Dr. R. Benedict Raj

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Specialty: Heart – Cardiovascular

Hospital: Columbia Asia Hospital, Bengaluru

 Chief paediatric Cardiac Surgeon at MIMS Hospital in Calicut since 2013; and Ramesh hospitals vijaywada since 2015. His expertise is in building efficient teams for Paediatric cardiac surgery, to provide good outcomes with minimum morbidity. He speaks 4 south Indian languages quite fluently, with an additional growing grasp of spoken Telugu also.

Performing over 400 surgeries per year out off which 75% are paediatric Cardiac cases. The results, which are audited by IQIC in different types of hospitals internationally provide unbiased analysis and outcome directed improvement to his team. He is a volunteer for Children’s heart link for whom he delivers lectures to similar teams.

He has written several publications and is a senior speaker in conferences. He is a life member of the Indian Medical Association and Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Organisational Exposure:

  • Chief Pediatric cardiac surgeon, MIMS, Calicut
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon & Associate professor, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • Consultant Paediatric Cardiac surgeon, Narayana Hrudayala B’lore.
  • Senior Fellow Paediatric CVTS, CHW, Westmead, Sydney
  • Core Competencies:

  • Valve preserving TOF repair
  • Thoracotomy ASD repair
  • Neonatal cardiac surgery
  • Re-do operations
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Areas of Interest:

  • Two ventricle conversion
  • Cardiac surgery with minimum morbidity
  • Lowest cost and maximally beneficial protocols