Dr. M. Vijayakumar Medal Examination: Dr. M. Vijayakumar was born on 25th Aug, 1954 at Chennai. He completed his M.B.B.S, D.C.H., and M.D.(Pediatrics) studies at Stanley Medical College. Later he obtained his D.M. in Nephrology from Madras Medical College, Chennai. Dr. M Vijayakumar’s career was truly admirable. He initiated the Department of Pediatric Nephrology at Dr Mehta’s Hospital. His persistent efforts, academic stature was responsible for obtaining the affiliation to The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University for the two years Fellow ship program in Pediatric Nephrology at Dr Mehta Super Specialty Hospitals (pvt) LTD. The first of its kind in India. He published many original articles in journals, contributed chapters in text books and presented papers at National and International conferences. He was the Chief Editor of the second edition of Text Book of Pediatric Nephrology. He left this world on 24th April 2017 when he was 63 years old. Dr. M. Vijayakumar, known popularly as MVK, was an iconic personality in Pediatric Nephrology for over 30 years. His career was dedicated for the advancement of Pediatric Nephrology. He will be remembered for his fearless integrity, ready wit and humor. We cherish not only his academic endeavours but also his humane qualities. Dr. M Vijayakumar medal exam was initiated in the year 2017 and will be an annual event as a homage to the academician and to appreciate the contributions made by him in the field of Pediatric Nephrology .
Medal exam is being supported by Mrs. Uma Vijayakumar and Family.