Who Did First Transplantation Surgery In Kerala?

The credit for performing the first successful heart transplantation surgery in Kerala goes to Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram, at Medical Trust Hospital, Kerala in the year 2003. Now, he is a cardiac surgeon in Mar Augustine Memorial Lisie Hospital in Kerala.

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences at Edappally did the first successful liver transplantation procedure in Kerala in July 2004. Dr. S Sudheendran, a transplant surgeon, led the procedure.