Dr Samuel Mathew gets lifetime achievement award
International Medical Integration Council presented Dr Samuel Mathew Kalarickal
with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his efforts, expertise and
longstanding contribution in the field of cardiology. This honour was also bestowed
on Dr S S Badrinath, chairman, Sankara Netralaya, Chennai.
The International Medical Integration Council, established in 1992 in Mumbai
serves as a platform for medical integration, to being doctors of various specialities
together for an exchange of ideas to work towards better patient care.
Those present at the felicitation function included Praful Patel, union minister
for civil aviation, Dr Jagannathrao Hegde, sheriff of Mumbai, and cabinet minister,
Dr Kalarickal, director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterisation
Laboratories, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, is a pioneer in angioplasty and is
known as the Father of Angioplasty in India. Known for a patient
- oriented innovative approach, he was the first Indian cardiologist to apply
newer techniques like angioplasty with percutaneous bypass, carotid stenting
to name a few.