Dr. Nandakumar Jairam

Dr Nandakumar Jairam currently is the CEO, Chairman and Group Medical Director for Columbia Asia Hospitals in India. He is the Chairman of the NABH under the auspices of QCI (Quality Council of India), and was Chairman of the health services committee of FICCI. He is the founder member of NATHEALTH and GAPIO as well as the founder trustee for Terry Fox foundation Bangalore until its existence. He founded Krishna charitable trust.

He is also responsible for the development of the self -help group for Ostomy patients, and was the Vice President of Ostomates, India until 2007. He was the Chairman, Health CII institute of quality from 1999 for a period of two years. He also led the delegation of health professionals as its Chairman, to England under the Indo UK partnership treaty. From 1996 to 1998 he was the Medical director of Mallya Hospital, Bangalore.

He was secretary of a charitable hospital the Dhanavanthri Hospital between 1997 and 2000. Between 1980 and 1994, he served at St John’s Medical College and Hospital firstly as lecturer, later as assistant professor, associate professor, Professor and head of Surgery and member of the Board of administration of SJMCH.

Dr Nandakumar Jairam is trained in colorectal and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He has spent time in the UK and the USA. He attended a course at St Marks Hospital in Colorectal surgery in 1986. He is an alumnus of Bangalore Medical College, National College, Basavanagudi and Bishop Cottons School, Bangalore, India. He has been an examiner for MBBS and the MS examinations of several Indian Universities and he was also an examiner for DNBE in surgery