Krishna Subramony Iyer

Krishna Subramony Iyer , Cardiology

Director

30+ Years

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Opp. Holy Family Hospital
About

Dr Krishna Iyer is one of India s front ranking paediatric cardiac surgeons recognised for his clinical expertise and wide ranging involvement with cardiac care for children in India and other developing nations Dr Iyer initiated the first dedicated paediatric cardiac care program in Northern India a pioneering initiative at Escorts Heart Institute Research Centre now Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute in 1995 Under his guidance this paediatric cardiac program has become the benchmark for cardiac care for children for India and its South East Asian neighbours Dr Iyer has operated on more than 10 000 babies children and adults with congenital heart diseases comprising various procedures like arterial switch procedure double switch operation TAPVC repairs Fontan and Fontan type procedures corrections for tetralogy of Fallot DORV Truncus etc Senning operation conduit repairs and wide range of one stage and multi-stage corrections for complex congenital heart diseases He has done original work on rapid two-stage arterial switch procedure and performed the first successful rapid two stage arterial switch and double-switch operation in India His current interests are perfecting complex neonatal cardiac surgery cardiac surgery in malnourished infants and children salvaging late presenters of congenital heart disease and developing cost effective cardiac care for children in developing countries Dr Iyer completed his M B B S M S General Surgery and M Ch Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery from All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS New Delhi After basic training he joined the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at AIIMS and was Additional Professor at the time he moved to Escorts Heart Institute to set up its paediatric cardiac care division He trained in paediatric and infant cardiac surgery under the guidance of the renowned paediatric cardiac surgeon Dr R B B Mee as Senior Fellow at the Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne in Australia in 1989 Since his return he has endeavoured to promote the specialty of paediatric and congenital heart surgery in India especially in the non-governmental sector He has contributed prolifically to furthering the cause of paediatric cardiac care through over a hundred research publications in national and international journals authoring sections in medical books on paediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery and travelling to cities across India and abroad to deliver lectures He has been the founder President of Asia-Pacific Paediatric Cardiac Society and has been President of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India He is currently Editor of the Indian Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery He is a permanent member of the Steering Committee of the World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery and governing councillor of the World Society of Congenital Heart Surgery and the Asian Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons He is an invited international member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons He is involved in many charities for underprivileged children most notably the Gift of Life program of Rotary International During his academic career Dr Iyer has won many awards Some of these are the Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at MBBS examination Sorel Catherine Friemna Prize for proficiency in Paediatrics Pfizer Postgraduate Medical Award Gold Medal and Scroll of Honour Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery He was awarded the Doppler award for best paper at the Sixth International Symposium on Echocardiography in Cardiac Surgery held in Washington D C in 1994 He has been designated Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International Foundation for humanitarian services for children Speciality Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery Interest Surgical treatment of all forms of congenital heart disease in newborns to adults simple or complex Expertise in surgery for complex transpositions late presenting CHD pulmonary hypertension and complex neonatal surgery Personal Interest Music Reading Clinical Achievments Started the first dedicated pediatric cardiac program in Northern India at FEHI in 1995 Completed 10 000 surgeries for congenital heart disease at FEHI since 1995 Career experience of over 13 000 surgeries for congenital heart disease Performed the first successful rapid two stage arterial switch operation 1991 and the first successful double switch operation 1993 in the country First to generate internationally comparable outcomes in neonatal and infant cardiac surgery and surgery for complex congenital heart disease Have helped set up many pediatric cardiac programs within the country and in other countries like Bangladesh Indonesia Malaysia and Nepal Recognized internationally for creating a model for delivery of high class pediatric care in an environment of limited resources Previous Experience Faculty member in CTVS department of AIIMS New Delhi and left as Additional Professor Set up the Paediatric cardiac program there and was involved in the training of several cardiac surgeons Secured National Merit Scholarship for the year 1971 - 1972 for meritorious performance in the Indian School Certificate examination Awarded Ganpatrao Chittre Scholarship for securing second rank in the Inter-Science examination of the Bombay University in April 1972 Awarded Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at the MBBS examination in Dec 1977 Secured following awards in All India Institute of Medical Sciences between 1973 and1977 Institute Merit Awards for securing highest grades in the following subjects Anatomy Physiology Biochemistry Forensic Medicine General Surgery Obstetrics Gynaecology Sardari Lal Kalra Gold Medal for proficiency in Microbiology in May 1976 Institute Merit Scholarship Sorel Catherine Frieman Prize for proficiency in Paediatrics in Dec 1977 Pfizer Postgraduate Medical award Gold Medal and Scroll of Honour in 1979 Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery in Dec 1981 Selected on merit amongst worldwide applicants to attend a workshop on Basic aspects of Cardiac Surgery organized by the International School of Medical Sciences Ettore Majorana in Erice Italy in March 1983 Recommended for honours at the M Ch examination in Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery held in Dec 1984 Awarded the Doppler award for best paper at the Sixth International Symposium on Echocardiography in Cardiac Surgery held in Washington D C in Nov 1994 Awarded a Citation and Certificate of Appreciation for distinguished service and outstanding contribution to EHIRC Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Honourable President of India on December 13th 2002 New Delhi INDIA Awarded and delivered the Dr Armida Fernandez oration on 14th August 2005 at Mumbai Awarded the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical Preventive Cardiology in the world by World Congress on Clinical Preventive Cardiology WCCPC 2006 in September 22nd 24th 2006 Mount Abu Rajasthan INDIA Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for the selfless services rendered by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee at Rajiv Bhavan on December 9th 2006 New Delhi INDIA Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for the significant contribution at The 16th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology in December 13-16 2007 Taipei TAIWAN Awarded the Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on 23rd Feb 2008 New Delhi INDIA Awarded Dynamic Indian of the Millennium award by the KG Foundation Coimbatore Tamil Nadu in August 2009 Awarded Sadasivan Oration at the 58th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons held in Kolkata Feb 2012 Associate Professor CTVS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences 1990-95 Assistant Professor CTVS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences 1985-90 Awards Distinctions Secured National Merit Scholarship for the year 1971 - 1972 for meritorious performance in the Indian School Certificate examination Awarded Ganpatrao Chittre Scholarship for securing second rank in the Inter-Science examination of the Bombay University in April 1972 Awarded Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at the MBBS examination in Dec 1977 Secured following awards in All India Institute of Medical Sciences between 1973 and 1977 - Institute Merit Awards for securing highest grades in the following subjects Anatomy Physiology Biochemistry Forensic Medicine General Surgery Obstetrics Gynaecology- Sardari Lal Kalra Gold Medal for proficiency in Microbiology in May 1976 - Institute Merit Scholarship - Sorel Catherine Frieman Prize for proficiency in Pediatrics in Dec 1977 Pfizer Postgraduate Medical award Gold Medal and Scroll of Honour in 1979 Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery in Dec 1981 Selected on merit amongst worldwide applicants to attend a workshop on Basic aspects of Cardiac Surgery organized by the International School of Medical Sciences Ettore Majorana in Erice Italy in March 1983 Recommended for honours at the M Ch examination in Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery held in Dec 1984 Awarded the Doppler award for best paper at the Sixth International Symposium on Echocardiography in Cardiac Surgery held in Washington D C in Nov 1994 Awarded a Citation and Certificate of Appreciation for distinguished service and outstanding contribution to EHIRC Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Honorable President of India on December 13th 2002 New Delhi INDIA Awarded and delivered the Dr Armida Fernandez oration on 14th August 2005 at Mumbai Awarded the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical Preventive Cardiology in the world by World Congress on Clinical Preventive Cardiology WCCPC 2006 in September 22nd 24th 2006 Mount Abu Rajasthan INDIA Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for the selfless services rendered by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee at Rajiv Bhavan on December 9th 2006 New Delhi INDIA Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for the significant contribution at The 16th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology in December 13-16 2007 Taipei TAIWAN Awarded the Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on 23rd Feb 2008 New Delhi INDIA Awarded Dynamic Indian of the Millenium award by the KG Foundation Coimbatore Tamilnadu in August 2009 Awarded and delivered Sadasivan Oration at the Annual Conference of the Association of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgeons of India held in Kolkata in Feb 2011 Delivered the Closing Plenary oration at the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology Cardiac Surgery in Capetown 2013

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