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Dr. KR Balakrishnan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Director - Heart and Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

38 Years of Practice, 1 Awards Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. K R Balakrishnan is the Director of the Department of Cardiac Sciences and Chief of Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgery. He has over 37 years of rich experience in his field. Dr. Balakrishnan has performed the first permanent artificial heart transplant in Indi...
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Medical School & Fellowships

MBBS - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry , 1976

MS - General Surgery - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi , 1980

MCh - Cardiothoracic Surgery - KEM Hospital, Mumbai , 1982

Clinical Achievements

Dr Balakrishnan was been bestowed the honour of the prestigious Hiralal Gold Medal in surgery to acknowledge his excellence in the eld of surgery -

CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Heart and Lung Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Director

Currently Working

CARE Outpatient Centre, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Heart and Lung Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Director

Currently Working

MGM Healthcare, Chennai

Heart and Lung Transplant

Director

Currently Working

Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai

Cardiac Sciences, Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgery

Director and Chief

Green Lane Hospital, New Zealand

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Consultant

Oregon Health Science University and St Vincent Hospital, Oregon, USA

Cardiac Surgery

Consultant

Hiralal Gold Medal in Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many transplants has Dr. KR Balakrishnan done?

A:

Dr. Balakrishnan has done 180 heart transplants, 23 lung transplants and 9 heart and lung transplant.


Answered by: Pooja Yadav on 19/02/2020

Q: What awards has Dr. Balakrishnan received?

A:

Dr. Balakrishnan received FICCI special jury award in 2017, Best doctor award - Tamil Nadu Government in 2017, Double Helical National Health Award in 2017, among many others.


Answered by: Pooja Yadav on 19/02/2020

Q: How many years of experience does Dr. KR Balakrishnan have?

A:

The doctor has over 38 years of experience in his field.


Answered by: Pooja Yadav on 19/02/2020

Q: What can I consult the doctor?

A:

Dr. Balakrishnan is available at Care Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, MGM Healthcare Chennai and Care Outpatient Center, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.


Answered by: Pooja Yadav on 19/02/2020

Q: What kind of treatments does Dr. Blalkrishnan provide?

A:

Dr. Balakrishnan caters to patients who require Heart transplants and VAD implant. His expertise also includes Lung transplant and paediatric cardiac surgery.


Answered by: Pooja Yadav on 19/02/2020

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