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  • Dr K R Balakrishnan, Chennai

ABOUT DOCTOR

    • First doctor to complete over 200 heart transplants and more than 16,000 heart operations independently.
    • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implant surgeries on patients from across India as well as from Africa, Russia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the USA.
    • HVAD pump implant in 2013.
    • India’s first paediatric heart transplant surgery on a two-year nine-month-old patient from Russia and many more.
    • Dr K R Balakrishnan revived a man with a heart transplant, 45 minutes after his heart had stopped beating

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Heart & Lung Failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Implant Surgeries
  • Cardiac Science

LIST OF AWARDS

  • First Prize in surgery (1976) by the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India.
  • Balakrishnan has won two patents, one for a Low-Cost Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) and the other for the development of a ‘Flexible Magnetic Membrane’.
  • He also stood first in the area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1976) and Medicine, awarded by the University of Madras.
  • He received the HiralalGold Medal in Surgery awarded by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Doctor was awarded the Double Helical National Health Award, 2017 for Pioneering work in Heart Transplant Surgery in India

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • First doctor to complete over 200 heart transplants and more than 16,000 heart operations independently.
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implant surgeries on patients from across India as well as from Africa, Russia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the USA.
  • HVAD pump implant in 2013.
  • India’s first paediatric heart transplant surgery on a two-year nine-month-old patient from Russia and many more.
  • Dr K R Balakrishnan revived a man with a heart transplant, 45 minutes after his heart had stopped beating

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • MS and M.ch

LOCATION

  • Chennai
  • India