Executive Director, Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery,
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi, India
Expertise: Pediatric and Infant Cardiac SurgeryRequest Appointment
Dr. Krishna Iyer, recognised for his clinical expertise and wide-ranging involvement with cardiac care for children in India and other developing nations, is one of the India's top paediatric cardiac surgeons.
Dr. Iyer studied at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He completed his M.B.B.S, M.S. and M.Ch. (Postgraduate examination in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery) from there. He was trained under the guidance of the renowned paediatric cardiac surgeon, Dr. Roger Mee, in paediatric and infant cardiac surgery as a Senior Fellow at the Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne in Australia.
Till date, Dr. Iyer has operated on more than 14,000 babies, children and adults with congenital heart diseases, specialising in various procedures such as TAPVC repairs, arterial switch procedure, double switch operation, Fontan procedure and its modifications, Senning operation corrections for tetralogy of Fallot, DORV, Truncus, conduit repairs and a wide range of one stage and multi-stage corrections for complex congenital heart diseases.
In 1995, he began the first dedicated paediatric cardiac care program in North India at Escorts Heart Institute Research Centre (now Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute). He has performed original work on rapid two-stage arterial switch procedures and performed the first successful rapid two stage arterial switch and double-switch operations in India.
He is the Founder/President of Asia-Pacific Paediatric Cardiac Society and President of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India. He has also been instrumental in supporting paediatric cardiac programs in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Malaysia.