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Dr. Girinath M R

Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon

Consultant , MBBS, 45 years of experience

Chennai , India

About Doctor

  • Currently associated as Cardiothoracic surgeon with Apollo Hospital, Chennai.

  • Prior work experience of 45 years includes- 3 years of working in Auckland.

  • Head of Cardiac surgery unit of Apollo hospitals, Chennai since 1984.

  • Under his guidance unit has done 40,000 heart operations of which 29,000 have been coronary bypass operations including 14,000 on a beating heart

  • Pioneered congenital heart surgery and heart valve surgery in India.

  • Trained 30 heart surgeons in India.

  • He has performed over 25,000 open heart surgeries in the last 16 years.

  • One of the first surgeons to receive MCh degree in India.

  • a pioneer in cardiac surgery for infants, coronary bypass surgery, multivalve replacement and cardiac transplantation.

  • 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, Kidneys 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.

  • Member of various prestigious groups- FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne. F.L.A.C.S. - Fellow of the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.


Congenital Heart Surgery,
Heart Valve Surgery
Coronary Bypass Surgery,
Multivalve Replacement,
Cardiac Transplantation
Coronary Angioplasty,
Pacemaker Implantation

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  • MBBS


Recipient of many national awards including the Padma Bhushan in 1998 and Dr. B C Roy National Award - 1997, LIFE TIME Achievement Award Indian Association Cardiovasular Thoracic Surgeons




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