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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:                                                                                                                            

  • Graduate of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (1973)
  • 28 years of intensive general medicine and pulmonary medicine practice as a Surgeon   Commander – Indian Navy
  • Worked in over 6 hospitals exceeding 300 beds size
  • Established first ever Naval Super Specialty Service for Respiratory Diseases at Mumbai and worked till 2001
  • MBBS – 1973 – Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University and Later M.D (Gen. Med) 1982 and MD (Tuberculosis and Respiratory Medicine) – 1991 both from AFMC, Pune University
  • Fellow American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), USA in 2004 – granted to exceptional doctors specializing in Pulmonology, thoracic surgery and critical care medicine.



Head of Department Pulmonology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi (2001-2003)

  • Led a large team of specialists, Junior Doctors, Nurses and Technicians and worked with state of the art technology and equipment, with world class professionals. Established first ever Quit smoking clinic (QSC) of Kerala
  • Head of department Pulmonology at Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi (2003-2008)
  • Built up facilities for detailed pulmonary diseases work up in the Multi Specialty Hospital which provides state of the art facilities in various disciplines to a large number of national and international patients.
  • Incorporated latest pulmonary procedures like Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy and associated procedures, detailed lung function tests, CT guided biopsy procedure, ABG analysis, Noninvasive ventilatory system etc.



  • Consultation and management of all types of pulmonary diseases
  • Advanced pulmonary work up like Trans Esophageal Echocardiography for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Bronchial Artery Embolization for major bleeding bouts. Overnight Polysomnography for Sleep Disorders, (OSA) etc.
  • Established the first ever EBUS facility in Kerala, in PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi (Endobronchial Ultrasound guided Needle Aspiration) which is now adapted in many other hospitals also




  • Fellow of the prestigious American College of Chest Physicians, USA (FCCP)
  • Honorary professor of chest diseases in Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
  • Post graduate teacher for MD (Med), Mumbai University (1992-1997)
  • Life member of Indian Chest Society and IMA
  • Founder President of Cochin Thoracic Society (CTS), a professional body of pulmonary specialists in and around Ernakulam, Kerala



Family                    : Married to Prasanna, a homemaker & Entrepreneur

Two sons              :

AJAY : Project Director Amazon Web Services, SEATTLE

Arjun : mUSIC dIRECTOR, Mumbai

Other social         : Active Rotarian since 2002

: PHF, Member of Rotary Club of Cochin Down Town and President Elect for 2018-2019

Hobbies                 : Photography, Billiards, Tennis and light music



Mailing Address: “Niranjana”, Near Palm Green Villas,

Kunjan Bawa Road, Ponnurunni

Vytilla, Cochin – 682019

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    08 October 2017  
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Governing Council

Dr. K. M. Ramesh Nair( President )
Dr. Davis Paul Chelangara( Secretary )
Dr. Kurian Oommen( Treasurer )
Dr. Ameer K A( President Elect )
Dr. Vipin Varkey( Joint Secretary )
Dr. K. P. Suraj( Editor Pulmon )
Dr. K. Madhukumar( Immediate Past President )
Dr. P. S. Shajahan( Immediate Past Secretary )

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