Nova ropes in VP Kamath as Group Chief Operating Officer

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Nova Medical Centers, India's leading chain of short-stay surgical centers and fertility clinics, announced the appointment of V.P. Kamath as the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Bangalore, KA, December 03, 2013 -(PressReleasePoint)- Nova Medical Centers, India's leading chain of short-stay surgical centers and fertility clinics, announced the appointment of V.P. Kamath as the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). Based out of Bangalore, Mr. Kamath will be responsible for the general management of Nova’s Surgical Hospitals, Infertility Clinics, IVIOMICS Genetic Testing Lab and ART Bank businesses spread across 20 locations.

Announcing the appointment, Mr. Suresh Soni, Chairman & CEO, Nova Medical Centers, said, “Mr. Kamath is a well-respected veteran of the healthcare industry, with over 25 years of experience in leadership, general management, operations, sales and marketing and business development with some of the top players in the field. His vast experience, leadership skills and industry insights make him a very strong addition to Nova’s management team.”

During his career, Mr. Kamath has been associated with healthcare majors such as Wockhardt Hospitals, Apollo Hospitals, Nicholas Piramal, and Johnson & Johnson. He holds a Master’s degree in Microbiology and an MBA degree, both from the University of Mumbai. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, Berkeley, California.

Commenting on his new role, Mr. Kamath said: “The Indian healthcare industry is at an inflection point in terms of opportunities and growth potential. Nova Medical Centers is at the forefront of this change and has already carved a niche in the surgery and fertility space. It is not only very exciting to get associated with such a dynamic company, this opportunity also allows me to get closely connected with the society at large and make a difference to people’s lives. Joining Nova comes with a great responsibility to further build on the tradition of excellence that the brand represents, making it the most advanced and admired healthcare institution.”

Mr. Kamath is also a visiting faculty member at IIM Ranchi, MET and NMITD, Mumbai, and is on the steering committee of Goa Institute of Management. For his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Healthcare and Education, Mr. Kamath was recently awarded the “Bharat Excellence Award” and the “Rashtrya Jewel Award”.

About Nova Medical Centers:
Nova Medical Centers is the parent company of Nova Specialty Surgery and Nova IVI Fertility. It currently operates 13 specialty surgery centers and 7 fertility clinics. Nova was co-founded by renowned shoulder surgeon Dr. Mahesh Reddy and the GTI Group, based on a “doctor-owned and doctor-managed” concept enabling doctors to have a sense of ownership and a long-term association with the company.

Established in 2009, Nova Specialty Surgery’s mission is to provide world-class surgical care that is accessible and at an affordable cost. Having pioneered the concept of short-stay surgical care in India, Nova focuses on providing the finest quality care for patients from specialized doctors while increasing operating efficiency. Nova IVI Fertility is a joint venture between Nova Pulse, India and IVI, Spain, introducing the same exceptional standard of processes, protocols and policies delivering the most sophisticated Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in India. Nova’s vision is create a novel institution that stands for excellence in healthcare services by providing the best patient experience and is an international reference for clinical outcomes, by adopting the latest advances in medical sciences, technology and an innovative business model.

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