Dr Cheriyan joined the American Mission Hospital in 2009 as its 13th CEO and Chief Medical Officer. Since 2018, he is the Corporate CEO and a Board Member.
He worked as a Neonatologist for over 25 years after obtaining his Medical training at the University of Kerala, India, and following postgraduate training in Pediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children in London, UK and sub-specialisation in Neonatology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
He worked as a Consultant Neonatologist in the NHS (National Health Service) in London for five years before joining Saudi Aramco Medical Services, KSA, as a Consultant Neonatologist. He worked for 18 years in various capacities of leadership including leading the healthcare quality of Saudi Aramco Healthcare before his move to the American Mission Hospital in Bahrain.
He is a trained ‘Improvement Adviser’ in Healthcare quality from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston, MA, USA. He obtained training in Healthcare management at the Harvard Business School and is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine and Management at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He has an MBA in leadership from the UK, and his area of interest is in developing a model of non-profit healthcare which is both affordable and of high quality in all economies.