Dr. M. I. Sahadulla

Dr. M. I. Sahadulla
M.D, F.R.C.P (Ireland), F.R.C.P (Lon),
M.B.A (Hull, UK)
Chairman and Managing Director

Dr M. I. Sahadulla is a Kerala based Internal Medicine Specialist and a Healthcare Management expert by profession. He was a member of the faculty of General Medicine in the Medical College, Kerala Government, worked in the National Health Services, UK and also had training in the best Medical Centers in the United States. He has 25 years of experience in Saudi Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) Hospitals in various capacities such as Physician, Internist and administrator through which he has gained rich experience in American standards of Healthcare, Quality and Accreditation.

Dr M. I. Sahadulla is the Founder Chairman & Managing Director of KIMS Healthcare Management Limited (KIMS Healthcare Group), a Public Limited Company formed in 1996 with a vision to establish a healthcare institution with a difference, adopting the best of global quality standards. His experience in the healthcare sector ranges over an impressive 40 years, spanning across several countries such as India, UK, Saudi Arabia, USA and other countries of the Middle East.

Today, KIMS is a renowned brand of High quality and cost-effective healthcare in India and the GCC countries ie Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai with 14 projects, comprising of multi-speciality hospitals, Cancer Centre and polyclinics, within the last 12 years. Currently Dr M I Sahadulla is leading a healthcare workforce with 5000 professionals across India and the GCC countries with more than 1000 bed strength. His passion for academics has led him to establish a very strong academic and research department at KIMS, which runs 17 post-doctoral DNB courses, Nursing College, Nursing School and Paramedical Institutions.

Contributions to Healthcare

Dr M I Sahadulla, with 25 years of experience working in healthcare organizations of international standards abroad, always dreamt of setting up a similar institution offering top-class, quality healthcare, in his native place in Trivandrum, Kerala. At a time when healthcare focused on quality was not an accepted concept in the region, he dared to set up an institution grounded in quality systems and ethical standards.

KIMS Trivandrum is among the first four hospitals in India to be accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and the first hospital in India accredited by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI). KIMs laboratory is accredited by NABL and Blood Bank by NABH.

His non-compromising approach to quality health delivery giving prominence for safety and patient rights has elevated him and the institution to the forefront among the healthcare community.


Dr Sahadulla is a recipient of many awards and laurels from various organizations within the country and abroad. KIMS Group recently received the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2013 from Institute of Directors for its excellence in Corporate Governance. Dr Sahadulla is also well-known for his keen sense of responsibility to the community and seeing the success and impact of his philanthropic activities, the Anti- Narcotics Council of India (a branch of UN India) bestowed upon him the title and honour of ‘National Ambassador’ for their campaign ‘No-drugs Communities’. He is the recipient of the Management Leadership Award-2010 and the CSR Award-2012 of the Trivandrum Management Association. Dr Sahadulla is an active member of the National Health Review Committee constituted by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) & Indian Healthcare Foundation (IHCF). He is also the President of the Association of Advanced Specialty Healthcare Institutions (AASHI), Kerala. He is also the founder member of Healthcare Sector Skill Council and also Board Advisor to Hemas Group of Hospitals, Srilanka.

Commitment to the Society

Dr Sahadulla has initiated KIMS Charitable Trust through which till date an amount of approx. INR 25 Crores has been extended for the needy and poor patients through KIMS Charity.

“Hrudaya Spandanam” a scheme for 150 free heart surgeries for unaffordable heart patients, “Guruvandanam”, a scheme for free knee replacement for 100
retired school teachers, “Touch a life Foundation” treatment for poor cancer patients, Cancer Prevention Group, Satellite Clinics in peripheral areas, over 600 medical camps, many health talks, a number of Continuing Medical Education Programs, training programs and environment-friendly practices implemented at KIMS, stand as a testimony to Dr Sahadulla’s commitment to the society.

Paper presentations and participation in important seminars and symposiums

Dr Sahadulla has presented papers and attended seminars and symposiums on various medical fields in Saudi Arabia, Harward Medical School – Boston, Georgetown University – Washington, University of Iowa, King Faisal Specialist Hospital – Saudi Arabia, Institute of Aerobic Research, Dallas, Texas, Mayo Clinic Foundation, Rochester, University of California, San Francisco, University of California – Los Angeles, Asian Healthcare Management Conference – Bangkok and conferences and seminars at various other locations in the world.

KIMS Group under the foresightedness of Dr Sahadulla envisages growing, with a determination of delivering quality healthcare with a touch of compassion and courtesy.