Dr. Madhava Vijayakumar
(MBBS,DCH,MD,DNB(paediatrics), HOD,Paediatrics Government Medical College,Kozhikode)
Dr Madhava Vijayakumar is an eminent paediatrician and a teacher. Soon after starting his career with a private hospital of Thiruvambadi,Dr Madhava Vijayakumar joined the government service.He started serving as a child specialist in Sulthan Bathery Government Hospital.From there he attended and cured the cases of malnutrition and sickle cell anemia.Thus he took the responsibility of creating awareness of nutritious food among tribal settlements.While continuing practice in Sulthan Bathery he got posted in Kozhikode Medical College in the year 1998.With his 20 years of teaching career in Kozhikode Medical College Dr Madhava Vijayakumar was acclaimed as the most adorable faculty among medical students.
He had made immense contributions in the Child welfare activities of the State.Meanwhile he took up several projects on the treatment of vitamin D deficient tribal kids and women.He was a member of editorial committee for type 1 thyroid screening programmes in newborn babies.He also served as a member in institutional ethics committee and institutional research committee of Kozhikode Medical College.
Several of his essays were published in national and international medical journals and text books,Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika and Arogya Padmam.Best IP branch President special mention for his service in paediatrics in 2008 ,Special award for Magazine Editor in three consecutive years(2015,2016,2017),PG Quiz coordinator Special Award etc are some of the accolades that were achieved by Dr Madhava Vijayakumar.