Dr.S.Ayyappan has always had a passion for sports as well as medicine. He became the sports secretary and later was elected the general secretary of Madras Medical College. Dr.S.Ayyappan soon settled down to practicing Surgical Oncology as the requirement in that field was enormous. He completed his specialist surgical degree from the reputed Adyar Cancer Institute in 1996. He has rendered service to the Institute for more than a decade. In 2007 he started MADRAS CANCER CARE FOUNDATION to deliver comprehensive quality care to cancer afflicted. His devotion and commitment to his profession earned him the best doctoral award in the field of cancer from TN Medical university in 2013. He also heads the Chennai Chapter of Oncologists and the DNB Surgical oncology education program at APOLLO HOSPITALS. He is a visiting and honorary consultant in many leading institutes of Chennai and Trivandrum. He is regularly seen as faculty representing Chennai or India in most national and international cancer conferences.
Dr.S.Ayyappan is a Surgical Oncologist with 25 years of experience graduated from the prestigious MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE in 1990.He completed his super speciality in Surgical Oncology (MCh) from the reputed Adyar Cancer Institute in 1996. He trained himself in latest and novel therapies and pioneered in laparoscopic oncology from 2000. He obtained his Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery from Lille (France).After serving as an Associate Professor for 10 years at the Cancer Institute Adyar he joined Apollo cancer hospital in the year 2006.
His devotion and commitment to his profession earned him the Best Doctor award in the field of cancer from TN Medical University in the year 2015. He is a visiting teacher and an operating faculty in many leading institutes. He was recently conferred FRCS from Glascow,UK for his relentless service in the chosen field of SURGICAL ONCOLOGY for last 25 years.
His Special Interest lies in making lives better through key hole surgeries for gynaecologic and colorectal cancer cases. Organ saving procedures like breast conservation,limb salvage in Bone tumours ,CRS for peritoneal surface malignancies,Sphincter preservation in Rectal malignancy -are his passion.Dr.Ayyappan is currently Senior consultant in the department of surgical oncology and is the Coordinator of DNB Surgical oncology Post Graduate program at Apollo Cancer Hospital.