Dr Mathew Varghese is Honorary Director for Cure Club Foot International, India Trust.
He is a graduate and a post-graduate in orthopaedic surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi. He is currently the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, St Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi, and served as Director of the hospital 1999- 2006. He was instrumental in changing the profile of the hospital to a super-specialty tertiary care centre even while maintaining a large community outreach programme.
He was nominated in 2018 by Bill Gates as one of the Five Heroes in the field that inspires him. He has specialized in trauma care with particular emphasis on reconstructive surgery for trauma and deformities in adult and paediatric patients.
He gave the Presidential Guest lecture at 2018 British Orthopaedic Association Centenary year annual meeting titled ‘Orthopaedics in an unequal world – my journey from learning to understanding’. He was the first Indian to give this lecture in a hundred years of the BOA.
He was nominated Chairperson of a committee to evaluate disabilities in Children with Cerebral Palsy by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. He received the Award of Honour for Reconstructive Surgery in Polio Patients in 1996, the National Award for Excellence in Medicine by the T. P. Jhunjunwala Foundation for the year 2004-2005, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award – 2007, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.