Speakers Heading to Conference
Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai is an acknowledged expert in the management of end-stage heart failure and credited with India’s First LVAD and HVAD pump implant as destination therapy. He has been instrumental in setting up India’s First Comprehensive Centre for Heart Failure Management at Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai. His team at Fortis Centre for Heart Failure & Transplant have performed 30 heart transplants and 8 VAD’s in the last few years, which is the highest in India. He is also actively engaged with various institutions to develop Pulsatile and continuous flow LVADs (Left Ventricular Assist Device) and molecular biology of ventricular hypertrophy.
Apart from this, he has an extensive expertise in treating complex Congenital Heart Disease like switches in infancy, repair of TAPVR, common AV Canal and in use of homograft conduits arterial. He also performs other routine cardiac surgeries such as Valvular Heart procedures including repair & replacement, aortic root replacement and Ross procedure.
Dr. Suresh Rao K G
HOD – Cardiac Critical Care and Cardiac Anesthesia
Dr. Suresh Rao K G serves as the HOD for Cardiac Anaesthesia & Cardiac Critical Care at Fortis Malar Hospital, Adyar, Chennai. With over 25 years of experience he has been a key player in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology at numerous reputed cardiac units around the world.
Dr. Arul Narayanan, FRCPCH (UK), CCST (Paediatric Cardiology, UK)
Consultant Paediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Arul Narayanan graduated from Madurai Medical College. After his post graduation in Paediatrics from Madras Medical College, he went to UK for further specialist training. He is a trained Paediatric Interventional Cardiologist with special interest in Congenital Cardiac MRI.
He has been awarded CCT in Paediatric Cardiology by General Medical Council, UK after completing a five-year intensive training in Paediatric Cardiology. He has done his MRCPCH and was recently elected to the position of FRCPCH. He has gained invaluable experience in Paediatric Intensive Care and Paediatric Cardiology over a period of 11 years in the United Kingdom.
He has also completed a fellowship in Congenital Cardiac MRI from Guys and St. Thomas Hospital, London. Prior to that, he was associated with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, where he did most of his UK training. He has also worked in other prestigious centres in UK like Southampton Hospitals NHS Trust and Hammersmith Hospital, NHS Trust (London).
He is highly skilled in all congenital cardiac interventions like ASD, PDA, VSD device closures, Ballooning of Pulmonary, Aortic valve, Stenotic Pulmonary artery, Coarctation of aorta and stenting of Pulmonary, Aorta etc.
Dr. V K Swamy, FRCPCH, MRCPCH, CCT (UK), DCH
Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist
V K Swamy is an eminent paediatric cardiologist with an experience of over 13 years in paediatric care including over 7 years in the field of paediatric cardiology. Having worked at different healthcare institutions of pediatric cardiac care repute in UK for over 12 years, he is known for his skills in facilitating paediatric cardiac surgeries and managing paediatric heart problems. He was also one of the first few trainees in UK who has got trained as a PEC (Pediatrician with a special interest in cardiology).
Dr. Mangala Barathy
Dr. Giridhar Sethuraman, DM (Neonatology), MD
Dr. Giridhar, Consultant Neonatologist with over 13 years of experience. His area of interest is on Neonatal nutrition and ventilation. He has participated as a training faculty in the Asia Pacific Conference for Pediatric Critical Care in September 2009 also participated as faculty in Neocon 2011, Chennai and Tamil Nadu Neocon 2010 and 2012. He has conducted various workshops in neonatal ventilation, CPAP, NRP, nutrition and bio-statistics. He has also involved in NRHM training programmes in association with the Govt of Tamil Nadu.
Dr S Ramakrishnan
HOD & Consultant Neonatologist
Dr S Ramakrishnan, HOD & Consultant Neonatologist with over 14 years of experience in UK. Most of the neonatal training based at St George’s Neonatal unit, University of London. His special area of interest in congenital heart disease and Neonatal nutrition where he Spent couple of years in Paediatric Cardiology at Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital, London. He has published his research work on N-terminal Pro Brain Natriuretic peptides and preterm PDA.