Dr. SENTHIRU RAMACHANDRAN MD (OG) DGO., FICOG
I am Dr Senthiru Ramachandran, 1972 batch and currently among the senior practicing gynaecologists in Madurai.
December 02nd 1956, would have been just another day of the year for all. But little did Mr. M Elumalai know that birth of his daughter, christened Senthiru would go on to become the blue eyed wonder of the family. The second child amidst 6 other siblings, she started her education at “Kamala Aramba Padasalai and her father, an eminent lawyer, Tamil Pundit, Journalist and Philanthropist facilitated her to pursue education at St. Joseph Matriculation Higher Secondary School and PUC at Fatima College, Madurai.
Her dream to become a DOCTOR, materialized in the year 1972, when she joined MBBS at the prestigious Madurai Medical College at the tender age of 15 years 6 months, and later completed her DGO and MD (OG) from the same Institute. Her academic achievements include, University topper in both DGO & MD and also the winner of prestigious Sir A L Mudaliar Award in both DGO & MD. She had an illustrious career of 2 decades in the Tamil Nadu Government Medical Health Services in varying academic and administrative capacities, including Registrar of the OBG Department, and retired as Chief Civil Surgeon in 2013. She is held in great regard, respect and fondness for professional skills, surgical acumen and the warm relation that she shares with her friends, peers and contemporaries.
Her organizational abilities and association affiliations are legendary, and she was among the founding members of the Madurai Obstetric and Gynecological Society (MOGS) and was its first Secretary. She has been lauded for conducting successful conferences as the organizing secretary, the most recent events being the Annual Conference of the Madurai Obstetric and Gynecological Society in 2013 (dubbed by the delegates as a “Mini AICOG”) and followed it with an even successful South Zone Conference of YUVA FOGSI in 2016. With innumerable orations, guest lectures and academic contributions, she is among the key faculty members at various Regional and National Conferences.
She is married to Mr G D Ramachandran, and blessed with two sons – Dr R Yoganandha, who is presently the Professor & Head, Faculty of Craniofacial Surgery & Dentistry, and married to Dr K J Jeevitha, Consultant Gynecologist/ Assistant Professor, Dept of OBG, both at Velammal Medical College Hospital & Research Institute and Er. R Vigneshwaran, Regional Manager, Honda Cars India, married to V Saranya, and based at Chennai.
Her hobbies and passion include book reading, cooking, music, singing and travel