Dr. PV Narayanan works as a reconstructive surgeon at the Jubilee Mission Hospital in India, training under Dr. HS Adenalla, and with the Charles Pinto Centre. He treats all aspects of cleft lip and palate, including primary and secondary surgeries, with a special interest in cleft rhinoplasty. He qualified as a general surgeon from JIPMER Pondicherry in 1992. He then trained in the U.K. and received specialized training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Royal Preston Hospital. His center is a partner with Smile Train and he serves on Smile Train’s Indian Medical Advisory Council.
While the multidisciplinary field of global surgery aims to increase health equity for many of the world’s most vulnerable patients, its practices and structures often unwittingly reinforce the very inequities it seeks to address.