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iconimgAbout Doctor:

  • Dr Krishna S Iyer is one of the leading paediatric cardiac surgeons in India.

  • He is renowned for his clinical expertise and widespread involvement in cardiac care for children in India and other developing nation.

  • Dr Iyer pioneered the first dedicated paediatric cardiac care program in Northern India, at Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute.

  • He has operated more than 10,000 babies, children and adults with congenital heart diseases comprising various procedures like arterial switch procedure, double switch operation TAPVC repairs, Fontan and Fontan type procedures, corrections for tetralogy of Fallot, DORV, Truncus etc.

  • Dr Iyer completed his MBBS, MS (General Surgery) and Mch (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery) from the renowned All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

  • He took training in paediatric and infant cardiac surgery from Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Dr Iyer has over a hundred of research publications in both national and international journals.

  • He has also authored sections in medical books on paediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery.

  • He has been the founder President of Asia-Pacific Paediatric Cardiac Society and has also the President of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India.

  • He is an active member of Steering Committee of the World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, World Society of Congenital Heart Surgery and the Asian Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons.

  • He had the privilege to be invited as an international member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons.

  • Dr Iyer has his expertise in surgical treatment of all forms of congenital heart disease in new-borns to adults, complex transpositions, late presenting CHD, pulmonary hypertension and complex neonatal surgery.




pediatric and congenital heart diseases,
paediatric cardiologist,
complex neonatal cardiac surgery,
cardiac surgery in malnourished infants and children,
cost effective cardiac care,


complex congenital heart surgeries,
ecmo support,
neonatal and infant cardiac surgeries,
single ventricle defects surgery,
TAPVC - Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Repair Arterial Switch,


Awarded Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at the MBBS examination in Dec.1977.
Secured following awards in All India Institute of Medical Sciences between 1973 and 1977 : - Institute Merit Awards for securing highest grades in the following subjects: * Anatomy * Physiology * Biochemistry * Forensic Medicine*General Surgery* Obstetrics & Gynaecology- Sardari Lal Kalra Gold Medal for proficiency in Microbiology in May 1976.- Institute Merit Scholarship.- Sorel Catherine Frieman Prize for proficiency in Pediatrics in Dec.1977.
Pfizer Postgraduate Medical award, Gold Medal and Scroll of Honour 
Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery
Awarded the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the world by World Congress