Professor Damodaran M Vasudevan is the Dean of the College of Medicine at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and the Principal of the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, India.
After completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, he received his MD in Biochemistry from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1971. Subsequently he also got his Ph.D. and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1994. He is an authority in allergy and immunology and has also worked extensively on cancer too.
He has been the Principal of Government Medical College Thrissur. After his retirement from there, he joined the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences as the Dean in 2000. From 2002 he has been in his present position.
Vasudevan, an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, received the Dr. B. C. Roy Award for excellence in the teaching profession.