Dr. K. P. Haridas has been an exemplary torch bearer of the medical profession for the last 48 years . His achievements are many so also his unmatched commitment and dedication to bettering people's lives that differentiates him from other high achievers. He has worked tirelessly for the last 48 years in the surgical field without taking a break.
Dr. Haridas started his career in 1968 as a lecturer in Pharmacology and moved on to join his favorite discipline Surgery in1970. His professional acumen and skills are widely accepted as a result of his work experience in prestigious hospitals in the UK for six years and earned his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons FRCS(Glasgow). In 1987 he moved to UAE and took up the position of a consultant surgeon and Chief of Surgical division at Beda Zayed Hospital in Abu Dhabi. After a successful stint in the UAE, Dr. Haridas returned to Kerala to rejoin the Medical College services.
One aspect of this highly skilled surgeon's mindset that sets him apart is his focus on innovation. Even during the early days of his career, he was not afraid to push the boundaries and attempt surgeries that other doctors had deemed too difficult. This approach has led him to conduct the first liver resection in Kerala during early 1980s, which was considered to be too difficult to operate on without the use of highly advanced medical technology that exists today.
In 2000, he opened one of the most reputed hospitals in the city of Trivandrum, the Lords Hospital. Under his astute leadership, the hospital has become a centre of excellence in the fields of minimally invasive bariatric surgery, liver resection, single incision surgery , video assisted anal fistula treatment and RFA for varicose veins, etc.
One can see the sense fire that burns in his heart as he still works every day of the week, and has performed tens of thousands of surgeries in the last four and a half decades. He is a philanthropist, supporting initiatives in Kerala which educate young people and finance poor homes and charitable institutions like Gandhi Bhavan, Pathanapuram, differently abled children in the Rotary institute, Trivandrum etc.
Looking to the future, Dr. Haridas wishes to build a geriatric home and an orphanage.One thing is for certain, and that is that his philosophy to life has been and will continue to be an inspiration for young doctors in particular, and people at large. He is currently in the process of writing a memoir entitled “Story of My Scalpel”which he hopes will inspire thousands of budding surgeons to make the pursuit of innovation and excellence an integral aspect of their lives.