Department of Plastic Surgery
The Department of Plastic Surgery has a long history in JIPMER. Initially the department was functioning under the Department of Surgery in 60s and 70s. Dr. I. N. Tiwari was the first Plastic Surgery faculty who started performing Plastic Surgery procedures in JIPMER in late 60s.
After his departure there was a long gap without a plastic surgeon in the department. However, Dr. Sathyaprakash, Professor and Head of the Department of General Surgery was looking after the Plastic Surgery work and the department was functioning under his stewardship.
In the mid 80s Dr. A. Kumar joined as Senior Resident/Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and later on Dr. Mita Prasanna joined as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery. However, there were no independent beds or Operation Theatre for the Plastic Surgery procedures.
In 1983-84 Dr. P.A. Vinod Kumar joined as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and was later promoted as Associate Professor in 1984. During his tenure, an independent Department of Plastic Surgery was started and progressed remarkably. He was trained in Micro Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery from the UK. On 1st September 1986, Dr. Karoon Agrawal joined as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery. In December 1987 Dr. Vinod Kumar left the department and Dr. Karoon Agrawal, Assistant Professor became the Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sathya Narayana Mishra was posted in the Department of Plastic Surgery as Medical Officer from 2nd February 1989 to 7th May 1992.
Later Dr. K.N. Panda was posted as Medical Officer in the Department of Plastic Surgery who worked till his superannuation i.e. till 30th June 2010.
Dr. Karoon Agrawal was promoted as Professor and Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery on September 1994 and worked in that post till 15th April 2010. He was transferred to Safdarjung Hospital, Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery w.e.f. 16th April 2010.
The department started as General Plastic Surgery Department. Dr. P.A. Vinod Kumar developed the department and started performing all types of surgery. Dr. Karoon Agrawal was interested in cleft and craniofacial surgery, Hypospadias Surgery, Vitiligo Surgery, apart from other plastic surgical procedures. Hence the department has become known for high quality of cleft and craniofacial surgery, Hypospadias Surgery.
During the year 2009, the Institute became autonomous and there was an improvement in the infrastructure and simultaneously microsurgery facilities, laser surgery and aesthetic surgery were started with state of art equipment.
In early 2010 three Assistant Professors joined the department viz. Dr. Friji M.T., Dr. Devi Prasad Mohapatra and Dr. Dinesh Kumar. S in February, March, April 2012 respectively and Dr. Ravi Kumar Chittoria Joined as Additional Professor & Head in March 2012.
Bed Strength: The department started with 14 General Ward Beds. In 1987 it was 18 Beds with inclusion of 4 ICU beds. After shifting to Super Specialty Block, the department is functioning with 24 General Beds, 6 ICU Beds and 3 Special ward beds with a total of 33 beds.