Gifted with compassion, passion, humanitarianism and an awesome sense of dedication, Padmashree Dr. K. M. Cherian laid foundation to the Dr.K.M.Cherian’s Educational Trust in 2006 . His brain child “The Study – L’école Internationale” is dedicated to mould every child into Passionate Learners, Global Citizens and Future Leaders.
Pioneering pediatric cardiac surgery in India, this leading cardiac surgeon has held prestigious positions in India and abroad. Dr. K. M. Cherian has been the Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 1990 to 1993 and has performed more than 36,000 operations. With innate talent and a passion to save lives, he has also pioneered the first heart transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death, the first bilateral lung transplant, the first Pediatric Heart transplant, the first Auto transplant, and the first Heart and Lung transplant.
The President of India in his appeal to the Iraqi abductors, who had kidnapped three Indians, cited Dr. K. M. Cherian’s humanitarian gesture of operating on 20 Iraqi children who came with complex congenital heart defects in March the same year at the Frontier Lifeline, Chennai.
Dr. K. M. Cherian was the recipient of the prestigious Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree, awarded by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow during its 3rd Convocation. This honor was bestowed on him by His Excellency, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Honorable Chancellor of the University, Shri T.V. Rajeswar on the 22nd of January, 2007, in recognition of his unsurpassed contributions to cardiac care.
The International Centre for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Diseases started by Frontier Lifeline is yet another brainchild of the prodigious Dr. K. M. Cherian.
Dr.K.M.Cherian is the driving force and the source of motivation to the students at The Study. His exemplary life and contribution in the field of science motivates the students to follow his footsteps. Under his direction the students are currently working on projects based on Biomimetics.