For me, Aster MIMS is the fulfillment of a dream nurtured deep in my heart, ever since I visited the Mayo Clinic ten years ago - the dream to create a state-of-the-art healthcare destination, which, one day, will become the preferred destination for advanced medical care for patients from across the world.

With such a lofty goal, Aster MIMS had to be conceptualised differently from existing hospitals in India - which is why this facility was designed as a comprehensive medical township, which will have a Core Hospital and many Centers of Excellence (CoEs). With academics, an outstanding range of support services and accommodation thrown in for a large population who will become part of this environment over an extended period of time, Aster MIMS will evolve to be a unique, one-of-its-kind medical ecosystem.

We’ve started the journey by establishing eight Centers of Excellence in the first phase with 670 beds, and hope to add on more COEs and other facilities in the coming years. Though I realize the arduousness of the road we’ve embarked on, I am excited about driving this project ahead and giving it all it takes, keeping in mind that in the journey towards excellence, there is no finishing line.

Aster MIMS, located in a very picturesque location in Kochi, the business capital of God’s Own Country, is already home to highly skilled doctors. With the most advanced technology for diagnostics and therapeutics, Aster MIMS has attracted many highly skilled healthcare professionals from abroad as well as the rest of India, catalyzing considerable reverse brain drain.

Kerala is known the world over as a destination for wellness-tourism based on the traditional system of Ayurveda. Aster MIMS will create a paradigm shift by focusing on mainstream modern medical treatment, thus placing Kerala firmly on the global Medical Value Travel map.

In the delivery of healthcare, care and compassion are as important as the skills of professionals and cutting-edge technology. This human touch along with a patient-centric hospital design, high quality treatment at an affordable cost and a soothing ambience make Aster MIMS the destination for accelerated healing.

In all earnestness, I would like to make a simple promise to all our stake holders - patients, doctors, employees and everyone directly and indirectly associated with Aster MIMS – We’ll Treat You Well. In every way possible.

Best regards,
Dr. Azad Moopen MD

August 2014

Dr. Azad Moopen


A doctor, businessman, philanthropist, educationist and visionary, Dr. Azad Moopen is the founder of Aster DM Healthcare – the fastest growing healthcare group in the GCC and Africa. A gold medallist in MBBS with MD in General Medicine, Dr.Azad Moopen worked as a lecturer in Calicut Medical College before relocating to Dubai. And began his incredible journey, from a single-doctor clinic to a healthcare empire that’s worth more than USD 1.1 Billion now. Operating under the brand names Aster, Medcare, Access, MIMS (Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences) and DM WIMS (Waynad Institute of Medical Sciences), the group employs over 13,000 people and has 290 facilities including hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that provide world-class medical care to millions of people every year.

A philanthropist who has pledged 20% of his wealth for the well being of those in need, he has initiated several innovative corporate social responsibility programmes through Dr.Moopen’s Foundation and DM Foundation. These programmes, which primarily focus on healthcare, include free rural health camps, free community dialysis centres, mobile clinics for early diseases detection and cancer screening units, cardiac care and cardiac surgeries for adults and children and village adoptions for empowerment of women and children.

The founder of DM WIMS – a medical college of international standards and MIMS Academy Trust – an institution that provides medical education to over 1000 students through courses ranging from Post Graduation to Diploma, he promotes quality education, which he believes is the foundation of a better society and in turn, a better future.

Dr. Azad Moopen is also the Chairman of Credence School, Dubai, Vice Chairman of three schools in Saudi Arabia and SAFI (Social Advancement Foundation of India), Executive Trustee of the Horizon International School - Calicut and founder of MA Moopen Memorial School for Special Needs for the differently abled.

The country honoured Dr. Azad Moopen with Padma Shri in the year 2011 for his distinguished services to the society. He has also received Pravasiya Bharati Samman from the Government of India, Best Doctor Award instituted by the Government of Kerala, Arab Health Award and the prestigious Arabian Business Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the healthcare industry in the Middle East.

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Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd (MIMS), the well-acclaimed health enterprise and one of the leading healthcare systems in Malabar, assures comprehensive health care services with a global standard. The 600-bedded multispecialty hospital is renowned for its excellent medical expertise, nursing care and quality diagnostic services. By focusing on the idea of caring mission with a global vision, Aster MIMS stresses on improving the health of the community by setting up the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Aiming a patient- centric care, the hospital is utilizing enhanced lifesaving technologies for leveraging the level of cure.

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