Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram is a highly renowned cardiac surgeon with over thirty-five years of experience in the field. Dr Jose has performed the first successfulheart retransplant surgery in India in 2014. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri, which is the fourth highest civilian award in the country, from the Government of India in the year 2011. He has independently performed more than 10,000 heart surgeries so far.
Dr. Jose is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow. He is the founder and Chairman of "Heart Care Foundation". This foundation helps poor patients to have heart surgeries done, by assisting them financially. It also conducts programs to spread awareness about the heart diseases.
He has to his credit various achievements. Some of the notable ones are