MNAMS Cardiology ;1994
MD internal Medicine;1988
Professor of Cardiology;SCTIMST
Organized the cardiothoracic department at the Moulana Hospital, Perinthalmanna, Malapuram, in 2005, the first open heart surgical facility for the most backward distrit of Malapuram Kerala and installed the first digital cath lab in Kerala. The centre completed 100 open heart surgical procedures in it first year.
Commonwealth Scholarship for advanced training in Pediatric Cardiology at the Guy's Hospital London, 2001.
NIH Fogarty Fellowship for faculty in mentoring in Pediatric Cardiology at the Rollin's School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta: 2010.
Best Paper Award for the paper of Right ventricular involvement in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, at the Cardiological Society of India meeting in 1990.
Best Poster Award for utility of Lateral view chest X-ray in clinical cardiology at the Association of Physicians of India, National Meeting, 1994.
Area of Interest
Pediatric and preventive cardiology
Teaching and research and clinical work.
Cessation training and research in India and Indonesia - Specific Aims: To develop knowledge capacity through intensive training in state of the art research in tobacco cessation for selected collaborating researchers, foster experiential
capacity through formative research focusing on topics essential for the appropriate and successful adaptation of cessation interventions shown to be efficacious in high income countries and expand educational system capacity through the development of a culturally - tailored tobacco curriculum. Role: Consultant
Community Interventions for Health - Agency: Oxford Health Alliance, UK Specific aims: To reduce the burden of chronic diseases (CVD, stroke and diabetes) through health education, coalition building, social marketing and tructural interventions in schools, workplaces, health care centers and community. 2 blocks are selected for a community survey and in one block active health education interventions are executed and the outcome of the interventions are assessed by a resurvey at the end of two years. The control community will also receive the health education interventions at the end of the study period for ethical reasons. Role: Co investigator.
National Academy of Medical sciences, India.
Indian Medical Association.KL.297 LM
Cardiological Society of India. 1308
Association of Physicians of India. L 2871.
Life member of Kerala Chapter of API,K-426, and CSI,421
Fellow of the Indian Society of cardiology. L 142
Life member pediatric cardiac society of India- L 229.
Member Science education panel, Indian Academy of Sciences, Banglore, India.
Namboodiri, Narayanan; Shajeem, Othayoth; Tharakan, Jaganmohan; Sankarkumar, R; Titus, Thomas; Ajitkumar, Valaparambil; Sivasankaran, Sivasubramonian; Krishnamoorthy, Kavassery Mahadevan; Harikrishnan, Hemodynamic performance evaluation of TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis in the aortic position using Doppler echocardiography., Int J Cardiol
, 2010, 141; 102-5, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19110325
Bijulal, Sasidharan; Sivasankaran, Sivasubramanian; Sanjay, Ganapathy; Tharakan, Jaganmohan, Membranous septal aneurysm: an unusual cause for right ventricular outflow tract obstruction in a malaligned ventricular septal defect with aortomitral discontinuity (double-outlet right ventricle) associated with visceral heterotaxy., Pediatr Cardiol
, 2009, 30; 200-2, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18704548
Bijulal, Sasidharan; Sivasankaran, Sivasubramanian; Ajitkumar, V K, An unusual thrombotic complication during percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect., J Invasive Cardiol
, 2009, 21; 83-5, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19182297
Namboodiri, Narayanan; Remash, Krishnan; Tharakan, Jaganmohan A; Shajeem, Othayoth; Nair, Krishnakumar; Titus, Thomas; Ajitkumar, Valaparambil K; Sivasankaran, Sivasubramonian; Krishnamoorthy, Kavasse, Natural history of aortic valve disease following intervention for rheumatic mitral valve disease., J Heart Valve Dis
, 2009, 18; 61-7, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19301554
Thomas, S V; Ajaykumar, B; Sindhu, K; Francis, E; Namboodiri, N; Sivasankaran, S; Tharakan, J A; Sarma, P S, Cardiac malformations are increased in infants of mothers with epilepsy., Pediatr Cardiol
, 2008, 29; 604-8, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18188637
Namboodiri, Narayanan; Shajeem, Othayoth; Tharakan, Jaganmohan A; Sankarkumar, R; Titus, Thomas; Valaparambil, Ajitkumar; Sivasankaran, Sivasubramonian; Krishnamoorthy, Kavassery Mahadevan; Harikrishn, Doppler echocardiographic assessment of TTK Chitra prosthetic heart valve in the mitral position., Eur J Echocardiogr
, 2008, 9; 599-604, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18296411
Unnikrishnan, Madathipat; Siddappa, Shivananda; Anto, Rajesh; Babu, Vivek; Paul, Benny; Kapilamoorthy, Thirur Raman; Sivasankaran, Sivasubramanian; Sandhyamani, Samavedam; Sreedhar, Rupa; Radhakrishna, Experiences with carotid endarterectomy at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute., Ann Indian Acad Neurol
, 2008, 11; 170-8, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19893664
Harikrishnan, S; Rajeev, E; Tharakan, Jaganmohan A; Titus, Thomas; Ajit Kumar, V K; Sivasankaran, S; Krishnamoorthy, K M; Nair, Krishnakumar, Efficacy and safety of combination of extended release niacin and atorvastatin in patients with low levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol., Indian Heart J
, 2008, 60; 215-22, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19240310