Caritas Hospital

Dr. Manu John

Consultant Palliative Oncologist

Dr. Manu John is one of the few Palliative Oncologists in the state; with more than 10 years experience in Palliative Oncology. Dr. Manu John had undergone training in palliative care (BCCPM & National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine) from WHO collaborative center at Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut. He has work experience under renowned oncologist Dr. V P Gangadharan for over a period of 06 years. Having being worked at various prestigious Cancer Institutions across Kerala, Dr. Manu is currently working as Consultant Palliative Oncologist and an expert in treating Oncology Patients with palliative care needs, including Pain Management and End of Life Care at Caritas Hospital.

He is the member secretary, EC, Caritas Hospital from 2018 onwards.


Professional Qualification

National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine in 2014

BCCPM & National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine in 2013

MHA in 2015

PG diploma in Medical Radiology & Therapy from Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum in 2009

MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Calicut in 2005


Achievements and Expertise

Former visiting faculty at IPM Calicut and Pallium, India Trivandrum

Presented Paper on Palliative care in a National Conference of Legal Authorities

Chaired Sessions in Conferences related to Oncology, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine

Conducted Various Awareness classes on Palliative Care

Conducted Various Cancer detection camps and classes



Doctor's Excellence award Caritas in 2018

Appreciation Award by Kottayam Brahmana Samooham for Cancer awareness program in 2018

Appreciation award by Sreddha Home Care services 2017

Along with his efforts, Caritas Palliative Care were awarded Best Palliative care unit in Kottayam District in 2014

KCBC award for Palliative Care unit's contribution 2014

He is proficient in Malayalam, English, Tamil & Hindi.