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Dr. K. K. Mathew is a renowned physician, medical scientist, and English Poet of international repute. He is a reputed philosopher and noted novelist.

He has published many original clinical observations in national medical journals and been quoted in reputed international medical journals. Seven of them are the first of their kind in medical science.

CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS FIRST OF THEIR KIND

1. Dr. Mathew proved for the first time that the drug Metronidazole is effective in the treatment of the dreadful disease "Primary Cholangitis." He put forward a postulation that anaerobic bacteria is the causative organism.

"Metronidazole in Primary Cholangitis," Journal of the Indian Medical Association, Volume 80, No. 2, 1983, pp. 31-33.

Thirty years after the publication of Dr. Mathew's article, Dr. Tabibian and his team from the Mayo Clinic in North America published their clinical trial with the drug Metronidazole in patients with "Primary Cholangitis," and they concluded that the drug Metronidazole demonstrated efficacy in patients with "Primary Cholangitis." They quoted Dr. Mathew's clinical observations. (ID389537 in BioMed Research International Volume 2013) Dr. Dame Shiela Sherlock, the world authority on liver disease, and the editors of the prestigious postgraduate medical book "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine" have appreciated

Dr. Mathew's clinical finding. 

2. Dr. Mathew, for the first time, put forward the postulation that sesame oil can raise serum HDL to an abnormally high level. Dr. Mathew, for the first time, introduced a condition named "acquired hyper-high-density lipoproteinemia."

(Vol. 5, No. 1, Kerala Heart Journal, 2015, "Acquired Hyper-High-Density Lipoproteinemia," pp. 48–49)

3. Dr. Mathew proved for the first time that the drug Alfacalcidol is very effective in the treatment of the disease "Cervical Spondylosis," for which there is no other effective drug available.

(Vol. 113, No. 11, 2015, Journal of the Indian Medical Association, "Alfacalcidol in Cervical Spondylosis: A Clinical Study," pp. 149–152).

4. Dr. Mathew proved for the first time that horse bite can produce nerve paralysis and that it is reversible.

(Kerala Medical Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2018, "Neuropathy in Horse Bite").

5. Dr. Mathew proved for the first time that the bacteria "Micrococcus urea" can decompose blood urea.

Volume 24, No. 5, Kerala Medical Journal, pp. 147-148, 1983; Volume 38, No. 5, Kerala Medical Journal, pp. 18-20, 1996.

The editors of the prestigious postgraduate medical book "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine" have appreciated Dr. Mathew's clinical observations.

6. Dr. Mathew was the first to publish a new type of pneumonia.

Volume 24, No. 4, Kerala Medical Journal 1983, "Radiological Pulmonary Opacities and Shock," pp. 105–108.

7. Dr. Mathew proved for the first time that the alkaloids of Tylophora indica are effective in the treatment of bronchial asthma. Previously, studies were done with its leaves and alcoholic extract only.

Volume 7: Aspects of Allergy and Applied Immunology, 1974, "Treatment of Asthma with Alkaloids of Tylophora-indica: A Double Blind Study," pp. 166–179

Dr. Mathew's study was quoted in many international publications, including the prestigious journal "Thorax" of the British Medical Journal. Thorax 2000; 55:925-929

MATHEW'S NEW CONCEPT

8. Dr. Mathew introduced for the first time a new concept in medical science. His theory is that medical science is incomplete because it only treats the body and not the soul. Medical science becomes complete only when modern medical science is combined with spiritual healing. He published the book “Treating Soul” in 2022 through KDP Amazon.

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OTHER CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS

1. Dr. Mathew proved that the combination of the drugs "Aspirin" and "Hydroxyurea" is effective in the treatment of the dreadful disease "Essential Thrombocythemia."

Volume 10, No. 4, Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 2002, "Essential Thrombocythemia," p. 24

2. Dr. Mathew proved that the drug imipramine is effective in the treatment of a type of persistent vomiting that does not respond to any medicine.

(1. Volume 104, No. 11 Journal of the Indian Medical Association 2006, "Imipramine in Persistent Vomiting," p. 641. Volume 41, No. 4, Kerala Medical Journal 2000, "Persistent Vomiting," PP 10. It is quoted in international publications.

(Formosa Medical Association, 2011; 110 (1): 62-66)

Dr. Kurt J. Isselbacher, a world-renowned gastroenterologist and the Distinguished Mallickdrot Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, has approved Dr. Mathew's clinical finding.

It is worth noting that Dr. Mathew did scientific studies mainly in a rural area without any advanced scientific facilities, and yet they attracted attention, appreciation, and approval at the international level.

DEDICATED SERVICE IN RURAL AREA

Mathew dedicated 46 years of his professional life to the betterment of the rural population in the rural region of Onattukara in central Kerala after discarding all of his better prospects. With the intention to improve the health standard of the rural population, he joined St. Thomas Mission Hospital at Kattanam as a physician. He served there from 1974 to 1985. Dr. Mathew's fame as a "brilliant, divine doctor who cares" spread far and wide. Through his very hard and dedicated work and professional brilliance, he attracted the rural population. They regarded him as a saviour. During the 11 years he served there, he was totally confined to the hospital. As there was a steady stream of patients to consult with Dr. Mathew, his consultations normally continued until late at night.

Many a time, patients had to wait two or three days to consult him. Because of his professional skill, brilliant clinical acumen, and erudition in the subject, he could cure almost all hopeless medical cases he came across. Dr. Mathew's tenure was the "golden period" in the annals of the mission hospital. Dr. Mathew was instrumental in elevating the hospital to the status of one of the best mission hospitals in Kerala. The hospital became the rescue centre for the rural population.

In 1977, Dr. Mathew founded the first ICCU in the rural region at St. Thomas Mission Hospital. At that time, people believed that death due to cardiac arrest was the handiwork of "Maadan," another name for Kalan, the god of death. With the introduction of ICCU, the poor people of the rural region learned that, with timely intervention, heart attacks could be controlled.

Dr. Mathew could save the lives of thousands of heart patients. He often had sleepless nights as he had personally supervised the treatment of heart patients admitted to the ICCU. Dr. Mathew successfully supervised the functioning of six community health centres attached to the hospital for 11 years. These community centres were started in the most backward areas of this rural region.

SERVICE AT KAYAMKULAM

After completing his mission at Kattanam, Dr. Mathew shifted to Kayamkulam, which is also part of the rural region of Onattukara. He worked as a consultant physician at Ebenezer Hospital in 1985 and 1986. Dr. Mathew initiated the setting up of the first ICCU in Kayamkulam at Ebenezer Hospital. He could treat many heart patients successfully.

INDEPENDENT SERVICE AT KAYAMKULAM

In order to give personal attention to each and every patient who came to him, Dr. Mathew started independent service in 1987. It was successfully extended until March 2020. He personally examined all patients. His treatment was equal for rich and poor alike. He had set up a box on his table, and patients could put whatever fees they wanted in it. Poor patients were treated for free. The very sick patients were referred to major hospitals. Many of Dr. Mathew's poor cardiology and neurology patients had open heart surgeries and brain surgeries at SCT Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, and AIMS, Ernakulam.

As a proper diagnosis of the disease is the most important step in treatment, every patient who consulted Dr. Mathew got proper guidance and treatment. The clinical acumen of Dr. Mathew is widely acclaimed.

The Biography of Dr. Mathew was written by Rev. Dr. Mathew Daniel and published by CSS Thiruvalla.

A documentary about Dr. Matthew's service was televised.

IMPORTANT AWARDS FOR SERVICE

1. The state government honoured Dr. Mathew as the "Best Doctor" in the private sector of Kerala state in 1997.

2. Dr. Mathew was given the Marthoma Manavaseva Award by Marthoma Church for outstanding service in 2014.

3. Dr. Mathew was awarded "Outstanding Health Professional Worldwide, 2007" by the International Biographic Centre, Cambridge, England.

4. Lions Club International awarded him the Excellence Award in 2005.

5. Pakalomattam Mahakudumbayogam bestowed the Excellence Award in 2016.

LITERARY PERSON

Dr. Mathew is an English poet and mystic poet of international repute. His poetry deals mainly with soul and mysticism. His poetry has gone all over the world, giving new insight and vision to the very best of human lives. His poems touch and soothe the human soul. His poetry heals the illness of the human soul.

Dr. Mathew has written and published 63 books, of which 43 are poetry books in English.

POETRY BOOKS IN ENGLISH

1. To My Love and To My Sorrow(2000)

2. Jasmine and Mourning of Soul (2000)

3. Light in Darkness (2001)

4. Poetry My Soul (2001)

5. Heaven on Earth (2002)

6. The Voyage (2011)

7. The Selected Poems of Dr. K. K. Mathew (2014)

8. How I See (2018), It was published through KDP Amazon.

9. How I Perceive (2018), It was published through KDP on Amazon.

10. My Soul Sings (2019), published through KDP Amazon.

11. My Soul Blossoms (2019), published through KDP Amazon.

12. My Soul Echoes (2019), published through KDP Amazon.

13. My Soul Whispers (2019), published through KDP Amazon.

14. My Soul Smiles (2019). Published through KDP Amazon.

15. My Soul Sweetened (2019), published through KDP. Amazon.

16. My Soul Glows (2020), published through KD P Amazon.

17. My Soul Glitters (2020), published through KDP Amazon.

18. My Heart Sings (2020), published through KDP Amazon.

19. My Heart Sweetened (2020), published through KDP Amazon.

20. My Heart Dances (2020), published through KDP Amazon.

21. My Soul Twinkles (2020), It was published through KDP. Amazon.

22. My Heartbeat (2021), It was published through KDP Amazon.

23. Valentine Flowers (2021), It was published through KDP Amazon.

24. Poetry of the Soul (2021), It was published through KDP Amazon

25. Bliss (2021), It was published through KDP Amazon.

26. Poetic Honey, (2021), It was published through KDP Amazon.

27. Soul Vision (2021), It was published through KDP Amazon.

28. Poetic Truth (2021), It was published through KD P Amazon.

29. Soul Touch (2022), It was published through KDP. Amazon.

30. Poetry Pearl (2022), It was published through KDP Amazon.

31. A Poetic Journey (2022), It was published through KDP Amazon.

32. Twig (2022), It was published through KDP Amazon.

33. Poetic Rain (2022), It was published through KDP Amazon.

34. Love Echoes (2022), It was published through KDP Amazon.

35. Poetic Path (2023), It was published through KDP Amazon.

36. The Golden Woods (2023). It was published through KDP Amazon 

37. Eternal Vibrations (2023). It was published through KDP Amazon

38. EuPhony (2023). It was published through KDP Amazon

39. Rhythm of Love (2023). It was published through KDP Amazon

40. Soul Love (2023). It was published through KDP Amazon

41. Love Poems (2024). It was published through KDP Amazon

42. Recall (2024). It was published through KDP Amazon

43. Love Music (2024). It was published through KDP Amazon

The critical review and study of the shorter poems of Dr. Mathew by eight scholars was published in book form as "World Within the World."

Dr. Mathew's poems were published in international poetry journals and books, including the best poetry journal, "Spillwords." https://spillwords.com/author/drkkmathew/  

His poems were translated into Serbian, Spanish, Polish, Macedonian, Albanian, Greek, Italian, and Malayalam languages by other poets.

The South African poet Dimpho Makakoe has recited and taught his poems in South African schools.

Dr. Mathew is a noted novelist in Malayalam.

NOVELS IN MALAYALAM

1. Ente Sakhi (1981)

2. Tata (1982)

3. Neelaganthikal (1992)

4. Darshanam (1997)

5. Anarkham (I998)

6. Nere (2014)

Stories

1. Mazhadeyvangal (2005)

2. Aramindriyam (2013

OTHER BOOKS

1. Kurishinte Thanalil (1998)

2. Doctor's Witness to the Mystery of God (2000)

3. Mind and Peace (1985)

4. Spiritual Medicine: A Doctor's Confession (2006)

5. Athmavinte Snehageetha (2009)

6. Healing of the Soul (2010)

7. Love Beyond the Stars (2010)

8.YesuvilAthmasakshalkaram (2012)

9. Manasantharathile Athmiya Rasapravarthanangal (2013)

10. His Marks on Me (2015)

11. My Contribution to Medical Science (2016)

12. Treating soul (2022) It was published through KDP Amazon

 

AWARDS FOR LITERARY WORKS

1. The international poetry group "Motivational Strips" selected Dr. Mathew as one of the best poets from ninety countries and awarded him the title "Honorary Author."

2. The international poetry group from Los Angeles, "Modern Poet's Poetical Association," selected Dr. Mathew as one of the best modern rising poets in the world.

3. The international poetry group in the U.S., "The River of Poetry," awarded Dr. Mathew the title "The Champion of the World."

4. Dr. Mathew won second place in the English poetry competition across the globe, conducted by the "World Nations Writer's Union." Dr. Mathew was named "The Best Poet-Writer in the World 2018."

5. The International Higher Academic Council of English Literature awarded Dr. Mathew the 2018 Noble Prize for Literature.

6. The International Higher Academic Council of English Literature awarded Dr. Mathew the "Swamy Vivekanand International Peace Award 2019."

7. Dr. Mathew's Malayalam novel "Neelaganthikal" bagged the "Christava Sahitya Academy Award" in 1992.

8.The international poetry group "A Poet's Diary" awarded Dr. Mathew "Poet of the Month for February 2018."

9. The International Higher Academic Council of English Literature conferred Dr. Mathew with the global genius award, "Living Legend of the 21st Century," on May 8, 2019.

10. Dr. Mathew was the winner of the global poetry competition conducted by the international poetry group "River of Poetry" at Notre Dame in 2019.

11. Dr. Mathew won the Poetic Excellence Award in the "Creative Our Excellence" global competition.

12.Dr. K. K. Mathew was named Poet of the Month for December 2019 by “Poet’s Diary” the International Poetry Group in the United States.

13. Dr. Mathew was given the William Shakespeare Award in recognition of his footprint in global Literature and literary criticism by Every Child Life Line/Indo Universe Voices of Poetry in April 2020.

14.Dr. Mathew was conferred the “Great Personality International Award-2020” in May 2020 by the World Parliament of Peace.

15. Dr. Mathew was given the Global Award of Excellence for Great Humanist of the Year 2020 by World Parliament of Peace in May 2020.

16. Dr. Mathew was chosen the “Poet of the Month for May 2020” by the international poetry group "A Poet’s Diary".

17. Readers from 87 countries selected Dr. Mathew’s poem "Heart of the Soul" as the best poem in June 2020. He was given the Poetry Reader’s Award.

18. Dr. Mathew received the biggest prize, the gold plaque, and the award for the poetic work in the international Macedonian global poetry competition "Orhid Pearl of Poetry." More than 400 poets from all over the world participated.

19. Dr. Mathew was awarded two diplomas: a. a diploma for his whole life achievement in literature and b. diploma for first prize for poetry in the competition "Gordana Koceva" in June 2020.

20. Dr. Mathew was the winner of the poetry contest conducted by the international poetry group "Poetic Love, Beauty, and Wisdom" in August 2020.

21. Dr. Mathew was chosen “Poet of the Year 2020” by the international poetry group “Poetic Love, Beauty, and Wisdom”.

22. Certificate of Honor awarded at the 4th Global Poet-Reader Virtual Meeting 2020.

23. Dr. Mathew was named the winner of the international contemporary literary debate contest by the Poetry Education Academy (Nigeria) with the Best Teacher Award.

24. The great international poetry group "Poetry Universe" honoured Dr. Mathew with the title "Laurel of the Poetry Universe" (2020).

25. PoeMarium, an international poetry group, presented Dr. Mathew with the "Poetic Pinion" plaque in 2020.

26. Dr. Mathew was given the award for winning first place in the international poetry competition held in December 2020 in Skopje.

27. The administrator of the international poetry group Poetry Universe recognised Dr. Mathew’s poem as the "Grand Prix of the Month" in January 2021.

28. Dr. Mathew won the St. Patrick's Day poetry competition in March 2021, conducted by the international poetry group "Poetic Love, Beauty, and Wisdom’.

29. The administrator of the international poetry group Poetry Universe recognised Dr. Mathew’s poem as the "Grand Prix of the Poetry Universe" on April 20, 2021.

30. The prestigious international organisation "Every Child Lifeline Foundation" awarded Dr. Mathew on April 23, 2021, with the honour "Laurel De Poet."

31. The prestigious international organisation "School of Arts and Poetry" bestowed on Dr. Mathew The International Literary Luminaries Award and the Honorary Diploma on May 9, 2021.

32. Dr. Mathew was selected for the prestigious Naji Naaman International Literary Award for 2021. He was one of the 75 prize winners selected from 3217 candidates from 80 countries.

33. The prestigious Naji Naaman International Literary Foundation honoured Dr. K. K. Mathew as Poet Laureate.

34. The prestigious international organisation "Every Child Lifeline Foundation" awarded Dr. Mathew on August 8, 2021 "The Golden Child Award".

35. Dr. Mathew was awarded “The ArkhipKuindhi International Literary and Artistic Prize for 2022.” He was chosen from among 60 countries.

36. The International Cultural Forum for Humanity and Creativity awarded Dr. Mathew with the "Cultural Elite Cup 2022."

37. Dr. Mathew secured the first place and William Shakespeare's diploma in the 2nd Macedonian international poetry competition on March 2, 2022.

38. Dr. Mathew secured the first prize and diploma in the international literary contest "Gordana Koceva 2022".

39. The International Cultural Form for Humanity and Creativity honoured Dr. Mathew with the “World cultural ambassador certificate for 2022.”

40. The World Spiritual Love & Peace Humanity Literary Foundation honoured Dr. Mathew with the "Poet of the week" in March 2022.

41. Dr. Mathew was awarded the "Grand Prix for Marvelous Pen" by the great international poetry group "Poetry Universe" on June 23, 2022.

42. Dr. Mathew was again awarded the "Grand Prix for Marvelous Pen" by the great international poetry group "Poetry Universe" on July 2, 2022.

43. Dr. Mathew was awarded "Poet of the Month for August 2022" by International Academy of Cultures, 2022.

44. Dr. Mathew was awarded Matsuo Basho International Literary Prize 2023(Japan- Germany-USA) in 2023.

45. Dr. Mathew earned “The Top Contributor Badge” from the biggest international poetry group “Poetry Universe” in 2023.

Dr. Mathew is an accomplished philosopher, spiritual thinker, and author.

PREVIOUS DETAILS

On October 15, 1945, Dr. Mathew was born. In 1968, he earned his M.B.B.S. from the Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram. He did senior housemanship at Christian Medical College Vellore (1970–71). He worked as a research fellow in the department of endocrinology in 1971.

He did postgraduate studies in medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, and passed the M.D. (general medicine) examination at Delhi University in 1973.

Dr. Mathew is a life member of the Cardiological Society of India, the Association of Physicians of India, the IMA, and the IMA Academy of Medical Specialties.