Founder's Story

Dr Perumalpillai has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford for the last 25 years. He was chairman of cardiac services at Oxford University from 1992-1997. He is also the Director of Cardiocore Ltd, which is a company dedicated to setting up cardiac surgical units and providing staff support as well as teaching and training. Cardiocore was instrumental in setting up the cardiac surgical practice at the Nuffield Health Manor hospital in Oxford; U.K. He is the author of the book ‘ Surgery for Ischaemic Heart Disease’ and has contributed chapters in several books including the ‘Oxford Text Book of Surgery’. He has over one hundred other publications.

During the course of the 1990’s Dr Perumalpillai arranged for a complete team from Oxford to come to Sri Lanka, and perform open-heart surgery at the National Hospital Colombo and the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital. These visits made a significant contribution to the development and establishment of modern day cardiac surgery in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A team from Oxford will similarly support the proposed cardiac surgical programme at the Northern Central Hospital (NCH).