Work Experience: The Dean of Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Dr. B. Santhakumar has more than 30 years of teaching experience and also has rich administrative experience. He has served as the Dean of Govt Thoothukudi Medical College, Madurai Medical College and Govt Sivagangai Medical College. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he has served as Director, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Madras Medical College. He is an active member in many forensic science societies and has won many awards and accolades. The Dean oversees all activities that culminate in the accomplishment of what a medical college aspires to achieve, such as medical education, patient care, research and outreach activities.