REAL Asia – An Integral Part of the Multidisciplinary LT Team – Role of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

In this webinar for India and surrounding regions and South East Asia, Tarun Piplani will talk about the role of the radiologist towards planning a liver transplant, and Ramazon Kutlu will give insight on a radiologists’ role in pre- and post operative patient management.

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An Integral Part of the Multidisciplinary LT Team – Role of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology


Date: August 27, 2021

21:00 SGT

15:00 CEST


Diagnostic and Interventional radiologists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team contributing to a successful liver transplant. Whether it is in pre-operative diagnosis or optimization of the recipient, 3-D imaging for planning in a living donor, or post-operative management of vascular and biliary complications, the team turns to the radiologist for assistance. This webinar will showcase how their role is pivotal in attaining optimal outcomes after liver transplantation.


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  • To showcase how diagnostic radiology is key in planning both deceased and living donor liver transplantation
  • To understand the role of the interventional radiologist in the pre-operative and post-operative period
  • Newer state-of-the-art radiology techniques that help in difficult situations



  • Introduction of Webinar and Moderators – Prashant Bhangui
  • Role of the Radiologist towards planning a liver transplant: State of the Art – Tarun Piplani
  • The Intervention Radiologists’ role in pre- and post operative patient management; a key player in achieving optimal outcomes – Ramazan Kutlu
  • Q&A session hosted by  Chandrashekhar Kubal with Ruslan Alikhanov and Yoong Boon Koon
  • Closing Remarks – Alfred Kow







Prashant Bhangui MBBS, MS, Masters in HPB Surgery (Henri Bismuth Institute, France), is the Associate Director, Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon at Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Delhi NCR, India. He was Chair of the Vanguard Committee, and currently a member of the Education and Scholarship Committee, and Development Committee of the ILTS. Dr. Bhangui’s areas of research include hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal liver metastases, and living donor liver transplantation. He has several publications in key peer-reviewed international journals on these subjects, and serves on the Reviewer panel of high index factor HPB Surgery and Transplant Journals.
Alfred Kow Wei Chieh is the Assistant Dean (Education) of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University of Singapore. He is also a Senior Consultant at the National University Center for Organ Transplantation, National University Health System Singapore. He is also a Senior Consultant at the Department of Surgery at the National University Hospital, and a Senior Consultant at the Division of Surgical Oncology at the National University Cancer Institute (NCIS) Singapore.



Tarun Piplani, Diplomate of National Board in Radiodiagnosis, is a Senior Consultant Radiologist with almost 20 years of rich multi-modality experience in whole-body imaging, particularly GI, HPB, and solid visceral organ transplant imaging. He is currently the Chief GI, HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery Radiologist, in Medanta the Medicity, New Delhi NCR, India, which is one of the highest volume centers performing LDLT’s the world over. He is actively involved in Cross-Sectional Body Imaging & Whole Body PET-CT reporting / 3D post-processing. His areas of interest include teaching DNB Students & Fellows in Radiology, G.I. Surgery & Liver Transplant Departments, regularly conducting MDT & IDT meetings with the Department of Liver Transplantation.
Ramazan Kutlu, MD, FCIRSE is a graduate of Marmara University Medical School. He did his diagnostic and interventional radiology residency at Inonu University School of Medicine and is currently working as a full-time Professor of Radiology at the Inonu University School of Medicine and Chief of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Inonu University Liver Transplantation Institute. His main area of interest is liver transplantation-related radiology, diagnostic, vascular, and non-vascular interventions.



Ruslan Alikhanov, MD, PhD is the Chair of HPB Surgery Department and Department of Transplantation at Moscow Clinical Scientific Center. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery and Senior Lecturer of Faculty of Fundamental Medicine at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. His main interests include management of end-stage liver disease, acute and posthepatectomy liver failure, transplantation, vascular resection in hepatobiliary surgery, laparoscopic hepatobiliary surgery.
Yoong Boon Koon obtained his BSc(med) and MBBS degree at the University of New South Wales (Aust) in 1996 and his Master of Surgery at the University of Malaya in 2006. After completing his Clinical Associate Fellowship in Hepatopancreaticobiliary(HPB) Surgery and Liver Transplantation at Queen Mary Hospital in 2009, he re-found the Hepatobiliary Unit of University Malaya Medical Center in 2010 and started the Living Donor Liver Transplantation program in 2017 in the same center. He is currently the Head of General Surgery Division, Chair of Liver Transplantation Unit, Chair of Organ Transplantation Committee of University Malaya Medical Center.
Chandrashekhar Kubal is the surgical director of the adult liver transplant program at IU Health. Under Dr. Kubal’s leadership, this program has expanded the donor pool through surgical innovation and contributed to IU Health’s high national ranking for liver transplant volume and outcomes. His clinical interests include living donor liver transplantation, he has recently established a successful LDLT program at IU Health. His research interests include ischemic reperfusion injury in fatty liver transplantation and remote organ dysfunction.



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