Dr. Rajasekhar.S.S.S.N.
Additional Professor
Medical Registration number: 
79765 (Tamil Nadu Medical Council)
Academic Qualifications: 

MBBS, MD (Anatomy)

Special Area of Interest: 
Soft Embalming, Funeral Embalming, Comet Assay, Musculoskeletal and arterial variations of foot.

List of top 10 Publications

1 Rajasekhar SSSN, Kumar VD, Raveendranath V, Kalayarasan R, Gnanasekaran S, Pottakkat B, Sivakumar M. Advanced training in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgical procedures using Genelyn®-embalmed human cadavers: A novel model. J Minim Access Surg. 2021. doi: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_152_20. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 1.018]
2 Rajasekhar SSSN, V Dinesh Kumar. The cadaver conundrum: sourcing and anatomical embalming of human dead bodies by medical schools during and after covid-19 pandemic: review and recommendations. SN Compr Clin Med.2021;3:924-36.[Pubmed]
3 Prasad SA, Rajasekhar SSSN. Morphometric analysis of talus and calcaneus. Surg Radiol Anat.2019; 41:9–24. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 1.246]
4 Nallikuzhy TJ, Rajasekhar SSSN, Malik S, Tamgire DW, Johnson P, Aravindhan K. Variations of the testicular artery and vein: A meta-analysis with proposed classification. Clin Anat. 2018;31(6):854-869. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 2.414]
5 Rajasekhar SSSN, Vasudha TK, Aravindhan K. Sex determination by biometry of anterior features of human hip bones in south Indian population. JCDR. 2017;11(6): AC13-AC16. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 0.289]
6 Rajasekhar SSSN, Kumar VD, Senthil G, Biju Pottakat, Kalayarasan Raja, Raveendranath V, Ram Prakash Gurram. Learning gains of liver resection and transplantation workshop on genelyn® embalmed human cadavers: surgical gastroenterologists’ perceptions. J Clin Exp Hepatol. 2021;11(5):550-6. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 0.805]
7 Rajasekhar SSSN, Aravindhan K, Gladwin V, Parkash Chand. Body donation- consent from non-related persons: case series, review, and recommendations. JCDR. 2016;10(9): AR01-AR04. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 0.289]
8 Sankaranarayanan G, Rajasekhar SSSN. Anatomical variations of the principal nutrient pedicle for iliac crest graft: the ilio-lumbar artery. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy.2019;41(1):125–132. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 1.246]
9 Vani PC, Rajasekhar SSSN, Gladwin V. Unusual and multiple variations of head and neck veins: a case report. Surg Radiol Anat. 2019;41(5):535-538. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 1.246]
10 Vasudha TK, Vani PC, Sankaranarayanan G, Rajasekhar SSSN, Kumar VD. Communications between the tendons of flexor hallucis longus and flexor digitorum longus: a cadaveric study. Surg Radiol Anat. 2019;41(12):1411-1419. [Pubmed, Impact factor: 1.246]
Link to profile in ResearchGate  
Awards and Recognitions
1 Principle investigator and lead author of best paper award and cash price winning article titled “Advanced training in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgical procedures using Genelyn embalmed human cadavers-A novel model” published in Journal of Minimal Access Surgery under the aegis of Indian association of Gastrointestinal endo-Surgeons.(2021-22)  
2 Winner of 2nd prize for poster presentation titled “Body donation- consent from non-related persons: case series, review, and recommendations” in CME cum update on Perspective of contemporary Anatomy Acts held at GGS Medical college, Faridkot, Punjab on 30/03/2017.  

List of ongoing and completed research projects:

Sl.No. Title, Sanction number & date Source of funding From To Amount (Rs)
1. Topographical landmarks for the identification of Lateral Calcaneal Artery and Sural Nerve over the ankle and foot- a descriptive cadaveric study Non funded 2016 2019 -
2 Assessment of DNA damage and its association with the Plasma Malondialdehyde levels among patients with cervical cancer JIP/Res/Intramural/Ph 1/2018-19, 16/11/2018 Intramural fund 2018 2020 Rs.149805
3 A randomized intervention study to compare the learning outcomes and cognitive load of ultrasonography and computer tomography based on sectional anatomy among first year medical students. JSAC/73/2019/357 Non funded 2019 Ongoing -
4 Comparing the effect of Genelyn® and phenol-glycerine based solutions as a preservative for soft embalming of human cadavers used for surgical skill training- An observational study JSAC/74/2019/366 Intramural pending   2019 Ongoing Rs. 1,07,132 (yet to be processed)
5 A comparison of the effect of Modified Larssen, Zinc Chloride, Modified Thiel, and Formaldehyde-based embalming solutions on joint range of motion, haptic properties and histomorphology of tissues of human cadavers JIP/Res/Intramural/phs 2/2021-22, 17/08/2022 Intramural 2021 ongoing Rs.1,76,660

Books and chapters authored

Sl.No Area Title of book
1 Embalming Rajasekhar.S.S.S.N. Embalming and whole-body Donation. A Practical Guide. Hyderabad: Paras; 2019. ISBN: 9789386480491
Positions Held: 

Positions held

Sl.no Area of responsibility From To Specific Contribution
1 In charge of Dissection Hall 2019 Till date Introduced soft embalming technique to conduct cadaveric surgical skills workshops
2 In charge of B.Sc. Nursing 2017 2019 -
3 In charge of BMLS, B.Sc. (AHS) 2022 Till date -
4 COVID contact tracing team 2020 - -