Dr. Mohan Thomas Pakalomattom

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Dr. Mohan Thomas Pakalomattom
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Born (1948-12-17) December 17, 1948 (age 72)
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Alma materAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (1978)
Occupation
  • Otolaryngologist
  • philanthropist
Spouse(s)Mrs. Thankom Mohan
Children3
AwardsKnighthood of St Gregory the Great by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in July 2010.

Dr. Mohan Thomas Pakalomattom (born 17 December 1948), is an Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck surgeon and philanthropist based in Doha[1], Qatar.

He has been a permanent resident in the State of Qatar since 2019, the first doctor to be given a speciality solo clinic in the State of Qatar in 1990,[2] and one of the first Indian’s to operate a 100% non-Qatari owned Healthcare Company in Qatar in 2019[3]. He is also one of the first Indians in Qatar to be featured in Qatar National Television [4]for various services rendered to the country. He is the Founder Chairman of Birla Public School[5][6],Doha, Qatar, and the chairman of several business establishments in Qatar

He was awarded the Knighthood of St Gregory the Great by His Pope Benedict XVI in July 2010.

Education

Dr. Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Surgery - Otolaryngology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) (1978). He won the best outgoing student award for MS Program at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) from the Prime Minister of India, Shri. Morarji Desai.

Career

Dr. Thomas is actively involved in and has founded numerous business organizations in Qatar and India which employs over 1000 people. Numerous employees or families have benefitted or have come under the umbrella of his charitable work at one point in time or another.

Dr. Thomas has run a most modern and prestigious ENT Speciality clinic in Qatar for the past 30 years. Dr. Thomas headed a team to create a high-quality affordable education service for Indian students under the brand name Birla Public School[7], which, at present, has more than 7500 students.

Dr. Thomas has been actively involved in the scientific, social, and cultural activities of the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF), Indian Business & Professionals Council (IBPC), Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), and Indian Medical Association (IMA) Qatar Chapter.

He was appointed the Ambassador of Football for the Indian Community in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup held in Qatar. He was the Chairman, Government Relation & Premises Development of Indian Sports Centre (under the Patronage of Embassy of India)[8] to involve the Indian expatriates living in Qatar to promote sports activities in Qatar.

It was under his leadership that a team of eminent doctors started the ENT section of the Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala in the year 1980 and was the first otolaryngology department to provide microsurgeries of the ear and the larynx for free to the people of Kerala.

Philanthropy

Dr. Thomas is the Chairman of a private family owned charitable foundation called Serve People Foundation which supports families in need in the areas of health and education.

He was instrumental in the collection of relief funds to the various national disaster management funds like the Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund and Tsunami Relief Fund, which was collected and presented to the Chief Minister of Kerala in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar. It was regarded as a remarkable effort taken up by the expatriate community of Qatar under his leadership[9].

In the year 2020, Dr. Thomas led a COVID19 Community Group under the Embassy of India for medical assistance and counseling. He helped several students stranded in Armenia[10], Italy[11], the Philippines, etc. with funds and travel arrangements to return home during the COVID19 outbreak in 2020.[12]

Achievements & Awards

  • 1978 Kamani Trust Prize for the best outgoing Post Graduate Student for his notable contribution to the healthcare community
  • 2008 April M. Kanjani ICBF Award [13] by Embassy of India
  • 2009 July Telugu Christian Fellowship - Doha, Qatar
  • 2009 August . The Laity Commission of Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, in appreciation of the leadership and dedication provided to construction of 1st Syro-Malabar Church In the Middle East at Doha-Qatar
  • 2010. During 7th Annual meeting of World Malayalee Council in Qatar, received award of “Excellence for contribution to social welfare
  • 2010 June . Honoured by members of Lions Club of Greater Koch [14] in recognition of services rendered in the field of healthcare
  • 2010 July. “Knighthood of St. Gregory the Great (Chevalier)” by His Holiness Pope_Benedict_XVI.
  • 2011 January. Conferring of the papal honor Pro Equitibus Ordinis Sancti Gregorii Magni By His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 2011 Football Ambassador for Indian Community in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup held in Qatar, organised by the Asian Football Confederation.
  • 20/12 Appreciation from Syro Malabar Community of Bahrain

Personal Life

He is married to Mrs. Thankom Mohan. He has three children. He enjoys collecting art and is a patron of many artists. He is supported in all his endeavors by his family.

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