Dr. Nandakumar Jairam

Dr. Nandakumar Jairam

Advisor, Manipal Hospitals


Dr Nandakumar Jairam is currently the Advisor at Manipal Hospitals. Previously, he was the Chairman, CEO and Group Medical Director for Columbia Asia Hospitals in India. With the merger of Columbia Asia with Manipal, he has now moved to an advisory position.

He served as the Chairman of the NABH under the auspices of QCI (Quality Council of India), and Past Chairman, FICCI Health Services Committee. He was a member of the Health Insurance Forum of IRDA and FICCI. Additionally, he is a Founder Member of NATHEALTH and Secretary of GAPIO, as well as the Founder Trustee for Terry Fox Foundation, Bangalore until its existence.

Dr. Jairam has also been a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgery for Columbia Asia. He was the Vice President of Ostomates, India until 2007 and was responsible for the development of the self-help group for Ostomy patients. He was the Chairman, Health CII Institute of Quality from 1999 for a period of two years. He previously led a delegation of health professionals as its Chairman, to England under the Indo-UK Partnership Treaty. From 1996 to 1998, he was the Medical Director of Mallya Hospital, Bangalore.

He was Secretary of a charitable Dhanavanthri Hospital between 1997 and 2000. Between 1980 and 1994, he served at St John’s Medical College and Hospital firstly as Lecturer, later as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Head of Surgery and Member of the Board of Administration of SJMCH.

Dr. Nandakumar Jairam is trained in Colorectal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, having completed a course at St Mark’s Hospital in Colorectal surgery in 1986. He is an alumnus of Bangalore Medical College, National College, Basavanagudi and Bishop Cottons School, Bangalore, India. He has been an examiner for MBBS and the MS examinations of several Indian Universities and was also an examiner for DNBE in surgery and inspector for the National Board. He has several papers including publications in the prestigious British Journal of Surgery and presentations to his credit. He has been a recipient of many coveted awards including the Health Personality of the Year Award of FICCI, the FRCS (2017) and the Lifetime Achievement Award by ALERT.

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Dr. Nandakumar Jairam