A dedicated facility for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery that is among the most advanced of its kind in the country, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity offers comprehensive cardiac care for
of heart ailments in both adults and children, with a preventive approach. State-of-the-art in terms of clinical support and facilities offered, the CoE has an Outpatient division, an Inpatient division, a fully equipped 24-bed Cardiac ICU to handle all cardiac emergencies, an advanced cardiac imaging section, cardiac surgical suites and an Invasive Diagnostic and Interventional division – for both adult and paediatric. It is also the first cardiac care centre in Kerala to offer Hybrid Cath Lab facility and Robotic Cardiac Surgery.The CoE has an exceptional team of Doctors who are experts in their field of specialisation, with several years of experience and international training. The Core cardiology team here includes Clinical Cardiologists, Adult Interventional Cardiologists, Cardiac Electrophysiologists and Paediatric Cardiologist, complemented by a team of Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons, Cardiac Anaesthesiologists, Interventional Radiologists, Cardiac Intensivists and Rehabilitation Therapists.
The Doctors here follow a “Heart Team approach” wherein all cases are discussed in-depth as a team and the course of treatment for each patient is decided collectively, after taking into consideration all aspects of the problem.
In line with its commitment to provide quality cardiac care, all the Doctors and Nurses in the ICUs are ACLS certified and Paramedics - BLS certified. Besides, the CoE adheres to strict protocols to ensure optimal, evidence-based management of all cardiac conditions.
The CoE also has a 24 hour Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic in the Emergency department to provide immediate medical care to patients who are brought in with pain or discomfort in the chest.
The Out Patient Department functions from 9am to 5pm, based on prior appointment.
Dr. Anil Kumar R, Senior Consultant, CoE Cardiac Sciences, is a veteran Cardiologist with more than 22 years of experience. Former Professor of Cardiology at JIPMER, he has worked in UK, UAE and India and is rated among the top Cardiologists in Kerala. An expert in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, his areas of special interest are advanced management of heart failure and preventive Cardiology.
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology | Fellow of the Cardiological Society of India | Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)| |MRCP (UK) | DM in Cardiology (GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi)| MD (JIPMER) | MBBS (JIPMER)
Head of Department of Cardiology at the Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai
Trained in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Former Professor of Cardiology at JIPMER, Pondicherry, one of India’s premier medical institutes
Initiated the program of Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty, including Primary Angioplasty in JIPMER
Awarded Commonwealth Scholarship
Mentor to many Post Doctoral Fellows in invasive cardiology.
Published 18 articles in International and Indian medical journals
Authored Chapters in Cardiology Update & Textbook of Cardiology
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi
Dr. Manoj P Nair is Senior Consultant, Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery, CoE Cardiac Sciences. A veteran Cardiac Surgeon with 20 years of experience and over 5700 surgeries to his credit, he is trained to perform all Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery procedures – a talent, unmatched. He is former Professor of CVTS and pioneered Hybrid Aortic Aneurysm Surgery in Kerala.
M.Ch in Cardio Thoracic Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | M.S. in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | M.B.B.S (Govt Medical College, Allepey)
Professor in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Cochin,
Associate Professor in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, AndraPradesh,
Pioneered Hybrid Aortic Aneurysm Surgery in Kerala
Performed over 5700 procedures including 2200 CABG, 2000 Valve Replacements and 1500 Lung Resections (all types)
Plans to perform Single Lung Transplant and Heart Transplant
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu
Dr. Sajan Koshy is Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, CoE Cardiac Sciences. He has more than 15 years of experience in Cardiology and is an expert in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery - especially Cardiac Surgery in newborns with congenital heart diseases. He has been instrumental in creating public awareness on Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in North Kerala, in association with NGOs.
MCh (Kerala University) |MS (Kerala University) | MBBS (Kerala University)
Involved in the care of more than 10000 children with congenital heart surgeries, particularly in newborns.
Senior Specialist at MIMS, Calicut
Established pediatric cardiac surgery in MIMS Calicut, the only unit in North Kerala catering to children with congenital heart diseases.
Incorporated public participation in treatment of congenital heart surgery by associating with NGOs
Instrumental in popularizing pediatric cardiac surgery in North Kerala
Specialist in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences Kochi.
Published articles in prominent Indian & International medical journals
Proficient in English and Malayalam
Dr. Anil S.R is Consultant, Paediatric Cardiology, CoE Cardiac Sciences. He has more than 14 years of experience in comprehensive management of cardiac diseases in children and is an expert at Paediatric Cardiac Interventions, 2D and 3D Echocardiography and Fetal Echocardiography. He is a national board certified trainer for FNB program for Paediatric Cardiology.
DNB (Cardiology) | DNB (Pediatrics)| MD in Pediatrics (Medical College, University of Calicut)| DCH (Medical College, University of Calicut) | MBBS (T D Medical College, Alleppey) |
Senior consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Instrumental in establishing and headed Pediatric Cardiology Unit at MIMS Calicut, handled approximately 10 open heart surgeries every month
Performed hundreds of Pediatric Cath procedures and Invasive procedures including open heart surgeries
Active involvement with several charitable bodies that facilitate cardiac care, including surgery, for underprivileged children
Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, MIMS
Fellowship In Cardiology, Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Medical Sciences, Puttaparthy
Specialist, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Published articles in prominent international and Indian medical journals
SEARLE Award, 53rd annual CSI conference, Hyderabad
Award for innovative technique at Asia Pacific pediatric cardiology cardiac surgery conference, New Delhi
Proficient in English, Malayalam and Hindi
Dr. Sunil Shivdas is Consultant, Interventional Cardiology, CoE Cardiac Sciences. With more than 3 years of experience, he is an expert in complex Coronary Interventional procedures like Primary Angioplasties, Bifurcations, Chronic Total Occlusions and his areas of special interest include Interventional Structural Heart Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Heart Failure Management.
DM in Cardiology (AIIMS-Delhi) |MD in General Medicine (JIPMER) Pondicherry | MBBS (Pariyaram Medical College)
Consultant Cardiologist, Moulana Hospital
Senior Resident, Department of Cardiology, JIPMER
First Rank in All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance
Young Investigator Award from CSI
Published Research Articles online
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma is Consultant, Interventional Cardiology, CoE Cardiac Sciences. He has more than 9 years of experience in complex Cardiac and Endovascular procedures, and is an expert in diagnostic non-invasive procedures. His areas of special interest include Complex Coronary Angioplasty, Arrhythmia Management, Interventions for Acute MI, Interventions for Structural Heart Disease and heart failure and complex Endovascular Interventions.
DM in Cardiology (JIPMER) | MD in General Medicine (JIPMER) | MBBS (JIPMER)
HOD & Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Sagar Hospitals-DSI, Bangalore
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Moulana Hospital
Training at Seoul, S Korea in Left Main Angioplasty
Senior Resident, Dept of Cardiology, JIPMER
JIPMER Alumni Award for being the Best All-round Undergraduate Medical Student of the year
Won numerous awards and certificates in various disciplines including Nallam Satiyanarayanamma Gold Medal for securing the first position in the MD- General Medicine- Examination of Pondicherry University
MOH Hassan Kuthoos Marikkar Endowment Prize in Cardiology
N Abdoul Cader Ibrahime Memorial Prize in Neurology
Published articles in prominent medical journals
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada
MRCP (UK) | Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology (Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore) | DM Cardiology (Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore) | MD (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)
Plans to set up Paediatric EP studies, the first-of-its-kind in the region
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Heart Hospital, Thrissur
Fellow in Electrophysiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore
Associate Consultant, Cardiology, KIMS, Thiruvananthapuram
Senior Resident, Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore
Tutor, Cardiology, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada
MCh in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur) | MS in General Surgery (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana) | MBBS (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana)
Assistant Professor, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
Medical Officer, Chrita Mitra Ashram Hospital, Karnataka
Proficient in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada
MCh in CTVS (PGIMER, Chandigarh)
MS in General Surgery (PGIMER, Chandigarh)
MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Senior Resident, GB Pant Hospital
Proficient in Malayalam, English and Hindi
ECFMG Certified | MD in Internal Medicine (Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Karnataka) | MBBS (Amrita Institute of Medical Science)
Training both in NIMHANS and Narayana Hrudyalaya for neurology and cardiology
ECFMG certified and provider for ACLS and PALS
Published 5 articles
Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi
MD in General Medicine (RMMCH Medical College, Tamil Nadu) | MBBS (MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery)
Trained in ACLS and BLS
Casualty Medical Officer at Lourdes Hospital, Kochi
Department of Nephrology, Apollo Hospital, Chennai
Fully equipped Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
The first facility in Kerala with 3 cath labs including low radiation clarity cath lab and flat panel hybrid biplane cath lab, with state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab and intravascular and fractional flow reserve estimate
Procedures in adults