Dr. Tinku Joseph, Chief Interventional Pulmonologist at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, became the first Indian doctor to receive the award for the Best Innovative Bronchoscopic Surgery performed in the year 2020. Dr. Joseph was honoured with the award by the World Association of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP) held during November 19-22, 2020, at Shanghai, China.
The award was announced at the annual Congress recently held in Shanghai, China. Dr. Joseph started the first exclusive interventional pulmonary unit in Kerala, which performs many advanced endoscopic procedures for treating various lung disorders. By establishing a new modality of treatment and performing many life-saving procedures, Dr. Joseph gained immense popularity in the medical field which paved the way for him to receive appreciation from a world organization.