CTVS & Heart Transplant Surgeon
MCh - Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, DNB - Cardiothoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Specialties: Cardiac Sciences,Organ Transplant
Dr Chiran Babu is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at SPARSH Hospital, Bangalore. Dr Chiran completed his medical schooling from JJM Medical College, Davangere, and his Masters in General Surgery from Mysore Medical College. He then underwent cardiac surgical training from JIPMER, Pondicherry, between the years 2001 to 2004. He cleared the Diplomat of National Board exam, DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery) in 2004 and was awarded the gold medal in DNB, for the year 2004-05.
Soon after he completed his education, he joined Narayana Hrudayalaya, where he worked for nine years during which he was exposed to the entire gamut cardiac surgery – OPCAB, valve repairs and replacements, surgery of the aorta and aortic root, left ventricular aneurysm surgery, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, surgery for congenital heart diseases like ASD, VSD, coarctation of the aorta, PDA, Tetralogy of Fallot. He also has experience in dealing with homografts and autografts.
He also completed a brief stint in Minneapolis Heart Institute as a travelling research fellow in 2008. He had been to The Heart Institute, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for a specialised training program in Mitral Valve Repairs in 2009.
He was a key member of the first successful Heart Transplantation in Karnataka. He also set up the programme of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery along with other notable people in Narayana Hrudayalaya in the year 2008, which is also his key area of interest. Apart from routine surgeries, his other areas of interest include mitral valve repairs, surgery for heart failure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is also well adept in setting up a cardiothoracic unit. He is a Life Member of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.