Dr. Antony Paul Chettupuzha
MBBS, MD, DM - Gastroenterology
Born into Thrissur Chettupuzha family on 21st July 1969 to Civil engineer Mr Paul Chettupuzha and Home Maker Mrs Malli Paul. Major schooling was from Don Bosco High School, Mannuthy and Pre degree course from St Thomas College Thrissur. Joined Thrissur Govt Medical college in 1987 for MBBS as 7th Batch student and graduated in 1993 from University of Calicut. Post graduation (MD) in Internal Medicine was done at Amritsar Govt Medical College under Guru Nanak University, Amritsar from 1995 to 1998. Worked as registrar in Gastroenterology in PVS hospital, Kochi under the leadership of Dr Philip Augustine prior to Joining for post doctoral course. Here Ultra-sonogram of the abdomen was learned and becomes a most valuable tool in practice. Joined for DM gastroenterology at Govt Medical College, Kozhikode in 2001 and came out in 2004. During this period published 9 papers and presented many papers in several gastroenterology and Hepatology academic forums. I have won few awards for the posters and Quiz competitions. I learned the art of doing Upper and Lower GI endoscopies from there.
Joined Lakeshore Hospital and research center in 2004 as junior consultant and grown into Consultant Gastroenterologist. Advanced endoscopy procedures like ERCP and EUS were learned here. I was send to Professor Yamamoto from Jichi Medical College, Japan to learn Double balloon Enteroscopy in 2007 and thus becomes the first in Kerala state doing this procedure. I am teaching the endoscopic procedures to DNB students and guiding them. I was fortunate to attend many national and international conferences as delegate and occasional faculty. Visited more than 20 countries and travel has become my passion.
The extra time generated was used for socially useful activities. Joined Rotary club of Cochin Knights in 2007 and becomes its president in 2013-14. I was the treasurer of Indian society of Gastroenterology Kerala chapter and currently the secretary of Cochin Gut Club. I am also the secretary of our residential complex “The Orchard apartment owners association”. These activities gave me immense opportunity to meet several great minds and humble hearts. Married to amateur fashion designer Ms Teena and blessed with One daughter Ms Anamika who is 10th standard student and gifted painter.