Dr.S.S. Badrinath

Dr.S.S. Badrinath
Ophthalmologist, Chennai


  • 1 Hospital
  • Dr.S.S. Badrinath is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
  • In 1978 Dr S S Badrinath founded the Medical Research Foundation as ordained by His Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal
  • He is Currently the president of Medical Research Foundation of which Sankara Nethralaya is the hospital unit, a registered society, a charitable non-profit ophthalmic organization


  • Ophthalmology



  • Dr.S.S. Badrinath graduated from the Madras Medical College, Madras in 1963
  • He did his internship and a year of internal medicine residency at the Glasslands Hospital, New York, USA
  • Following the study of Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology at the New York University postgraduate Medical School, he did residency in Ophthalmology at the Brooklyn eye and Ear Infirmary, New York

Practice Information

Sankara Nethralaya Main Hospital, Chennai

Sankara Nethralaya Main Hospital, Chennai

18, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600006

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Achievements & Contributions

  • The Government of India awarded Dr Badrinath Padma Sri in 1983 and a Padma Bhushan in 1999
  • He is also a recipient of Dr B. C. Roy National Award (1991) 
  • He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and has been bestowed honorary doctorate degrees by both Annamalai and Tamilnadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, in 1995
  • Dhanvantri Award, in 1999
  • He was also awarded Dadhabhai Naoroji Award (2004)
  • Rameshwardas Birla Award (2004)
  • Life Time Achievement Award given by the International Medical Integration Council & Optimal Healthcare Group (India) in 2004
  • Qimpro Platinum Standard-Healthcare Award in (2005)
  • Hall of Fame Award (2005)
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2005)
  • Felicitation given by St. John Ambulance (24th December 2005)
  • Award of Excellence (25th December 2005)
  • Life Time Achievement Award given by ICFAI in 2005
  • Mahaveer Award (11th January 2006)
  • Nayanashri Award given by the 25th Madhva Tatvajnana Sammelana in 2006
  • ICO Golden Apple Award for the Best Clinical Teacher in Ophthalmology in the APAO region 2006 by APAO - June 2006
  • “The Distinguished Citizen Award - 2006” given by Hamsadhwani – a cultural organization on 17.8.2006
  • He is recipient of Dr Subramanian Oration Award presented by Karnataka Ophthalmic Society at its 25th Annual Conference on 11th November 2006 at Hubli
  • Humanity Award given by the Hindustan Chamber of Commerce – Chennai on 29.11.2006
  • 9th Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati National Eminence Award given by The South Indian Education Society, Mumbai on 9.12.2006
  • Lakshmipat Singhania – IIM, Lucknow National Leadership Awards 2006 given by the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow from the hands of the Honourable Prime Minister in Delhi on 23.12.2006
  • IMC Juran Quality Award from Indian Merchants’ Chamber on 13.3.2007 at Mumbai
  • Received Corporate Citizen Award for the year 2006 by Economic Times of India on 27.10.2007 at Mumbai on behalf of Sankara Nethralaya, recipient of Sun Life Time Achievement Award given by Bank of Baroda on 20.7.2008 at Mumbai
  • Recipient of Dr K V Thiruvengadam Award for Health Care for the year 2008-09 in Chennai on 15.10.2008
  • Lifetime achievement award by M V Hospital for Diabetes on 13.3.201, received “Seva Rathna” award from Srirangan Srimad Andavan Asramam on 10.4.2011 and He was the Honorary Ophthalmic Surgeon to the President of India
  • He is a consultant in ophthalmology to the Armed Forces of India and a non-official member of the Armed Forces Medical Research committee
  • The Lions Club and the Rotarians have also honoured him
  • Dr S S Badrinath has many scientific publications to his credit and works hard even today at the age of 70 for a brighter tomorrow for Sankara Nethralaya and Ophthalmology in India