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President

Dr. George Joseph


President's message:

I have been greatly honoured to be elected as the president of A.T.M.G.UK for the next three years. I promise to continue the great tradition laid down by our previous presidents.

First and foremost, I would like to use this occasion to request all our members and friends to undertake a membership drive. The number of new Trivandrum Graduates coming to UK has trickled down to almost zero. So we have to get all Trivandrum graduates in UK to join our association. We should encourage all members who have let the membership lapse, knowingly or unknowingly, to renew their standing order to continue the membership. If the number of membership continues to fall, our Association will wither away.

The executive committee is already working hard to organise our next annual meeting in September 2016.Hope to see you all next September. I invite any suggestions or advice from our friends either via email or by phone.


Dr.George Joseph

President, ATMG- UK

Tel: 01633265165

Gjoseph94@hotmail.co.uk


General Secretary

Dr. Augustine J Pereira


General Secretary's message:

A graduate from Trivandrum Medical College 1991 batch, I am immensely proud to be able to be the voice for my Alma Mater association in UK during 2015-1018. My thanks to my predecessors who have built up this organisation to what it is today.

ATMG represents over 300 alumni from Trivandrum Medical College, the first medical college in Kerala, India. Ranked among the top 20 medical colleges in the country today, the foundation stone of the College was laid by His Highness the Raja Pramuk of Travancore – Cochin on 26th January 1950. The first batch of students was admitted in August 1951. The College was formally inaugurated by Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on 27th November 1951.

The Medical College Hospital, an institution with over 2500 beds for inpatient care was inaugurated by Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru a few years later in 1954. It offers courses at graduate, post graduate and post-doctoral levels in medicine, public health, nursing and pharmaceutical sciences. The Kerala model of health care, globally acclaimed for cost effectiveness, is attributable to the alumni of this institution. 

Our members lead exciting professional and specialist occupations across the National Health Service, Local Authority and private sector in UK. Our members are proud of the work they do and the responsibility they carry and the impact the work has on the health of the population they serve.

ATMG as an organisation exists to further their aspirations through collective action. It is also a forum for relaxing through cultural programmes hosted at its annual conference and stimulating cultural awareness amongst the next generation of children and young people.

Most importantly, the annual conference in September 2016 will offer us all the opportunity to connect with colleagues and friends. At our Friday evening social get together, and the Saturday evening gala dinner you can "catch up" with those you meet once a year or at times walk down memory lane with someone you have only met after several years.

You can also meet our alumni members in UK presenting world class CME that showcases our academic excellence. This year, I plan to introduce a poster competition to share ideas with professionals from across the country and even around the globe. We look forward to a great meeting.

We have an amazing organization with so many dedicated and talented people, all working to improve the health of communities in UK. I am also aware that there are other doctors associations representing doctors from Kerala in UK and other parts of the world and I am keen to forge strong links with these associations.

I'd like to thank existing members for their support - we couldn't carry on without your contribution and I am committed to enhancing your experience as a member. For those considering becoming a member, we want you to appreciate the value of being a member, the small ways we can collectively act to support those in need and understand why we are unique and why you should join now.

There are plans for doing some charitable work, but this will only be possible with your help and contributions. We welcome other ideas and if you are keen go get involved with ATMG, I would like to hear from you too.

I hope to see you in September at our annual conference for a weekend of fun, camaraderie and to share learning. I end with a prayer that we all are able to stay united and grow together as a family. 

Jai Hind!
  
Dr Augustine Pereira

General Secretary, ATMG- UK

atmgsecretary@gmail.com


Treasurer

Dr. Shams Moopen



Treasurer's message:

I am honoured to have the opportunity to be the treasurer of ATMG for the next three years. As we embark on through another year, I wish all of you a great year ahead. I hope you share my pride in our alma mater for all that it has accomplished and for its vision in moving forward. Regardless of your engagement I would urge all of you be part of our next annual meeting to make it a memorable event.

Dr Shams Moopen

Treasurer, ATMG- UK


Cultural Secretary
Dr. MayaDevi Kurup


Cultural secretary's message:

Coming soon   

Executive Committee Members

Lets get to know our Executive Committee members and what they enjoy doing in their spare time...



Dr George Joseph

I am a retired GP in Newport wales. I worked in Anaesthetics for 10 years before switching to General practice. I joined Trivandrum Medical college in 1966 after passing B.Sc. degree in Zoology. I came to UK in 1974 and have lived in Newport all the time. My wife 'Julie' was from Newport. Unfortunately she passed away 8 years ago. I got two Daughter, Anna ,who just got a job as consultant in Anaesthetics and ICU, in Kingston Hospital London, And Nena, who work as health care assistant in a local GP practice. My hobbies are computer hard ware and motor cars.

Dr Shams Moopen 

BDS , FDSRCS (Edinburgh), MSc Orthodontics (London), FFDRCS Orth (Ireland), M.Orth Intercollegiate (England & Glasgow) , M.Orth RCS (Edinburgh), MDS Paedodontics (PGI, Chandigarh), M Paed Dent RCS (Edinburgh), Certificate in Surgical & Prosthodontic Implantology (Eastman Dental Institute, London) 

I did my Bachelor of Dental surgery in 1981 from Trivandrum Dental College. I took my Master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry from PGI, Chandigarh and Master’s Degree in Orthodontics from Royal London Hospital, London. Since then I had gained membership & fellowship from all the Royal College of England, Edinburgh and Ireland. I have been in the executive committee of ATMG for the last 6 years. I was also magazine editor and successfully published an ATMG Magazine. I have my own dental clinics in UK and my practice is limited to Orthodontics. I am presently visiting Professor in Orthodontics to City of London Dental School & PMS College of Dental Sciences & Research, Trivandrum, India. 

My wife is Dr. Anne Philip, who is a Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Anne has done her MBBS & MD from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. She is a Member & Fellow of the Royal College (MRCOG & FRCOG) and Membership in Sexual & Reproductive Health. 


Dr A. K Muthappan


1963 BATCH Tvm Medical college DLO from London
Working as GP in Swanley,Kent
Ex president of ATMG
Ex executive Member of MMA
Wife Kusumam Retired Lecturer
Two sons ARUN working as a GP in Manchester, wife Lynda 2 children
ASHOK is a solicitor, working in London wife Marta 2 children

Hobbies: football table-tennis badminton we both like playing cards and watching TV


Dr Rajan

I am 1968/73 batch an old man who started ATMG in Cardiff many years ago.

Now a full time GP and mine is a teaching practice and I am MBBS Examiner for Cardiff uniniversiyty .

I have two daughters and 4 grand children.

Older daughter is Anjana --Started her consultant Occuloplastic surgeon job in university hospital Cardiff in October 2015

Her husband Samarth Haridas full time GP now moved from Cambridge to Cardiff

Younger is Leshmi -- she is in paediatrics neonatology after MRCP Paeds and Now joined for MSc in Medical education and she is in the Examiners panel for MRCP and MBBS in Cardiff university hospitals.

Her husband is in Kerala managing his Father's business ,Lords hospital TVM

I am interested in looking after all Grand children and playing in the Cardiff Shuttle kings Club and learning Golf along with my grand children

Dr Nevine Anandan


2001 MBBS

Currently working in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as Radiology Registrar.

My husband is Saju Sivaji who works with HP as an IT manager. We have a lovely daughter, Nivedita (Veda) who's completed two years.

My interests include travelling, shopping and meeting up with friends.


Dr Devika Maheswari


1982-87 batch,the first batch who had to do the entrance exam which frightened the living daylights out of us who had cosily been sitting in the Medical college list to start our classes and the Govt declared that the list is cancelled and that we had to sit the entrance exam at short notice. By the grace of God got in! Hence by no means faint hearted and prepared to face the challenges that will be thrown at us by ATMG.

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist by trade,started O &G career in 1991 in UK and moved into General practice in 2005.I wear 2 hats , 1 that of a GP and other in looking at all Women’s health issues . Working in Hunter Health Centre in East Kilbride,Lanarkshire in Scotland.

MRCOG in 1995,MRCGP IN 2004,FRCOG in 2007.

Husband C.Somasekaran Nair(Raju) is a GP in Hamilton.We have 2 boys ,Harikrishnan and Gopikrishnan.Hari is 27 and pursuing his surgical career,doing his research posting in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at present .Gopi is 19,doing second year Medicine at Dundee University.

Hobbies:frequent the gym as often as possible to maintain my sanity! Body pump,body attack,combat,body step and pilates are a combination of classes that I try to do regularly weekly .Also swim when possible.Enjoy and love cooking,mainly our Malayali items.


Dr Arun Kumar



I was born and brought up in trivandrum [it is not my fault] and I belong to the 1995 batch.I got my CCT in Gastroenterology from the West midlands in Jan 2015. I was based at Portsmouth doing a fellowship in advanced endoscopy until last month . Iam currently doing a locum Consultant job at Kings Mill Hospital [Sutton -in-ashfield]. My substantive post will commence from Jan 2016 at the Royal Stoke Hospital .

I am interested in badminton /cricket/swimming /out door life/travelling /good food and wine [who doesnt?]
My better half is Deepthi vijayan . She is an almamater of Trichur Engineering college [chemical engineer by trade]. Currently working full time as high school maths teacher . She is a talented dancer , cook and loves the microphone [in case you havent noticed !]
Our Daughter is 8 yr old Nayan . She is a keen swimmer and wants to be a dancer like her mother .I am keeping her away from the microphone for the time .
We are currently settled in Bromsgrove . However will move into Stafforshire county next year.


Dr Mathew Jacob

Married to Jwala Philip

We are both from the 1997 MBBS batch and we work in Histopathology (me) and Clinical Oncology (Jwala) at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (me) and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Jwala). We live in Leeds and we have one amazing daughter, Prianka.

Ex Secretary(2013 to 2015)

Dr Indu

TVM med college- Joined MBBS January 1989

MD Obs & Gynae- Also from TVM med college

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Royal Stoke hospital, University Hospital of North Staffordshire since 2007.

One husband- Suresh, Psychiatrist, Ex membership secy ATMG, 😄😄, one daughter.- Neetha Suresh, economist in GES, London...😄😄

Active member of Sruthi executive committee until last year.

Interests- Fitness/ Exercise regimes- Walking, now walk/ runs, Yoga, Pilates, Music, Dance and of, course FB and WA and TG chats( not for the website,,, hehe😄😃)

My vision- To encourage and enthuse the younger generation of doctors to actively participate and take this organisation forward..


Dr C S Jayakumar


I belong to 1971 batch of TVMMC, came to UK in in1984 , worked in General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine for several years before becoming a GP Principal in a three doctor partnership.

I have done postgraduate Diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Internal Medicine from Liverpool University and Hammersmith Hospital London respectively.

I like playing Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis , Badminton, Card & Board games. I love music, Cinemas and reading fictions.

My wife Sita belongs to 22nd batch of Calicut Medical College . She has many accolades including, MSc in Child Health, Membership and Fellowship in Royal College of Paediatrics London. She is a Consultant Community Paediatrician at Brentwood Community Hospital. Her academic interest includes Neuro-developmental disorders & Autistic spectrum disorders.

She watches all Malayalam movies avidly and likes to travel .She is a voracious reader too

We have 2 daughters Angelina & Sethuparvathy . Angelina is training in General Medicine & Infectious diseases and is currently in ST3 grade . Sethu is a fourth year Medical student in Kings College London

Dr Muralikuttan



I am 1974 Batch.
Work: At Huddersfield & Halifax. Due to retire in Feb 2017
Ex ATMG Secretary
Now ATMG Vice-President
Interests: Unlike Jayakumar, no interest in Sports & Games. Occasionally reading Malayalam literature (of selected few authors) Also Kerala History.
Spouse: Renu: Interests: WhatsApp and Facebook (sorry, only joking, don't tell her, I will have to starve rest of my life!!!!!!!)
One daughter, one son, one son-in-law and one daughter-in-law and one grand daughter