Dr. Krishna S Iyer

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
30 years of experience

Dr. Krishna S Iyer - Director in Delhi, Delhi, India

Dr. Krishna Iyer is one of India’s front ranking 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 initiated the first dedicated paediatric cardiac care program in Northern India , a pioneering initiative, at Escorts Heart Institute Research Centre( now Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute ) in 1995. Under his guidance this paediatric cardiac program has become the benchmark for cardiac care for children for India and its South East Asian neighbours. Dr. Iyer has operated on 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.



Membership & Certificates

  • Founder President – Asia-Pacific Paediatric Cardiac Society, 2006
  • President & Founder – Paediatric Cardiac Society of India, 2007
  • LIfe Member – Steering Committee of the World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • Governing Councillor – World Society of Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Governing Councillor – Asian Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • International Member – American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
  • LIfe Member – Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons


Awards and Honours

  • Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery
  • Sorel Catherine Friemna Prize for proficiency in Pediatrics Pfizer Postgraduate Medical Award


Paediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery,

  • MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi
  • MS, AIIMS ,New Delhi
  • MCh, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Paediatrics, Executive Director- Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road , currently working
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Senior Fellow- Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Associate Professor, AIIMS

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