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Dr. Ginil Kumar P

Clinical Professor-Urooncologist and Robotic Surgeon

Department: Division of Urooncology (Urology and Renal Transplantation)
Qualification: MS (Gen Surgery), M Ch (Urology), DNB (Urology), MNAMS (Urology)
Email: drginil@aims.amrita.edu

About Me

Dr. Ginil Kumar Pooleri joined Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in May 2002 after finishing his Urology MCh training at Calicut Medical College. He visited, observed, and worked with eminent urologists and uro-oncologists inside India and outside. He was promoted to Professor in the Department of Urology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in 2008 which is the medical School of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University. He started focussing in the field of Uro-Oncology since 2004 and helped the development of the subspecialty in the country. He got his basic training in robotic surgery at Atlanta and is leading one of the fastest-growing robotic Uro-Oncology program in the country at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He is the Director of the university accredited Uro-Oncology and Robotic fellowship program at the institute which is the second of that kind in the country. He is a recognized laparoscopic and robotic surgeon and was invited as an operating faculty at many workshops across the country. He has presented papers on retroperitoneosopic surgeries, complex Uro-oncology procedures, and robotic surgeries at the national and international levels and guided the research programs at the institute.
He presented the first extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy in the country at the USI conference at Calcutta in 2011, first extra peritoneal robotic adrenalectomy in the country at USICON Hyderabad in 2016. He described a novel technique for management of residual retroperitoneal lymph nodes after chemotherapy of testicular cancer using a robot which got published in the Journal of Robotic Urology, Journal of European Urology and the procedure video was selected as one of the best three videos at the European Robotic Urological Society’s annual conference at Lisbon, Portugal (2019). The procedure was well appreciated at World Congress of Endourology held in Dubai in 2019. He regularly conducts Uro-Oncology CME which is well attended by senior faculty and aspirants in the field. Also, he is recognized for his contribution as a teacher and is an invited faculty for Education programs conducted by the Urological Society of India at the national level.
He was a panel member in the guideline committee for bladder carcinoma by both Association of Southern Urology (2006) and Urological Society of India (2007). Currently he is the convenor of the guideline committee for testicular cancer for the urological society of India. He was selected as office bearer for various regional and national bodies He was a councillor Urological Society of India representing the south zone (2018-2020), Association of Southern Urologists representing the state of Kerala (2016-2018), Treasurer of Kerala Urological Society from 2021 till date. He was a member of the Board Of Education of the Urological Society of India (2016-2018) which is a recognition for his academic contribution to the field. He is the founder trustee and executive member of Robotic Urology Forum, Founder trustee and Founder treasurer of Society of Genitourinary Oncologists (SOGO) and Founder trustee of Academy of Urooncology.
He is an examiner for the National Board of Examinations (DNB examinations) and various universities across the country. He has published over 50 papers in national and international journals.

Responsibilities held

  • Panel Member; Guideline Committee for Carcinoma Bladder, 2006 , South Zone Urology Association , India
  • Panel Member; National Guideline Committee for Carcinoma Bladder, 2007 , Urology Association of India
  • Reviewer, Indian Journal of Urology
  • Councillor: ( ASU) South Zone USI chapter 2013-14
  • Principal Investigator for Uro-Oncology Clinical Trials
  • Examiner: National Board of Examinations (DNB)
  • Examiner: MCh Urology examination, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
  • Organizing Secretary: Amrita International Uro-Oncology CME and Workshop, May 24-26th; 2013 and April 2015
  • Member Board Of Education , Urological Society of India, 2015-17
  • Faculty, Board of Education programs on Uro-Oncology in 2014, 2015
  • Member ASU, UAK, USI, AUA, SIU


  • Best paper award for the year, Calicut Urology Club
  • 1st Prize; Urology Quiz; UAK Conference, Kannur 2001
  • P A Abraham Memorial traveling fellowship 2003, Urological Association of Kerala
  • Second best poster prize: Thirupathi 2008
  • CL Anandakumar Best Poster Prize : SUZICON 2011, Chennai
  • Bangalore Best Video Prize : SUZICON 2012, Hyderabad


  • Scwannoma of penis- common tumor at a rare site. Ginil, S. Sudhir,K.,H.S Bhat etal. Scand J urol nephrol. 2006;40(2):166-7.
  • Laparoscopic Simultaneous Bilateral Pre-transplant Nephrectomy for Uncontrolled Hypertension. Sanjeevan KV, Sudhir S, Bhat HS, Ginilkumar P. Indian Journal of Urology 2004; 20: 69-70.
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: a single centre experience with the lateral transabdominal approach. Sudhir S, Balagopal N, Ginil Kumar P, Bhat HS. Indian Journal of Urology 2006; 22: 51.
  • Combined Surgical Intervention And Medical Management In A Case Of Atypical Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis (RPF). Saheed MCS, GinilKumar P, Sanjeevan, Sanjay Bhat. Int J Urol Mar 2006; 13 (3): 291-293.
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: a single centre experience with the lateral transabdominal approach. Sudhir S, Balagopal N, Ginil Kumar P, Bhat HS ;Indian Journal of Urology 2006; 22: 51.
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is feasible for large adrenal masses [>6cm]. H Sanjay Bhat, Balagopal Nair T, Sudhir Sukumar, CS Mohammed Saheed, Georgie Mathew, P Ginil Kumar. Asian Journal of Surgery 2007; Jan; 30(1): 52-6).
  • Supracostal access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy: less morbid, more effective. Sukumar S, Nair B, Ginil KP, Sanjeevan KV, Sanjay BH.Int Urol Nephrol. 2008;40(2):263-7.
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: A Single Centre Experience over 5 years. Sudhir S, Balagopal N, Ginil Kumar P, Bhat HS. Indian Journal of Urology 2008; 24: S12.
  • Azathioprine-induced squamous cell carcinoma of the kidney:Balagopal Nair, Sudhir Sukumar, Ginil Kumar Pooleri; Thomas Appu Scand; J Urol Nephrol. 2007;41(2):173-5.
  • Neo Adjuvant Treatment with Targeted Molecules for Renal Cell Cancer in Current Clinical Practise Ginil Kumar Pooleri, Tiyadath Balagopalan Nair, Kalavampara V. Sanjeevan and Appu Thomas Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s13193-011-0100-8 Online First™.