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Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery

The services offered include heart disease prevention and diagnosis along with a full spectrum of treatment and care, including surgery and rehabilitation. The Department of Cardiology has grown from strength to strength, having performed more than 15,000 surgeries and is one of the leading centres in beating heart surgeries in India. The Department of interventional cardiology has also successfully performed more than 40,000 coronary angiograms and about 7500 coronary interventions.

Doctors Name Professional Qualifications Areas of Specialization Experience
Dr. A.L.Narayanan MBBS., MD., DM.,
MD (Gen.Med.): 1976-79.
DM (Card.): 1980-82
Professor of Cardiology
1982- 1988
*General/Interventional Cardiology

*Gold Medalist in General Surgery and Radiology in Govt. Stanley Hospital, Chennai.

*32 years experience as a Consultant Cardiologist.

*Worked as a Senior Consultant in Saudi Arabia. (1988-96).

*Senior Consultant, Co-ordinator of Cardiac Transplantation in Saudi Arabia (1988-1996)

*Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at VHF from 1996 till date.

Dr. M.Vijayakumar MBBS., MD., DM.(AIIMS, Delhi) Interventional Cardiology

*International Society & Federation of Cardiology training in Germany 1988.

*Common Wealth Fellowship in UK & Italy 1988-1990.

*Consultant at Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai 1990 – 1996.

*Senior Consultant Cardiologist at VHF from 1996 to-date.

Dr. C.G.Sreenivas MBBS., MD., DM., FESC.,

Interventional Cardiology

  • ASD Closures
  • Primary PCI
  • Complex PCI
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • AICB/CRT implants
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Endovascular Anuerysm Repair
  • AAlcohol Sepal Ablations

*20 years experience as a Cardiologist.

*Has done a variety of interventions in both adult and pediatric and Coronary peripheral work since 1996 at Vijaya Heart Foundation.

*Fellow European Society of Cardiology since 2014..

Dr. P.Susheel Reddy MBBS., MD., DNB (Cardiology)

2D Echo

*11 years experience in the field of Invasive and non-invasive cardiology.

*Currently, Consultant Cardiologist at VHF.

Dr. P.Mahesh Babu MBBS., MD. (Gold Medalist), DNB Card. (Gold Medalist)

Non Invasive Cardiology

  • 2D Echo
  • TEE
  • TMT
Invasive Cardiology
  • Coronary peripheral angiogram
  • Primary PCI
  • Complex multivessel PTCA
  • Peripheral and Renal angiogram
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • IVC Filter insertion
  • ASD Device closure

*11 years experience in non-invasive and invasive Cardiology.

*Currently, Consultant Cardiologist at VHF.

Dr. V.Umapathy

MBBS., DNB (Gen. Med.),

Member of American Society of Hypertension, Member of European Soceity of Heart Failure Association

Non-invasive & Invasive Cardiology

*Practicing as a Cardiologist since 2000 at VHF.

Dr. G.Venkatesh MBBS., MD., DNB (Card.) Interventional Cardiology

*7 years of experience in Interventional Cardiology.


DR. M.Ramanathan MBBS., MD (Gen. Med.), DNB (Card.)

Well versed in the following:

  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Angioplasties (PTCA)
  • Primary PCI
  • Peripheral and Renal angioplasties.
  • TPI
  • Permanent Pacemaker implantation (PPI)
  • IVC Filters
  • IABP
  • Device Therapy

  • Pericardio Centesis
  • Echocardiography
  • PTMC
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair.

*6 years of experience in the field of Cardiology (Invasive and Non invasive).

*Currently, Consultant Cardiologist at VHF.

DR. L.Srichandran MBBS., Dip. Diab., MD., DM. (Card.), Associate FESC (Fellow of European Society of Cardiology)

Non Invasive Cardiology

  • ECHO
  • TMT
  • Ambulatory BP
  • Invasive Cardiology

2011 till date – Associated with Cardiology Department, Vijaya Heart Foundation.
Dr. D.Shanmuga Sundaram MBBS., MD., DNB (Card.) Non Invasive Cardiology
  • ECHO
  • TMT

Invasive Cardiology

  • CAG
  • PTCA
  • PPI

*Underwent DNB training in Cardiology at VHF from 2007 to 2010.

*Worked as Senior Registrat at VHF from 2011 to May 2014.

*Currently, Consultant Cardiologist at VHF from June 2014 till date.



  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Coronary Angiograms
  • Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting (PTCA)
  • Primary and Rescue Coronary Angioplasty (Angioplasties during Heart Attack)
  • Complex Bifurcation and CTO Angioplasties
  • Peripheral Angiograms and Angioplasties (PTA)
  • Renal Angioplasty (PTRA); Carotid Angioplasty
  • FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve) measurement
  • IABP (Intra Aortic Balloon Pump)\
  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantation (Single chamber and Dual chamber PPI)
  • Temporary Pacemaker implantation (TPI)
  • CRT (Cardio Resynchronization Therapy), CRT-D (Combo Device)
  • ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator)
  • EP study and RF ablation
  • Device Closure of ASD,VSD, PDA etc.
  • Pulmonary Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (BMW/PTMC)
  • Coarctation PTA/Stenting
  • IVC Filter implantation
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
  • Non Invasive Cardiology
  • ECG
  • Echocardiography (Transthoracic)
  • TEE (Transesophageal ECHO)
  • TMT
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Ambulatory BP monitoring
  • CT Coronary Angiography
  • Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.

Doctors Name Professional Qualifications Areas of Specialization Experience
Dr. P.Balasubramanian MBBS., MS.,M.Ch. (CTVS), FRCS (Edin.)

* Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • LV Restoration Surgery
  • CABG + Valve repairs
  • Valve repairs & Replacements
  • Emergency CABG & Post MI VSD repairs
  • Redo CABG.

 Over 17 years of CT experience in MMC, Chennai and VHF, Vijaya Hospital.

Presently Chief CT Surgeon, VHF.

Dr. PV Naresh Kumar MBBS., MS., M.Ch., (CTVS) – AIIMS *Adult cardio thoracic surgery
  • OPCAB,Valve repairs
  • Congenital Cardiac repairs
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Redo Cardiac Surgery.

Over 17 years of cardiothoracic experience in institutes like AIIMS, New Delhi, SSSIHMS Bangalore, JLN Medical College Belgam, Apollo Hospitals and Frontier Lifeline Hospitals, Chennai.

Presently Chief CT Surgeon,VHF.

Dr. S.Manoharan MBBS., MS., M.Ch., (CTVS)

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Adult Cardiac Surgery

Valve Replacements & CABG.

16 years as Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon at Childrens Hospital, Egmore.

10 years as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at VHF.

Now, Sr. Consultant CT Surgeon, VHF.

Dr.V.Prabhakar MBBS., MS., M.Ch., (CTVS) Cardio Thoracic Surgery  4 years of Cardio Thoracic Surgery experience at CMC Vellore and MMC, Chennai.


  • Coronary Revascularisation (CABG)
  • Off Pump CABG
  • Total Arterial Revascularisation
  • Redo CABG
  • MIDCAB (Minimal Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass)
  • Complex CABG procedures (CABG + MVR /AVR, Endarterectomy LV Restoration etc.)
  • Surgery for Heart Failure due to IHD
  • Post MI VSD Repair
  • LV Reconstruction and Restoration procedures (EVP)
  • LV Aneurysm Repairs
  • Valve Surgery
  • MVR, AVR and DVR
  • Valve Repairs (Mitral, Tricuspid, Aortic)
  • MIVS (Minimal Invasive Valve Surgery)
  • Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)
  • MIVS
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Bentall Operation and Bio Bentall
  • Hemi Arch Replacements
  • Arch and Ascending Aorta Replacement
  • Dissection of Aorta (Acute and Chronic) Repairs
  • Descending Aorta Aneurysm Repairs
  • Aorta Bi femoral Bypass
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • ASD, VSD Closure
  • AV Canal Repairs
  • TOF Repairs / DORV Corrections
  • Single Ventricle Staged Repairs
  • (BT Shunt Glenn Procedure  Fontan Operation (TCPC)
  • Coarctation and PDA Repairs
  • Arterial Switch Operation and Senning’s Operation for TGA
  • Complex Congenital Repairs
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Decortication

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