Dr.Tom Cherian, an expert transplant surgeon, has been sharing his knowledge free of cost with doctors in government hospitals. The surgeon, after spending 16 years in the UK including a five-year stint as a liver transplant surgeon in Kings College Hospital, London, is now the advisor for Liver Transplant Programme for the State of Telangana. He is also leading the Liver Transplant Programme for Care Group of Hospitals, but that did not dissuade him from setting up transplant programme for the State government, which is offering to take up a liver transplant just for Rs. 10.5 lakh under Arogyasri while in corporate hospitals, the cost starts from Rs. 22 lakh. Dr. Tom Cherian was the intellectual brain behind two successful liver transplant surgeries taken up at OGH and NIMS.
Dr.Pradeep Thomas Cherian MBBS, FRCS GLASG (G. SURG), FRCS (INTERCOLLEGIATE) President