Chief Executive Officer, Director of Medical Services
Dr. Chandy Abraham is the Facility Director and Head of Medical Services for Health City, Cayman Islands. He has had extensive experience of working in both clinical as well as academic settings in India and the United Kingdom. In addition, he has held many senior administrative positions throughout his career.
Dr. Chandy completed his undergraduate medical and postgraduate studies in General Surgery from the prestigious Christian Medical College, Vellore. He was subsequently appointed as the Director of the Redfern Memorial Hospital in South India where he honed his skills as a surgeon and hospital administrator.
He then joined the Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) where he was appointed the Head of Department of Surgery, Chief of Medical Staff and later rose to become the Deputy Director of the Institution.
While in the U.K., he worked at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in England and developed his surgical work in complex colorectal surgery. During this period, he obtained his membership to the Royal College of Surgeons in the U.K.
He has held several academic positions and was appointed Professor of Surgery in the Malaysian Science University Medical School based at Bangalore. Dr. Chandy has had experience as a teacher at the postgraduate level and has trained many doctors in General Surgery towards achieving the Diplomat of the National Board (DNB) in Surgery. He has also been a thesis guide to many students of general surgery.
Dr. Chandy’s last appointment was as the Facility Director of the Narayana Hrudayalaya, the flagship hospital of the Narayana Health group of Hospitals, and Group Head for Quality for the Narayana Health Group.
At the national level in India, Dr. Chandy is a “lead surveyor” for the “National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare organisations,” the Indian accreditation agency which works towards ensuring the level of quality in the healthcare sector. He is a member of the technical committee of this Board which helps with setting standards and implementing accreditation in healthcare across the nation.
However Dr. Chandy’s special area of interest has been in “lean management in healthcare”. He holds certification in lean management from the Cardiff University. He has implemented many projects in healthcare which have demonstrated the importance of developing processes that are streamlined and which optimise resource utilisation—thereby leading to cost effective services that are of high quality.
Dr. Chandy intends to implement the “Health City” vision, to provide ethical, high quality specialist medical services in a caring environment which is easily accessible to the people of the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean and beyond.