Professor Ilankovan has been a Consultant in Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon at Poole Hospital, Dorset, United Kingdom for the last twenty-five years. He holds the personal Chair of the Bournemouth University, UK and is an Honorary Professor in Head and Neck Surgery in Peking University college, China.
He specialises in all aspects of Maxillofacial Surgery but is keen on reconstruction of the face and the facial aesthetics. He published a book on Local Flaps in repairing head and neck defects which is the work horse for those involved in surgical dermatology and facial reconstruction which is already translated in Chinese language and the second edition is now underway.
He is an Examiner of all three Royal colleges in the UK for membership and Fellowship examination. His publications in peer review journals are over 100 and he is an Author of chapters in six books and the recent chapter being the Gray’s Surgical Anatomy and Advances in Maxillofacial Surgery. .
He is the honorary secretary of Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons, Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Balkan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Past President of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.