Dr. Jose Tharayil, with over 25 years of tremendous experience in the field of Plastic and Microvascular surgery, has to his credit, carrying out the first successful hand re-plantation in Kerala and Microvascular free flap in 1989. After completing MBBS from Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay, he joined the same institution for MS general surgery. He had his initial training in plastic surgery at KEM Hospital, Bombay. Later he had training in plastic surgery at different centres in England. After obtaining training, he returned to India to take up a job as consultant plastic surgeon at Medical Trust Hospital, Cochin, Kerala in 1987. From 1992 he worked as consultant plastic surgeon in Saudi Arabia for 8 years. In December 2000 he went for further training in Microvascular surgery in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Taiwan for 3 months. He has been working at different hospitals in Cochin from then. Dr. Tharayil is renowned for his expertise in Microvascular and Reconstructive surgery, Hand surgery and all cosmetic surgeries.