Chaiman & CEO International Centre for Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Diseases

International Centre for Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Diseases
(A Unit of Frontier Lifeline & Dr.K.M.Cherian Heart Foundation)
R-30-C, Ambattur Industrial Estate Road
Mogappair, Chennai – 600 101
Tel. No: +91 44 42017575
Fax No: +91 44 26565150
E-mail: moc.e1511367120nilef1511367120ilrei1511367120tnorf1511367120@cmkr1511367120d1511367120 / ni.te1511367120n.lns1511367120v.3dm1511367120@cmkr1511367120d1511367120
Web: www.frontierlifeline.com

PERSONAL INFORMATIONS
Date of Birth: 08.03.1942
Country of Birth: India
Passport Number: F9172884
Place of issue: Chennai, India.

EDUCATION
1964: M.B.B.S. (Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore)
1970: M.S. (Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore)
1973: F.R.A.C.S. (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Sydney)
2003: D.Sc (Hon) (Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR.Medical University, Chennai)
2007: D.Sc (Honoris Causa) (King George’s Medical University, Lucknow.)
2011: D.Sc (Honoris Causa) (D.Sc (Honoris Causa))

APPOINTMENTS / AFFILIATIONS
Emeritus Professor (The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University – Chennai, India.)
2004: Visiting Professor (Yangzhou University and Southeast University – Nanjing, China)
1987 – 2003: Founder, Vice President (Madras Medical Mission – Chennai, India)
1987 – 2003: Founder Director (Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases – Chennai, India)
1987 – 2003: Founder Chairman (Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences – Pondicherry, India)
1984 – 1985: Visiting Professor (University of Oregon – Portland, USA)
1975 – 1987: Med. Superintendent & Chief of Cardio-vascular Surgery (Southern Railway Headquarters Hospital – Chennai, India)
1978 – 1979: Intl. Special Fellow in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (University of Alabama – Birmingham, USA)
1974 – 1975: Senior Registrar Cardio Thoracic Surgery (Greenlane Hospital – Auckland, NZ)
1973 – 1974: Senior Registrar Cardio Thoracic Surgery (Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children – Sydney, Australia)
1971 – 1973: Senior Registrar Cardio Thoracic Surgery (St.Vincent’s Hospital – Sydney, Australia)
1970 – 1971: Registrar (St.George Hospital – Sydney, Australia)
1969: Lecturer in Surgery & Unit Assistant (Christian Medical College – Vellore, India)

HONORS
Honorary Surgeon to the President of India
1990-1993: Recipient of Hon.Degree, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE conferred by the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University
2003: Recipient of Hon.Degree, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (Honoris Causa) conferred by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
2007: The First and the only Indian’s name engraved in one of the stones in Kos Island, Greece, the birth place of the medical professional, Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, on the occasion of World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons held between 30th April – 3rd May.
2010-2011: The first INDIAN elected as the president of the World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons for the year 2010-11
2011: Recipient of Hon.Degree, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (Honoris Causa) conferred by Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

AWARDS
1984-1986: For Outstanding Service – Ministry of Railways (Twice)
Recipient of Madras Rotary Club’s FOR THE SAKE OF HONOUR AWARD
Recipient of MELVIN JONES AWARD presented by Lions Club of Madras
1987: Recipient of first INDO AUSTRALIAN AWARD
1991: Recipient of Govt. of India’s PADMASHRI AWARD
1999: Recipient of CATHOLICATE AWARD in recognition of Outstanding Services to humanity
2001: Recipient of MEDICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD by Limca Book of Records
2005: Received the INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD by the Harvard Medical International
2005: Conferred with MARUTHUVA MAAMANI by the Indian Medical Association
2005: Received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the Paediatric Cardiac Society of India
2005: Received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the Governor of Kerala
2006: Recipient of the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE by the World Federation of Tamil Youth Inc.
2006: Recipient of the EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR HUMAN CARE-MEDICAL by The Lions Club
2007: Recipient of the RAJIV GANDHI MOOPANAR AWARD for excellence in Cardiac Surgery
2007: Recipient of the OUTSTANDING PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD by Kurnool Heart Foundation, Kurnool.
2007: Recipient of the SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD by the Rotary Club of Alleppey
2008: Recipient of the SOUTH INDIAN BANK EXCELLENCE AWARD by South Indian Bank
2008: PRESIDENT ELECT for the XX World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons, 2010
2010: Recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by The Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
2010: Recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by The Rotary Club of Koodal, Trivandrum
2010: Recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMNT AWARD by The Kasturba Medical College Associates
2010: Recipient of EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE award by FICCI and Times of India

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The First and only Indian MEMBER of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • PAST CHAIRMAN of Indian Association of Laser Surgery & Medicine
  • PAST PRESIDENT of the Paediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • PAST SECRETARY of the Association of Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgeons of India – 1992
  • PAST PRESIDENT of the Indian Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons – 1993-94
  • The First and only Indian MEMBER of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • HON.MEMBERSHIP of the Malaysian Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery–2006
  • MEMBER of Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • MEMBER of International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • MEMBER of The International Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
  • MEMBER of the European Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
  • MEMBER of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • MEMBER of ISCTS – The World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
  • MEMBER of the Australasian Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
  • FELLOW of The American College of Chest Physicians
  • FELLOW of Royal Society of Medicine (London).
  • COUNCIL MEMBER of the Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia.
  • MEMBER of the Confederation of Indian Industry – Health Division.
  • PRESIDENT of world Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
  • INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER of the Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals

ACHIEVEMENTS
June 1975: First Successful Coronary Artery Graft in India
Feb 1976: Mitral Valve Replacement for Endomyocardial Fibrosis in India
Feb 1976: Introduction of Profound Hypothermia and circulatory arrest for Correction of Cardiac Defects in infants in India
Sept 1976: First Internal Mammary Artery Graft in the Country
Jan 1979: Introduction of Cardioplegia for Myocardial Preservation in India
June 1979: Transatrial Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot, Transatrial, Repair of Double Outlet Right Ventricle and pioneering the Technique
July 1979: First Correction of Transposition of Great Vessels using Senning Technique in India
June 1979: Successful Correction of Transposition, VSD, Pulmonary Atresia using extra cardiac conduit
Oct 1980: Successful Arterial Switch Operation for TGA with VSD and PDA with Single Coronary Artery
Mar 1985: First successful Bilateral Internal Mammary Graft
June 1988: Homograft Aortic Conduits for Correction of Congenital Defects
Dec 1994: Introduction of Transmyocardial Laser Revascularisation (Australasia)
Sep 1995: First Heart Transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death
June 1997: First Bilateral Lung Transplant
May 1999: First Auto Transplant
Mar 2010: Double Heart Transplant in one night
September 2011: Paediatric Transplant
September 2011: Livertronix Artificial Heart (LVAD)

PUBLICATIONS
Contributed 2 chapters in the Text Book (on PDA and AP Window) of Cardiac Surgery edited by Prof.John W.Kirklin & Sir Brian Barratt Boyes – 1982 – The only Asian Author.

Author of more than 350 National and International publications.

  • Co-Author for the Manual on Post-operative Management of Paediatric Cardiac Surgical Patients.
  • Co-Author for the Paediatric Cardiology Update – 1998

ORATIONS DELIVERED
1996: Dr.G.D.Naidu Memorial Oration
1998: Prof.M.Viswanathan Memorial Oration
2003: Dr.K.V.Naidu Memorial Oration
2005: Dr.Nityanand Shetty Memorial Oration
2006: Dr.Nitu Mandke Memorial Oration
2006: Prof.A.Srinivasan Endowment Lecture
2006: Prof.Razali Hashim Memorial Oration
2006: 6th Millenium Oration on “Cardiac Surgery in Developing Countries”
2007: Dr.Robert Karp First Memorial Oration during the International Conference on Stem Cell, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Frontier Conclave 2007
2007: “Reoperation after TOF repair” at 11th Annual Conference of the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India

TOTAL NO. OF SURGERIES PERFORMED

In Indian Railways Services : April 1975 to May 1987 3335
Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases, Chennai (June 1987 – Sept 2003) 22408
International Centre for Cardiothoracic & Vascular Diseases (October 2003 to October 2011) 11415
Total 37158

Heart Transplant: 36
Auto-Transplant: 2
Heart & Lung Transplant: 4
Lung Transplant: 2