Dr-Suresh-Rao

Dr. Suresh Rao K G

About Dr. Suresh Rao K G

HOD - Cardiac Critical Care and Cardiac Anesthesia

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Dr. Suresh Rao K G serves as the HOD for Cardiac Anaesthesia & Cardiac Critical Care at Fortis Malar Hospital, Adyar, Chennai. With over 25 years of experience he has been a key player in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology at numerous reputed cardiac units around the world.

  • MD in Anaesthesia, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 1992
  • MBBS, Government Medical College, Bellary 1988

International Training

Undergone intensive training at Bad Voyenhausen Hospital, Germany in their heart
transplant unit.

Professional Highlights

  • A winner of the Janak Mehta Award for the best paper presentation on myocardial injury during OPCAB surgery.
  • Dr. Rao’s contribution to medical fraternity has been noteworthy.

Special Areas of Interest

  • Heart transplants and LVAD implants.
  • Undergone intensive training at Bad Voyenhausen Hospital, Germany in their heart transplant unit.
  • End-stage Heart Failure Management (LVAD and ECMO implant).

Areas of expertise

  • Heart transplants and LVAD implants.
  • End-stage Heart Failure Management (LVAD and ECMO implant).
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Valve Surgery

Medical Breakthroughs

Credit of being the first in India to use ECMO to the save the life of a snake bite victim in 2012.

Professional Memberships

  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA)
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
  • Paediatric Cardiology Society of India (PCSI)
  • Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists.
  • Organized a number of workshops on the contemporary topics such as Hemodynamic Monitoring, Arrhythmias.
  • Authored a chapter on TEE in International text books and Measurement of Continuous Cardiac Output
  • Images in cardiovascular medicine. Role of inflammation in atherosclerosis: immunohistochemical and electron microscopic images of a coronary endarterectomy specimen. Balakrishnan KR, Kuruvilla S. Circulation. 2006 Jan 24;113(3):e41-3. PMID: 16432060 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Modified septosuperior approach for the repair of supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous return in infants, Balakrishnan KR, Parvathy U. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Sep;80(3):1140-2. PMID: 16122518 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Influence of lumen shape and vessel geometry on plaque stresses: possible role in the increased vulnerability of a remodelled vessel and the “shoulder” of a plaque. Kumar RK, Balakrishnan KR. Heart. 2005 Nov;91(11):1459-65. Epub 2005 Mar 17. PMID: 15774611 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery. Surgical management of 3 cases. Parvathy U, Saldanha R, Balakrishnan KR. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2005 Feb;46(1):43-6. PMID: 15758876 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Severe coronary artery disease with coarctation of the aorta: role of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Balakrishnan KR, Thanikachalam S, Murthy JS, Saldanha R, Jayarajah M. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jan;79(1):343-5. PMID: 15620979 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Surgical closure of atrial septal defect in children under two years of age. Parvathy U, Balakrishnan KR, Ranjith MS, Saldanha R, Vakamudi M. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2004 Dec;12(4):296-9. PMID: 15585696 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Further insights into normal aortic valve function: role of a compliant aortic root on leaflet opening and valve orifice area.Sripathi VC, Kumar RK, Balakrishnan KR, Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Mar;77(3):844-51.
  • Blunt abdominal trauma resulting in urinothorax from a missed uretero-pelvic junction avulsion: case report. Parvathy U, Saldanha R, Balakrishnan KR. J Trauma. 2003 Jan;54(1):187-9. PMID: 12544917 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Dynamic analysis of the aortic valve using a finite element model.Gnyaneshwar R, Kumar RK, Balakrishnan KR, Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Apr;73(4):1122-9. PMID: 11996252 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • False aneurysm following modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. Parvathy U, Balakrishnan KR, Ranjith MS, Moorthy JS. Pediatr Cardiol. 2002 Mar-Apr;23(2):178-81. Epub 2002 Feb 19. PMID: 11889530 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • A Case of Ball Valve Thrombus. Thanikachalam S, Sengottuvel G, George S, Kumar MS, Shivakumar RV, Balakrishnan KR, Murthy JS. Echocardiography. 1999 Feb;16(2):143-145. PMID: 11175132 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher.
  • Surgical experience with congenital heart disease in Down’s syndrome. Parvathy U, Balakrishnan KR, Ranjith MS, Saldanha R, Sai S, Vakamudi M. Indian Heart J. 2000 Jul-Aug;52(4):438-41. PMID: 11084787 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Bi-directional Glenn with a modified Damus-Kaye-Stansel procedure–an alternative technique for transposition of great arteries, intact ventricular septum with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Parvathy U, Balakrishnan KR, Ranjith MS. Indian Heart J. 1998 Sep-Oct;50(5):554-6. PMID: 10052286 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Primary intracardiac yolk sac tumor. Parvathy U, Balakrishnan KR, Ranjit MS, Kuruvilla S, Rao KR. Pediatr Cardiol. 1998 Nov-Dec;19(6):495-7. PMID: 9770582 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Warm cardioplegia in cardiac transplantation. Balakrishnan KR, Saldanha R, Sai S, Suresh K, Parvathy U. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Nov;64(5):1518. PMID: 9386747 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Noncardioplegic myocardial protection for CABG deserves a second look. Koppula AS, Jagannath BR, Balakrishnan KR, Gupta CM. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Mar;63(3):914-5. PMID: 9066441 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Isolated bilateral coronary ostial stenosis with complete obstruction of the left main artery. Koppula AS, Koppalla MM, Abraham KA, Balakrishnan KR. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Mar;59(3):785-6. PMID: 7887742 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Aortic root enlargement by Manouguian’s technique. Bhutani AK, Dev K, Gupta CH, Abraham KA, Desai RN, Balakrishnan KR. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1994 Oct;108(4):788. PMID: 7934119 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Inadvertent transection of anomalously arising left anterior descending artery during tetralogy of Fallot repair: bypass grafting with left internal mammary artery. Bhutani AK, Koppala MM, Abraham KA, Balakrishnan KR, Desai RN. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1994 Sep;108(3):589-90. PMID: 8078355 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Aortocameral fistula to right atrium. Murthy JS, Balakrishnan KR, Abraham KA. Indian Heart J. 1994 Mar-Apr;46(2):113-4. PMID: 7989073 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Ascending aortic aneurysm eroding the chest wall: repair avoiding a median sternotomy. Balakrishnan KR, Koppula A, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1994 Feb;107(2):640-1. PMID: 8302097 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Congenital aortic stenosis and patent ductus arteriosus in the adult. Bhutani AK, Dev K, Koppala MM, Maddali MM, Abraham KA, Balakrishnan KR, Desai RN. Ann Thorac Surg. 1993 Oct;56(4):1003. PMID: 8280285 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].
  • A new technique to simplify the Fontan procedure after a previous bidirectional Glenn shunt. Seshadri M, Jagaannath BR, Koppula AS, Desai R, Balakrishnan KR, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1993 Sep;106(3):569-70. PMID: 8361208 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].