Dr. Refai Showkathali, Chennai


Dr. Refai Showkathali, Chennai, Chennai

  • Designation : Sr Cardiology Consultant
  • Qualifications: MBBS
  • Experience: 20 Years
  • Speciality: Aortic Valve Replacement AVR,Mitral Valve Replacement MVR,Atrial Septal Defect ASD,Ventricular Septal Defect VSD,Coronary Angioplasty
  • Category: Cardiology

  • Hospital :Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu

About Doctor

  • Dr Refai Showkathali is a well known interventional cardiologist, he is presently working as a senior consultant at Apollo Hospital, Chennai. He has over 20 years of expertise in Advanced Interventional Cardiology (advanced coronary and advanced structural) including CHIP-PCI (coronary angioplasty with stents). He has practised in UK for over a decade and is Associated with British Cardiovascular Society. He has more than  50 peer-reviewed publications in renowned international journals and very often presents in cardiology conferences in North America, UK, Europe and Asia. He was the Runner-up in research proposal of the year award at the east of England in 2012.he is a regularly reviews manuscripts for various international cardiology journals for publication.


  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (Icds)
  • Cardiac Catheterisation
  • ASD / VSD Device Closure
  • Chest Pain Treatment
  • Cardiac Invasive Procedures
  • Radial Approach Angiography
  • Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary Angioplasty / Bypass Surgery
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Peripheral Interventions
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Treadmill Test - TMT
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Angioplasty and Stenting
  • TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation)
  • Acute Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery / Endovascular Repair

List of Awards

  • Got Academic Poster Of The Year award , East Of England Deanery - 2011
  • He was the Runner-up in research proposal of the year award at east of England in 2012

Academic Achievement:

  • Associated with British Cardiovascular Society
  • Fellow from  American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow from  European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow from Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Associated with American Heart Association
  • Associated with European Association of Percutaneous cardiovascular intervention
  • Associated with British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Work Experience

  • Present senior consultant at Apollo Hospital,Chennai
  • Former consultant at St. George’s Hospital, London
  • Formerly Tavi at Kings College Hospital, London
  • Former  Interventional Cardiologist The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Essex, UK      
  • Former Specialist Training rotation in  Cardiology at  East of England Deanery

Education & Training

  • MBBS from  The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 1999
  • MRCP,Royal Colleges Of Physicians,london, Uk, 2004