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Prof. Dr. George Chandy Matteethra, former Director and Head of the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, CMC Vellore has been a pioneer in the field of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation in India. For his contributions in the field of healthcare in India, he received the highest award in the field of Medicine, the Dr B C Roy National Award from the President of India. Qualification FIHS 2007 International Hospital Society FRCP 2004 Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, UK PGDHA 1992 CMC, Vellore, (Hospital Administration) Tulane University, USA D.M. 1986 CMC, Vellore, (Gastroenterology) Madras University M.D. 1980 CMC, Ludhiana, (Internal Medicine) Punjab University M.B.B.S. 1974 CMC, Vellore, Madras University Fellowship & Awards The Doctor of The Year award in recognition of achievements at C.M.C, Vellore, Excellence In Education and Christian Leadership, In the Medical Art and Science of Health and Healing, 2007 Awarded a fellowship by the Australian CMC Vellore Board, to train in Liver Transplantation at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney – 1994 Dr. B.C. Roy award for excellence in Healthcare Leadership 2008 (The Dr. B.C. Roy National Award awarded by the Medical Council of India and presented by the President of India for the year 2006, for excellence in leadership in healthcare. This is the highest award in the field of Medicine) Second Rank in MD (Internal Medicine) Examination, Punjab University 1980 National Merit Scholarship Award Government of India 1965 National Merit Scholarship Award by the Government of India 1963 ICMR Advanced Centre for Liver Diseases at CMC, Vellore (Period: 2007-2012). BMS Foundation Award (2007-2010) for a National Hepatitis B Awareness Programme AHBAAS Sri Sakthi Amma Oration Award for Eminent Medical Person (2010) Outstanding Personality Award (2004) Indian Medical Association Rotary Club, Vellore Citizen’s Forum. Dr. Thomas Sen Bhanu Award, CMC, Vellore (1973) LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: Chapters in Books Human Rights and Health. George M. Chandy. In. Redefining Human Rights Towards a new Socio- Religious Interface, Ch. 13: 118-120, 2007. Hepatitis B virus infection and liver transplantation. Subramaniam Venkataraman, Shajan Peter, George M. Chandy In. Hepatitis B in India. Prevention and Management.. Ch 60: 585-597. 1st Ed 2004 Hepatic Steatosis. Jeyamani R, George M. Chandy. Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) 10th Annual Symposium, New Delhi, India. March 2004. Ranbaxy Science Foundation. Fatty Liver: Is it Benign? George M. Chandy, Ashis Mukhopadhya. In. Medicine Update, Vol. 12. 2002; Ch.77. Proceedings of the Scientific Sessions APICON 2002. Clinical Profile of Transfusion Associated Hepatitis. Acute Sequelae. George Chandy, CE Eapen. In: Transfusion Associated Hepatitis: Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention. Chapter 26, 1st Ed 1998. Other Articles Tumour Board, The Health Insurance Specialist, Star Health Insurance Articles in Journals George M Chandy, Nursing Education. Editorial CMJI 2013 July – Sept, Vol 28:1:3 Ashish Goel, Kadiyala Madhu, Uday Zachariah, K.G.Sajith, Jeyamani Ramachandran, Banumathi Ramakrishna, Sridhar Gibikote, John Jude, George M Chandy, Elwyn Elias, C.E.Eapen, A study of aetiology of portal hypertension in adults (including the elderly) at a tertiary centre in southern India, Indian J.Med Res 137, May 2013, pp 922 – 927. George M Chandy, Transforming Lives. Editorial CMJI 2012 July – Sept, Vol 27:3 George M Chandy, Renewing Our Commitment to Mission. Editorial CMJI 2012 Vol 26 : 4 & 27: 1 A Ananthakrishnan, N K Arora, G Chandy, B Gitanjali, R Sood, A Supe, A Nagarajan. Is there a need for transformational change to overcome the current problems with postgraduate medical education in India? Natl Med J India 2012;25:101-8 Chandy GM: Ashok Chacko-President, ISG 2010-2011. Indian J Gastroenterology; 2011 Feb; 30(1):1-2 Madhu K, Avinash B, Ramakrishna B, Eapen CE, Shyamkumar NK, Zachariah U, Chandy G, Kurian G.Idiopathic non-cirrhotic intrahepatic portalhypertension: common cause of cryptogenic intrahepatic portal hypertension in a Southern Indian tertiary hospital. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2009 May-Jun;28(3):83-7. Epub 2009 Nov 12. PubMed PIMD: 19907954. Chandy GM: Ashok Chacko --President, Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2010-2011. Indian J Gastroenterol; 2011 Feb;30(1):1-2 . PMID: 21409521. Vivek R, Chandy GM, Brown DW, Kang G. Seroprevalence of IgG antibodies to hepatitis E in urban and rural southern India. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:19729178. Daniel HD, Fletcher JG, Chandy GM, Abraham P. Quantitation of hepatitis B virus DNA in plasma using a sensitive cost-effective “in-house” real-time PCR assay. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2009 Apr-Jun;27(2):111-5. PubMed PMID: 19384032. Simon EG, Joseph AJ, George B, Zachariah UG, Jeyamani R, Eapen CE, Chandy G, Ramakrishna BS, Kurian G, Chacko A. Aetiology of paediatric portal hypertension – experience of a tertiary care centre in South India. Trop. Doct. 2009. Jan: 39 (1): 42-44. Daniel HD, David J, Grant PR, Gasrson JA, Chandy GM, Abraham P. Whole blood as an alternative to plasma for detection of hepatitis C virus RNA. J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Nov; 46 (11):3791-4. Epub 2008 Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 18701664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2576615. Daniel HD, Grant PR, Gasrson JA, Tedder RS, Chandy GM, Abraham P. Quantitation of hepatitis C virus using an in-house real-time referse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction in plasma samples. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Aug; 61(4)415-20. Epub 2008 May 16. Erratus in: Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Dec; 62(4):479. Grant, Paul R [added]; Garson, Jeremy A [added]; Tedder Richard S [added]. PubMed PMID: 18486403.