Professor Ilankovan is the Senior Consultant Maxillofacial/Head & Neck Surgeon based at the Dorset Hospital Trust, UK.
He is the Honorary Professor of Head & Neck Surgery at the Peking Union Medical College, China and holds a Personal Chair at Bournemouth University, UK.
He has also been awarded the Honorary Fellowships by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Balkan Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is the Past President of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
He is one of the few Surgeons in our Speciality still practising all aspects of Maxillofacial Surgery including Reconstruction, Reanimation and Rejuvenation.
He has published more than 135 papers in peer reviewed journals and has written chapters in seven books in varied topics ranging from Management of Secondary Cleft Deformity, Scar Care Management, Orbital Trauma and Facelifts. The second edition of this own book, ‘Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction’ is in preparation at present.
He holds no boundary in providing training and supporting colleagues with singular loyalty to the specialty of Maxillofacial Surgery.