Dr K ChitratharaDr K Chitrathara is a reputed Cancer Surgeon and a brilliant academician specialized in gynecological, urological, and breast cancer surgery.  Presently she is working as the HOD & Senior consultant in surgical & gynaec oncology at VPS Lakeshore, Kochi.


  • First lady Urologist of Kerala
  • Started Gynaecological Cancer Surgery at Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram in 1993.
  • Started Genito-urinary surgery & endoscopy (Diagnostic and Therapeutic) at Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram in 1999.
  • Editor of the book 'Ovarian Cancer- comprehensive & contemporary management' published by Jaypee brothers in 2008 & contributed 5 chapters also in it.
  • Editor of the book 'cervical cancer- comprehensive & contemporary management' published by Jaypee brothers in 2010& contributed 2 chapters in it.
  • Co -editor of the book 'Uterine Cancer' diagnosis and Management. Published by Springer, 2015.
  • Published Malayalam book ' sthreekalile arbudam' in 2014. For public awareness.
  • Contributed two chapters for the book 'state of art vaginal surgery' published in 2007.
  • Principle investigator of the project funded by Dst, Kerala 'prostate cancer screening in Kerala- a pilot study' submitted in 2011.
  • Published about >30 papers in peer reviewed journels.
  •  Union International Cancer Congress ICRETT Fellowship awarded in 1994.
  • Introduced Loop Electrosurgical Excisional Procedure (LEEP) at Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram and considerable work being done in early detection and prevention of cervical cancer.
  • Co- investigator of the project of Dst Kerala ' speculum examination in downstaging cervical cancer'.
  • Awarded FAIS in 2012.
  • Awarded FACS - Fellow of American College of Surgeons in 2016

Awards and Felicitations

  • National award of FOGSI 2014'Dr. Duru Shah Distinguished Community Service Award'
  • Sri Ramakrishna Sevasramam award for community service December 2015
  • Musiris binale awards for Best Doctor in Kerala 2014 & 2015
  • Poonithura pouravali in 2013 on gandhi jayanthi day honored by Sri benny Behanan, MLA
  • Asraya & co-operative society, Poonithura honoured by Sri P Rajeev, M P, 2013
  • NSS Karayogam, Poonithura, 2015
  • Sargakshethra , Changanacherry in 2014