Dr. Philip Augustine
(Director,Gastro enterology ,Cochin Gastro enterology group,Ernakulam Medical Centre Private Ltd.)
Dr. Philip Augustine is one of the best known Gastro enterologists in the country and a leading expert in pancreatic diseases.He is well known for his administrative skills too.Country hounoured him with a Padmashri considering his contributions to the health sector.In India the credit of introducing Gastro intestinal Endoscopy goes to him.He is the first medical practitioner to report Recurrent Pyogenic Cholongitis in 1987 and Crohn’s disease in 1995 in India.
He received so many medals in MBBS and MD.His achievements include Olympus Mitra Award(Indian Society of Gastro Enterology,1994),Dr P A Alexander Memorial Oration award (IMA Academy of Medical Specialities 1997),Dr V C Mathew Roy memorial Oration Award (Association of physicians of India,2001),Outstanding entrepreneurship Award 2011 constituted by Kerala State Industrial Department(KSIDC),The George Thomas Kottukappally Award for best Business Person in 2012,Entrepreneur of the year 2012 award constituted by Berchmans Institute of Management Studies ,K3A Business Excellence Award by Kerala Advertising Agency Association in 2015.
Over 80 of his essays got published in national and international Journals.Chapters on Pancreatitis in medicinal text books,write ups on pancreas disease are some of his writings which threw light on specific topics.He was a special invitee in University of Lubeck in Germany,national University Hospital of Singapore.Prince of World Hospital of Hongkong ,Bern ,Switzerland.
He also served as President of Indian pancreas Club,Vice President of Indian Association for the study of Gastro Enterology ,Governing council member of society for Gastro intestinal Endoscopy of India,Muvattupuzha Branch President ,Indian Medical Association.