Mr Ruben Kannan

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Ruben Kannan

Specialist interests: Facial reconstruction, Super-microsurgery

Mr. Ruben Kannan graduated from the Christian Medical College, Vellore in 1999, winning the Paul W.Brand Medal before completing his basic surgical training under the auspices of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001. He then completed a PhD in Nanotechnology at the University College London in 2005; research which eventually led to the world’s first synthetic tracheal transplant.

He commenced his plastic surgery training at the Yorkshire and Trent deaneries from 2006 onwards before completing training with advanced fellowships between 2011 and 2013 from Chelmsford (Facial reconstruction/Microsurgery), Birmingham (Reconstructive Surgery) as well as the nationally-accredited JCST aesthetic surgery fellowship in Leicester. During this time, he also secured research grants from Australia in the field of reconstructive surgery. More recently in 2015, he completed further training in the pioneering field of super-microsurgery at the University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan.

Having joined the Queen Victoria Hospital in 2016, Mr. Ruben Kannan as part of the facial surgery team, performs cutting-edge surgical procedures in facial reanimation and reconstructive super-microsurgery. He is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery and is a full member of the Sir Charles Bell Society and the British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists’. With over fifty publications and presentations respectively, he continues to have an active role in facial palsy research.