Doctor's Profile

Dr Lailu Mathews

Dr Lailu Mathews

MBBS, MD (Anaesthesia)

Professor & HOD

Dr. Lailu Mathews is a highly experienced and accomplished professional in the field of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care. With 29 years of clinical experience following the completion of  MD (Anaesthesia) from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana in 1994, Dr Lailu Mathews has honed her skills and expertise over a long and successful career.

Notable Accomplishments

Clinical Experience: Dr Lailu Mathews has had the privilege of working alongside world-renowned experts in their respective fields, such as Dr Kalyan Singh, Padma Vibhushan Dr. V. Shantha, Padmashri Dr. K. M. Cherian, and Dr. Abraham Thomas. This exposure has enriched her knowledge and contributed to her professional growth.

Published Case Reports: Dr. Lailu Mathews has managed challenging cases that have been recognized in the medical community. Several of these cases have been published as case reports in prestigious journals like Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia (Wiley International), and the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia.

Highly Cited Publication: The publication titled "Cardiac Output Monitoring" in Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia, authored by Dr. Lailu Mathews and Dr. R. K. Kalyan Singh, is acknowledged as one of the top ten cited and read articles in its domain. This article is also used as a valuable study and reference material for postgraduate students.

Academic and Professional Engagement

  • Dr. Lailu Mathews has actively engaged in academic and professional activities as mandated by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Participation in various training programs, curriculum implementation support, and research methodology conclave showcases their commitment to academic excellence.
  • Dr. Lailu Mathews has been involved in curriculum development, contributing to the creation of a Competency-Based Undergraduate Curriculum for MBBS students, focusing on safety, responsibility, ethics, knowledge, and skills.

Professional Experience

  • As the Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CHRI), Dr. Lailu Mathews played a key role in the department's development. She established a dedicated and professional team and initiated the MD (Anaesthesia) program, which saw an increase in annual student intake.
  • Dr. Lailu Mathews has served as an examiner for MD (Anaesthesia) and has guided theses for MD (Anaesthesia) and DNB students.
  • Her leadership led to the establishment of a Skills and Simulation Lab, providing advanced training and resources for medical education.
  • Dr. Lailu Mathews has actively participated in various inspections and accreditations, including those by the Medical Council of India, NABH, NAAC, and UGC.

Organized Conferences and Workshops

  • Dr. Lailu Mathews has organized and co-organized multiple state conferences and Continuing Medical Education (CME) events, promoting knowledge exchange and professional development.
  • Notable themes like "Green OT – Clean OT Go Green with Technology" reflect her commitment to environmental responsibility in healthcare.


  1. Prasad M, Mathews L, Ravindran K, "Effect of Melatonin on Dose Response of Propofol for Induction of General Anaesthesia using Bispectral Index Monitor" - International Journal of Scientific Research, 2023; 12(5).
  2. Daisy M., Mohanarangam T., Mathews L. "Anaesthesia in Extremely Low Birth Weight and Preterm Neonate – A Case Report" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2020; 9(3): 202 - 204.
  3. Aswani B, Anand S, Lailu Mathews "Heat and Moisture Exchanger Filter Causing Hypercapnoea in Child Undergoing Surgery Under General Anesthesia" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2019; 8(4): 122 - 124.
  4. Mahender P, Lailu Mathews, Arun Kumar "Anaesthetic Management of pregnant patient with severe mitral stenosis and Severe Pulmonary Artery hypertension for cesarean section" - Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, 2020; Vol.08, pp. 903-9064.
  5. K. Sombabu, S. Anand, Adhilakshmi A, Lailu Mathews "Anaesthetic management of a patient with cortical sinus venous thrombosis on Warfarin therapy posted for emergency dilatation and curettage" - Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, 2020; Vol.08, pp. 884-886.
  6. Iris Eapen, Sivakumar, Lailu Mathews "Anaesthetic Management for Minimally Invasive approach for ASD closure, Mitral valve replacement and Tricuspid valve repair in a patient with Lutembacher syndrome" - Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, 2020; Vol.08, pp 01-04.
  7. T. Muthiah, N. Fazrina, Lailu Mathews. "Minimal and effective cuff filling volumes in AMBU Aura Once TM laryngeal airway to achieve recommended cuff pressure of 60 cm of H2O in adults" - Anaesthesia, 2019; volume 74, supplement 4.
  8. P. Karthik, A. Arun Kumar, B. Balamurugan, Lailu Mathews "Hemodynamic effects of etomidate, propofol and their combination on induction and intubation: A prospective, randomized clinical trial" - Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia, 2019; 6(2); 394-401.
  9. Ganesan Vivek, Lailu Mathews, K. Subramaniyam. "New onset refractory status epilepticus: a case report" - Journal of Clinical Science and Medical Research, 2019; 7(3); 332-336.
  10. Pratibha Nair, Lailu Mathews. "Perioperative management of an adult with Bochdalek hernia posted for diaphragmatic repair" - International Journal of Anaesthesiology.
  11. Smyrna G, Merlin Shalini Ruth, Lailu Mathews. "Anaesthetic management of systemic lupus erythematosus with multiple organ system involvement for drainage of ischiorectal abscess" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2019; 8(1).
  12. Swaminathan V., Sanjeev K, Lailu Mathews. "Re-do aortic valve replacement in a patient with culture-negative prosthetic valve endocarditis with thrombocytopenia" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2019; 8(1).
  13. Avinash E. Divya Joseph, Lailu Mathews. "Anaesthetic management of a pregnant patient with intrahepatic cholestasis posted for elective caesarean section" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2017; 5(3); 199-201.
  14. Boban V, B. Balamurugan, Lailu Mathews. "Anaesthetic management of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a patient with eclampsia" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2017; 5(3); 192-195.
  15. Sundar Anand, Swati Bhat, Lailu Mathews. "Epidural catheter misplacement" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2017; 5(3); 206-207.
  16. Noor F.S, Lailu Mathews, Anand S, Arun K, Preethi P. "Acute Temporary Hearing Loss Following Lumbar Subarachnoid Blockade" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2017; 6(3); 142-144.
  17. Chandraleela S, Balamurugan B, Lailu Mathews. "Anaesthetic Management of a Child with Pituitary Stalk Interruption Syndrome for Dental Surgery" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2017; 6(4); 174-176.
  18. Lailu Mathews. "Mitral stenosis and pregnancy – perioperative considerations" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2016; 5(3); 132-136.
  19. Thilaka Muthiah, Amarnath Moni, Lailu Mathews, Balaji M. "Intravenous Labetalol in treating hypertensive crisis following dexmeditomedine infusion for procedural sedation" - Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia, 2016; 29:30-32.
  20. Thilaka Muthiah, Lailu Mathews, K. R Sivashankar. "Potential threat of meningitis from ampoule impurities: Prevention is always better than cure!" - Indian J Anaesth, 2016; 60:145-6.
  21. Karthik P, Anand Subramaniam, Lailu Mathews, Gopalakrishnan Raman. "Anaesthetic Management of a Pregnant Patient with Sub Dural Haematoma (SDH), Caesarean Section and Evacuation of SDH" - Case Report - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2015; 4(3);141-42.
  22. Muthukumar M, Lailu Mathews, Vasantha NS and Anoop S. "Intramyometrial vasopressin as a haemostatic agent: Is it really safe?" - Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, 2015; 59(1); 51-53.
  23. Pavish N B, Anand S, Mohanarangam, Lailu Mathews. "Pulmonary Embolism Following Induction of Anesthesia - Case Report" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2015; 4(3);139-40.
  24. Hari Balakrishnan B, Ramkumar RP, Lailu Mathews, Balaji N. "Anaesthetic Management of Snake Bite Envenomation Complicated with Cellulitis for Fasciotomy" - Case Report - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2015; 4(3);147-49.
  25. Mohamed Arif S A, Lailu Mathews, Anand S. "Anaesthetic Management of Excision of Carotid Body Tumor" - Case Report - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2015; 4(3);145-46.
  26. Deepak Kumaar N, Arunkumar A, Lailu Mathews. "Management of Intraoperative Myocardial Ischemia - Case Report" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2015; 4(3);143-44.
  27. Sivanesan S, Lailu Mathews, Kavitha Ranjitpaul D, Thilaka Muthiah "Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency Causing Delayed Recovery Following Caesarean Section in a Patient with Antithrombin III Deficiency" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2014; 3(4); 184-186.
  28. Sudharshan Balaji S G, Vijaya Raghavan, Lailu Mathews, Thilaka Muthiah "Ropivacaine Induced Seizures" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2014; 3(4): 187-188.
  29. Ashok S, Anand S, Balamurugan B, Lailu Mathews "Advantage of Ultrasonogram in Perioperative Detection of Pneumothorax" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2014; 3(4): 192 – 194.
  30. Lailu Mathews and Thilaka M. "From the pages of history – Laugh your way to painlessness" - Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, 2012; 1(2): 76-77.
  31. Lailu Mathews, R. K. Kalyan Singh. "Cardiac output monitoring" - Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia, 2008; Vol 11, 56-68.
  32. Lailu Mathews. "Paradigm shift in hemodynamic monitoring" - The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology, 2007; Vol 11, No 2.
  33. Lailu Mathews, Sanjay Cherian, R. K. Kalyan Singh. "Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest – Successful resuscitation with open chest cardiac compression." Published in Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia in 2006, Volume 09, Number 1, pages 141-144.
  34. Lailu Mathews, R. K. Kalyan Singh. "Swan-Ganz catheter in hemodynamic monitoring." Published in the Journal of Anesthesiology & Clinical Pharmacology in 2006, Volume 22, pages 335-345.
  35. Lailu Mathews. "Anaphylactic shock following thiopentone: A case report." Published in The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology in 2006, Volume 10, Number 1.
  36. Lailu Mathews. "Anesthetic management for surgical excision of a cerebellar infarct in a patient with acute myocardial infarction." Published in The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology in 2005, Volume 09, Number 2.
  37. Lailu Mathews. "Intravenous buprenorphine as pre-medication in patients undergoing prolonged surgery." Published in Hospital Today in 2003, Volume 8, Number 5, pages 256-258.
  38. Lailu Mathews. "Intra-operative radiotherapy and anaesthesia: A clinical trial." Published in Hospital Today in 2002, Volume 7, Number 7, pages 388-390