Dr. T.S. Chandrasekar, Founder Chairman & Chief Gastroenterologist, MedIndia Hospitals, Chennai an institution of international repute for healthcare, training and research, has been awarded the most prestigious Padma Shri Award in Medicine for the year 2016, by the Government of India.
Dr. T.S. Chandrasekar had been adjudged as the Best Outgoing Student of Madurai Medical College, with 14 Gold Medals in 1978 and presently, he is the Hon. National President Elect of the prestigious Indian Society of Gastroenterology.
He has pioneered the field of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy in India over the past 30 years by introducing several advanced life saving endoscopy procedures and facilities, first time in this part of the country.
He has performed over 23,000 complex endoscopy procedures which he has convered into 14 Teaching CD-ROMs, first of its kind, for imparting the young aspirants of endoscopy, the finer nuances to shorten the learning curve.
He has trained over 750 doctors in advanced endsocpy procedures and made life saving endoscopy procedures available to rural masses.He has instituted a Toll Free Digestive Diseases Helpline 12789, first of its kind.
He has conceptualized and distributed the Braille Charts on personal hygiene tips to create health awareness among visually impaired school children of entire Tamil Nadu, first of its kind.
He has excelled in academic, professional and medico-social services and is the recipient of many distinguished national and international awards, the noteworth being the Best Doctor Award for Medico-Social Services by Hon. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 15th August, 2012 in recognition of the services rendered to Differently Abled, by conducting several Free Medical Camps for Nutritional Assessment and rectifying the deficiencies to the needy.
Dr. Chandrasekar, has relentlessly and fervently dedicated himself to accomplish his Mission of Affordable, Hi-Tech and Contemporary Healthcare to All with Passion and Compassion