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The Concept

A world-class quaternary care centre with one Multispeciality Hospital and eight separate Centres of Excellence, Aster Medcity combines the best of talent and technology to provide holistic treatment with a multidisciplinary approach.

Across the years, Aster Medcity aspires to evolve into a medical destination - one that attracts and nurtures the best talent, keeps upgrading technology as well as fosters research, education and a distinctive work culture that is ethically and socially relevant.

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Aster Medcity

Set in a soothingly beautiful 40-acre waterfront campus, Aster Medcity is a 670-bed quaternary care facility with one Multispeciality Hospital and eight separate Centres of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Nephrology & Urology, Oncology, Women’s Health, Child & Adolescent Health and Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

The first quaternary care hospital in Kerala to achieve the coveted JCI (Joint Commission International) Accreditation – the gold standard in global healthcare, Aster Medcity also won the NABH Accreditation, first-ever NABH Award for Excellence in Nursing and Green OT (Green Operation Theatres) Certification by Bureau Veritas – all within one year of opening its door to the world.

One of the most advanced healthcare destinations in India, Aster Medcity offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic technology to facilitate efficient and accurate treatment.

We’ll Treat You Well

This is our promise, our philosophy and way of life. And we’ll strive to honour this promise, every day, every moment, by doing everything we can to ensure you high quality, personalised medical care.

World-Class Medical Team

Aster Medcity has an outstanding team of healthcare professionals comprising nationally and internationally trained doctors who are experts in their specialities, ACLS/BLS/ATLS/PALS certified nurses, dieticians, rehabilitation therapists and qualified technicians. Capable of handling the most complex cases, they provide optimal and evidence-based treatment to patients, with a multidisciplinary approach.

Aster Technology
Aster Technology
For the first time in India

Automatic Drug Dispensing Pharmacy. Fully Automated Pharmacy Robot for faster and 100% precise dispensing of medicines

Aster Technology
For the first time in South India

Digital ICU/ E-ICU : Digitalized charting in ICUs, which is integrated to HIS for medications and to medical equipment like Ventilators, Patient Monitors, Syringe and Infusion Pumps to ensure unmatched efficiency in treatment. The ICUs have ceiling mounted Pendants to carry equipment, electricity and medical gases to facilitate easier patient care

Aster Technology
For the first time in Kerala

Robotic Surgery:Da Vinci Robot (Da Vinci IS3000 Series Single Console Surgery System), a robot for performing surgical procedures in Cardiology, Oncology, Gynaecology and Urology, with unmatched precision and accuracy.

ECMO: Takes over the function of the heart and lung temporarily in the event of heart failure

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World-class Imaging and Interventional Radiology

256-Slice Philips iCT- one of the fastest CT scanners with lowest radiation dose, rendering superior results for CT Angiography. Advantage of live CT Fluoroscopy for guided interventions. Wide-bore, 3 Tesla fully digital MRI with extremely low rate of claustrophobia, offers highest image quality in musculoskeletal, specialised neuro and cardiac applications. Large field, Bi-plane Flat panel detector Cath Lab with Angio-CT capability and live 3D road mapping - facilitates extremely accurate catheter navigation and device deployment in interventional neuroradiology and vascular interventional radiology. Digital Mammography and Tomosynthesis to detect even the smallest calcified lesion. IntelliSpace Portal - helps in exceptional collaborative workflow with real-time sharing for accurate diagnostic reporting and efficient treatment.

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Advanced Technical Support
  • Fully digitalised Anaesthesia care station. Digital Telemetry- A Patient Vitals Management System that enables transferring of Patients Vitals through Wireless transmission (patients wearing the vital monitoring transponder) for real-time recording, transmission and archiving; thereby ensuring zero loss chances of patients’ vitals
  • Pneumatic Chute- to avoid time lapse in medicine, sample dispensing
Aster Location
Kochi, Kerala, India
Kochi, Kerala, India

India’s finest healthcare facility. And a location that’s beautifully perfect. Aster Medcity is located in Kochi – a city that’s a fascinating combination of nature and modern life. This green patch of peace, flanked by backwaters and beaches, is well connected by air, rail and road with an International Airport (Cochin International Airport) that’s just 30minutes away from Aster Medcity, two Railway Terminals – Ernakulam South and Ernakulam North and National Highway 47 & National Highway 17.

Aster Design
Unique design

The design philosophy of Aster Medcity is simple - it’s all for the patient. Spaces that are actually spacious, rooms and waiting lounges that don’t make one claustrophobic, patient care areas that assure privacy and easy access to all facilities, an ambience that’s soothing to the eyes and mind, a place that’s peaceful and positive – everything is designed for the comfort and convenience of patients.

Aster Medcity Team
Dr. Harish Pillai
Cluster CEO - Kerala
Dr. Harish Pillai

A doctor with exemplary leadership skills and many years of experience as a healthcare administrator in leading national and international hospitals, Dr. Harish Pillai was the CEO of Egypt’s biggest JCI accredited private tertiary care Hospital- As Salam International Hospital, Cairo, for 7 years before he took the reins of Aster Medcity as its CEO.

After completing his graduation in medicine, Dr. Harish Pillai obtained a Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) from Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, Hyderabad, India and an MBA in International Healthcare & Hospital Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany, where he was awarded the ‘Best Student ’ in recognition of his distinguished academic record. He was the Director of Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai, before moving to Cairo. An expert in commissioning green field hospitals and leading strategic restructuring of “sick” projects, he represents the new breed of professional healthcare executives who aspire to take medical care to the next level with focus on well being of the entire society.

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Santy Sajan
Chief Operating Officer
Santy Sajan

An expert in hospital planning, administration and management, Santy Sajan has more than 27 years of experience in the international healthcare sector.

She has held key positions in some of the leading medical institutions in the United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman and India and has a strong track record of successfully implementing transformational changes, by taking service, quality and performance delivery to the next level.

Santy Sajan pursued her MBA in Business of Medicine & Medical Services Management from the John Hopkins University, USA; PhD from the Catholic University of America, USA; MSIT -Health Informatics -C from the University College of Maryland, USA and Masters in Nursing from the Manipal University.

Prior to joining Aster Medcity, she was the General Manager of Columbia Asia Hospital - Whitefield, Bangalore.

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Dr. P.C.Alexander
Chief Of Medical Services
Dr. P.C.Alexander

A veteran Paediatrician with more than 25 years of experience in providing comprehensive healthcare to children and adolescents, Dr. P.C Alexander, Senior Consultant, CoE Child and Adolescent Care has worked with the best hospitals in India and Oman.

An expert with unparalleled knowledge and experience in General Paediatrics, Ambulatory Paediatrics, Childhood Asthma, Growth and Nutrition, Developmental Paediatrics, Child Protection, Community Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, he is rated among the top Paediatricians in the region and has received several prestigious international awards. ​

With 22 years of experience in training Post Graduate and Undergraduate at the Department of Child Health, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat Sultanate of Oman, he has worked closely with Paediatric Colleges in various countries and is Examiner to the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.


FRCPCH | FRCPI | FRCPSG |FCCP | MD in Pediatrics (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana Punjab)| DCH in Child Health (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab) | MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, University of Pune


Senior Registrar/Consultant/Senior Consultant/Associate Professor-Sultan Qaboos University Hospital &College of Medicine, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Registrar/Senior Registrar/Lecturer/Assistant Professor-Christian Medical College, Ludhiana SHO/Registrar- St Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi

Was part of the initial core team that set up the multispecialty Department, which has more than 125 beds now with all the Paediatric Subspecialties

Was responsible for all the Clinical Teaching Units that took care of all the Pediatric admissions (General, Acute and Ambulatory)

This unit was the first model outside of Canada and subsequently was recognized as part of training program by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

Served as Examiner to Royal College of Physicians,

Ireland Examiner to the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health,

UK and Royal College of physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow since 2008

Several awards including best doctor (2008, 2014),

Best Undergraduate Teacher (2010) and Best Post Graduate Teacher (2011)

from Sultan Qaboos University

Pravasi Award for contribution to migrant health care

Founder member of the Oman Medical Association, Oman Pediatric Society

and Oman Respiratory Society

Has held many responsible positions in various organizations,

under the Ministry of Health including National Communicable Disease

Center, set up by EMRO, WHO and the National Toxicology Centre

More than 50 publications to his credit, in peer reviewed international

journals Responsible for organizing several international conferences in Muscat

including SIOP Asia -2008 under Ministries of Higher Education and Health

Contributed in various capacities to World Migrant Forum,

Migrant Forum of Asia, World Aid, World vision and World Social Forum

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic

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​Dr. V. Narayanan Unni
Director of Academic Affairs
​Dr. V. Narayanan Unni

One of the most respected medical professionals in the region, Dr. V. Narayanan Unni is is a Nephrologist with more than 31 years of experience to his credit. A expert in management of complex kidney disorders, his areas of special interest include kidney transplantation and hemodialysis. A key opinion leader for kidney transplantation in the International Transplantation Society, he has played an instrumental role in creating awareness on organ transplantation in Kerala. Dr. Narayanan Unni is the Director of Academic Affairs of Aster Medcity.


FRCP (Glasgow, UK) | FISN|DM in Nephrology (PGIMER, Chandigarh) | DNB (National Board of Examinations, New Delhi) | MD in General Medicine (CMC, Vellore) | MBBS (Calicut Medical College)


Professor & Head of Nephrology - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Asst. Professor, Associate Professor, Professor & Head of Nephrology-Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Nephrologist, Dammam Central Hospital, K.S.A.

Awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow, UK)

Fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology

Key Opinion Leader in Kidney transplantation of the International Transplantation Society

Member of many national and international professional associations in Nephrology

Invited to deliver talks and guest lectures at national and international conferences.

President of Nephrology Association of Kerala

Published 54 articles in International and Indian Medical Journals

Fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology

Recipient of six Gold Medals for MBBS

Chapters in textbooks - Essentials of Nephrology and Urology, Renal Replacement therapy in Text Book of Medicine &Text book of Medicine

Examiner for DM in Nephrology at P.G.I.M.E.R Chandigarh,C.M.C. Hospital, Vellore , Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai & Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham University

Examiner for Nephrology in the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Vinod YR
Chief Business Development Officer
Vinod YR

Vinod YR, Chief Business Development Officer, Aster DM Healthcare is a business professional with in-depth knowledge in sales, marketing and general management in the healthcare space. His extensive experience in setting up and managing business operations makes him a proactive and a proven leader who drives the team to achieve greater heights and guide them in facilitating their overall development.

He has worked with several multinationals like Globus Medical, Stryker India and India Medtronic and was Vice President – Marketing at Apollo Hospitals before taking over as the CBDO of the group.

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Mrs. Rose Thomas Thekkayil
Chief Nursing Officer
Mrs. Rose Thomas Thekkayil

A nursing professional with strong organisational skills, Mrs. Rose Thomas Thekkayil has more than 30 years of experience, which includes 10+ years as nursing head/administrator.

An expert in all aspects of nursing and international protocols in patient care, she has worked with some of the top hospitals in Saudi Arabia and India including Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune; Maternity & Children’ Hospital, Ministry of Health, KSA; Ahad Rufaidah General Hospital, KSA; Assir Central Hospital, KSA; MS Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Bangalore and St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore. Prior to joining Aster Medcity, she was working as the Chief of Nursing Services at the Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysore.

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Manoj VC
Head – Human Resources
Manoj VC

Manoj has over two decades of experience in HR Strategy, HR Operations, Employee Engagement and Organisational Capability Enhancement in different industries. He is into healthcare industry since August 2015. .

He is Six Sigma Black belt certified and GPHR qualified. He has led and focused on various key deliverables of HR namely- building robust workflows, Compensation & Benefits, Global Mobility Management, Succession Planning, Skill and Resource Planning, , Global Regulatory Compliance & Employee Relations.

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Edmond Paul
Head – Biomedicals and Material Management
Edmond Paul

Edmond Paul, Head – Biomedicals and Material Management, Aster DM Healthcare is an expert in designing of hospital infrastructure, planning, technical evaluation, negotiation and procurement of medical equipment and high value consumables for hospitals.

With over 16 years of experience in the healthcare space, he is well versed with all guidelines prescribed by the JCI (Joint Commission International) and National Accreditation Bodies like NABH, NABL and AERB in hospital infrastructure and process design.

He has designed, implemented and commissioned 30 hospitals till date and handled procurement of biomedical equipment worth INR 50 Billion. Edmond Paul has worked with healthcare majors like the Wockhardt Group, Max Hospitals and All India Institute of Medical Sciences before joining Aster DM Healthcare.

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Sunil Kumar
Finance Controller
Sunil Kumar

A post qualified Chartered Account with expertise in Management Information System (MIS) And Statutory Audit, Sunil Kumar, the Finance Controller of Aster Medcity was actively involved in implementation of Hospital Information System (HIS) and headed the Statutory Audit for 20 units of Narayana Hriduyalaya Private Limted, Bangalore for 2 years, as its Finance Manager.

He is an associate member of the Chartered Accountants of India.

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