Dr. Balakrishnan graduated with an MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry in the year 1976. Thereafter, he completed his sub-specialist training in MS (General Surgery) from AIIMS in New Delhi in 1980. Here, he was felicitated with a Hiralal gold medal in surgery. He then went on to finish his M. Ch (Cardiothoracic Surgery) from KEM Hospital, the University of Bombay in 1982.
This doctorate degree course equipped him with an evidence-based approach to healthcare practice while also handing him with refined clinical expertise in surgery. In addition, he was awarded a distinction in M.Ch which was deemed to be the first-ever distinction awarded by Bombay University in the Cardio-Thoracic Specialty. He has also received numerous awards for his work and his work has been published in some of the highest-ranking medical journals.
Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery
1. MBBS degree from the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry in 1976.
2. Masters in Surgery with a sub-specialization in General Surgery from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in 1980.
3. M. Ch in Cardiothoracic Surgery from KEM Hospital, Mumbai in 1982.