Dr. George Thayil

Fellow Aust. Board of Cardiology
Founder Head and Senior Consultant
Dept. of Cardiology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi -682012, India
Former State President, Indian College of Cardiology
State President, Indian Academy of Echocardiography

Qualifications and Recognitions:

A highly qualified medical practitioner, Dr Thayil has augmented his knowledge by undergoing specialized training at distinguished universities of the world. He always strive to be in pace with the constant changes that the medical field undergoes, especially in the field of Cardiology. His educational qualifications include:

  • B.Sc., University College, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • M.B.B.S (ARZT), University of Munich, Germany
  • MD, University of Munich
  • FAMA (Card.) (Board Certification in Cardiology), Aust. National Specialty Board
  • FCCP, Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians, USA
  • FACC, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, USA
  • FICC, Fellow of the Indian College of Cardiology
  • FESC, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

Professional Achievements:

It is but natural that a person of such urge for knowledge and service will be an achiever in his chosen field of work. Dr Thayil has served many a prestigious institutions at different parts of the world. His career graph reflects his accomplishments as well.

  • Resident Doctor, University of Munich Teaching hospitals, Munich
  • Staff Physician, District Govt. Hospital Wegscheid, Germany
  • Staff Physician, Abha General Hospital, Saudi Arabia
  • Registrar and clinical Tutor in Cardiology, Assir Central University Hospital, Saudi Arabia
  • Fellow in cardiology, University teaching hospital, Vienna, Austria
  • Fellow in Cardiology, Wels General teaching hospital, Wels , Austria
  • Staff Cardiologist, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany
  • Founder Head, Dept. of cardiology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi

Professional Membership:

Always an active member of medical fraternity, Dr Thayil believes that the medical associations are not only the ideal platforms for exchanging innovative ideas, but also to in bring a feeling of camaraderie between the fraternity members.

Dr. Thayil is a life member of the following medical associations:

  • Cardiological Society of India
  • Indian College of Cardiology
  • Indian Academy of Echocardiography
  • Indian Medical association
  • German Society of Cardiology
  • Austrian Society of Cardiology
  • European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention And Rehabilitation
  • Heart failure Association of European Society of Cardiology
  • Acute Cardiac Care Association of European Society of Cardiology.
  • American College of Cardiology
  • European society of Cardiology

Social Work:

As a person who strongly believes in socially inclusive, humane medical practices, Dr. Thayil has instituted a trust named "SHALOM Charitable Fund". Through this trust, he gives financial assistance to the poor and needy heart patients. The fund required for all the activities of the trust is raised from the proceeds received from sales of his books as well as the remunerations received from the articles published by him in various print media. Donations from well-wishers and patients also go into the corpus of the trust, which is solely operated by Dr. Thayil.

His other social initiatives include:

  • Organized / Participated in more than 75 medical camps over the last three decades.
  • Offer free medical camps (Mass Epidemic) to the Public and Orphanage

Awards and Achievements:

As one would expect, a person of the stature of Dr. Thayil is recognized for his valuable contributions to the medical field and society at large. Dr. Thayil has been honoured with numerous awards and recognitions like:

  • "Global Excellency Medical Award” from Global Malayalee council for Best malayalee Doctor, 2007
  • "Kudumbadeepam Award” for the Best Book of 2008.
  • "Prasasthipatra” from Newman Association of India for the Best Doctor , 2009.
  • "Sarvodhayam Kurian Smaraka Award” for the Best Doctor and social Worker, 2013.
  • "KCBC Dharsanika Vyjnanika Award” for the best Book of the year 2013 for “Sthreekalum Hrudrogavum”.
  • "Arogyaratna Award” from Chief Minister instituted by UGMA for Best Doctor of the state, 2014.
  • "Deva Matha Ratna Award” presented for the Best Alumni of the College, Deva Matha College , Kuravilangadu, 2014.
  • "Goodness TV medical excellency Award” presented for Best TV Presenter, 2016.
  • "Rotary Cosmos Cochin Heart Care Excellence Award” presented for the meritorious services in the field of Cardiology, 2017.

Professional Positions held:

  • State President, Indian College of Cardiology, 2013-14.
  • State President, Indian Academy of Echocardiography, 2018-19
  • Scientific Committee chairman, Annual conference of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Kerala chapter, 2017-18.
  • Organizing Secretary, Annual Conf. of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Kerala Chapter, 2010.
  • Scientific Committee Chairman, Annual Conf. of Indian College of Cardiology, Kerala Chapter, 2012-13
  • Steering Sub Committee Chairman, Annual Conf. of the Cardiological Society of India, 2002, 2009, 2016.

Dr Thayil confesses that the pillar of his strength is the unconditional support extended by his family. His family consists of:

  • Wife - Dr. Subha George (Palakunnel), Neuro-psychiatrist (Runs a Headache Care centre at Ernakulam).
  • Daughters - Annmary BA, MBA (Married to Jithin Josey Punnapuzha, B.E.,MBA, PMP, CBAP, Senior Solution Analyst, LOWES Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina). Blessed with three children: Therese Maria, Joseph Jithin and Cecelia Lourdes.
  • Elismary B.Com, MBA – works at Yahoo, Torrey Pines, Domlur, Bangalore as Senior network quality coordinator ( Married to Dr Julian Joseph Puthiyaparambil, MBBS, DCh, DNB, Consultant Pediatrician, St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore.

Global Excellency Medical Award for the Best Malayali Doctor by Global Malayali Council, in 2007. Prasasthi Pathram for the best Doctor by Newman Association of India, 2009.  Sarvodhayam Kurian Smaraka Award   (2013) for social initiatives in Ernakulam and neighbourhood   Kudumbadeepam Award for the best book, in 2008. Fellowship by the American College of Cardiology in 2008. KCBC DharsanikaVyjnanika Award. Arogyaratna Award. Deva MathaRatna Award. Goodness TV medical excellency Award. Rotary Cosmos Cochin Heart Care Excellence Award.
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