DR. ASHOK CHACKO
MD, DM, FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Glasg), FIMSA, FAMS

Director
Institute of Gastroenterology & Liver diseases

Email: gastro@mmm.org.in / phone 044 - 66738312 / 26568312 / 40128312

Dr. Ashok Chacko, MD, DM, FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Glasg), FIMSA, FAMS, is the Director, Institute of Gastroenterology & Liver diseases, Madras Medical Mission,Chennai, India.

Work experience & achievements :

  • Chairman , Division of Gastro-Intestinal Sciences, CMC, Vellore ( Retd in 2012)
  • Associate Director , CMC, Vellore (2002-2006)
  • Vice-Principal, CMC,Vellore( 1991-1995)
  • Past president,(National),Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Counsellor, Asia-Pacific Association for Gastroenterology(2010-12)
  • President, Indian Medical Association, CMC Vellore (2009-2011)
  • Co-ordinator, Advisory board, Gastroenterolog, National board of Examinations(2010- 11)
  • Member, Advisory board for Gastroenterology, Medical Council of India (2010-2011)
  • Member, Editorial board
  • - Journal of gastroenterology & Hepatology
    - Journal of Digestive Endoscopy
  • Wellcome Trust research Fellowship (Cambridge,UK) (1984-1986)
  • Rockfeller Foundation travel grant (1993)
  • Lifetime achievement award, IMA (2012)
  • Academic excellence award , IMA (2012)

Areas of Expertise/ Interest :

  • Inflammatory bowel disease ( Ulcerative Colitis & Crohns disease)
  • Pancreatic , gall bladder and bile duct diseases
  • Chronic diarrhoeas including Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver diseases