FELLOWSHIPS & WORK EXPERIENCE

Fellowships

  • Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Paris, France under renowned Dr Marie Claude Morice
  • Trained in France under Dr.Thierry Lefevre and Dr.Yves Louvard
  • Institute Hospitalier Jacques Cartier, France
  • Institute Claude Galen, Quincy
  • Charles Nicolle Hospital, University of Rouen
  • Observer in Washington Hospital centre, USA, Thorax centre-Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)
  • Fellow of Society for Coronary Angiography & Intervention
  • Fellow of Madras Medical College
  • Fellow of Cardiological Society of India

 

Work Experience


 

As a primary operator done more than 12,000 procedures of which more than 10,000 are radial procedures including more than 2000 transradial interventions.
Complex PTCA’s including Primary PTCA’s, Ostial lesions, Bifurcation lesions, Chronic total Occlusions, Vein grafts Rotablation and Multi vessel disease done by Radial approach.
Interventional cardiology – Basic training – Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
Diagnostic coronary angiograms in native and post bypass saphenous and mammary grafts situations
Formal training in the basic techniques of coronary angioplasties with experience in more than 500 PTCA in Coronary, post bypass graft and renal interventions.
Use of IABP and pacing in emergency situations
Use of devices such as the cutting balloon, rotational atherectomy, flexicath directional atherectomy etc
Use of distal protection systems such as angioguard, Percusurge, cardioshield in saphenous graft and acute coronary interventions
Experience in non-coronary interventions such as alcohol septal ablation in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and closure devices in ASD.
BMV training – U N Mehta Institute of cardiology, Ahmedabad, India. AprilJune,2001
As a first operator performed more than 50 balloon mitral valvuloplasties, aortic and pulmonary valvuloplasties.
Advanced Interventional cardiology – Training & Fellowship
Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at ICPS, Paris under Dr. Marie Claude Morice.
Trained in Transradial approach in France underDr.ThierryLefevre and Dr.YvesLouvard.
As a primary operator done more than 3000 radial procedures including more than 500 transradial interventions including Complex PTCA’s.
Trained in radial approach in coronary diagnosis and interventions
Coronary interventions including bifurcation lesions, left main, ostial, multi-vessel, bypass graft interventions etc
Primary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarctions.
Renal artery interventions

Use of femoral site closure devices including angiosealand perclose.
Experience in Intravascular ultrasound and coronaryflow-pressure measurement
Magnetic resonance Imaging in cardiac evaluation.
Rotablation Training

Formal training in the basic techniques of Rotablation with experience in more than 100 Rota cases in denovo and restenotic interventions(2000- 2002) with Dr Mathew Samuel
Escorts Hospital, Hands on Rotablation training by Dr Ashok Seth.August 3-5 2010, New Delhi
Rota Workshop in Mumbai, Dr AB Mehta
Hands on Live workshop with Dr Kirtipoonamiya in our cathlab.
FFR/OCT Training and Hands on Workshop

Dr Chang of Malaysia from June 27-29, 2012. OCT and FFR Workshop in Apollo Hospitals
St Jude – OCT symposium, C3 Orlando, 2012
Use of Newer Therapies / Devices

New Devices in Primary PCI – M guard, Clear way Catheter
Dedicated bifurcation stent
Drug eluting balloons
FFR – Over 200 case done using IV / IC Adenosine
OCT ( using contrast &Dextan) – Different subsets
Training in Renal Sympathetic Denervation for Resistant Hypertension – Trend
Workshop – Hong Kong – 2011

BVS & OCT – Thorax Centre – Rotterdam, Feb 2013 (Bioresorbable vascular scaffold)
Teaching Experience

Teaching UG – 16 Years
Teaching PG – 12 Years
Research – 10 Years

Interventional Cardiology – Teaching

Faculty Coordinator : Medstep Program – 2 day program for 20 Cardiologists, Mumbai
Cathlab Nurses, Technician Training – Drug eluting balloons
Faculty in TACVI, Hyderabad – lectures and Live cases to train young interventional Cardiologists
Meenakshi Medical Mission RACI (Regional academy of Cardiac Interventions)
Meeting – Live demonstration of Clearway Catheter

Indo French meeting, JIPMER Hospitals, Pondichery – Live demonstration of Bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation
Live Demonstration – Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore.
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Work Experience

As a primary operator done more than 12,000 procedures of which more than 10,000 are radial procedures including more than 2000 transradial interventions. Complex PTCA’s including Primary PTCA’s, Ostial lesions, Bifurcation lesions, Chronic total Occlusions, Vein grafts Rotablation  and Multi vessel disease done by Radial approach.

Highly experienced in Intra coronary FFR and Imaging – OCT& IVUS.

As a first operator performed more than 50 balloon mitral valvuloplasties, aortic and pulmonary valvuloplasties.

Advanced Interventional cardiology – Training & Fellowship

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at ICPS, Paris under Dr. Marie Claude Morice.

Trained in Transradial approach in France underDr.ThierryLefevre and Dr.YvesLouvard.

As a primary operator done more than 3000 radial procedures including more than 500 transradial interventions including Complex PTCA’s.

Trained in radial approach in coronary diagnosis and interventions

Coronary interventions including  bifurcation lesions, left main, ostial, multi-vessel, bypass graft interventions etc

Primary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarctions.

Renal artery interventions

Use of femoral site closure devices including angiosealand perclose.

Experience in Intravascular ultrasound and coronaryflow-pressure measurement

Magnetic resonance Imaging in cardiac evaluation.

Rotablation Training

  1. Formal training in the basic techniques of Rotablation with experience in more than 100 Rota cases in denovo and restenotic interventions(2000- 2002) with Dr Mathew Samuel
  2. Escorts Hospital, Hands on Rotablation training by Dr Ashok Seth.August 3-5 2010, New Delhi
  3. Rota Workshop in Mumbai, Dr AB Mehta

FFR/OCT/IVUS Training and Hands on Workshop

  1. Dr Chang of Malaysia from June 27-29, 2012. OCT and FFR Workshop in Apollo Hospitals
  2. St Jude – OCT symposium, C3 Orlando, 2012
  3. IVUS Workshop during TCT

Use of Newer Therapies / Devices

  1. New Devices in Primary PCI – M guard, Clear way Catheter
  2. Dedicated bifurcation stent
  3. Drug eluting balloons
  4. FFR – Over 200 case done using IV / IC Adenosine
  5. OCT ( using contrast &Dextan) – Different subsets
  6. Training in Renal Sympathetic Denervation for Resistant Hypertension – Trend Workshop – Hong Kong – 2011
  7. BVS & OCT – Thorax Centre – Rotterdam, Feb 2013       (Bioresorbable vascular scaffold)

Teaching Experience

Teaching UG  – 16 Years

Teaching PG   – 12 Years

Research 10    –  Years

TAVI

  1. Team Approach to TAVI – Training programme,Nov 5th & 6th at Tolusenez, Switzerland
  2. TAVI sessions – TCT 2013

Interventional Cardiology – Teaching

  1. Faculty Coordinator : Medstep Program – 2 day program for  Cardiologists, Mumbai
  2. Cathlab Nurses, Technician Training  –  Apollo Hospitals
  3. Faculty in TACVI, Hyderabad – lectures and Live cases to train young interventional Cardiologists
  4. Meenakshi Medical Mission RACI (Regional academy of Cardiac Interventions) Meeting – Live demonstration of Clearway Catheter
  5. Indo French meeting, JIPMER Hospitals, Pondichery – Live demonstration of Bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation
  6. Live Demonstration – Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore
  7. Course Co-director –SCAI, Fellows Course Asia, Sept 30-Oct 2, New Delhi

Other Programs

QUIZ MASTER – Conducted ACS  Quiz for Emergency Physicians, Apollo Hospitals

Conducted Quiz for DM/DNB post graduates in chennai

Other positions

  1. Reviewer – Indian Heart Journal, Catheterisation & Cardiovascular Interventions
  2. Guest Editor – Indian Heart Journal, Supplement Issue on Transradial procedures
  3. Inspector – National Board, NanavatiHospital, Mumbai 2007
  4. Inspector – National Board, Ruby Hall Clinic Pune 2008
  5. Inspector – National Board, Rabrindranath TagoreHospital, Kolkata

Organisational capacity

  1. Workshop on Left Main Stenosis – Dr.MarcSilvestri from University of Marsailles, France
  2. Organized First Indo Japanese CTO course  held at SRMC & RI in Nov 2005 with Prof. Masahiko Ochiai as course director and Counsel General of Japan Mr.Y. Kodaki as the chief guest held at Harvard auditorium, SRMC & RI, Chennai in 20 th Nov 2005.
  3. CTO Workshop in Apollo Hospitals – 1st August,  2013.

Professional Memberships / positions

  1. Indian Medical Association
  2. Association of Physicians of India
  3. Cardiological Society of India
  4. Society for Coronary Angiography & Interventions
  5. IndianAcademy of Echocardiography