Dr. Girinath M R

Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon, Apollo
Dr. Girinath M R has vast experience of over 45 years in Cardio-thoracic Surgery around the world. He is one of the first surgeons in India to acquire MCh degree and is a pioneer in cardiac surgery for infants, coronary bypass surgery, multi-valve replacement, and cardiac transplantation. He was also first to start congenital heart surgery and heart valve surgery in India. He has performed about 25,000 open-heart operations in 16 years. He was part of first multi-organ transplant in India (heart, liver, kidney and cornea). He is also first to conduct heart, lung machine-supported coronary angioplasty in India. Dr. Girinath is the first surgeon to correct a complex congenital heart defect in an infant less than one year. He has received several national awards including Padma Bhusan, Life Time Achievement, and Dr. BC Roy national award. He is a member of several prestigious organisations across the world. He has more than 275 papers presented at national and international conferences and has done about 20 orations including the Subroto Memorial Oration and the Sadasivan Oration.
Hospitals
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Education
  • MBBS from Madras University, Chennai, India (1963)
  • MS (General Surgery) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (1966)
  • MCh (Cardio Thoracic Surgery) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (1969)

Fellowship and Training
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) from Melbourne
  • Fellowship of the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (FIATCS) in 1995

Awards
  • Dr. B C Roy National Award in 1997
  • Padma Bhushan Award in 1998
  • Life Time Achievement Award by Indian Association Cardio Vasular Thoracic Surgeons
  • DSc (Hon Causa) by Dr. M G R Medical University in 2002

Focus Areas
  • CardioThoracic Surgery
  • Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Angioplasty / Bypass Surgery
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Radial Approach Angiography
  • Cardiac Pacing
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Invasive Cardiac

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