Dr.K.R. Balakrishnan

Dr.K.R. Balakrishnan
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Chennai


  • 1 Hospital


Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

  • Transplant surgery


  • End-stage heart failure management (Heart Transplant & VAD implant)
  • Lung Transplant


MBBS, 1976, JIPMER, Pondicherry

MS (General Surgery), AIIMS, New Delhi

M.Ch (Cardiothoracic Surgery), 1982, KEM Hospital

Practice Information

Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai

Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai

Gandhi Nagar, 52 First Main Road, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600020


09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • First  Prize in surgery(1976), awarded by the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
  • First in the University, Obstretics and Gynaecology(1976), Awarded by the University of Madras.
  • First in the University, Medicine, awarded by the  University of Madras.
  • Hiralal gold medal in surgery awarded by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • First rank and distinction,cardiothoracic board finals, University of Bombay.
  • First distinction ever to be awarded by the Bombay University in the speciality
  • Images in cardiovascular medicine. Role of inflammation in atherosclerosis: immunohistochemical and electron microscopic images of a coronary endarterectomy specimen. Balakrishnan KR, Kuruvilla S. Circulation. 2006 Jan 24;113(3):e41-3. PMID: 16432060 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Modified septosuperior approach for the repair of supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous return in infants, Balakrishnan KR, Parvathy U. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Sep;80(3):1140-2. PMID: 16122518 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery. Surgical management of 3 cases. Parvathy U, Saldanha R, Balakrishnan KR. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2005 Feb;46(1):43-6. PMID: 15758876 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Influence of lumen shape and vessel geometry on plaque stresses: possible role in the increased vulnerability of a remodelled vessel and the “shoulder” of a plaque. Kumar RK, Balakrishnan KR. Heart. 2005 Nov;91(11):1459-65. Epub 2005 Mar 17. PMID: 15774611 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Surgical closure of atrial septal defect in children under two years of age. Parvathy U, Balakrishnan KR, Ranjith MS, Saldanha R, Vakamudi M. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2004 Dec;12(4):296-9. PMID: 15585696 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Severe coronary artery disease with coarctation of the aorta: role of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Balakrishnan KR, Thanikachalam S, Murthy JS, Saldanha R, Jayarajah M. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jan;79(1):343-5. PMID: 15620979 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Dynamic analysis of the aortic valve using a finite element model.Gnyaneshwar R, Kumar RK, Balakrishnan KR, Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Apr;73(4):1122-9. PMID: 11996252 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • A Case of Ball Valve Thrombus. Thanikachalam S, Sengottuvel G, George S, Kumar MS, Shivakumar RV, Balakrishnan KR, Murthy JS. Echocardiography. 1999 Feb;16(2):143-145. PMID: 11175132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher
  • Further insights into normal aortic valve function: role of a compliant aortic root on leaflet opening and valve orifice area.Sripathi VC, Kumar RK, Balakrishnan KR, Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Mar;77(3):844-51.
  • Surgical experience with congenital heart disease in Down's syndrome. Parvathy U, Balakrishnan KR, Ranjith MS, Saldanha R, Sai S, Vakamudi M. Indian Heart J. 2000 Jul-Aug;52(4):438-41. PMID: 11084787 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Warm cardioplegia in cardiac transplantation. Balakrishnan KR, Saldanha R, Sai S, Suresh K, Parvathy U. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Nov;64(5):1518. PMID: 9386747 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Noncardioplegic myocardial protection for CABG deserves a second look. Koppula AS, Jagannath BR, Balakrishnan KR, Gupta CM. Ann ThoracSurg. 1997 Mar;63(3):914-5. PMID: 9066441 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE
  • Isolated bilateral coronary ostial stenosis with complete obstruction of the left main artery. Koppula AS, Koppalla MM, Abraham KA, Balakrishnan KR. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Mar;59(3):785-6. PMID: 7887742 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]