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Dr George Kuruvilla Thamarappally is the head of ENT and cochlear implant surgery department at Lourdes Hospital Kochi and senior consultant at Renai Medicity Kochi.


He is a trained Paediatric ENT surgeon, having completed Fellowship training at Stollery Children’s Hospital, Univ of Alberta, Canada. MBBS from KMC Manipal and by God’s Grace secured the first rank and gold medal for M.S ENT under the Rajiv Gandhi Univ of Health Sciences Bangalore in 2002.

Advanced ENT surgical training at CMC Vellore from 2003 to 2007 and was recently conferred FRCS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

Treatment of hearing loss is being an area of interest, Dr Kuruvilla and team have taken an active role in early identification and management of hearing loss by conducting regular cochlear implant camps in various parts of central Kerala, to detect patients, particularly children with severe to profound hearing loss who will benefit from cochlear implant surgery


Paediatric-ENT presentation 


With Brett Lee, Cochlear's global brand ambassador



First rank in Master of Surgery in ENT (M.S) university examination conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi Univ. of Health Sciences, Bangalore – Sept. 2002. 

1999   M. B.,B. S. (Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal)

Certificate of best dissection at the 50th temporal bone workshop for Microear and Skull Base Surgery – conducted by Otology & Skull Base Group, Dr.B.Nanavati Hospital Mumbai, 10-13thSeptember 2005

Gold medal for best consultant paper – ‘Dynamic Slow Motion Video Endoscopy in Eustachian Tube Assessment’, awarded at KENTCON 2006 conference, conducted by the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Kerala state branch – Cochin 16th to 17th September 2006

A.Charles Holland Foundation travelling scholarship, Italy for 2007-2008

2002   Master of Surgery (ENT) -  Rajiv Gandhi Univ. of Health Sc., Bangalore.

2008   Fellowship in Paediatric ENT surgery -   University of Alberta, Canada

2017   FRCS (Glasg) - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow



New Indian Express Kochi 5 July 18

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Malayala Manorama  13th Feb 2017


Malayala Manorama  15 June 2020


Malayala Manorama  16th Dec 2015

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