Chennai, March 2020: Dr. K. M. Cherian, the pioneer of pediatric cardiac surgery in India released a book on ‘A Compendium of National & International Publications’, today. It reflects his surgical and scientific work published in various National and International journals which spans around his cardiac surgical career of close to 45 years in India. This book by the Padmashree awardee, is a compilation of 191 international & national clinical articles and 103 national & international research articles. The book release also sought the presence of 40+ doctors, former colleagues and peers from the medical fraternity, as well.
With the aim of science being to generate new and reliable knowledge, it is therefore important to be clear and precise while writing articles. Moreover, there should be no ambiguity and vagueness because the material published will be reviewed and read by other members of the scientific community.
Commenting on the same, Dr. K. M. Cherian – Founder, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Dr K.M Cherian Heart Foundation said, “Publishing one’s work is the only way knowledge is disseminated in society. It is our duty to share our knowledge and experiences. This body of knowledge will be the foundation for further work on the same subject and therefore it has to be honest and accurate. Not all results will be positive but it’s important to document the facts faithfully because negative outcomes are results too and we can learn from them. In fact I wish to reproduce a brief extract from one of my surgical notes written in 1975 “the OT Notes of the RVOT resection” This should become a habit and like all habits it comes with regular practice.”
Further adding to this, Dr. K. M. Cherian said, “Writing cements all our thoughts, experiences and findings of a particular procedure and is our legacy for posterity. It will serve to stimulate, guide and possibly motivate the subsequent generations to search for answers that we have not yet found.”
Dr. Cherian has been the Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 1990 to 1993 and has performed 48,000+ surgeries. With innate talent and a passion to save lives, he has also pioneered the first heart transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death, the first bilateral lung transplant, the first Pediatric Heart transplant, the first Auto transplant, and the first Heart and Lung transplant. With phenomenal experience and far-sightedness, he is the first Indian member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He also recently celebrated his 78th birthday.