Dr.K.M. Cherian

Dr.K.M. Cherian
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Chennai

MS, FRACS, DSc

  • 1 Hospital
  • Pioneering pediatric cardiac surgery in India, this leading cardiac surgeon has held prestigious positions in India and abroad
  • Has been the Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 1990 to 1993 and has performed more than 36,000 operations
  • Has also pioneered the first heart transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death, the first bilateral lung transplant, the first Pediatric Heart transplant, the first Auto transplant, and the first Heart and Lung transplant
  • He is the first and only Indian member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Honorary Surgeon to the President of India
  • Recipient of Hon.Degree, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE conferred by the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, (1990-93)
  • Recipient of Hon.Degree, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (Honoris Causa) conferred by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, (2003)
  • The First and the only Indian’s name engraved in one of the stones in Kos Island, Greece, the birth place of the medical professional, Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, on the occasion of World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons held between 30th April – 3rd May, 2007
  • The first INDIAN elected as the president of the World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons for the year 2010-11

Specialities

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Expertise

Education

  • MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, 1964
  • MS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, 1970
  • FRACS from Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Sydney, 1973
  • DSc(Hon) from Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, 2003
  • DSc(Honoris Causa) from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, 2007

Practice Information

Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai

Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai

R - 30 - C Ambattur Industrial Estate Road, Mogappair, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600101

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • For Outstanding Service – Ministry of Railways (Twice) 
  • Recipient of Madras Rotary Club’s FOR THE SAKE OF HONOUR AWARD
  • Recipient of MELVIN JONES AWARD presented by Lions Club of Madras
  • Recipient of first INDO AUSTRALIAN AWARD, 1987
  • Recipient of Govt. of India’s PADMASHRI AWARD, 1991
  • Recipient of CATHOLICATE AWARD in recognition of Outstanding Services to humanity, 1999
  • Recipient of MEDICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD by Limca Book of Records, 2001
  • Received the INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDby the Harvard Medical International, 2005
  • Conferred with MARUTHUVA MAAMANI by the Indian Medical Association, 2005
  • Received the LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the Paed. Card. Society of India, 2005
  • Received the LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the Governor of Kerala, 2005
  • Recipient of the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE by the World Fedn. of Tamil Youth Inc, 2006
  • Recipient of the EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR HUMAN CARE-MEDICAL by The Lions Club, 2006
  • Recipient of the RAJIV GANDHI MOOPANAR AWARD for excellence in Cardiac Surgery, 2007
  • Recipient of the OUTSTANDING PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD by Kurnool Heart Foundation, Kurnool, 2007
  • Recipient of the SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD by the Rotary Club of Alleppey, 2007
  • Recipient of the SOUTH INDIAN BANK EXCELLENCE AWARD by South Indian Bank, 2008
  • PRESIDENT ELECT for the XX World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons, 2010
  • Recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by The Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons, 2010
  • Recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by The Rotary Club of Koodal, Trivandrum, 2010
  • Recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMNT AWARD by The Kasturba Medical College Associates, 2010
  • Recipient of EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE award by FICCI and Times of India, 2010
  • Contributed 2 chapters in the Text Book (on PDA and AP Window) of Cardiac Surgery edited by Prof.John W.Kirklin & Sir Brian Barratt Boyes – 1982 – The only Asian Author
  • Author of more than 250 National and International publications
  • Co-Author for the Manual on Post-operative Management of Paediatric Cardiac Surgical Patients
  • Co-Author for the Paediatric Cardiology Update – 1998
  • Chairman Of Indian Association Of Laser Surgery & Medicine
  • President Of The Paediatric Cardiac Society Of India
  • Past Secretary Of The Association Of Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Surgeons Of India – 1992
  • Past President Of The Indian Association Of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons – 1993-94.
  • The First And Only Indian Member Of The American Asscn. For Thoracic Surgery
  • Hon. Membership Of The Malaysian Association For Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery - 2006
  • Member Of Society Of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member Of International Society For Heart & Lung Transplantation.
  • Member Of The International Society Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons.
  • Member Of The European Society Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons.
  • Member Of The New York Academy Of Sciences.
  • Member Of Iscts – The World Society Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member Of The Australasian Society Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons.
  • Fellow Of The American College Of Chest Physicians.
  • Fellow Of Royal Society Of Medicine (london).
  • Council Member Of The Association Of Thoracic & Cardio-vascular
  • Surgeons Of Asia
  • Member Of The Confederation Of Indian Industry – Health Division.
  • Intl. Editorial Board Member Of The Asian Cardiovasc. & Thoracic Annals