Dr. Girinath M R
Dr. Girinath M R is 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,
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.