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Cardio vascular & thoracic surgery
Dr. Shiv K Nair Dr. Shiv K Nair

Dr. Shiv K Nair is the Head of the Department and Senior Consultant of the Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Rajagiri Hospital since November 2014. Prior to his appointment at this hospital, he was the Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, a University Teaching Hospital (1999 – 2014).

He began his career in Cardiovascular surgery as a Lecturer at the Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay in 1989. This is the largest University Teaching Hospital in Bombay, India. Subsequently he moved to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Trivandrum as the Assistant and then Associate Professor [1990 – 1999]. This is designated as an Institution of National Importance by the Government of India. During this period, he has performed more than 12,000 cardiac surgical procedures.



Govt. Medical College, Patiala, Punjab -1982
MS (General Surgery)
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research – Chandigarh[PGI] – 1985
MCh (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery)
Seth G S Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India - 1988


Harvard Medical School - Boston, USA, Alumni Harvard University


  • National Swiss Govt. Scholarship at the University Hospital – Zurich – 1992 to 1993
  • Fellowship at the University Hospital- Coimbra – Portugal for Mitral Valve Repair – 1993
  • Visiting fellow/ observer at a number of hospitals in USA & Europe
  • Teaching experience - 25 years
  • Examiner for MCh Cardiovascular & Thoracic surgery in a number of Indian Universities
  • Examiner for Phd Viva voce examination
  • Inspector National Board of Examinations
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting – Off Pump & On Pump
  • Surgery of Valvular Heart Disease – Repair & Replacement
  • Surgery of Heart Failure(LV Reconstruction,ECMO)
  • Surgery of Aortic Disease(Aneurysms,Dissection, Endovascular therapies)
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Membership and Certifications
  • President – Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery – 2019-20
  •  Former President – Society of Heart Failure and Transplantation.
  • National AIDS control committee, Govt of India – 1998
  • Advisory committee – PhD thesis / Blood Bank / Infection control
  • Life & Fellow Member–Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India.
  • Life Member – Association of Cardiovascular surgeons of Asia.
  • International Member – Society of Thoracic Surgeons – USA
  • Life Member - Society of Heart Failure and Transplantation
  •  Life Member – Heart Failure Society of India.
  • Authored more than 20 manuscripts
  • Section Editor – Cardiac Surgery – Indian Heart Journal
  • Reviewer – Indian Journal of Thoracic and cardiovascular Surgery, Asian Annals of Cardiovascular surgery
Awards and Accomplishments
  • Gold Medallist – Forensic Medicine – MBBS – 1980
  • Silver Medallist - Obstetrics & Gynaecology – MBBS 1981
  • Outstanding Resident Award - Seth G S Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Service Award from the International Association of Lions Clubs – Dist 324E – 2003-2004
  • Indian Society of Extracorporeal Technology Achievement Award 2005.
  • P K SEN ORATION of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons of INDIA 2013
Paper Presentations
  • Presented papers at more than 100 workshops / seminars / national and international conferences.
Studies and Trials

Have participated in 4 international trials:-

  • SIRS



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