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Qualification

MBBS, M.S.(General Surgery), M.Ch.(CTS)

Language

English, தமிழ்

Registration No

30698

Experience

45 years +


Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road Chennai

Apollo Hospitals 21, Greams Lane, Off Greams Road Chennai 600 006 Ph:044-28290200/3333
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Work Experience

    • 45 years - including 3 years in Auckland
    • Working in Apollo Hospitals since last Assinment

Awards and Achievements

    • Dr. B C Roy National Award - 1997          
    • Padma Bhushan – 1998          
    • 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.
     

Professional Memberships

    • 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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