Dr. Girinath M R is well known Cardiologist & Cardio-thoracic Surgery, currently associated with Apollo hospital, Chennai as consultant.
He has great experience of more than 45 years and is first surgeon to repair a complex congenital heart defect in a child below one year. Also the First to apply heart, lung machine-supported Coronary Angioplasty in India.
He did MBBS, M.S.(General Surgery), M.Ch.(CTS)
Trained over 20 surgeons who, together, perform 20% of the cardiac surgeries done in the country today.
Recipient of many national awards including the Padma Bhushan in 1998.
Presented over 275 papers at national and international conferences and made around 20 orations including the Subroto Memorial Oration and the Sadasivan Oration.
Dr. Girinath participated in the first multi-organ transplant in India (Heart, Liver, Kidney and Cornea)
He is member of various prestigious groups- FRACS, Melbourne. Fellow of the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.