Dr. Girinath M R

Dr. Girinath M R
Dr. Girinath M R

Designation of Dr. Girinath M R

Dr. Girinath M R 
Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon
Senior Consultant
Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Profile Snapshot of Dr. Girinath M R

  • Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. Girinath M R is a senior cardio-thoracic Surgeon in Chennai having experience of more than 45 years in Cardiac Surgery.
  • He practices as a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon at Apollo Hospital, Chennai. Both are celebrating 27 years of their bond.
  • Dr. M R Girinath was a fellow of Coronary Artery Surgery and Congenital Heart Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, USA.
  • He provides consultation and diagnostic services for Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement, Cardiac Pacing, Invasive Cardiology, ABPM, Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty, CT Angiography, etc.

Dr. M R Girinath’s Expertise

Work Experience of Dr. Girinath M R

  • Total 45+ years of experience
  • Head of Cardiac Surgery Unit at Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai

Dr. M R Girinath’s Qualifications

  • MBBS from Madras University, Chennai in 1963
  • MS (Gen Surgery) from the AIIMS, New Delhi in 1966
  • MCh (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery) from the AIIMS, New Delhi in 1969

Memberships of Dr. Girinath M R

  • FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), Melbourne
  • FLACS (Fellow of the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
  • Tamil Nadu Medical Council

Awards & Recognitions received by Dr. Girinath M R

  • Padma Bhushan, 1998
  • Dr. B C Roy National Award, 1997
  • D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Dr. M G R Medical University, 2002
  • LIFETIME Achievement Award by Indian Association CardioVasular Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS) for heading the cardiac surgery unit of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, 1984.
  • First surgeon to obtain the MCh in Cardiovascular Surgery in India, 1969
  • Forerunner of pediatric cardiac surgery, multivalve replacement, coronary bypass surgery, and cardiac transplantation
  • Lead the way to congenital Heart Surgery and Heart Valve Surgery in India
  • Performed nearly 25, 000 open-heart operations in the past two decades
  • Trained around 20 surgeons who contribute to 20% of all cardiac procedures performed in India today
  • Worked in India’s first multi-organ transplantation (Heart, Kidney, Liver, and Cornea).
  • Helped to develop coronary bypass surgery as a standardized and safe method in India
  • Established heart and lung machine-assisted Coronary Angioplasty in India
  • First surgeon to fix a complex congenital heart abnormality in a child under the age of one year

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