Faculty A-Z

M.J. Thavanathan

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) M.B., B.S., Ceylon, 1973, FRCSC

Surgery General Surgery



Dr. Thavanathan is Sri Lankan in origin, and attended medical school at the University of Sri Lanka, 1968-1973. He received his FRCS (Ed) in 1981. He was Registrar in Surgery in Scunthorpe General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital, UK.

He worked as a general surgeon at Goose Bay, Labrador, 1985-89, and completed two years of further residency training at Memorial University in 1989 and 1991. He has been practicing as a general surgeon in St. John's since 1991.

Dr. Thavanathan has a special interest in hepatobiliary surgery, therapeutic endoscopy and advanced laparoscopic procedures. He wants to make liver resection a much simpler procedure, and likes offering some of his services to the underdeveloped world.