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Dr. Spoorthi Arun, Managing Director


Dr. Spoorthi is an American Board Certified Internal Medicine physician who returned back to India after practicing medicine in the US for 15 years. Her passion for preventive medicine is reflected throughout her career in the US. Having trained at some of the best institutions globally and worked at world class hospitals such as Cleveland Clinic (Ohio,USA), Virgina Mason (Seattle, USA) and Geisinger Health System (Pa,USA), she believes that patients in our city and country deserve the same standard of evidence-based and respectful care that patients have come to expect in the very best institutions.

Her special interest in preventive Cardiology led her to Stanford Medical Center (California, USA) where she studied dedicated risk factor screening and treatment of heart disease in South Asian patients. Further, she has a Medical Informatics graduate degree from Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, USA). She did her MBBS at the prestigious Madras Medical College, Chennai.

She was honored with the prestigious Fellow, American College of Physicians.ACP Fellowship is a mark of distinction representing the pinnacle of integrity, professionalism, and scholarship for those who aspire to pursue careers in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram, Director


Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram is an eminent Interventional Cardiologist, associated with many leading hospitals globally. He is the Chief, Division of Cardiology, Promed Hospital, Chennai and a global proctor (internationally authorized to teach complex cardiac interventional procedures to other medical practitioners) for Chronic Total Occlusions(CTO) at Boston Scientific, Abbott Vascular, USA, Medtronic China, Spectranetics, Asahi Intec, USA. He is also a Director at Fortis Escorts Hospital, New Delhi, India’s top cardiac center.

Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram is part of the research faculty for renowned Universities in the US, UK, Middle-East, Asia and more. He did his MBBS at the prestigious Madras Medical College, Chennai and a Master of Public Health from University of Maryland, USA.

The success of his practice is exemplified in his super specialization of Chronic Coronary Artery Total Occlusion Intervention, an advanced methodology that offers multiple possibilities to the patient. Sheer passion and dedication to the well-being of the patient has helped him accomplish over 2000 chronic total occlusion PCI, antegrade wiring, antegrade dissection reentry, retrograde cases in his journey of 15 years. He brings with his expertise an assurance to every patient that “there’s always an option” in ridding the heart of blockages.

Mr. Naveen Velagapalli, Director


Naveen is an entrepreneur and started Promed (formerly Vitalife) as a chain of clinics with more than seven clinics across Bangalore, Chennai and Pune. He mentors the Chennai hospital and provides guidance in all financial and sales & marketing aspects. Over the past few years, Promed has developed a solid reputation for quality affordable healthcare with a keen focus on patient care. Prior to Promed, Naveen has more than six years of consulting experience in firms like Mindtree Consulting and Infosys Technologies. He has worked extensively with pharmaceutical and retail firms in India and abroad. Naveen graduated in mechanical engineering from Anna University and did his post graduate diploma in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Preethi Naveen, Director

MBBS, MS, FMRF Cornea (SN)

Dr. Preethi Naveen is a senior cornea and refractive surgeon with several years of experience working with leading eye hospitals in Chennai such as Shankara Nethralaya, Dr.Agarwals Eye Hospital, etc. She is a fellow in Cornea from world renowned Shankara Nethralaya and presently is part of the cornea team at a leading eye hospital in Chennai. Dr. Preethi Naveen has performed hundreds of refractive surgeries, corneal transplants, cataracts and has a wealth of knowledge on multiple medical and non medical aspects of running a healthcare Institution. Dr. Preethi Naveen provides overall medical guidance, assists in developing medical protocols and is a key player in the doctors team at Promed.

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10 Years Experience

About Promed Hospital

Welcome to Promed hospital

Promed is a multispeciality hospital & diagnostic centre with a focus on delivering trustworthy and ethical medical care.

We pride ourselves in providing well trained and experienced physicians in combination with courteous staff and state of the art infrastructure.

  • Our patient’s medical experience is our central goal!
  • Patient’s dignity and respect are always maintained.
  • Our patients are kept well informed. We try to answer their questions as best possible.
  • A patient’s time is as precious as anybody else’s.
  • Patient feedback is a way for us to improve our patient safety and quality measures.
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Delivering trustworthy and ethical medical care.


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The Promed Promise

Promed is one of its kind preventive health care hospital and multispeciality diagnostic centre.

We focus on health, not just disease!

Our general medicine physicians, pediatricians and OB/GYN physicians work with our specialists in providing complete health care solutions to our patients.

Our medical awareness programs, personalized preventive health check-ups, cardiac rehabilation programs, exercise and fitness training programs etc helps in attaining a holistic approach to health and fitness.

The birth of Promed hospital came from an idea of bringing back the concept of family healthcare to our society. We believe that medicine is not just a science, but an art the art of looking at the patient as a whole rather than a function of separate organ systems. Our specialists and super specialists provide such care by working in close conjunction with our family physicians. Competent care is critical – we have attracted the brightest and most qualified physicians to work with us. We provide state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities. We pride ourselves in providing patient-centric, trustworthy “no gimmicks” medical care.

We are conveniently located in or near residential areas and provide you and your family everything needed to lead a healthy life. Our flagship hospital is located at Kottivakkam on ECR. The building houses an ultramodern facility designed to provide convenient and efficient care to patients.


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Our mission is to provide world class health care in a patient centric approach at affordable prices.


The situation of current healthcare is far from ideal – care is often fragmented. A patient goes from one physician to another to figure out his or her medical issues, and then often needs to put together the various pieces of the puzzle. Such lack of coordination among providers results in nobody looking at the overall patient’s health and well-being. To complicate things further, inordinate number of tests are often ordered in labs and imaging, often without good reason.

Hence, with Promed hospital, we bring an expert team with the right adjunct lab and imaging facilities under one umbrella – family medicine and primary care who work in close conjunction with our specialists. We promise to look at our patient as a human being and partner with him/her for better health.

Starting with changing our name to reflect our philosophy, we are now PROMED – indicated what we are “pro” patients and “pro” evidence-based medicine.

While delivering these services, the hospital will uphold an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality, ethical behavior, and personal care.

In India, the advantages that modern service industries have enjoyed because of globalization and technological advancement, has not been utilized to deliver honest, caring healthcare solutions that combine the amenities and automation of this age, with the familiar care that a family doctor used to bring. At Promed, we aim to change this, and will ensure that modern methods, practices and technology help us provide patients with easy access to high quality, low cost healthcare and preventive services.