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Dr. Faheem Abdulla - Surgical Oncology

Dr. Faheem Ahmed Abdulla

Consultant - Surgical Oncology

MBBS, MS(General Surgery), DNB(General Surgery), MCh(Surgical Oncology), DrNB(Surgical Oncology), Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery ( FALS- Oncology), Fellowship of European Board of Surgical Oncology ( FEBS- Italy)

Dr. Faheem earned his MBBS and Masters in General Surgery from the esteemed Kozhikode Govt. Medical College, followed by accreditation with the Diploma of the National Board in General Surgery. To pursue his passion for Surgical Oncology, he underwent superspecialist training, completing his MCh in Surgical Oncology at the prestigious Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. He further earned the Doctorate of the National Board in Surgical Oncology. He was awarded the Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery ( FALS- Oncology) by the Indian Association of Gastro-Intestinal Endosurgeons and also the Fellowship of European Board of Surgical Oncology (FEBS ) from Florence, Italy and also secured second place globally.

Additionally, Dr. Faheem completed an observership in Thoracic Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He is skilled in and is one among few surgeons in Kerala who practice single port VATS keyhole surgery for lung tumors. Proficient in Laparoscopic Surgery, his key areas of expertise encompass thoracic oncology, breast oncoplasty, colorectal cancer, and gynecological cancer. With over five years of experience, including training in prominent cancer institutions in Kerala and India, he brings his expertise to Aster MIMS, Calicut.


  • Awarded the Silver Medal in Fellowship of European Board of Surgery in Surgical Oncology (FEBS) Examination conducted at Florence, Italy in 2023.
  • Was awarded the prestigious Dr Thomas Cherian Memorial Golden Scalpel award for best outgoing MCh surgical oncology resident from Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Was awarded best surgery post-graduate in the Young Scholar Award South Zone competition and subsequently the 2nd prize as best surgery post-graduate in National level competition.
  • Won best free paper presentation during IASO NATCON 2019 at Kolkata.
  • Selected to present research work at International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care-SSO 2020 at Boston, USA in 2020.
  • Awarded the Baroda – GCRI IASO Minimal Invasive Surgery Travelling Fellowship, 2021.
  • Won 1st prize in National Surgical Oncology Quiz competition in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
  • Has Multiple publications in national and international journals.

Work experience

  • Senior Resident in Dept. of Surgical Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Senior Resident in Dept. of Surgical Oncology, Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery, Kannur


  • American Society of Clinical Oncologists
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, USA
  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncologists
  • Kerala Association of Surgical Oncologists
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons


  • Chandramohan, K., Abdulla, F.A. & Thomas, S. Periampullary Carcinoma Complicated by a Transpancreatic Hepatomesenteric Trunk—a Case Report of an Extremely Rare Vascular Anomaly. Indian J SurgOncol11, 142–146 (2020).
  • Muralee, M., Abdulla, F.A. &Bharath, V.M. Unicentric Castleman’s Disease Masquerading as Retroperitoneal Sarcoma—Two Paraneoplastic Presentations of a Rare Disease. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020).
  • Abdulla FA, Mohandas PG, Sasi MP. Oral contrast radiography evaluation in adhesive intestinal obstruction. Int J Res Med Sci 2016;4:2719-24.
  • Abdulla FA, Sasi MP. Schwannomatosis of Cervical Vagus Nerve. Case Rep Surg. 2016;2016: 8020919. doi:10.1155/2016/8020919 .
  • Mayadevi L, Geetha Kumary BS, Sudam MW, Abdulla F, Veerabhadran B, Muralee M, et al. The city of hope quality of life stoma questionnaire: Malayalam translation and validation. Indian J Palliat Care 2019;25:556-61.
  • Prognostic Implications of Nodal Yield in Curatively Resected Rectal Cancer after Neo-Adjuvant Therapy at a High-Volume Tertiary Cancer Care Center in South India: Is Nodal Yield Still Relevant Post Neo-Adjuvant Therapy? Faheem Ahmed Abdulla, K Chandramohan, P Augustine, M Muralee. Ann Surg Oncol 27, 1–230 (2020).
  • Prospective evaluation of pattern of care and quality of life in patients undergoing esophagectomy at a high-volume regional cancer centre in South India. F.A. Abdulla, K. Chandramohan, M. Muralee, M.W. Sudham, B.V. M. Annals of Oncology, Volume 31, Supplement 6, 2020.
  • Completion thyroidectomy in differentiated thyroid cancer- a prospective analysis. F.A. Abdulla, J.Riju , S. Thomas, R. Rajan. Indian J Surg Oncol 10, 99–141 (2019
Area of expertise
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Gastro-intestinal oncology
  • Peritoneal Surface Malignancies

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