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Dr. T. K. Parthasarathy
Dr. T. K. Parthasarathy, AB, FRCS[C], FACS

Current Position:

Pro-Chancellor & Emeritus Professor of Surgery in Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Deemed University), India

Past Positions: 1997-2001 Vice Chancellor.

Vice President:
1997 -2007 Gulf Medical College, Ajman, UAE Academics & Professor of surgery
1992-1996 Director (Medical) & Professor of Surgery
1988-1992 Medical Superintendent & Professor of Surgery
1974-1988 Active large Multi – Disciplinary General Surgical Practice in Virginia, USA
1974-1987 Chief of Surgery-Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
1968-1973 Postgraduate Internship & Residency at Bronx-Lebanon, Albert Einstein Medical Centre, New York, USA

Surgical Consultation:

In Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Apollo Hospital & Vijaya Privileges Health Centre, Chennai .

SSLC Hindu High School 1951
Intermediate Government Arts College 1953
MBBS Madras University 1966
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Canada 1973
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery 1974
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 1979
Teaching Experience:
Clinical Assistant Professor, Quillen Dishner School of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601, USA – From 1984 to 1988
Professor of General Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Deemed University) from 1988 to date
During surgical residency from 1968 to 1974
Instructor (Tutor), Advanced Trauma Life Support from 1980 to 1988
Undergraduate and Postgraduate examiner for various universities
Scientific Paper Presentations, Publications & Research Activities
Several papers covering a wide range of general surgical and related topics were presented and published.
Served as Editor of the International Journal of Gulf Medical College and also Meducator journal
Research activities included - Operation theatre environment, Intensive and critical care environment
Consumer related Activities/Books
Published a Book on “Diagnostic Medical Tests for consumers”.
Over 100 Radio and Television presentations covering a wide range of Consumer related topics
Over 70 medical articles and health related articles in non medical Press on a wide range of subjects.
Published a Directory of Postgraduate Medical Education in India – 2000
Patients Rights & Responsibilities (Tamil)
Honors & Accomplishments
Rural Welfare Association Week-end Health Clinic in Suburban, Chennai (1954 to 1968) Founder Secretary
Heart & Hand for the Handicapped- Voluntary organization to help Handicapped Children-Founder Organizer in USA
Secretary-Wise Country Medical Society – Virginia, USA – 4 years
President-Wise Country Medical Society – Virginia, USA – 1 year
President & Chief of Medical Staff, Lonesome Pine Hospital, Bid Stone Gap, Virginia – 1 year
President, Dickenson Wise Medical Group, Virginia, USA – 7 years
Chairman, Cancer Programme – South West Virginia – from 1980 to 1988
Secretary – American Society of Surgeons of Indian Origin – 2 years
Delegate – Virginia Medical Society, Richmond, USA– 3 years
Chairman – Hospital Accreditation Committee with Successful survey outcome – 3 years
Director – Big Stone Gap Bank and Trust – 3 years
Director – Heritage Hall Health Care, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA(Geriatric Care) – 5 years
Doctor of the year award from Indian Medical Association Branch, Chennai – 1995
Served as Medical Council of India examiner for several Universities and health care facilities to assess undergraduate and postgraduate medical education
programmes all over India.
Expert Committee Presentation on National Accreditation Processes to develop Institutions of Excellence.
Served as Member of B.C. Roy Award Selection Committee for 5 years
Contributions to The Health Care Industry and Medical Education
Developed a 750 free bed and 750 Private bed Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre
The concept of Private practice introduced in Medical College set up for the first time in India. Over 800 patients are seen in Ramachandra Medical Centre and 4000 at the hospital each day
Developed functional systems in the Hospital leading to the full spectrum of higher specialty care.
Developed and promoted trauma care and emergency services
Actively worked with architect (Technicalaya) in designing, developing and equipping a multi-speciallity care centre (total net worth in excess of Rs.300 crores)
Besides SRMC, developed the following hospital also during the same period
Kannur Medical College & Hospital
Get Well Hospital, Tirunelveli
Tamilnadu Hospital, Chennai
Gulf Medical College Hospital, UAE
Member-Advisory Board-RAKMHSU / UAE
University Development
Responsible for developing Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute as a Deemed University
Primarily in charge of developing Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and SHL Colleges
Introduced innovative courses in Allied Health Sciences, Bio-informatics, Biotechnology, Human Genetics and Emergency Trauma Care
Was responsible for the development of infrastructure and equipment necessary for the college and related health care facility.
Initiated Research activities in SRMC and worked towards developing a department.
Responsible to bring an inter institutional alliance between Harvard Medical School and SRMC.
Several international collaborative initiatives taken.
Social work and Special projects
Founder Director – National Asthma Foundation
Director – Mohan Foundation (Multi – Organ Harvesting and Transplantation)
Trustee, Consumer Association of India
Responsible for a Mega eye camp where 1000 patients received eye surgery
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