Dr M R Girinath is a Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon with an experience of 45 years of medical
profession situated in Chennai. He is a role model for many junior doctors influencing them
with his medical practice. Prior to his medical experience, he worked for 3 years in Auckland.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Dr. Girinath accomplished his degree in MBBS from Madras University, Chennai in the year
1963, continuing with the degree in MS General Surgery from New Delhi in the year 1966
and MCh in Cardio Thoracic Surgery in the year 1969 from All India Institute of Medical
Sciences. His field of pursuit includes Mitral or Heart Valve Replacement, Radial Approach
Angiography, Cardiac Pacing, Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty and Coronary Angioplasty or
Bypass Surgery. He is one of the most respected surgeons who has successfully completed
over 25,000 open-heart surgeries in 20 years of his career life. Many of the junior doctors,
around 30 heart surgeons were guided and trained by him. Dr. Girinath had initiated the
coronary bypass surgery, multivalve replacement and cardiac transplantation and cardiac
surgery for infants. He was also considered to be the first surgeon who took the initiative to
critical case of congenital heart defect of an infant below one year. He also was the first man
to administer the heart, lung machine supported Coronary Angioplasty in India.
Achievements & Notable Works
Dr. Girinath is a member of Tamil Nadu Medical Council. He was a part of many associations
like FRACS Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne and F.L.A.C.S.
Fellow of the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
The doctor was also awarded great respect honouring with the national award Padma
Bhushan in the year 1998, Dr. B C Roy National Award in 1997 and the LIFETIME
Achievement Award Indian Association Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons.
The 275 research papers by Dr. Girinath made an impact on 20 orations like the Subroto
Memorial Oration and the Sadasivan Oration.
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