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Welcome to M V Diabetes

M.V Hospital at Royapuram, Chennai for Diabetes was established by late Prof. M. Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for Diabetes care. Under Prof. M.Viswanathan's professional & administrative leadership, the hospital has grown to achieve the status of a teaching institution of international excellence.

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Completed 40 Years of Research, Education & Training in Diabetes

Various research projects are in progress in the following areas of diabetology.

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About Founder

Prof. M. ViswanathanProf. M. Viswanathan who has been acknowledged as the "Father of Diabetology" in India passed away on 1st March 1996 after carrying a relentless crusade in the areas of diabetes care and research for 50 years.

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Prof. Vijay Viswanathan who is head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Education and Training in Diabetes. Awarded Ph.D. in Medicine by Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Madras on the study of Diabetic Nephropathy in Type 2 Diabetes.


Pratibha PatilThe M.V.Hospital for Diabetes conveys its gratitude to the President of India, Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, for visiting here on 1st Apr 2007 and praised our work by leaving a message on the visitors note.

Manmohan SinghHonourable Ex-Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh conveyed his best wishes to M.V.Hospital for Diabetes for having completed 50 years of diabetes care and urged the Institute to raise the awareness of the policy makers and the general public about this major public health problem.

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  • This was the first visit to the hospital and the hospital has lived up to its reputation overall experience was very good. - MR.Ganesh
  • DR.Lalitha is the best of all diabetologist that i have met in the past 10years of my diabetic life. She is so down to earth. - MRS.Shantha
  • The overall experience was good. Doctor was so patient and answeard all our questions. The overall process also fast. - MR.Sadasivan
  • For the past 25years i am seeing Dr.Vijay, he is like my own son. He takes good care for his patients. - MRS.Rathnbai
  • DR.Vijay vishvanath is always good.I'm coming from singapore to meet DR.Vijay for consultation. He answers all my queries very patiently. - MR.Anandan
  • DR.Lalitha mam - diabetologist and endcrinologist is so patient enough in seeing patients. we are throughly satisfied by her approach and treatment. - MR.A.Racichandran