Dr P Raghuram elected president of ASI

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Hyderabad: Director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases, Dr. P. Raghu Ram, was elected as the president of Association of Surgeon of India (ASI), the organisation representing surgical fraternity in India, a press release said.

The cancer specialist from Hyderabad defeated Dr. Tamonas Chaudhuri from Kolkata by a victory margin of 1829 votes in the elections held in ASI headquarters in Chennai and Chief Election Officer for the entire election process was Dr. Arvind Kumar. Dr. Raghu Ram polled 4450 votes compared to 2621 votes polled by the Dr.Chaudhuri.

Established in 1938, the ASI is widely considered to be the ‘voice for surgery’ in India and is known as the largest surgical association in Asia Pacific region.

According to the statement, Dr Raghu Ram obtained first place in MS (General Surgery) University examination in 1995, obtained FRCS from all Surgical Colleges in the world (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ireland) in 1997.

Having spent a decade in United Kingdom, he decided to relocate to India in 2007 when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He designed and established Kims-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases in Hyderabad.