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Dr. Ravi T Santosham

Dr. Ravi T Santosham

Dr. Ravi T Santosham

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General Physician


39 Years Experience Overall

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Dr. Ravi Santosham was trained by his father the Late Dr. Mathuram Santosham right from his formative years as a young medical student in the management and more importantly in the attitude and compassion towards those suffering from tuberculosis, asthma and other chronic and acute respiratory diseases. He received his MBBS from the Government General Hospital and after his rotating house surgeoncy; he worked as an honorary senior house surgeon in general medicine in the Government General Hospital Chennai for two years.He was offered a job as a senior house officer in St Ann's Hospital North London in England which he accepted. He worked as a senior house officer and registrar in the Hither Green hospital, the Grove Park Hospital and the Lewisham General hospital in London. He was inducted as a Member of the Royal Society of Health and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in London. As the Santosham Chest Hospital was growing he returned to India in 1977 to take over as Dr. Mathuram Santosham's assistant physician.He secured his M.D in General Medicine in 1980 and continued his practice in the Santosham Chest Hospital. In 1986 he received a Fellowship from the American College of Chest Physician. In 1990 he took over as the secretary of the Santosham Hospital public trust and the administrative head of the Santosham Chest Hospital which he continues to this date.In 2001 he was awarded the Governors' Community Service award from the American College of Chest Physicians at a banquet organized for the occasion for his meritorious work among the poor patients in and around his part of the world. The award was presented by Mr. Hamilton Jordan Forner chief of the White House Staff. In May 2012 Dr. Ravi Santosham was given “The Best Doctor Award" by the MGR Medical University in Chennai Dr Ravi Santosham has delivered over 12 International orations and chaired many symposia on the approach and management of respiratory diseases.Dr. Ravi Santosham leads an active social life and is the president of the Madras Musical Association, President of the Indian Christian Association Tamilnadu and Vice President of the Alumni Association of the Madras Christian College. Founder member of the Asthma Foundation of India, Vice President of the Tamilnadu Triathlon Association, founder and former treasurer of the Tamilnadu, Association and Joint Secretary of the Squash Racquets Federation India

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Egmore, Chennai

Santosham Chest Hospital


70, Old Number 155, Egmore High Road, Landmark: Opposite Presidency Girls Higher Secondary School, Chennai

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09:00 - 12:00



Awards and Recognitions

Governor's Community Service Award - American College of Chest Physicians - 2001
Best Doctor Award - MGR University - 2012


MBBS - Madras University, Chenai, India, 1973


Tamilnadu Medical Council
Asthma Foundation of India


1990 - 2016 Administrative Head at Santosham Chest Hospital
1990 - 2016 Secretary at Santosham Chest Hospital Trust


24000 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1973
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