Philip Augustine
Pallikkara , Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Children4, including Dr.Cyriac Abby Philips
AwardsPadma Shri

Philip Augustine, an Indian gastroenterologist, specialist in gastrointestinal endoscopy and a hospital administrator from Ernakulam, Kerala.[1] He founded the Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre in 2003.[2] In 2010, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, for his services to the fields of medicine.[3]


Philip Augustine was born in Kaduthuruthy, Kerala.[4] Choosing medical profession, he secured his MD from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in 1975, with a Gold Medal[citation needed].

Augustine started his professional career at a clinic in the town of Koothattukulam.[4] Later, he specialised in Gastroenterology and had training in ultrasonography and endoscopy at various institutions.

In 1996, Augustine launched the work on the Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre. The hospital was opened in 2003.[5]

Augustine is married, has four children and presently lives in Palarivattom, Kochi, Kerala.[6]


Endoscopic image of Crohn's colitis showing deep ulceration
Endoscopic image of colon cancer identified in the sigmoid colon on screening colonoscopy for Crohn's disease

The primary contribution of Augustine is the hospital he found in 1996, along with a bunch of doctors and businessmen, the Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, which became operational in 2003. The hospital, has, over the years, grown to become one of the leading multi speciality health care centres in Kerala[5] and is stated to have several firsts to its credit.[1][7] The hospital is certified by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers.[4]

Besides, Augustine is credited as the first to report on Crohn's disease in the country in 1995, which he submitted at the national conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology. he also led a team of doctors who first reported Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangites or Oriental Cholangiopathy in India.[4]


Awards and recognitions


Augustine has published a book on bowel diseases which serves as a reference book on the subject. He has also published several scientific journals and has contributed chapters on pancreasis in medical text books.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "LS credits". YouTube. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Lakeshore". Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Title unknown". The Hindu. 26 March 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b "LS Profile". Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  6. ^ "residence". Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Augustine, Philip. "Let's talk Part One". Let's Talk (Interview). Interviewed by Aswathy. Kochi. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Crohn's India". Facebook. Retrieved 22 July 2014.