Curriculum Vitae


Medical Lecturer
  • Department of Surgery
    Faculty of Medicine


    Skull base surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Spine surgery, Brain tumor


  • Expert Training, (Neurosurgery)
    Leed General Infirmary Teaching Hospital
  • MSurg, (Surgery)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • MRCS, (Surgery)
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, UK
  • MBBS, (Medicine and Surgery)
    Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University


  • Coordinator
    01 Aug 2021 - 31 Jul 2023 (Department)


  • -, MEMBER
    2022 to 2022 (International)


Article in Journal
  1. Hostettler, I. C., Jayashankar, N., Bikis, C., Wanderer, S., Nevzati, E., Karuppiah, R., . . . Roethlisberger, M. (2021). Clinical Studies and Pre-clinical Animal Models on Facial Nerve Preservation, Reconstruction, and Regeneration Following Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor Surgery-A Systematic Review and Future Perspectives. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 9, 40. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2021.659413
  2. Karuppiah, R., Munusamy, T., Bahuri, N. F. A., & Waran, V. (2021). The utilisation of 3D printing in paediatric neurosurgery. Childs Nervous System, 37(5), 1479-1484. doi: 10.1007/s00381-021-05123-w
  3. Munusamy, T., Karuppiah, R., Bahuri, N. F. A., Sockalingam, S., Cham, C. Y., & Waran, V. (2021). Telemedicine via Smart Glasses in Critical Care of the Neurosurgical Patient-COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response in Neurosurgery. World Neurosurgery, 145, E53-E60. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.09.076
  4. Narayanan, V., Narayanan, P., Rajagopalan, R., Karuppiah, R., Rahman, Z. A. A., Wormald, P. J., Van Hasselt, C. A., Waran, V. (2015). Endoscopic skull base training using 3D printed models with pre-existing pathology, European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 272(3), 753-757
  5. Waran, V., Narayanan, V., Karuppiah, R., Thambynayagam, H. C., Muthusamy, K. A., Rahman, Z. A. A., Kirollos, R. W. (2015). Neurosurgical Endoscopic Training via a Realistic 3-Dimensional Model With Pathology, Simulation in Healthcare-Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 10(1), 43-48
  6. Waran, V., Chandran, H., Devaraj, P., Ravindran, K., Rathinam, A. K., Balakrishnan, Y. K., Tung, T. S. (2014). Neuronavigation with the Universal Probe to Access Intracranial Targets, Journal of Neurological Surgery Part a-Central European Neurosurgery. 75(6), 422-426
  7. Waran, V., Narayanan, V., Karuppiah, R., Owen, S. L. F., Aziz, T. (2014). Utility of multimaterial 3D printers in creating models with pathological entities to enhance the training experience of neurosurgeons Technical note, Journal of Neurosurgery. 120(2), 489-492
  8. Waran, V., Narayanan, V., Karuppiah, R., Pancharatnam, D., Chandran, H., Raman, R., Rahman, Z. A. A., Owen, S. L. F., Aziz, T. Z. (2014). Injecting Realism in Surgical Training-Initial Simulation Experience With Custom 3D Models, Journal of Surgical Education. 71(2), 193-1971931-7204.
  9. Waran, V., Tang, I. P., Karuppiah, R., Abd Kadir, K. A., Chandran, H., Muthusamy, K. A., Prepageran, N. (2013). A new modified speculum guided single nostril technique for endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal surgery: an analysis of nasal complications, British Journal of Neurosurgery. 27(6), 742-746
  1. Waran V., Thillainathan R., Karuppiah R., Pickard J.D. (2022). Equitable Access to State-of-the-Art Medical Technology a Malaysian Mini Public-Private Partnership Case Study, World Neurosurgery. 157, 135-142. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2021.10.112
  1. Roethlisberger, M., Eberhard, N. E., Rychen, J., Al-Zahid, S., Jayapalan, R. R., Zweifel, C., Karuppiah, R., & Waran, V. (2023). Supratentorial cerebrospinal fluid diversion using image-guided trigonal ventriculostomy during retrosigmoid craniotomy for cerebellopontine angle tumors. Frontiers in surgery, 10, 1198837.
  2. Waran V, Thillainathan R, Karuppiah R, Pickard JD. Equitable Access to State-of-the-Art Medical Technology-a Malaysian Mini-Public-Private Partnership Case Study. World Neurosurg. 2022 Jan;157:135-142.
Chapter in Books
  1. Govindaraju, R.,Karuppiah, R., Waran,V., Prepageran, N.(2020) Endoscopic Repair of CSF Leaks.In (Narayanan, J.K.(Ed). Atlas of CSF Rhinorrhoea. India: Thieme