AOI Malabar Branch was formed on 18th June 1989 at Calicut.It incuded ENT Surgeons from six North Districts of Indian State of Kerala.
The Office bearers elected that year were:
President : Dr K G Vijayrahavana
President Elect : Dr A K Gangadharan
Secretary: Dr G.Vijaykumar
Associate Secretary:Dr P.Murleedharan Nampoothiri
Treasurer : Dr V Kriahna Das
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Malabar (Malayalam: മലബാര്) is a region of southern India, lying between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. The name is thought to be derived from the Malayalam word Mala (Hill) and Puram (region) derived or westernised into bar.