Born on November 11, 1955 at Vaipur, Pathanamthitta, Kerala. Dr. K. Chitrathara had her early school education at the NSS High School in Vaipur. She had her pre-degree course at the Assumption College, Changanacherry. Then she joined the Kottayam Medical College for MBBS in 1973 and completed in 1979 with good academic records.
Postgraduate training of MD (Resident training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology) was done at the prestigious Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi under Delhi University in 1983 and MCh (Genito-urinary Surgery) was done from Thiruvananthapuram Medical College under University of Kerala in 1999 with excellent academic performance and become the first Lady Urologist in Kerala. She also had DNB Training in General Surgery from 2005-2007 from AIMS. She was awarded ICRETT fellowship Oncology in 1994, FAIS (Fellowship Association of Indian Surgeons) in 2012 and FACS (Fellow of American College of Surgeons) in 2016.
Presently she is working as HOD & Senior consultant, Surgical & Gynec Oncology at Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.