Dr K P Haridas awarded Padma Shri

Dr Haridas’ illustrious career spans 43 years

Dr Haridas’ illustrious career spans 43 years

Dr K P Haridas

Dr. K. P. Haridas has been awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the field of surgery and medicine. CMD of Lords Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr Haridas‘ illustrious career spans 43 years. Hailing from the capital city of Kerala, the affable surgeon has the credit for conducting the first Liver Resection in Trivandrum Medical College. In his over four decade surgical experience, he has performed thousands of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeries, most of them declared inoperable.

Last year he was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to healthcare, social work and philanthropy at the UK South India Business Meet 2014 held at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London on July 10.

He is a Fellow of Single Incision Surgery, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery and Minimal Access Surgery, besides being attached to the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India. Over the years, he has participated and presented papers in high-profile conferences, such as the Colorectal Congress in Switzerland (2009); Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons in Japan, and Advanced Course in Colorectal Surgery, France (2008), to list a few.

In the coming years, Dr Haridas wishes to be actively involved in charitable projects that benefits large sections of the society, such as building an orphanage and geriatric home. He is equally keen on bringing robotic surgery to Lords Hospital.

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First published on: 10-04-2015 at 11:57 IST