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Dr. Ravikiran Naalla

M.Ch Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Sector - 5, Rohini, Delhi - 110 085


Dr. Ravikiran Naalla is a plastic surgeon with a special interest in reconstructive microsurgery. His areas of interest are functional restoration in onco-reconstruction, extremity reconstruction. He is an alumnus of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.


  • First prize in the Dr S K Bhatnagar memorial national plastic surgery quiz held at Association of Plastic Surgeons of India Conference (APSICON 2017) held at Kochi, India
  • First prize in quiz competition at Indian Society of Peripheral Nerve Surgeons 2018, New Delhi, India
  • Best outgoing student award -2012 batch (MS General Surgery) at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
  • 2nd in National Level Medical Quiz-2008, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  • 3rd in National Lever Postgraduate Plastic Surgery Talent Search-July 2014, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India.
  • Naalla R, Chauhan S, Bhattacharyya S, Singhal M. The Versatility of Pedicled Anterolateral Thigh Flap: A Tertiary Referral Center Experience from India. DOI: 10.24983/scitemed.imj.2017.00040
  • Naalla R, Singhal M. A simple turnover technique to harvest skin graft from the avulsed skin. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 19;2017.
  • Naalla R, De M, Dawar R, Chauhan S, Singhal M. Thoracoumbilical Flap: Anatomy, Technique, and Clinical Applications in Upper Limb Reconstruction in the Era of
    • Microvascular Surgery. J Hand Microsurg. 2018 Apr;10(1):29-36.
    • Singhal M, Naalla R, Dave A, Moumita De, Gupta D, Chauhan S. The role of plastic and reconstructive surgeon in trauma care: Perspectives from a Level 1 trauma centre in India. Indian J Plast Surg 2018;51:170-6
    • Naalla R, Chauhan S, Dave A, Singhal M. Reconstruction of post-traumatic upperextremity soft tissue defects with pedicled flaps: An algorithmic approach to clinical decision making. Chin J Traumatol. 2018 Dec;21(6):338-351. doi: 10.1016/j.cjtee.2018.04.005.
    • Gupta, D., Sahu, S.A., Nalla, R. et al. Kimura’s Disease: Presenting as a Giant Head and Neck Mass Indian J Surg (2018). 1821-5
    • Naalla R Et al. Technique and outcomes of pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap for oncologic defects around the clavicle. International Microsurgery Journal. 2019;3(1):2. DOI: 10.24983/scitemed.imj.2019.00098
    • Naalla R et al. Versatility of the pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in reconstruction of upper limb and trunk soft tissue defects. J Hand Microsurg. 2019, DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694293
    • Bhushan S, Naalla R et al. Salvage of a finger near total avulsion amputation: A simpler alternative technique.  Indian J Plast Surg. DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3400194
    • Naalla R, Murthy V, Chauhan S, Chinta K, Singhal M. Revisiting the Trapezius Flap as a Reconstructive Option for Cervico-Occipital and Thoracic Spine Regions. Indian J Plast Surg. 2019 Sep;52(3):322-323.
    • Naalla R, Bichpuriya AD, Jain M, et al Contralateral sandwich myocutaneous anterolateral thigh flap for salvage of femoral artery repair in an infected groin wound: an innovative technique
      • BMJ Case Reports CP 2020;13:
    • Naalla R, Bhushan S, Abedin M U et al. Closed Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy at Flap Suture Line: An Innovative Approach for Improving Outcomes in Suboptimal Wound ConditionsIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery(efirst). doi:10.1055/s-0040-1709528
    • Naalla R, Singhal M. Single Incision Modified Jones Transfer for Radial Nerve Paralysis: An Aesthetic AlternativeIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery(efirst). doi:10.1055/s-0040-1714183
    • Naalla R, Singhal M, Dawar R, et al. Salvage forearm to arm replantation BMJ Case Reports CP 2020;13:
    • Naalla R, et al. Technique & outcomes of suprafascial anterolateral thigh flap for resurfacing shallow extremity defects. Under Review in Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. (Under Review in Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery).
    • Arora R, Mishra KS, Bhoye HT, Singh RK, Naalla R. Tuning Fork-Shaped Microsurgical Venous Anastomosis in Selective Cases of Head & Neck Reconstruction. Indian J Plast Surg. 2021 Jan;54(1):97-98.
    • Mechanical anastomotic coupling device versus hand-sewn venous anastomosis in head & neck reconstruction- An analysis of 1694 venous anastomoses
      • [Authors: RAJAN ARORA (Co-author), Kripa Shanker Shanker Mishra (Co-author), Hemant Tulshidas Tulshidas Bhoye (Co-author), Ajay Kumar Kumar Dewan (Co-author), Ravi Kumar Singh (Co-author), Ravikiran Naalla (Corresponding author)]
      • Accepted for publication in Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery.
    • Naalla R, Konchada K, Kannappan O, Lingadakai R. Duodenal carcinoid with carcinoid syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jan 10;2014. pii: bcr2013202159. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202159.
    • Kamath G, Naalla R, Pai VB, Narayanan R. Left maxillary artery pseudoaneurysm:a rare and late postoperative complication after head and neck cancer treatment. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Mar 13;2014. pii: bcr2013203078. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-203078. Naalla R, Chitirala P, Chittaluru P, Atreyapurapu V. Sternal rub causing presternal abrasion in a patient with capsuloganglionic haemorrhage. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Apr 7;2014. pii: bcr2014204028. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204028.
    • Naalla R, Prabhu R, Shenoy R, Hendriks IG. Thiersch wiring as a temporary procedure in a haemodynamically unstable patient with an incarcerated rectal procidentia. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jun 23;2014. pii: bcr2014204822. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204822.
    • Naalla R, Sankalp, Shetty P, Sud V. Worm in vermiform appendix: a surgeon's perspective. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jun 27;2014. pii: bcr2014205411. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-205411.
    • Kishanchand C, Naalla R, Kumar S, Mathew M. Non-traumatic pseudocyst of spleen presenting as chronic abdominal pain and vomiting. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 22;2014. pii: bcr2014207133. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207133.
    • Tubachi P, Naalla R, Koduru V, Shenoy R. Primary cutaneous rhinosporidiosis: an unusual lesion with an unusual presentation. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Apr 1;2015. pii: bcr2015209596. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-209596.
    • Ravikiran, Prof. L. Ramachandra, Dr. Rajesh Nair - Laparoscopic splenectomy versus open splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura- published at: "International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP), Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2015 Edition".
    • John, S., Nalla, R., Kumar, V., Rao, P., Prabhu, S., Thotan, S., & Kharga, B. (2015). Early renal surveillance: A necessity in a child with tuberous sclerosis complex. South African Journal Of Child Health, 0, 57-58. doi:10.7196/sajch.828.
    • Odaiyappan Kannappan, Stanley Mathew, Ravikiran Naalla - Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome - The Masquerader- published at: "International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP), Volume 5, Issue 5, May 2015 Edition".
    • Vijay Koduru, Prof. Annappa Kudva, Dr. Ravikiran Naalla - Laparoscopic versus open incisional hernia repair: An institutional experience- published at: "International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP), Volume 5, Issue 5, May 2015 Edition"

Specialized Areas

  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Functional onco-reconstruction
  • Extremity reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Lymphedema surgery

Educational Background

  • M.Ch Plastic Reconstructive Surgery- AIIMS, New Delhi
  • MS (General Surgery)- Manipal University
  • MBBS- Sri Venkateshwara Medical College, Andhra Pradesh


  • Attending Consultant, Reconstructive microsurgery unit at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Center, New Delhi (November 2020- Till date)
  • Visiting Fellow- Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan- 2017
  • Senior Resident AIIMS, New Delhi- 2016-2020
  • Registrar- Ganga Hospital- 2015


  • Association of plastic surgeons of India
  • Indian association of aesthetic plastic surgeons
  • Diabetic foot society of India
Our Locations
  • Sir Chotu Ram Marg, Sector – 5, Rohini Institutional Area, Rohini, New Delhi, Delhi – 110085, India

    +91-11-47022222 | Fax +91 11 27051037

  • Squadron Leader Mahender Kumar Jain Marg, Block K, Niti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

    +91-11-45822222 / +91-11-45822200

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