Dr K R Balakrishnan

Chairman – Cardiac Sciences
Director – Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support

An MCh (Cardiothoracic Surgery) graduate from KEM Hospital, University of Bombay, Dr K R Balakrishnan has mastered an evidence-based approach to healthcare practices and refined clinical expertise in surgery. His areas of expertise include end-stage heart failure management (heart transplant & VAD implant), paediatric cardiac surgery, lung transplant, and heart and lung transplant. He has received numerous awards for his work and his work has been published in some of the highest-ranking medical journals.

1976
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry

1980
MS (Master of Surgery) in General Surgery
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

1982
MCh in Cardiothoracic Surgery
King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Mumbai

  • Chairman – Cardiac Sciences | Director – Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support.

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