D.Sc. (Hon Causa) Dr M G R Medical University 2002
LIFE TIME Achievement Award Indian Association Cardio Vasular Thoracic Surgeons Has headed the cardiac surgery unit of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai since 1984.
The unit has done close to 40,000 heart operations of which 29,000 have been coronar bypass operations including 14,000 on a beating heart.
Has pioneered congenital Heart Surgery and Heart Valve Surgery in India.
Has trained nearly 30 Cardiac surgeons in India.
Has helped Heart Surgery units in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Bangla Desh and several centres in India such as at Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Bhopal.
Has 45 years of expierence standing in Cardiac Surgery Performed nearly 25, 000 open-heart operations in the last 16 years.
One of the first surgeons to obtain the MCH degree in Cardio Vascular Surgery in India (1969)- a pioneer in cardiac surgery for infants, coronary bypass surgery, multivalve replacement and cardiac transplantation.
Trained over 20 surgeons who, together, perform 20% of the cardiac surgeries done in the country today.
Recipient of many national awards including the Padma Bhushan in 1998.
Been at the forefront in establishing coronary bypass surgery as a standardized and safe procedure in India (thus reversing the trend of patients going abroad for this facility).
Presented over 275 papers at national and international conferences and made around 20 orations including the Subroto Memorial Oration and the Sadasivan Oration.
Participated in the first multi-organ transplant in India (Heart, Liver, Kidney and Cornea).
First surgeon to repair a complex congenital heart defect in a child below one year.
First to apply heart, lung machine-supported Coronary Angioplasty in India.
FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne.
FLACS - Fellow of the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - 1995.
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