Chief Operating Ofﬁcer, Proton Therapy
and Oncology at Apollo Hospitals
As the Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, John Chandy helms the group extensive focus on cutting-edge cancer care. A healthcare veteran, with over 26 years of experience, John Chandy brings to the table an in-depth understanding of the latest in healthcare equipment and technology. John is responsible for bringing in a sharp strategic focus in Apollo’s extensive Cancer Care Management Programme.
In Apollo Hospitals, John Chandy has the critical mandate to nurture and bring to life the group’s vision of taking oncology, in the region, to the next frontier. He is primarily responsible to spearhead Apollo’s newest pioneering initiative – the Proton Beam Therapy Centre in Chennai. A first-of-its kind offering in South East Asia, this new centre will be pivotal in the Group’s mission to conquer cancer.
As the first ever Proton Therapy centre in South East Asia, it will offer new hope to over 3.5 billion people who would have earlier had to travel to the western world for this advanced cancer treatment. Now, it will be accessible and also greatly affordable as it will cost a fraction as compared to Proton Therapy treatment in the developed nations like USA, UK and other European nations.
Under John’s leadership APCC has emerged as beacon of excellence for Oncology in the region. The APCC is already on the threshold of touching 100 patients with the revolutionary Protons.
John Chandy also looks after the management and expansion of the Oncology business and Robotics at Apollo. The Apollo Group has been a pioneer in introducing the most advanced cancer care in India, with outcomes that match global standards. The Group has an extensive blueprint to further increase its reach and domain expertise in the field of Oncology. John is a vital cog in this journey ahead.
He brings to the table long years of experience and tactical insights in improving the efficacy of Oncology programmes. He has proven expertise in assessing the competitive market trends and improving business profitability providing tactical managerial support and driving marketing and BD initiatives in the Oncology business.
John has completed his MBA (Marketing Management) from Loyola Institute of Business Administration and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) from Manipal Institute of Technology.