Doctors Profile

Dr.-K.R.-Balakrishnan_cardiac-surgeryDr. K. R. Balakrishnan MBBS, MS, M.Ch(Cardio Thoracic)
Director Cardiac Sciences & Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise:   Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Previous experience:

  • Senior Registrar to Sir Brian Baratt-Boyes,, Cardio Thoracic Unit, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • (1987-1988) - Fellow in Cardiac surgery, Oregon Health Sciences , University and St. Vincent Hospital
  • Portland, OREGON with Dr.Albert Starr - (1989-90)
  • Specialist Cardiac Surgeon, Railway Hospital, Perambur, Madras - June  1990 – August  1994

Operative Experience

  • Independently performed over 16,000 heart operations

Awards & Honors

  • First  Prize in surgery(1976), awarded by the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
  • First in the University, Obstretics and Gynaecology(1976), Awarded by the University of Madras.
  • First in the University, Medicine, awarded by the  University of Madras.
  • Hiralal gold medal in surgery awarded by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • First rank and distinction,cardiothoracic board finals, University of Bombay.
  • First distinction ever to be awarded by the Bombay University in the speciality