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Biographical entry Manidas, Sadanandan (1953 - 2010)

MB BS Kerala 1979; MRCS LRCP 1983; LMSSA 1983; T(GP) 1991; DFFP 1993; FICS 1995; FRCS 2005.

29 December 1953
Njekkad, Kerala, India
20 October 2010
Accident and emergency physician and Accident and emergency surgeon


Sadanandan Manidas was a senior staff physician/surgeon in accident and emergency medicine at the Whittington Hospital, London. He was born in Njekkad, Kerala, India, and studied medicine at Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala. He qualified MB BS in 1979.

He held a house officer post at Trivandrum General Hospital and was then a resident medical officer in general medicine and paediatrics at Kayamkulam, in the Alleppy district of Kerala.

In 1983 he went to the UK. Whilst at Mayday Hospital, Croydon, he gained his conjoint and LMSSA examinations. He then held house officer posts at Good Hope District General, Queen Elizabeth District and St Chad's hospitals. He went on to become a senior house officer at Solihull General, the Royal National Orthopaedic and Sutton General hospitals. From 1987 to 1988 he trained in general practice in Croydon. He then returned to hospital medicine, as a senior house officer at Royal East Sussex, Eastbourne District General, Wexham Park and Mount Vernon hospitals.

From 1994 he specialised in accident and emergency medicine. He was a clinical assistant at Greenwich District and Brook General hospitals, then a staff physician/surgeon at Stoke Mandeville, Kettering General and Warwick hospitals. From 1999 he was a senior staff physician surgeon at the Whittington Hospital.

He listed his outside interests as reading, travelling, photography and pen friends.

He was married to Beena Manidas. They had a son, Robin. Manidas died from an intracerebral haemorrhage on 20 October 2009. He was 55. A plaque has been unveiled at the Whittington Hospital in his honour.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Link: a newsletter for the Whittington Hospital December 2009, p.10].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England