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  • Dr K R Balakrishnan, Chennai

ABOUT DOCTOR

  1. First doctor to complete over 200 heart transplants and more than 16,000 heart operations independently.
  2. 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.
  3. HVAD pump implant in 2013.
  4. India’s first paediatric heart transplant surgery on a two-year nine-month-old patient from Russia and many more.
  5. Dr K R Balakrishnan revived a man with a heart transplant, 45 minutes after his heart had stopped beating

SPECIALIZATION

  • 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

  • MS and M.ch

Location

  • Chennai
  • India