a) Established the first 2-Dimensional echo laboratory in India in 1979, and the first Doppler laboratory at Kuwait in 1985.
Extensive experience in clinical echocardiography from 1979. Hands on experience in neonatal, paediatric and adult echo studies. Have used equipments manufactured by ATL, Varian, Irex, Toshiba, Aloka, and Hewlett Packard. Experience in using color 2-D echocardiography (Brompton Encoder) for tissue characterization as well many generations of echo analyzing computers.
b) Have worked in Echo Laboratory of Brompton Hospital, London, U.K. for training in color coded echocardiography, 1982.
c) Have worked in the Echo and Doppler laboratory of V.A. Wadsworth Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. as Senior Research Associate for one year, 1983.
d) Experience in Doppler echocardiography from 1983 and Color Doppler blood flow imaging from 1986 (One month training at the Echo Doppler Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. 1986).
e) Experience in Trans Esophageal Echocardiography. Have done TEE studies in the Echo laboratory, intensive care unit as well as in the operation theater.
2) Cardiac Catheterization.
Worked in the cardiac catheterization laboratory of the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India, from 1971 to 1976. Have done more than 1000 procedures in paediatric and adult patients.
3) Clinical Cardiology.
From 1969 worked as Cardiologist at the Medical College and Hospital, Kerala, and at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India. From 1981 to 1985 worked as chief 2nd cardiac unit and from 1987 onwards as Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology at the Medical College and Hospital, Kerala, (at Kottayam and Trivandrum), India. Experence in organising and managing Intensive Cardiac Care Units. Management of all varieties of Pre and postoperative cardiac patients. Experience in organizing and running stress and Holter laboratories.
4) Experimental Cardiology.
Have research experience in both animal and human experiments. (See research work)
a) Chief of the second cardiac unit at the Trivandrum Medical College and Hospital from 1977 to 1985.
b) Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology at Medical Colleges in Kottayam and Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
c) At Kuwait University and Chest Diseases Hospital Worked as the Chief of Echo Doppler Laboratories from 1985 October to 1993 July.
d) Professor and Head of Cardiology Department at the Medical college and Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, the largest department of cardiology in Kerala state and the main tertiary referral center for all cardiac patients.
Internal Medicine and Cardiology: 27 years.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate teacher in Cardiology from 1969. Was teacher for Postdoctoral trainees in Cardiology at Christian Medical College and Hospital at Vellore, India, at Kuwait University and Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait, and at the Trivandrum Medical College and Hospital, Kerala, India.
Faculty member of American College of Cardiology Workshop held at San Diego USA, 1983.
Faculty member of Echo Doppler teaching workshops held at Bombay 1980, 1981, 1982, Bangalore 1984, Bhopal 1982, 1984, Lucknow 1984, New Delhi 1984, Medina, S.Arabia 1987, Bombay 1993, Jaipur 1994, Vellore 1995, and Lucknow 1995.
University Guide for Ph.D. in Cardiology, Kerala University from 1984.
Languages :Malayalam, English, Tamil
Echo and Doppler echocardiography
MBBS in 1964 from Kerala University
MD, Doctor of Medicine ( Internal Medicine) in 1969 from Kerala University
DM, Doctor Of Medicine ( Cardiology) in 1973 from Madras University.
International Fellow: American Heart Association in 2006
Fellow: Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, U K. in 1993
Fellow: American College of Cardiology in 2004-05.
Fellow: Royal college of Physicans, London, U.K. in 2006
He received honorary fellowships from the Royal College of physicians of Edinburgh and London, from the American College of Cardiology, and the Premier Golden Heart Fellowship from the American Heart Association. This is in addition to the fellowships by the Indian College of Cardiology, Indian Academy of Echocardiography, International Medical Sciences Academy and the Cardiological Society of India.
Lifetime achievement awards were given to him by Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Indian College of cardiology and the Cardiological society of India.
He was the National President of Indian Academy of Echocardiography in 1997
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