Chief Physician

Dr P K Santahkumari is popularly known as teacher among the students and faculty of ayurvedic community. Guiding and motivating the students was always a part of her life.

Her experience of more than 27 years in the Department of Shalakyathanthra (Dept of Ophthalmology in Ayurveda) combined with her passion for teaching has resulted in significant contribution in Ayurvedic academia in many ways. By conducting live demonstrations and workshops all over India, guiding so many PG Scholars, giving guest lectures in various stages, she was always active in spreading the theoretical and practical aspects of ophthalmology in Ayurveda.

She started her career in 1982 as Tutor in Kottakkal Ayurveda College). She completed BAMS from Kottakkal Aryavaidya college and PG in Netrachikitsa – MD (Ay) from Govt Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram.

She has served under various roles during her career :
  • First kerala State award winner for best doctor in ayurvedic academia (instituted by Govt of kerala)
  • Recepient of "Legend Shalakhi", by TAS (The Association of Shalakhis, an apex organisation of Ayurvedic Ophthalmologists
  • Guru Status Conferred by Rashtriya Ayurved Vidyapeeth, New Delhi
  • Founder, Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospitals
  • Founder, Matha Ayurveda Healthcare 
  • Founder, Healthy Eyes
  • Member, Advisory commitee, Gujrat Ayurveda University
  • Subject Expert, Central Research Institute, cheruthuruthy
  • Subject Expert, DPC(Department promotion commitee), National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
  • President, National Association for Ophthalmology and ENT in Ayurveda
  • Member, Steering commitee, Centre of Excellence Implementation, Sreedhareeyam Ayurveda Eye hospital
  • Fellow, National Sushrutha Association
  • Former Member (Faculty of Ayurveda), Kannur University
  • Secretary, Matha Ayurveda Society, Thiruvananthapuram