bahuri , V Narayanan, D Ganesan, KA A Kadir. Video-clip transfer of radiological images using a mobile telephone in emergency neurosurgical consultations (3G Multi-Media Messaging Service. Br J Neurosurg 26(2)199-201.2012
  36. N. Vairavan, I. Tajunisah,V. Subrayan, V. Waran. 2009. Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Removal of Retrobulbar Intraconal Foreign Body. J Orbit 28 (6);442-443.
  37. Nur Adura Yaakup, Kartini Rahmat, Norlisah Mohd Ramli, N.Vairavan, Vicknes Waran and K.T.Wong . Pilomyxoid astrocytoma of the fornix imitating a colloid cyst European Journal of Radiology Extra, Volume 72, Issue 3, December 2009, Pages e103-e106
  38. Vicknes Waran, Narayanan Vairavan, Sheau Fung Sia, Basri Abdullah. 2009. A new expandable cannula system for endoscopic evacuation of intraparenchymal hemorrhages. J Neurosurg 111:1127 1130
  39. N Vairavan, M Rohaizak. Amyand s Hernia- A Diagnostic Dilemma. Int. Med J Vol. 5 No 1 June 2006
Books
  1. FJ Rybicki, GT Grant. (eds) (2017). 3D Printing in Medicine: A Practical Guide for Medical Professionals. Springer
Chapter in Books
  1. 3D Printing in Medicine: A Practical guide for Medical Professionals
Article in Proceeding
  1. Khosropanah. P., Lim, K. S., &V. NARAYANAN. (2019, July). EEG-based source localization (ESL) usefulness in focal epileptic patients with lesion-negative MRI. Abstract presented at the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN).
  2. Khosropanah. P., Lim, K. S., &V. NARAYANAN. (2019, June). Eye blink removal of epileptic EEG signal using wavelet method toward epileptogenic zone localization. Abstract presented at the 33rd International Epilepsy Congress (IEC), Bangkok, Thailand .
  3. Narayanan, V., Veeramuthu, V., Ramli, N., Waran, V., Bondi, MV., Ganesan, D. 2014. Attention, Memory And Executive Function Deficits In Patients With Complicated Vs Uncomplicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. 32nd Annual Symposium of The National Neurotrauma Society,San Francisco, California, USA. Journal of Neurotrauma (under review).
  4. Veeramuthu, V., Tan, L.K., Narayanan V., Waran V., Ramli, N., Ganesan, D. 2014. Diffused tensor imaging metrics in acute mild traumatic brain injuryand its correlation with early neuropsychological impairment. 32nd Annual Symposium of The National Neurotrauma Society, San Francisco, California, USA. Journal of Neurotrauma (under review).
  5. Narayanan V & Waran VM, 2013. Initial simulation experience with custom 3D models with surgical pathology in neurosurgical training.15th ASEAN Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Academy of Filipino Neurosurgeons Inc, (International),p12
  6. Veeramuthu V, Narayanan V, Karrupiah R, Devaraj P, Ganesan D, 13th Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (NAM) Annual Scientific Meeting, 2013, Kuala Lumpur: Early Neuropsychological Impairment in Patients With Mild Head Injury Due to Road Traffic Accident.(Best Poster Award)
  7. A Case Report: Recurrence of an Orbital Tumor
  8. A Review of ICP Monitoring In The Acute Management of severe Head Injured Patients Not Requiring Surgical Intervention. A Prospective Single Centre Review, 8th Asian Congress Of Neurological Surgeons Annual Conference, 22 Nov 2010 to 24 Nov 2010, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, (International)
  9. A review of ICP monitoring in the acute management of severe head injured patients not requiring surgical intervention. A prospective single center review, 2nd Asia Oceania Neurotrauma Congress ,Tokyo Japan, 06 Feb 2010 to 07 Feb 2010, Asia Oceania Neurotrauma Society, (International)
  10. Comparison of ICP monitoring vesus repeat CT scan in the acute management of severly injured patients not requiring surgical intervention.A prospective two center review. Presented at, 8th World Congress Of Brain Injury ,Washington D.C, 10 Mar 2010 to 14 Mar 2010, International Brain Injury Association, (International)
  11. Comparison of lCP Monitoring versus Repeat CT scan in The Acute Management of Severely Injured patients Not Requiring surgical Intervention. A Prospective Two Centre Review,8th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 22 Nov 2010 to 24 Nov 2010, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, (International)
  12. Customized cranioplasties in improving the cosmetic and surgical outcome, 8th Asian Congress Of Neurological Surgeons, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 Nov 2010 to 22 Nov 2012, Asian Neurological Surgeons Society, (International)
  13. The Use of an Expandable Endoscopic Port with Electromagnetic Navigation for treating Intraventricular Lesions in Neonates and Infants
  14. Custom designed titanium plate using 3D reconstruction modeling as a part of reconstruction plan for craniofacial defects, a case report, Malaysia-Singapore ENT Joint Meeting, 25 Oct 2009 to 25 Oct 2009, MSO-HNS, (International)
  15. Custom made Titanium plate using 3D reconstruction modeling for craniofacial defects, The 13th Asean ORL Head and Neck Surgery, 11 Nov 2009 to 13 Nov 2009, Asean ORL Head and Neck Surgery Association, (International)
Other Publications
  1. Can we take supplements and traditional medicine? The Bigger Picture. BFM podcast 26/09/2019 - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  2. Majalah 3, TV3 : Bedah Dalam Sedar (Awake Brain Surgery) 22/07/19 Vairavan Narayanan - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  3. Malaysia Hari Ini, TV3 Sawan 20 Jun 2019 Dr Vairavan Narayanan - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  4. Harian Metro Tiada Sebarang Tanda Amaran - Epilepsy 22 Januari 2017 Dr Vairavan Narayanan - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  5. Majalah 3 : Epilepsy Surgery 24/10/2016 - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  6. N Ramli , V. V., V Narayanan , L K Tan , L Delano-Wood , M W Bondi , K China , V M Waran , D Ganesan. Diffusion Tensor Imaging as a Potential Biomarker in Neuropsychological Outcome of Mild Brain Trauma Injury. NEURORADIOLOGY (2015) 57 (SUPPL 1): S81 - Extended Abstract
  7. N. Ramli , M. C. L., V. Veeramuthu , L.K. Tan , V. Narayanan , K. Azmi. A Longitudinal Study of Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Complicated Versus Non-Complicated. NEURORADIOLOGY (2015) 57 (SUPPL 1): S153 - Extended Abstract
  8. Narayanan, V, Veeramuthu, V, Ramli, N, Waran, V, Bondi, M.W, Ganesan, D. Attention, memory and executive function deficits in patients with complicated vs un- complicated mild traumatic brain injury.Conference: 32nd Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium Location: San Francisco, CA Date: JUN 29-JUL 02, 2014 JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA Volume: 31 Issue: 12 Pages: A51-A51 Meeting Abstract: B1-20 - Extended Abstract
  9. Veeramuthu, V, Tan, L.K, Narayanan, V, Waran, V, Ramli, N, Ganesan, D. Diffused tensor imaging metrics in acute mild traumatic brain injury and its correlation with early neuropsychological impairment. Conference: 32nd Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium Location: San Francisco, CA Date: JUN 29-JUL 02, 2014 JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA Volume: 31 Issue: 12 Pages: A33-A33 Meeting Abstract: A2-25 - Extended Abstract
  10. Veeramuthu, V., Narayanan, V., Pancharatnam. D., Ahmad- Anuar, A & Ganesan, D. BDNF Genetic Polymorphism in Traumatic Brain Injury: Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Aftermath,(2013) Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) Annual Meeting Program Summary, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27:5, 712-726, DOI:10.1080/13854046.2013.810398 - Extended Abstract
  11. V Narayanan, K Patel, S Price. High Grade Gliomas: Pathogenesis, Management and Prognosis. ACNR 12(4) 2012 - Review
  12. Talking Their Hearts Out. The Star. 26 April 2009 - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  13. V Waran, N Vairavan, NFA Bahuri, D Ganesan,BJJ Abdullah.2009. A new expandable brain cannula for the treatment of intracranial pathologies using endoscopes.Child s Nervous System 25; 758. - Extended Abstract
  14. V Waran, N vairavan, NFA Bahuri, D Ganesan, BJJ Abdullah. 2009. A new navigation guided expandable brain cannula for neuroendoscopy. Child s Nervous System 25; 757. - Extended Abstract

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • A Pilot Study to Identify Gene Mutations associated with Brain Metastases in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancers (breast cancer, brain metastases)
  • Surgical Biomodelling for surgical training simulation (Simulation, surgical training, 3D biomodelling)
  • Predictive modelling of neuropsychological outcome in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury)
  • mRNA expression in High grade gliomas (High grade glioma, genetic expression)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2019 - 2021, NONE
    Cultural adaptation, translation and validation of Mini Linguistic State Examination (a language tool) in Malaysia ( Consultant)
  2. 2018 - 2019, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Epilepsy Research Program Sub-program: Epilepsy Surgery Optimizing Surgical Planning and Outcome ( Co-Inventor)
  3. 2013 - 2018, High Impact Research (HIR)
    HIR Breast Cancer Project ( Consultant)
  4. 2014 - 2016, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    Effect of Cognitive Rehabilitation In Improving Cognitive Symptoms And Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury ( Consultant)
  5. 2012 - 2015, High Impact Research (HIR)
    Neurosurgery Movement Disorder & Operative Device Development Research ( Consultant)
  6. 2012 - 2015, High Impact Research (HIR)
    Neurosurgery Movement Disorder & Operative Device Development ( Consultant)
  7. 2012 - 2014, NONE
    Randomised Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for Uncontrollable Elevation of Intra-Cranial Pressure, University of Cambridge,UK ( Consultant)
  8. 2012 - 2013, NONE
    SyNAPSe: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Progesterone in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,Sub Investigator(SI), 2012- 2013, BHR PHARMA LLC., - Multicenter Clinical Trial, Phase III, ( Consultant)
  9. 2012 - 2013, INTEGRA
    Bilateral Intraparenchymal ICP Monitoring in Unilateral Suppratentorial Intraparenchymal Haematoma ( Consultant)
  10. 2008 - 2009, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    p53 & EGFR GENETIC POLYMORPHISM IN PRIMARY BRAIN GLIOMA ( Co-Inventor)
International
  1. 2016 - 2019, Others MOHE
    Effect of Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy In Improving Cognitive Functions Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury ( Co-Inventor)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Medical Consultant (Surgical Biomodelling), Grade Md1, Centre for Biomedical Technology and Integration
    01 Jun 2013 - 01 Jun 2014 (National)

PAPER PRESENTED


PLENARY SPEAKER
  1. Initial simulation experience with custom 3D models with surgical pathology in neurosurgical training , 15th ASEAN Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Academy of Filipino Neurosurgeons Inc (International) (07 Mar 2013 - 09 Mar 2013)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. Early Neuropsychological Impairment In Patients with Mild Head Imjury Due to Road Traffic Accidents, Neurological Association of Malaysia Annual Conference, Neurological Association of Malaysia & UKM (National) (06 Jul 2013 - 07 Jul 2013)
  2. Initial simulation experience with custom 3D models with surgical pathology in neurosurgical training , 13th Neurological Association of Malaysia Annual Conference, Neurological Association of Malaysia (National) (06 Jul 2013 - 06 Jul 2013)
  3. A Review of ICP Monitoring In The Acute Management of severe Head Injured Patients Not Requiring Surgical Intervention. A Prospective Single Centre Review, 8th Asian Congress Of Neurological Surgeons Annual Conference, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (International) (22 Nov 2010 - 24 Nov 2010)
  4. Comparison of lCP Monitoring versus Repeat CT scan in The Acute Management of Severely Injured patients Not Requiring surgical Intervention. A Prospective Two Centre Review, 8th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (International) (22 Nov 2010 - 24 Nov 2010)
  5. Customized cranioplasties in improving the cosmetic and surgical outcome, 8th Asian Congress Of Neurological Surgeons, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Asian Neurological Surgeons Society (International) (22 Nov 2010 - 22 Nov 2012)
  6. Comparison of ICP monitoring vesus repeat CT scan in the acute management of severly injured patients not requiring surgical intervention.A prospective two center review. Presented at , 8th World Congress Of Brain Injury ,Washington D.C , International Brain Injury Association (International) (10 Mar 2010 - 14 Mar 2010)
  7. Custom designed titanium plate using 3D reconstruction modeling as a part of reconstruction plan for craniofacial defects, a case report, Malaysia-Singapore ENT Joint Meeting , MSO-HNS (International) (25 Oct 2009 - 25 Nov 2012)
POSTER PRESENTER
  1. BDNF Genetic Polymorphism in Traumatic Brain Injury : Neurocognitive and Neurobehavioral Aftermath, 121st American Psychological Association Convention, American Psychological Association (International) (03 Aug 2013 - 03 Aug 2013)
  2. A review of ICP monitoring in the acute management of severe head injured patients not requiring surgical intervention. A prospective single center review, 2nd Asia Oceania Neurotrauma Congress ,Tokyo Japan, Asia Oceania Neurotrauma Society (International) (06 Feb 2010 - 07 Feb 2010)
  3. Comparison of ICP monitoring vesus repeat CT scan in the acute management of severly injured patients not requiring surgical intervention.A prospective two center review, 2nd Asia Oceania Neurotrauma Congress, Tokyo, Japan , Asia Oceania Neurotrauma Association (International) (06 Feb 2010 - 07 Feb 2010)
  4. Custom made Titanium plate using 3D reconstruction modeling for craniofacial defects , The 13th Asean ORL Head and Neck Surgery , Asean ORL Head and Neck Surgery Association (International) (11 Nov 2009 - 13 Nov 2009)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2020) FRGS Grant Internal Reviewer, (Reviewer)
  2. (2020) UMSC CARE Fund 2020 reviewer, (Reviewer)
  3. (2017) Editorial Board Member - Malaysia , (Editor)
  4. (2016) FRGS Grant - IPPP UM / Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi reviewer, (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2019) Clinical and Research Expertise Sharing - Neuro Oncology Sub Committee, World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, International
  2. (2019) Clinical and Research Expertise Sharing, Asian Low Grade Glioma Network, International
  3. (2018) Scientific and Research Expertise Sharing and Exchange, Singhealth Academy, Singapore, International
  4. (2018) Scientific and Research Expertise Sharing and Exchange, Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore, International
  5. (2018) Vagal Nerve Stimulator Advisory Board, LivaNova Malaysia - Neuromodulation Devices Expert
  6. (2016) Development of National Guidelines on Epilepsy Management, Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Neurosciences
  7. (2015) Development of National Neuro Radiology Guideline, College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine
  8. (2008) 3d rapid prototyping for neurosurgical training and teaching, Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Technological Innovation, University Malaya

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2022) The Development of a Cognitive Intervention Module for Post-Chemotherapy Breast Cancer Survivors, SYARIFAH MAISARAH BINTI SYED ALWI
  2. (2020) THE EFFECT OF COGNITIVE REHABILITATION THERAPY IN IMPROVING COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND OUTCOME, NORHAMIZAN BINTI HAMZAH
  3. (2018) THE EFFECT OF COGNITIVE REHABILITATION THERAPY IN IMPROVING COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND OUTCOME, NORHAMIZAN BINTI HAMZAH
  4. (2015) Neuropsychological Sequelae in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Study of White Matter Tracts Alteration and The Influence of Genetic Polymorphisms of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, VIGNESWARAN A/L VEERAMUTHU
  5. (2015) Neuropsychological Sequelae in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Study of White Matter Tracts Alteration and The Influence of Genetic Polymorphisms of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, VIGNESWARAN A/L VEERAMUTHU
Master
  1. (2023) Identifying the Association of Pre- and Post- Operative Seizure and Anti-Seizure Medication on the Long-Term Survival of Glioma Patients, Thinisha Sathis Kumar
  2. (2023) -, WONG TAT SENG
  3. (2022) -, MUHAMMAD FAUZAN BIN MOHD ARFFIN
  4. (2020) -, CHAM CHUN YOONG
  5. (2020) -, SOON BEE HONG
  6. (2020) -, CHAM CHUN YOONG
  7. (2019) COGNITIVE INTERVENTION IN PATIENTS WITH BRAIN TUMOUR: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW, FATIMAH AZ-ZAHRAA' DINSUHAIMI
  8. (2017) -, THIRU VENGADEESHVARA RAAU
  9. (2015) -, NAVEENDRAN A/L SIDAMBRAM
  10. (2014) -, TAN SEONG HONG
  11. (2014) -, LING LI FAN
  12. (2012) S100b in mild head injury, Thrimourthi
  13. (2012) Evolution of endoscopic neurosurgery in UMMC, Gireesh Balasubramaniyam
  14. (2012) -, AHILAN RAJ A/L RAJOO
  15. (2010) Single nostril approach in excising pituitary tumors endoscopically using an expandable nasal port - A single centre review of surgical outcome and nasal soft tissue complication, Ravindran Karuppiah
  16. (2009) Prospective Evaluation of the value of repeat cranial computed tomography in patients with severe traumatic brain injury, Devaraj Pancharatnam
  17. (2009) Brain Metastasis and surgical outcome in UMMC, Edwin See Un Hean
  18. (2008) Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in UMMC, Sek Weng Yew
  19. (2008) Epidemiology of Primary and metastatic central nervous system tumours in UMMC, Khang Nan Chuang
  20. (2007) Cervical canal diameters from C2 to C7 in patients who are asymptomatic and with normal cervical spine CT scan in UMMC, Manimaran Sinnathamby
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2022) UM Green Surgery Project
  2. (2022) Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Surgery

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2020) MSA7006 - Basic Neurosurgery
  2. (2019) MSA7001 - Research Methodology
  3. (2019) MSA7004 - Basic Neurosciences
  4. (2019) MSA7005 - Principles of Surgery
Bachelor
  1. (2019) DIA3011 - Human Disease (General Surgery)
  2. (2018) DIA3011 - Human Disease (General Surgery)
  3. (2017) DIA3011 - Human Disease (General Surgery)
  4. (2016) DIA3011 - Human Diseases (General Surgery)
  5. (2016) DXED3102 - Human Disease
  6. (2015) DIA3011 - Human Diseases (General Surgery)
  7. (2014) DIA3011 - Human Disease (General Surgery)
  8. (2014) DXED3102 - Human Disease
  9. (2014) DXED3102 - Human Disease
  10. (2013) DXED3102 - Human Disease
  11. (2009) DXED3102 - Penyakit Manusia
  12. (2008) DXED3102 - Penyakit Manusia

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Committee Member of Villa Laman Tasik Residential Association, (03 Dec 2012 - 31 Dec 2013)
  • Parents Teacher Association Member for Sek.Ren.Kebangsaan Methodist (Lelaki), (01 Oct 2012 - 10 Oct 2013)