Dr. R. Kishore Kumar founded Cloudnine in 2007 to realize his vision of high quality maternal and neonatal healthcare in India, on par with international standards. He saw a lot of deaths during his training in India, but hardly saw any deaths during his 16 year tenure in the developed world. There also saw what the "intact" survival of a premature baby means to the parents. Hence he had this dream of providing similar care in India, and is committed to his passion for scaling new heights in neonatology. He pioneered this concept of maternal healthcare in India with Cloudnine - a facility dedicated to providing exclusive and comprehensive services in maternal and child care. As the Founding Chairman, Managing Director and senior neonatologist, he has been instrumental in securing the pinnacle attained by Cloudnine today.
In just 7 years since inception - Cloudnine has received several awards and also has scaled up from 1 centre to currently operating 6 centres and will be 11 centres by next year - clearly they have become leaders in this segment. He has been invited by MNC like GE, Accenture for motivational speeches about leadership qualities and revolutionary role in India.
Dr. Kishore is an internationally acclaimed neonatologist who has worked in four continents over the course of his career - covering North America, UK, Asia and 12 years in Australia. He completed his MBBS from India and his DCH from Mysore University and London. He also has an MD with a gold medal from Mysore University, MRCP (Paed) & FRCPCH from UK as well as MRCPI (Paed) and FRCPI from Ireland. He has also completed his Fellowship in Neonatal ICU with an FRACP from Melbourne, Australia. Among his many achievements - he says two stick out in his mind - a happy family having a premature baby surviving intact and also getting felicitated by Bill Clinton, former US President in 2006.