Our Journey


Our Journey

Our journey began as a 70-bed hospital for orthopaedics and trauma. In the fifteen years since, there have been no compromises nor looking back as we’ve grown, learned and helped thousands find good health and relief from pain.

Here are some of the highlights:

1996 – 97

  • Began construction of MIOT Hospitals

Feb 12, 1999

  • Opened the doors of the 70-bed MIOT Hospitals to patients

2002 – 03

  • Expanded from orthopaedics and trauma to thoracic and cardiovascular care, with the addition of the Department of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
  • Increased number of beds to 200


  • Added the Departments of Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeries, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT & Head & Neck Surgery, Gynaecology and Diabetology
  • Installed open MRI, Spiral CT and work station, including Whole Body Densitometry for the Department of Imaging Sciences


  • Laid the foundation for an exclusive facility for Nursing


  • Awarded Niryat Shree Gold award for the highest foreign exchange earner in the health sector. Read More >>
  • Launched computer navigation in joint replacement surgery; first hospital in Asia Pacific to do so
  • Introduced keyhole surgery for hip, knee, spine and endoscopic surgeries
  • Launched MIOT Retreat
  • Started MIOT College of Nursing
  • Added next-gen Digital Cath Lab to MIOT’s facilities
  • Installed 64 Slice CT, MRI 1.5 Tesla, and top-end Nuclear Scan with Dual Head Gama Camera in the Department of Imaging Sciences


  • Introduced pinhole surgery in India
  • Inaugurated the MIOT Centre for Children’s Cardiac Care
  • Started CHIME to help underprivileged children with heart disease
  • Opened the MIOT Institute of Research


  • MIOT Centre for Ideal Joints formally launched Joint for Life Programme
  • Started METAA (MIOT Endovascular Training on Aortic Aneurysms) to share MIOT’s knowledge with other specialists Read More >>
  • Launched Institute of Nephrology, a centre of excellence for complete kidney care, including kidney transplants Read More >>


  • MIOT celebrated its 10th anniversary
  • Laid the foundation for the new wing of MIOT hospitals with 500 beds + 90 ICU beds and 11 operating rooms Read More >>
  • Launched MODE (MIOT Organ Drive)


  • Received the “Niryat Shree” Bronze Trophy for the year 2009-2010 in the category of service provider generating highest foreign exchange Read More >>
  • Launched MIOT Academy of Allied Health Sciences (MAAHS), offering para medical courses Read More >>


  • On March 9, 2011 our cardiac team achieved a medical breakthrough in the Surgical Treatment of acute dissection of the aorta – The Frozen Elephant Trunk Operation Using Hybrid Graft. Read More >>
  • Launched Liver for Life programme to raise awareness about Hepatitis B and encourage people to get vaccinated. More than 8000 people were screened and vaccinated on day one Read More >>
  • Under our aegis the Indo–German Orthopaedic Foundation (IGOF) conducted several courses – like the Master’s course on Pelvic fractures, Complex Revision Hip replacements and Revision Knee replacements in March 2011. Read More >>
  • On 30th September, our Cardio Thoracic Surgeons did us proud by successfully operating on a 5 year old child from Bangladesh who had been operated upon 4 times already elsewhere for a Leaking Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in the lungs. This is the first time in the world that such a complex procedure was undertaken. Read More >>
  • We are indeed proud and happy to note that in 2011 MIOT was able to perform free heart surgeries for 94 children from the lower socio-economic group who were affected by congenital heart diseases. This was made possible by the support of our CHIME trust. CHIME trust was started in Sep 2007 and till date 452 children have benefited by CHIME.
  • Launched the Indo-British Health Initiative (IBHI) in association with the British High Commission to foster mutually beneficial relationships between healthcare professionals from Indian and UK.


  • Inaugurated MIOT Revive, a dedicated centre for heart care and emergency care Read More >>
  • Opened the state-of-the-art MIOT Institute of Cancer Cure offering surgical, medical and radiation oncology Read More >>
  • Bagged Niryat Shree – Gold Award for the year 2009-2010 in the Service Provider Category Read More >>
  • Performed first liver transplant


  • Completed 19 successful liver transplants that year. Read More >>
  • Launched the MIOT Institute of Haematology, Haemato-oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Read More >>
  • Performed India’s first haploidentical bone marrow transplant, a complex type of BMT where the donor cells are not a perfect match to the recipient’s cells
  • With the conscience of creating awareness on cancer and strongly emphasize the fact that cancer is curable, MIOT International and IBHI successfully organized Cancer Awareness Walk called CAREWALK on 11th August, 2013. Read More >>
  • Almost 100 top cancer specialists (50 Indian and 50 United Kingdom) representing the world’s top cancer institutions are came together on the 6th & 7th September 2013 during the IBHI Indo-UK Oncology Summit –an event organized by IBHI and MIOT International. Read More >>
  • An emergency life saving complex heart surgery performed on a 25-year old female who had undergone Heart Transplant 4 years ago elsewhere. This corrective surgery is been done for the 1st Time in India. Read More >>


  • Inauguration of “First of its Kind” Transfusion Medicine Department which brings together Component Separation, Aphaeresis And Leucocyte Filtration – all under one roof. Read More >>
  • The very popular ONLY Women marathon was held for the first time in Chennai to raise awareness on Breast Cancer led by MIOT International and Pinkathon. More than 6,000 women participated in the MIOT Pinkathon, which literally turned the Chennai city pink! Read More >>
  • 30,000 joint replacement surgeries at MIOT International, a figure that ranks among the highest recorded by a single Hospital in the world. We conceived and set up the MIOT Museum of Arthroplasty, a first in Asia to mark the occasion Read More >>
  • MIOT International organized Hepatitis B Free Screening & Vaccination program in view of World Hepatitis Day on July 2014. Almost 1,000 children from various schools were vaccinated. Read More >>
  • The two day Indo-UK Oncology Summit in November , organised jointly by MIOT International and the IBHI (indo-British Health Initiative), focussed on Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), the latest and most advanced technique for abdominal cancers. Read More >>
  • CHIME celebrated its 7 anniversary this September. The trust had so far completed 811 surgeries / procedures free of cost for children suffering from congenital heart diseases. Read More >>


  • For the first time in South East Asia, MIOT organised a 2 day International Workshop on Aneurysm surgery which turned out to be the largest of its kind. Leading experts from different corners of the world – Italy, Belgium, New Zealand, China, Brazil and United States including 200 senior Cardio Thoracic & Vascular surgeons from all over India attended. Read More >>
  • MIOT performed its Maiden Heart transplant successfully. It was part of a multi-organ transplant involving two other critical organs – liver and kidney. All three transplants were done simultaneously, in a single phase. Read More >>
  • Surgery performed 1st time in the world at MIOT International. We’ve successfully carried out the repair of a large ascending aorta and the aortic valve in a patient with hemophilia. Read More >>
  • MIOT International Raises Public Awareness on Liver care with 2 unique Initiatives. Read More >>
  • MIOT International Raises Public Awareness on to prevent, diagnose and correct various conditions of the heart diseases before permanent damage sets in. Read More >>
  • For the 1st & 2nd TIME IN INDIA Successful Kidney Transplantation for Children with Rare Kidney Disease. Read More >>


  • First time in India – FRCS Exit Exam Course conducted in General surgery (Preparatory Course) @ MIOT International Chennai. The prestigious exit exam of the Royal College of Surgeons UK is only given to UK doctors trained in the UK. Now, for the 1st time, overseas doctors can take this exam without spending 6-8 years in the UK.
  • Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), has conferred MIOT International, Chennai with “FIEO SOUTHERN REGION EXPORT EXCELLENCE AWARD” for the year 2013 – 2014 in the category of BEST SERVICE PROVIDER, SOUTHERN REGION (Gold). MIOT International has been conferred the award for the 5th time by FIEO. Read More >>
  • MIOT’s Neurosurgeons successfully performs a rare and intricate aneurysm clipping procedure to save 60 year old patient from life-threatening brain aneurysm leaving her with zero brain damage. Read More >>
  • MIOT Team of doctors successfully performed an Emergency Liver Transplantation for a rapidly deteriorating 26 year old mother with severely damaged Liver. The surgery lased for 7 hours the patient was out of life supports within the 24 hours of the surgery. Read More >>


  • MIOT International conducted FRCS Exit Exam Course (Section 2) in General Surgery (Preparatory Course) on 5th to 7th April, 2017. This course is suitable for those taking the FRCS exit examination (International) in General Surgery, or other Post graduate surgical examinations such as MS, DNB, MD and FCPS. The course is ideal for those appearing for the examination in 4 to 6 weeks although some may benefit from doing the course a few months before the intended examination date. Read More >>
  • MIOT International Conducted a Study Day on Minimal Access Surgery on 8th April 2017. International and national faculties were present during the entire preparatory course. Postgraduates in MS General Surgery, Mch and Consultants participated during the session Read More >>
  • MIOT International Raises awareness on ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation (commonly known as Kidney Transplant Across Blood Groups) which would be a boon to the unfortunate patients on dialysis as this would eliminate long waiting period to find a compatible donor and thereby saves many precious lives. Read More >>
  • MIOT International has signed an MOU with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK to benefit the patients suffering from advanced stage cancers. Read More >>


  • MIOT SIGNA Pioneer 3T MRI Launched by Thiru. BANWARILAL PUROHIT, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu.Read More >>
  • MIOT International conducted the Third edition of SMART lab CME on Quality Management for clinical laboratories. Read More >>
  • GOLD AWARD was conferred to MIOT INTERNATIONAL by FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organisations – Southern Region) for EXPORT EXCELLENCE AWARD 2015 – 2016 under the category TOP SERVICE PROVIDER in SOUTHERN REGION. This prestigious award was handed over by the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu to Prof. Dr. PVA Mohandas, Founder & Mentor – MIOT International. Read More >>
  • MIOT International received awards for the exemplary contribution in various specialities. The times group conducted “THE TIMES HEALTHCARE ACHEIVERS” award function on 5th May, 2018. The prestigious award function was an initiative of the Times of India to recognise, highlight and celebrate the success stories of many pioneers and innovators in the state’s healthcare sector. The award function had many categories, of which MIOT International has received 5 awards. Read More >>


  • MIOT International celebrated its 20th Founder’s Day on 12th Feb 2019. His Excellency Mr. Yogesh Punja, High Commissioner of Fiji to India, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Read More >>
  • MIOT International conducted an insightful workshop on cardiac-electrophysiology “ELECTROCARDIOCON” The purpose of this initiative was to simplify the complexities surrounding cardiac-electrophysiology and make it easy to comprehend, as the subject is often less understood. The workshop was a huge successes with more than 300 delegates participated. Read More >>
  • Indian College of Radiation Oncology (ICRO), the wing of Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI), conducted the 9th AROI ICRO Clinical Radiobiology Teaching Course (South Zone) for radiation oncologists on 25th May 2019 at MIOT International. Read More >>
  • MIOT International conducted this 3 days course (16 to 18 July 2019) for those taking the FRCS Exit Examination (International) in General Surgery or other international examinations. Many participated and found it to be very informative and useful making this unique initiative a big success. Read More >>
  • MIOT International signs MoU with the leading transplant centre in Australia The Alfred Hospital. With this collaboration MIOT strives to bring cutting edge technology in the area of Heart and Lung Transplantation to Indian patients. Read More >>
  • MIOT International successfully conducted URICON 2019, a two-day conference (20th & 21st September 2019) on urine analysis at its premises. This first-of-its-kind conference in Asia Pacific was conceptualized by The Department of Laboratory Medicine (MIOT), one of the 1st centres in Asia Pacific to introduce ‘Urine Automation’. Read More >>
  • The 12th Biennial Conference of Nuclear Cardiological Society of India (NCSI) held on 5th & 6th October 2019 at MIOT International was a phenomenal success. We profusely thank all the faculty members and delegates who were part of this stellar conference. Read More >>
  • MIOT International brings to light international standard treatment procedures that increase patient longevity at MIOT MYELOMA CONCLAVE 2019. It is an enlightening conclave that focused on developments that have been breaking new ground over the last 5 years when it comes to treating myeloma, which is a blood cancer arising from plasma cells. Read More >>


  • Tamil Nadu’s 1st Successful STIMO helps 10-year-old boy with paraplegia to walk again – A 10 year old paraplegic boy from Tuvalu back on his feet through Tamil Nadu’s first ever STIMO (Stimulation Movement Overground), which was done at MIOT International, the little boy is starting to walk all over again. Read More >>
  • MIOT International organized “Women at the Centre of Our Universe”, a unique women-centric programme conceptualized for the first time ever by a healthcare provider, on 10th February 2020. Read More >>
  • MIOT International and its family of 3500 employees celebrated the hospital’s 21st Founder’s Day on 12th February 2020. It was a day to reminisce MIOT’s journey, which began in 1999. Read More >>
  • MIOT International organised India’s 1st Ever Interactive Session on Hypothermic Oxygenated Perfusion (HOPE) on 27th February 2020. Eminent liver and kidney transplant surgeons from the city participated in this unique session at MIOT International to explore this latest technology in organ transplantation. Read More >>
  • MIOT Hospitals performs a Successful Heart Procedure to save an Auto Driver’s Pregnant Wife and their Unborn Baby during this COVID time. At a time when the world was fighting COVID-19, senior cardiologists at MIOT Hospitals performed Mitral Balloon Valvotomy (cardiac procedure) on Mrs. Alamelu, the 28-year-old pregnant wife of an Auto Driver. Read More >>


  • MIOT International Celebrates 22nd Founder’s Day – On 12th February 2021. Read More >>
  • Socket Science 2021: Eminent orthopaedic specialists from across the country convened to “Celebrate 10 Years of Excellence” through a one day scientific session to discuss, debate and view live surgery to establish protocols for the preservation and, if required, replacement of joints. Read More >>
  • A Clinical Review of COVID-19 patients by MIOT Doctors was published in Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, a reputed medical journal. Read More >>
  • Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, Managing Director – MIOT Hospitals launches “UNLOCK YOUR MIND”, a COVID-specific emotional support programme to help COVID-19 patients and their attendants get back on track from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Read More >>
  • On the event of Doctors Day, 1st July 2021, Radio City FM wished MIOT Hospitals for its exemplary service during COVID-19. Read More >>


  • India’s No. 1 Orthopaedic Hospital – Ranked by “OUTLOOK HEALTH” Magazine (April 2022).Read More >>
  • MIOT International unveiled a World-Class Eye-Care facility in Seychelles. Honourable Excellency Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, President of Seychelles, inaugurated “MIOT International Total Eye Care” Read More >>
  • MIOT International Celebrates 23rd Founder’s Day On 12th February 2022. Read More >>
  • MIOT Rehab Centre “1st of its kind in SOUTH INDIA” was virtually inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu ThiruM.K.Stalin from the Secretariat on 25th Feb 2022. Read More >>
  • ICRO PRODVANCE 2022 SOUTH ZONE. A course on radiotherapeutic management of Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Tumors was conducted on 23rd and 24th April at MIOT International, Chennai. Read More >>
  • A Symposium on A to Z of Haemoglobinopathies was conducted on 29th April, 2022 under the aegis of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry. Chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists TNPCIAPM. Read More >>
  • IGOF – Masters Course on Trauma and Spine Surgery, an academic and cultural feast was conducted at MIOT International, Chennai on 24th & 25th June 2022. The course witnessed over 400 medical minds, budding orthopaedists, healthcare industrial experts from all over the world. Read More >>
  • A special event was organized – “TOGETHER with Seychelles in Protecting Your Vision” on Friday, 8th July 2022 at Eden Bleu Hotel, Seychelles. Read More >>
  • MIOT’s BODYTOM – A Real time Intra-Operative Full-body Mobile 32-slice CT scan launched for the 1st time in Tamil Nadu by Honourable MLA, Thiru. Udhayanidhi Stalin. Read More >>
  • MIOT International Celebrates 75 years of Independence. A Very proud and honourable moment to the MIOT fraternity by “Saluting the Tricolour” in its campus. Read More >>
  • A unique emergency evacuation RAMP at pediatric cardiology was inaugurated by Shri. B. K. Ravi, IPS, DGP, Director, Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services. Read More >>
  • MIOT executed a highly advanced hybrid treatment strategy, to defuse the multiple brain aneurysms arising from the carotid artery of a 39-year-old Mauritian woman. Read More >>


  • MIOT International Celebrates its 24th Founder’s Day on 11th of February 2023. Read More >>
  • MIOT International Performs the 1st Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure for a Thyroid Nodule in Tamil Nadu. Read More >>
  • Masterclass in Theranostics – 360 Degrees on Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen [PSMA] Theranostics. Read More >>
  • “The Direct Anterior Approach and Clinical Outcomes” event was organised on 13th May 2023. MIOT experts, along with 200 delegates across the globe, participated in this event and shared in-depth scientific knowledge on the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) to hip replacement. Read More >>
  • MIOT Hospitals unveiled the launch of Fracture Treatment using the Tibia Nail Advanced System for the 1st time in India. Read More >>
  • MIOT International conducted a workshop on the Lean Six Sigma Approach in Laboratory Medicine on 28 and 29 July 2023. The workshop focused on key areas of training in error control and process improvement in the total testing cycle. Read More >>
  • MIOT International conducted a Patient Safety Awareness Program from September 14th to 24th which spotlighted crucial patient safety aspects and international best practices. The event graced by MIOT’s Managing Director, Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, and Chairman Mrs. Mallika Mohandas, showcased MIOT as a leader of global healthcare safety standards. Read More >>
  • IGOF Master Course in Sports Medicine was held in MIOT International, Chennai from 12th to 14th October 2023. This occasion laid the blueprint for a worldwide forum, uniting more than 400 medical professionals, including Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rehab Specialists, Physiotherapists and experts from the healthcare industry globally. Read More >>
  • The ‘Malar Makudam’ Award ceremony took place in Chennai on the 19th October, 2023 organized by ‘Dinamalar’ newspaper to acknowledge and celebrate exceptional individuals who have made significant achievements in their respective industries. Read More >>


  • MIOT Proudly Celebrates 25 Years of Integrity in Healthcare on 17th February 2024. The grand event witnessed the presence of Thiru. M.K. Stalin, the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu as the Chief Guest. Thiru M.K. Stalin and Kalaignar Dr. Mu. Karunanidhi have been great sources of support to Padma Shri Prof. Dr. P. V. A. Mohandas and the MIOT family, throughout MIOT’s journey. Thiru. M.K. Stalin released the MIOT’s customised My Stamp in commemoration of MIOT’s 25 years of integrity in healthcare. Read More >>

    Heartfelt appreciation from Thiru. M.K. Stalin, the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu