About Doctor

  • Dr. Krishna S.Iyer is one of the top pediatric cardiac surgeons in India.
  • He is known for his clinical expertise and widespread involvement in cardiac care for children in India and other developing nations.
  • Dr. Iyer established the first dedicated pediatric cardiac care program in Northern India, at Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute.
  • With congenital heart diseases comprising various procedures like Fontan, arterial switch procedure, double switch operation TAPVC repairs, and Fontan type procedures, corrections for tetralogy of Fallout, DORV, Truncus, etc he has operated over 10,000 + children, babies,  and adults.
  • Dr. Iyer completed his MBBS, MS (General Surgery) and MCh (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery) from the renowned All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
  • He took training in pediatric and infant cardiac surgery from Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr. Iyer has over a hundred of research publications in both national and international journals.
  • He authored sections in medical books on pediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery.
  • He has been the founder president of the Asia-Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society and has also the President of Pediatric Cardiac Society of India.
  • He is an active member of the Steering Committee of the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, World Society of Congenital Heart Surgery and the Asian Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons.
  • He had the privilege to be invited as an international member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons.
  • Dr. Iyer has his expertise in the surgical treatment of all forms of congenital heart disease in new-born to adults, complex transpositions, late presenting CHD, pulmonary hypertension and complex neonatal surgery.

Specialization

  • Pediatric Cardiologist.
  • Complex neonatal cardiac surgery.
  • Cardiac surgery in malnourished infants and children.
  • Congenital heart disease.
  • Cost effective cardiac care.

List Of Treatments

  • Neonatal and Infant cardiac surgeries.
  • Complex congenital heart surgeriesg.
  • TAPVC – Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Repair Arterial Switch.
  • Single Ventricle Defects Surgery.
  • ECMO Support.

Work Experience

Associate Professor, AIIMS

Education

  • MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi
  • MS, AIIMS ,New Delhi
  • MCh, AIIMS, New Delhi

Awards

  • Honoured with the Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at the MBBS examination in Dec.1977.
  • Secured following awards in All India Institute of Medical Sciences between 1973 and 1977 : – Institute Merit Awards for securing highest grades in the following subjects: * Anatomy * Physiology * Biochemistry * Forensic Medicine*General Surgery* Obstetrics & Gynaecology- Sardari Lal Kalra Gold Medal for proficiency in Microbiology in May 1976.- Institute Merit Scholarship.- Sorel Catherine Frieman Prize for proficiency in Pediatrics in Dec.1977.
  • Received Pfizer Postgraduate Medical award, Gold Medal and Scroll of Honour.
  • He is awarded Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery.
  • Dr. Iyer was also awarded the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the world by World Congress

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