Thenumgal Poulose Jacob
Aluva, Kerala, India
Known forVascular surgery
  • Hasum Jacob Thenumgal
  • Siji Jacob
Parent(s)Thenumgal Poulose
AwardsPadma Shri

Thenumgal Poulose Jacob is an Indian surgeon specializing in vascular surgery,[1][2] and the founder Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Madras Medical College.[3] Born in Aluva, in the south Indian state of Kerala, to Thenumgal Poulose and Mariam in a Malayali family,[4] he did his under-graduate studies at UC College before graduating in medicine from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, and secured his MS degree from the same institution.[5] He started his practice under government service at Madras Medical College where he helped establish the department of vascular surgery in 1978 and served as its founder head until his superannuation in 1993.[3] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2014, for his contributions to medical science.[6] He is married to Esther and the couple has a daughter, Siji Jacob, an academic and a son, Hasum Jacob Thenumgal, an engineer at TCS.[5] He is in private practice at T. P. Jacob Clinic in Royapuram, Chennai[7] and is also a consultant vascular surgeon at MV Hospitals for Diabetes, Royapuram.[8]

See also


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  2. ^ "Congratulations". Probe Cure. 26 April 2014. Archived from the original on 23 May 2021. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "History of the Department". Madras Medical College. 2016. Archived from the original on 24 November 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Rich Padma haul for Keralites". The Hindu. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Inganeyum Oru Doctor Ivideyundu". Mathrubhumi News. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Jacob on Practo". Practo. 2016. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Our Staff". MV Hospitals. 2016. Archived from the original on 27 February 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2016.