Prof.(Dr.) T. S. Ravi kumar

Retired Director JIPMER and formerly Director cum VC of SVIMS, took over as President on 02-Nov-2018

Welcome to All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri

It is my distinct pleasure to invite the future leaders of healthcare in India to AIIMS Mangalagiri on behalf the leadership of the institute. While each student will and must familiarise oneself with the objectives as laid down in AIIMS Act, I wish to enunciate some salient principles. We will develop each one of you to become life- long learners , along with the qualities of professionalism, empathy, inclusiveness and humility. Health, as defined by WHO is “ a state of complete physical ,mental and social well-being,and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” . This includes spiritual health as part of social well being. You will learn the pillars of health care delivery right from the onset, to include Access,Equity, Quality and Cost while you go through the subjects of anatomy, physiology,biochemistry, community Medicine etc right in the first year. We hope to become the paragon of pedagogic innovations in order to impart knowledge and will develop many teaching-learning methods to optimise learning at personal and group levels. Individual excellence is a must, but it will be in the context of team work , accountability and transparency, so as to deliver patient- centered care. We will create communities wherein each citizen’s healthcare needs are met . Welcome again for a rewarding experience for the next few years at AIIMS wherein we are preparing to train professionals to be among the global best ,in Mangalagiri!!

Prof.(Dr).T.S.Ravi kumar


Dr. T.S. Ravi kumar came to India after serving in the U.S for over 36 years in various capacities with the overarching goals of (i) Service in public sector for the under served; (ii) System design for Quality & Patient Safety; and (iii) testing models for Universal Health Care. He was appointed as the first Director & CEO of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry,after it was designated an Institute of National Importance. He completed his M.S in Surgery from Madras Medical College, India and completed American Board of Surgery in addition to FRCS from Canada & Edinburgh. He is a fellow of American College of Surgeons.

He leads SVIMS and served as Advisor / Special Officer for AIIMS Mangalagiri.

His appointments in USA included: Assistant and later Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine; Professor of Surgery & molecular biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Chief of Surgery at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey; and Surgeon-in-chief, Senior VP for surgical services at Montefiore Medical Center, North shore LIJ health System, New York. He held University Chair & John D. Mountain Endowed Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

He is recognized internationally for his work in colorectal cancer and liver surgery and patient safety. He has over 230 peer reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters.

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 21stCentury" in its 2000 millennium edition. Under his leadership, JIPMER for the first time in its history,received award of excellence "CNBC TV 18 -ICICI Lombard -India Healthcare Awards" as 'Best hospital with Medical School -Non Metro 2014-15'.

Under his leadership, JIPMER won 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.He initiated several projects at JIPMER: 400 bed Women & Children Hospital, an Academic Centre, a large student Hostel Complex, super specialty block expansion. JIPMER Quality Council and Apex trauma/emergency/ disaster management centre. Currently at SVIMS, Tirupati he is establishing ten institutes of excellence. A medical college exclusively for women was inaugurated in December 2016. A “Center for Advanced Research” (CfAR)is established with the idea to ‘see far’ in conducting longitudinal research. For the first time SVIMS is ranked among the top 100 institutions in NIRF2018ranking in both overall and university categories.

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