Dr. Anil Kumar R
Senior Consultant-Interventional Cardiology
One of the most respected Interventional Cardiologists in South India, Dr. Anil Kumar has more than 25 years of experience in management of complex heart conditions and diseases in adults. Trained at some of the finest institutes in the United Kingdom and India, his areas of special interest include advanced management of heart failure and preventive cardiology.
Dr. Anil Kumar played the pivotal role in establishing Aster Medcity as the first centre in Kerala for MRCP (UK) PACES Examinations. The Federation Lead Examiner for PACES in Kochi, he was also instrumental in initiating Core Medical Training of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) at Aster Medcity, which is a first of its kind achievement in India.
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology | Fellow of the Gulf Heart Association | 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, Pondicherry) | MBBS (JIPMER, Pondicherry)
Expertise & Experience
Expert in interventional management of heart diseases/ disorders/ failure in adults
Federation Lead Examiner for PACES (Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom) in Kochi.
Worked as Head of Department of Cardiology at the Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai
Trained in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Former Professor of Cardiology at JIPMER, Pondicherry
Initiated the program of Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty, including Primary Angioplasty in JIPMER.
Commonwealth Scholarship Awardee
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