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Prof Kesavan Esuvaranathan

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (S'pore), FRCSEd (1988), FRCSG (1988), FAMS (Urol 1994), MD (S'pore 2006)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Surgical Oncology, Surgical Oncology (Urology), Urologic Oncology


Prof Kesavan is an oncologist, with a special interest, spanning the past 25 years, in bladder and prostate cancers. He leads a very experienced and talented team of oncologists, providing a comprehensive array of tertiary care clinical services from surgery to investigational therapies. His doctoral thesis was in immunotherapy for bladder cancer and he is internationally recognised for his contributions to this field. He leads several research groups studying gene transfection, metabolomics, immunotherapy, novel therapeutic agents and new device innovation for a variety of diseases but primarily in oncology. He has been an editorial board member for several international urological journals and is a past President of both the Singapore Urological Association and the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He has held senior administrative positions in the National University Hospital, including Vice Chairman Medical Board (Surgical Strategy).

Journals & Publications

  1. Goh YS, Wu MW, Tai BC, Lee KC, Raman L, Teo BW, Vathsala A, Tiong HY. Comparison of creatinine-based and kidney volume based methods of estimating glomerular filtration rates in potential living kidney donors. J Urol. 2013 Nov;190(5):1820-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.05.117. Epub 2013 Jun 11.
  2. Goh YS, Law ZW, Tiong HY. Re: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Povidone-Iodine Prophylactic Cleansing of the Rectum before Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy: Z. AbuGhosh, J. Margolick, S. L. Goldenberg, S. A. Taylor, K. Afshar, R. Bell, D. Lange, W. R. Bowie, D. Roscoe, L. Machan and P. C. Black. J Urol. 2013 Dec;190(6):2309-10. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.07.010. Epub 2013 Sep 17.
  3. Goh YS, Cheong PS, Lata R, Goh A, Vathsala A, Li MK, Tiong HY. A necessary step toward kidney donor safety: the transition from locking polymer clips to transfixion techniques in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Transplant Proc. 2014;46(2):310-3. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.11.120.
  4. Wu FM, Tay MH, Tai BC, Chen Z, Tan L, Goh YS, Raman L, Tiong HY. Preoperative Renal Volume: A Surrogate Measure for Radical Nephrectomy-Induced Chronic Kidney Disease. J Endourol. 2015 Dec;29(12):1406-11. doi: 10.1089/end.2015.0318. Epub 2015 Sep 9.

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