Dr. G. Manokaran did his Bachelor of Medicine from Tanjavur Medical College and graduated in the year 1977 and then did his Masters in General Surgery at Madras Medical College and qualified as a surgeon in 1982. He then went on to do his super speciality in plastic surgery at Kilpauk Medical College and qualified as a plastic surgeon in 1984.
He has worked as assistant professor in various medical colleges in Chennai for 17 years and then joined as a full-time plastic surgeon and lymphologist at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and worked there for 28 years heading the department and now he is professor of plastic surgery and chief of lymphology services. He has presented over 100 presentations at various national and international congresses. He has published more than 38 publications in internationally cited journals on plastic surgery, burns and lymphology. He has contributed many chapters in the various text books of lymphology.
He is a life member of various academic organization like Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon of India, Lymphology Society of India and International Society of Lymphology. He is the chapter president of LSI. He is the past president of International Society of Lymphology. He has received many awards like “Man of the year 2014” by American Biographic Institute, USA. He was temporary advisor in WHO for elimination of lymphatic filariasis.