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.
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.
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.
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.
Automatic Drug Dispensing Pharmacy. Fully Automated Pharmacy Robot for faster and 100% precise dispensing of medicines
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Psychiatrist with more than 22 years of experience, Dr. T R John is an expert in management of behavioral and mental disorders in both adults and children. His areas of special interest include management of mood disorders, suicide prevention in people with high stress levels, women’s mental health, wellness psychiatry and psychiatric aspects of organ transplantation. Dr. T R John is also the Chief of Medical Services of Aster Medcity, Kochi.
DNB in Psychiatry (National Board of Examinations) | MD in Psychiatry (Armed Forces Medical College) | MBBS (Armed Forces Medical College)
Expertise in stress management and implementing suicide prevention programmes in people high levels of stress.
Worked at various Hospitals of the Indian Armed Forces across India
Worked Associate Professor at the MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery
Postgraduate teacher in Psychiatry (Armed Forces as well as Kerala)
Executive committee member of IMA Kochi and Ernakulam Psychiatric Society
Published several research articles
Proficient in Malayalam, English and Hindi
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
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.
An expert in hospital quality management with strong leadership skills, Dr. Aparna Ghosh has more than 19 years of experience in healthcare service and delivery, planning and implementation of continuous quality improvement processes and overall, day-to-day operations of the hospital including facility management, patient - visitor management, inventory & resource management and allocation, optimisation of cost and staff delegation/ management.
With extensive experience in quality compliance and healthcare systems management, Dr. Aparna Ghosh is well versed in all standards, protocols, practices, procedures and infrastructural requisites for national/ international accreditations and certifications such as JCI, NABH and ISO. She’s also an expert in disaster management.
An MBA with Master’s Degree in Personnel Management, Dr. Aparna attained her MPhil/PhD in Hospital & Healthcare Systems Management from BITS Pilani, Rajasthan.
Prior to joining Aster Medcity, Dr. Aparna Ghosh was working as the Head of Quality & Accreditation at Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka. She has also held key positions in leading healthcare institutions like Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune and Well View Health Research & Nursing Centre, Jamshedpur.
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.
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.
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.
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.