Pioneering pediatric cardiac surgery in India, Dr. K.M.Cherian has held prestigious positions in India and abroad and now runs the prestigious cardiac hospital in Chennai, Dr.K.M.Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital.
Dr. Cherian has been the Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 1990 to 1993 and has performed more than 36,000 operations. With innate talent and a passion to save lives, he 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. With phenomenal experience and far-sightedness, he is the first and only Indian member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
With prestigious awards and prominent accolades bestowed on Dr. K. M. Cherian and his long and sincere work of dedication, his earnest efforts to save lives, has brought him to the forefront.
Dr. K. M. Cherian was the recipient of the prestigious Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree, awarded by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow during its 3rd Convocation. This honor was bestowed on him by His Excellency, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Honorable Chancellor of the University, Shri T.V. Rajeswar on the 22nd of January, 2007, in recognition of his unsurpassed contributions to cardiac care. King George’s Medical University is India’s fifth biggest medical university with the unique distinction of being the first residential Medical University in the country.
The International Centre for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Diseases started by Frontier Lifeline is yet another brainchild of the prodigious Dr. K. M. Cherian. This institution aims to provide state-of-the-art facilities in cardiac diagnosis, treatment, research and education at an affordable cost. Aided by the most advanced technology, the strength of the centre lies in its team of highly dedicated, experienced and competent doctors, nurses and paramedical staff whose perennial motto is “Service before Self”.