Dr.B. Somaraju

Dr.B. Somaraju
Cardiologist, Hyderabad

MBBS, MD, DM, Ph.D

Dr. B. Soma Raju is one of the eminent doctors in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Dr. Soma Raju displays a multi-faceted personality - as a cardiologist, researcher, teacher, and above all, a philanthropist.

Dr. Soma Raju finished his medical schooling and MD from Guntur Medical College, and went on to pursue his DM in Cardiology from PGIMER, Chandigarh. After having obtained his PhD from JNTU, Hyderabad, he worked as a Registrar in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, and later as a Registrar in Cardiology at PGIMER, Chandigarh.

He began his professional career at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, where he joined as an Assistant Professor of Cardiology. After a short stint at OMC, Dr. Soma Raju joined the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in 1984. He left NIMS in 1993, and during his tenure there he was instrumental not only in making the cardiology department one of the best in the country, but also in training a number of cardiologists.

Prof. Soma Raju conducted the first percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in the country and headed a team that the distinction of performing the largest number of cardiac interventions in the country. Dr. Soma Raju, along with the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam developed the country's first indigenous coronary stent - which was named the 'Kalam Raju Stent'. Their invention reduced the cost of stents substantially and made them affordable and within the reach of the common people. He also helped develop India's first coronary balloon catheter and still continues working on surgical devices for use in Interventional cardiology. He was conferred the Padmashri in the year 2001 for his contribution to the field of medicine.

In 1996, Dr. Soma Raju, along with a team of cardiac doctors and surgeons founded 'Care Foundation' that was aimed at making quality health care affordable and accessible to everyone. And, over the year Care hospitals developed and progressed and the result is evident from the Care group of hospitals that we see today! By the end of the decade, Dr. Soma Raju is planning to set up a state-of-the-art hospital with 10,000 beds

Specialities

  • Cardiology

Procedures

  • Angiography

  • Angioplasty

  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement

  • Coronary Angiogram

  • Coronary Stenting

Conditions

  • Cardiac Arrest

  • Cardiac Compression Syndrome

  • Cardiac Defects

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Cardiovascular Disorders

Expertise

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary Stent
  • Ischemic Syndrome

Education

MBBS, Guntur Medical College, Guntur

MD, Guntur Medical College, Guntur

DM, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Ph.D(Hon-Causa), JNTU, Hyderabad

Practice Information

Care Hospitals, Banjara Hills

Care Hospitals, Banjara Hills

Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500001

Care Hospitals, Nampally

Care Hospitals, Nampally

Exhibition Grounds Road, Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500001

Care Outpatient Centre, Hyderabad

Care Outpatient Centre, Hyderabad

Road No.10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500034

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Randomized Study of Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty Vs Surgical Closed Open Mitral Valvotomy – Immediate and long-term results
  • (Both the above trials are conducted in collaboration with Dept. of Cardiology, Wayne State university, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
  • Dietary correlation’s with lipid profiles in patients with and without Coronary Artery Disease in Indian Population
  • Phase-III Clinical Investigation of E.B.Sideri’s Button Device for Closure of Arterial Septal Defects and patent ductus arteriosus
  • (Incollaboration with Prof.E.B.Sideri’s, University of Athens, Greece and University of Texas Tech.U.S.A.)
  • Indigenous development of Cardiovascular Catheters i.e.Diagnostic Catheters, Coronary Angioplasty Balloon Catheters Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheters in Collaboration with Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur
  • Indigenous development of external and implantable pacemakers in collaboration with Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad
  • Development of indigenous Coronary Stent in association with Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory Centre (DMRL), Hyderabad
  • Development of PC based Cardiac Stress Test System in association with Defence Bio-Engineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangalore
  • Honored by Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences on National science Day 1997
  • Asian Innovation Award in 1998 by The Far Eastern Economic Review.
  • Andreas Gruentzig Memorial Award – 1998
  • Conferred the 8th Yudhvir memorial award by the Yudhvir foundation for outstanding contribution to cardiac Medicare
  • “Padma Shri” by Govt. of India – 2001 
  • Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences-2002
  • Padmashri Dr B Soma Raju, chairman and chief of Cardiology, CARE Hospitals was conferred with the “Swasth Bharat Samman” award for 2012 under the ‘Path-breaking Innovation’ category, instituted by Zee News Limited
  • Indias most admired cardiologist - India leadership conclave 2014
  • Health Care excellence award by Express healthcare
  • Percutaneous Balloon versus Surgical closed Commissurotomy for Mitral Stenosis- A prospective, randomized trial: Circulation, Vol 83, No.4, April 1991. PMID: 2013139
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty in Mirror-Image Dextrocardia and Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, October 1993. PMID: 8221866
  • Thrombolysis in left sided Prosthetic Valve Occlusion: Immediate and Follow-up results. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, August 1994.PMID: 8067850
  • Reyes V P, Raju B S, Wynne J, et al. Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty compared with Open Surgical Commissurotomy for Mitral Stenosis. New England Journal of Medicine: 1994; 331: 961-7. PMID: 8084354
  • Clinical Evaluation of New Balloon Mountable Coil Stent: In-hospital and follow-up results. Indian Heart Journal 1998: 50:40-44.PMID: 9583285
  • Prospective Observational Study of Primary Angioplasty of the Infarct Related Artery for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Indian Heart Journal 1999: 51: 167-72.PMID: 1040754
  • Examiner for DM cardiology at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • Examiner for DM cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Member, Cardiological Society of India
  • Member, Association of Physicians of India
  • Fellow of College of Chest Physicians
  • Chief Co-ordinator PTCA Registry since 1997
  • Executive Member, PTCA Registry, India.  In-Charge Central Zone.
  • Member, Society for Biomedical Technology (SBMT) and Co-Chairman, Programme Management Board
  • Former Member Editorial Advisory for Interventional Cardiology, Indian Heart Journal