Sri Venkateswara Institue Of Medical Sciences

     Dr. T S Ravikumar joined as Director cum Vice Chancellor, SVIMS on 2nd September, 2015. He is former Director & CEO of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India. JIPMER was made an institution of national importance by an Act of Indian Parliament in 2008 and Dr. Ravikumar was appointed its first Director. He completed his term on March 11, 2015. He came to India after serving in the U.S for over 36 years in various capacities. He completed his M.S in Surgery from Madras Medical College and completed his M.S. in Surgery from Madras Medical College and completed American Board of Surgery in addition to FRCS from Canada & Edinburgh. He is a fellow of American College of Surgeons.

     His appointments have included: Assistant and later Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School 1986-90; Associate Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine 1990-93; Professor of Surgery and molecular biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Chief of Surgery at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey 1993-98; Surgeon-in-Chief, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, 1998-2005; and Surgeon-in-chief, Senior VP for surgical services for North shore LIJ health System, New York 2005-2008. During 1998-2005 he was University Chair of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York & during 2005 – 2008, he was John D. Mountain Endowed Chair of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to moving back to India, he was at Geisinger Health System, Pennsylvania during 2009 - 2011 as Director of NCI Community Cancer Center Program, Director, Surgical Innovations & Chief Quality Officer for Surgery/Interventional Procedures.

     He is recognized internationally for his work in colorectal cancer and liver metastasis and value-based care delivery in hospitalized patient population using a novel model of risk mitigation for patient safety. His clinical expertise includes minimally invasive, colorectal, pancreatic, hepatic and oncologic surgery. He has over 230 peer reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters. He has been an invited speaker at multiple national and international organizations.

     He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the top doctors/best doctors listings consistently since 1995. He is a member of several surgical and oncologic societies, including Society of University Surgeons and the American Surgical Association. He is a past President of New York Surgical Society. The New York Daily News named him "21 New Yorkers to Watch in the 211 Century" in its 2000 millennium edition. Under his leadership, JIPMER received award of excellence "CNBC TV 18 - ICICI Lombard - India Healthcare Awards" as 'Best hospital with Medical School - Non Metro 2014-15'.

     Under Dr.Ravikumar as the CEO, JIPMER has experienced an unprecedented growth. It now has the acclaim as the third ranked medical school, sixth highly rated multi-specialty hospital as well as ranked fourth for research infrastructure in all of India Under his leadership JIPMER established over 30 new international and national collaborations, opened a 400 bed Women & Children Hospital, an Academic Centre and a large student Hostel Complex. He initiated several other projects to be commissioned soon: super specialty expansion including multi- organ transplantation / regenerative medicine; modernization of old hospital; faculty/staff quarters and new outpatient, dental, geriatric wing. He spearheaded several initiatives such as: JIPMER International School of Public Health, JIPMER Quality Council and Apex trauma/emergency/ disaster management centre for South India In addition to the above, his ongoing innovations include integrated value based research and delivery models including Universal Healthcare.