About Dr. K.M. Cherian
Dr. K.M. Cherian started his career in Christian Medical College Hospital, in Vellore as lecturer in Surgery. He did his FRACS in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1973, while being in Australia. He worked under Sir. Brian Barratt- Boyes in New Zealand and was also migrant to The United States. He worked as a Special Fellow in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama, under John W. Kirklin and in the University of Oregon under Albert Starr. He is an honorary professor at the Yangzhou University, China.
His name is engraved in one of the stones at Kos Island, Greece along with three other Indian surgeons, the birthplace of the medical profession and Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, on the occasion of the 18th World Congress held by the World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons held between 30 April – 3 May 2008.