Dr. Shirley Chacko joined the institute in 2003, as a specialist in the department of Ophthalmology. Within a year of joining she took up the headship of the department and has been eminently guiding the department till date.
She is a skilled surgeon and a compassionate clinician. She has trained many Ophthalmologists and Optometrists under her and has many papers to her credit in the field of ocular leprosy. She is a member of many Christian organizations and is a fervent speaker and a resource person in the Christian circles.
She has completed three fruitful years as the deputy director of the institution and is committed to continue her tireless services in the future.