Profile Description

Dr. Krishna Subramony Iyer

Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon- Fortis Escorts Heart Institute


  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery

Introduction of Dr. Krishna Subramony Iyer

Dr. Krishna Subramony Iyer is counted among the topmost Pediatric Cardiac surgeons in India. With an experience spanning over 30 years, he is recognized for his unified participation in child heart care. He was responsible for initiating the first Pediatric Cardiac Care Program in Escorts Heart Institute which has made it one of the best heart institutes in the world.

With his dedicated team of doctors, Dr. Krishna Iyer has performed over 10,000 surgeries in both young children and adults with congenital heart diseases. He had done several procedures like Fontan , Double switch operation, TAPVC repairs, arterial switch procedures, DORV repair among many others. He aims to develop cost-effective cardiac procedures to help the children in various developing countries.

Dr.Krishna Subramony Iyer has also done conduit repairs and many one-stage and multi-stage corrections for congenital heart defects. He is known to have performed the first rapid two- stage arterial switch and double-switch surgeries in India successfully. He is constantly training to perform complex neonatal cardiac surgery and undertake cardiac surgery in malnourished children. Dr. Iyer is also working towards making cardiac surgery affordable for everyone. He hopes to make cardiac care surgery available to every child who deserves to have a healthy heart. Therefore, he actively supports many charitable organizations for underprivileged children. Having received his training in pediatric cardiac surgery from Royal Children’s Hospital,

Dr. Iyer strives to promote pediatric cardiac care in India. He has written several papers on pediatric care and constantly travels throughout the world to promote cardiac care for children. Dr. Iyer has been highly recognized for his work towards promoting pediatric cardiac care. He dreams to make cardiac surgery affordable for everyone and thus, constantly engages with many NGOs and charities to envision pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery in India as well as in neighbouring countries.

Work Experience

  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, 1995- Present
  • Associate Professor, CTVS, AIIMS, 1990-1995
  • Assistant Professor, CTVS, AIIMS, 1985-1990


  • MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1978
  • MS, General surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1981
  • MCh, CTVS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1984


  • Neonatal Cardiac Surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons


  • Founder and Former President & Vice President, Pediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • Founder President, Asia-Pacific Paediatric Cardiac Society
  • Steering Committee for World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Life member
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, International Member
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons
  • Governing Council, World Society of Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Asian Society of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, Governing Council
  • Speciality Board of National Board of Examinations
  • Member of Editorial Board:
  • Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Awards and recognitions

  • Hira Lal Gold Medal (General Surgery), 1981
  • Pfizer Postgraduate Medical Award, 1979
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, 2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation at 16 th Asia Pacific Congress of Cardiology, 2007

  • Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

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