Dr. Krishna Iyer is one of India’s foremost paediatric cardiac surgeons, recognised for his clinical expertise and wide ranging involvement with cardiac care for children in India and other developing nations. Dr. Iyer founded the first-of-its-kind dedicated paediatric cardiac care program in Northern India, at Escorts Heart Institute Research Centre (now Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute) in 1995. His paediatric cardiac program has become a pro
ven benchmark for cardiac care for children in India and South East Asia. After 30 years in healthcare, he has performed complex 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. He was first surgeon in India to successfully perform the Double Switch Operation in 1993, first in India to perform successful rapid Two Stage Arterial Switch operation in 1992, first in India to successfully repair Pentalogy of Cantrell in an infant in single stage. He is renowned internationally for creating a model for delivery of high class paediatric care in an environment of limited resources. ...read more
Award & Recognization
Awarded Sadasivan Oration at the 58th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons held in Kolkata, Feb 2012
Awarded "Dynamic Indian of the Millennium" award by the KG Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in August, 2009
Awarded the Paul Harris Fellow "in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world" by "The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International" on 23rd Feb 2008, New Delhi (INDIA).
Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for the significant contribution at "The 16th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology" in December 13-16, 2007, Taipei, TAIWAN.
Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Member, Speciality Board of National Board of Examinations capture
Organizing Secretary of Combined Meeting of Indian Association of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgeons and Asian Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons held in New Delhi 26th Feb 1st Mar, 201
Governing Council member of World Society of Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Awarded Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at the MBBS examination in Dec.1977.
Awarded Ganpatrao Chittre Scholarship for securing second rank in the Inter-Science examination of the Bombay University in April, 1972.
Secured National Merit Scholarship for the year 1971 - 1972 for meritorious performance in the Indian School Certificate examination.
Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for the selfless services rendered by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee at Rajiv Bhavan, on December 9th 2006, New Delhi, INDIA.
Treatments Performed by Dr. Krishna Iyer
Double Valve Replacement Surgery (DVR)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)
Aortofemoral Bypass Surgery
ASD Closure - Adult
Heart Bypass - Minimally Invasive CABG
Balloon Valvuloplasty - Aortic
MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi,
MS General Surgery, AIIMS ,New Delhi,
M.ch (CTVS) ,All India Institute of Medical Sciences , 1984
Fellowship( Neonatal cardiac surgery) Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne ,1989.,
Assistant Professor(CTVS) - All India Institute of Medical Sciences,1985-90.
Associate Professor (CTVS) - All India Institute of Medical Sciences,1990-95.