Our Doctors

CHAIRMAN & DIRECTOR

Dr K R Balakrishnan
Chairman and Director

Dr K R Balakrishnan

MS, MCh (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Chairman and Director, Institute of 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.

CO-DIRECTOR

Dr Suresh Rao KG
CO-DIRECTOR

Dr Suresh Rao KG

MD (Anaesthesiology)

Co-Director, Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support | HOD, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia

 

Dr Suresh Rao comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the field of Cardiac anaesthesia and cardiac critical care. In his many years of medical service, Dr Rao has nurtured a special interest in cardiac critical care, heart and lung transplantations, LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) implantation, ECMO initiation, management of congenital heart disease and post-operative patients and trans-oesophageal echocardiography. Over his career, he has presented several papers and has published his research in many high-ranking medical journals.

ASSOCIATE CLINICAL LEAD

Dr R Ravi Kumar
Senior Consultant & Associate Clinical Lead

Dr R Ravi Kumar

DM (Cardiology)

Senior Consultant & Associate Clinical Lead
Cardiology & Heart Failure Program

Armed with over 25 years of experience in the field of Cardiology, Dr Ravi Kumar has extensive experience in heart transplant management, immunosuppression drugs, treatment of advanced heart failure including Impella pumps, EM biopsies and LV assist devices, for over 10 years. He also has 13 years of experience in modern catheterisation labs. As the Associate Clinical Lead of the Heart Failure Program, he has vast experience in the management of heart failure with the application of biomarkers like NT-proBNP and ARNi class of drugs for the last few years.

CLINICAL DIRECTOR – INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY

Dr Apar Jindal
Clinical Director & Consultant

Dr Apar Jindal

MD (Respiratory Medicine)

Clinical Director & Consultant - Interventional Pulmonology & Chest Medicine

Dr Apar Jindal is the Clinical Director and a Consultant in Interventional Pulmonology & Chest Medicine at MGM Healthcare. He has expertise in lung transplants, bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy and in performing endobronchial interventions. He also has a special interest in sleep studies, having worked as a Clinical Assistant in Sleep Medicine at the University of California Medical Center. He is the author of a number of national and international papers and has given presentations on numerous occasions for the past 8 years.

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEONS

Dr Srinath Vijayasekharan
Senior Consultant - Cardiac Surgery

Dr Srinath Vijayasekharan

MS (General Surgery), DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

An alumnus of prestigious medical colleges like Medical College Calicut, Kerala, and Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore, Dr Srinath V has over 21 years of experience in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has attended to 6,000 odd cardiac cases including CABGs and other cardiac surgeries, and has been associated with around 300 heart, lung and heart-lung transplants. He has a special interest in adult cardiothoracic surgery and transplants with significant experience in VAD implementation and ECMO initiation and removal.

Dr Mohan R
Senior Consultant - Cardiac Surgery

Dr Mohan R

MS (General Surgery), MCh (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Dr Mohan joins the team with over 15 years of experience in the field of cardiothoracic surgery as a Senior Consultant of Cardiac Surgery. An alumnus of Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore, and Madras Medical College, Chennai, Dr Mohan has a special interest in adult and paediatric cardiothoracic surgery and has amassed valuable experience from leading hospitals across Chennai.

Dr Senthilkumar D
Consultant - Cardiac Surgery

Dr Senthilkumar D

MS (General Surgery), MCh (Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery)

Dr Senthilkumar D joins the team with 5 years of experience in the field of cardiothoracic surgery as a Consultant of Cardiac Surgery. An alumnus of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, Dr Senthilkumar has a special interest in adult and paediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr Pradeep G
Associate Consultant - Cardiac Surgery

Dr Pradeep G

DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

An alumnus of Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Dr Pradeep has a special interest in adult valve surgeries, CABGs, aortic surgeries, paediatric procedures such as ASD and VSD closure, Glenn procedure, BT shunt and simple Tetralogy of Fallot. He has been a part of the transplant team and actively managed patients on ECMO.

CARDIAC ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS & CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIANS

Dr Murali Krishna T
Senior Consultant - Cardiac Anaesthesia

Dr Murali Krishna T

MD (Anaesthesiology), DM (Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anaesthesia)

Senior Consultant - Cardiac Anaesthesia

Dr Ajay Aravind
Consultant - Cardiac Anaesthesia

Dr Ajay Aravind

MD (Anaesthesiology)

An alumnus of the University of Mumbai, India, Dr Ajay Aravind comes with 10 years of experience in the field of cardiac anaesthesia and cardiac critical care. He has extensive experience in providing pre-operative work-up and optimisation of heart failure patients, monitoring of peri and post-operative patients undergoing varied types of elective and emergency paediatric and adult cardiac surgeries and using ECMO for heart failure and acute cardiogenic shock.

Dr Jagdish D
Consultant - Cardiac Anaesthesia

Dr Jagdish D

MD (Anaesthesiology)

With 10 years of experience in the field of cardiac anaesthesiology, Dr Jagdish D is an expert cardiac anaesthesiologist and cardiac critical care physician. He has a special interest in perioperative management of adult cardiac patients including off-pump, on-pump CABG, valve repairs, valve replacements, aneurysmal surgeries and a range of congenital heart diseases. He is also experienced in the initiation of ECMO and perioperative management of heart and lung transplant.

Dr Ramasubramanian K
Consultant - Cardiac Anaesthesia

Dr Ramasubramanian K

MD (Anaesthesiology)

An alumnus of Madurai Medical College, Madurai, and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, Dr Ramasubramanian with over 10 years of experience in the field of cardiac anaesthesiology. His experience includes administering anaesthesia for paediatric and adult cardiac surgeries including heart and lung transplants, intensive care monitoring of pre and post-operative patients, and shifting of high-risk patients for tertiary care.

Dr Sureshkumaran
Consultant - Cardiac Anaesthesia

Dr Sureshkumaran

DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

An alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, and Christian Medical College, Vellore, Dr Sureshkumaran comes with vast experience in the field of cardiac anaesthesiology. He is skilled in administering cardiac, thoracic, heart and lung transplant and regional anaesthesia. He has expertise in cardiac critical care and management of patients on ECMO and ventricular assist devices. He also has experience in trans-esophageal/transthoracic echocardiography, lung ultrasound, airway ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, vascular cannulation and airway management.

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