Indian Medical Association honors Amrita Hospital’s Dr. Prem Nair 

Tharang Golden Honor for Global Excellence 

Prem Nair receives Tharang Golden Honour for Global Excellence from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Dr Prem Nair, group medical director of Amrita Hospital, Kochi, and Faridabad, has been bestowed with the Tharang Golden Honour for Global Excellence by the Indian Medical Association. The award ceremony took place during the 98th All India Medical Conference held in Thiruvananthapuram, with the award being presented by the chief minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan.

The Tharang Golden Honour recognizes Nair’s contributions to medicine and healthcare policies, emphasizing his dedication to patient care and leadership in shaping affordable and accessible healthcare. The award acknowledges his efforts in advancing medical knowledge, improving patient care, and showcasing exemplary leadership, establishing him as a prominent figure in the healthcare community both nationally and internationally.

Nair, instrumental in establishing Amrita Hospital in 1998 and founding Kerala’s first private medical college in 2002, aimed to bridge healthcare disparities. Under his leadership, Amrita Hospitals has evolved into India’s largest private healthcare institution, setting a benchmark for accessible and top-quality healthcare services.

His journey includes a Doctor of Medicine and Fellowship of the American College of Physicians in Hepatology from the University of Southern California. Nair’s influential career encompasses key positions such as medical director at Amrita Hospital and provost (Medical Sciences) at Amrita University, Consulting Gastroenterologist in California, and leadership roles at the Association of Healthcare Providers (India).

Under his leadership, Amrita Hospital, Kochi, achieved medical milestones, including Asia’s first upper-arm double-hand transplant and India’s first surgery on a foetus in the womb.


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