Dr. M R Girinath, Chennai


Dr. M R Girinath, Chennai, Chennai

  • Designation : HOD: Cardiology
  • Qualifications: MBBS,MS,MCH
  • Experience: 45 Years
  • Speciality: Aortic Valve Replacement AVR,Mitral Valve Replacement MVR,Coronary Angioplasty,Pacemaker Implantation
  • Category: Cardiology

  • Hospital :Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu

About Doctor

  • Dr. M.R. Girinath is a pioneer in cardio thoracic,he is presently the Head of department at Apollo Hospitals and has over 45 years of expertise in infants, coronary bypass surgery,multi valve replacement and cardiac transplantation.He was the very first surgeon to apply heart, lung machine-supported Coronary Angioplasty in India and was also a part of first multiorgan transplant in India.He has been awarded with numerous prestigious recognition including Hon.Padma Bhushan award.He has over 275 national and international publications to his credit.He has trained over 30 cardiac surgeons who conduct a large percentage of cardiac surgeries in the country today.He played an essential role in standardizing CABG procedures in India and has performed over 29000 of them,a total of over 40000 cardiac procedures.


  • Invasive Cardiac
  • Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement
  • Intra - Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Radial Approach Angiography
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Coronary Angioplasty / Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiac Pacing

List of Awards

  • Received Hon.Padma Bhushan - 1998
  • Received Dr. B C Roy National Award - 1997
  • Received LIFETIME Achievement Award from Indian Association Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons

Academic Achievement:

  • Associated with Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellow from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne.   
  • Fellow from the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - 1995.
  • D.Sc. (Hon Causa) from  Dr M G R Medical University 2002  

Work Experience

  • Present Head of department at Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  • Former consultant at Hospital in Auckland

Education & Training

  • MBBS from  Madras University, Chennai, India, 1963
  • MS (General Surgery) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1966
  • MCh in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1969