DR. S S BADRINATH
Dr. S S Badrinath
IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trust
IMC Juran Quality Medal 2006
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IMC Ramkrishna
Dr S S Badrinath, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai is the father of ‘comprehensive eye care under one roof’ in India. His leadership style emphasizes total customer-focus, ethical behaviour, fact-based decision-making and innovation as a way of life.

Sankara Nethralaya, under Dr Badrinath’s leadership, was the first ISO certified opthalmic institute in Asia. It is recognized by the Federal Drug Authority, USA for quality of clinical trials, completeness of research trials and integrity of data.

Dr. Badrinath has been the prime mover for establishing a formal culture for continual improvement at Sankara Nethralaya. Continual improvement is customer-driven, involving medical and administration professionals. A noteworthy practice.

Sankara Nethralaya is internationally recognized as a learning organization. Noteworthy features of the learning agenda are continuing medical education programmes; medical publications; a learning website; and hosting national and international conferences. All these enable Sankara Nethralaya to sustain knowledge leadership amongst opthalmic professionals. A noteworthy practice.

Dr Badrinath is a wealth and knowledge philanthropist of the highest order. He is recognized as the pioneer for introducing teleopthalmology in India and for introducing high quality eye care in villages. He has also facilitated, through his knowledge, the establishment of several other eye care institutions across the country. A best practice.