Prof. Dr. Ajith Pillai

Prof. Dr. Ajith Pillai


MD, DM, FIC (Germany) FRCP(Lon) FRCP(Edin) FRCP(Glasgow,) FACC, FSCAI


Interventional Cardiology


Chennai - Radial Road

About the Doctor

Designation:Head of Department, Cardiology
Brief Profile:
Prof Dr. Ajith Pillai is an acclaimed interventional cardiologist in the nation with extensive training and experience in complex coronary, structural, and endovascular procedures. He is well known for his brilliant procedural skills and astute academic approach to complex and high risk interventional procedures. He has a phenomenally high success rate (near 100%) on his procedures involving complex anatomy, including surgical turn downs, with durable outcomes for patients. Trained in interventional cardiology in multiple internationally reputed centres like CVC in Frankfurt, UCLA in Los Angeles, Emory Heart in Atlanta, Karolinska in Sweden, ASAN in Seoul, and Toyohashi in Japan, Prof Ajith Pillai is an accomplished teacher in the coronary and structural fields. More than 100 cardiologists across the country have been taught by him using his skills and techniques. He has successfully completed more than 12,000 complex cardiac procedures, including CHIP PCI, structural and paediatric device interventions, and aortic and peripheral stenting.
Educational qualification:
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Government Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine), Government Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala
  • DM Cardiology, Government Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Fellowship in Interventional cardiology -University of Frankfurt Germany
  • Fellowship in Structural heart - UCLA, USA
  • CTO training - Toyohashi Heart Centre Japan
  • Fellow of RCP London
  • ESMINT Diploma- Europe.
Areas of Specialization:
  • Complex CHIP PCI and MCS
  • Advanced invasive cardiac imaging
  • Congenital heart Disease and GUCH interventions
  • Interventional cardiac electrophysiology
  • Complex TAVR, Basilica, and Mitral and Tricuspid repair
  • Memberships:
    Prof Pillai brings in international collaboration to the department with peer leading professional centres Emory Heart Atlanta, USA, CHIP Cardiology Network, USA, SHD Australia, and Karolinska Heart Institute Sweden to name a few. Following are his famous affiliations:
    • Member of Cardiology Society of India
    • Member National Intervention Council
    • Member Tamilnadu Intervention Council
    • Member General Medical Council, United Kingdom
    • Member Pediatric Cardiac Society of India
    • Member Vascular Society of India
    • Member Imaging and Physiology Council India
    • Member Andreas Grunt Zig Society of Interventional Cardiology
    • Fellow American College of Cardiology
    • Fellow Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions, USA
    • Fellow Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow
    • Fellow Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
    • Fellow Royal College of Physicians, London
    • Founder Director India CTO
    • Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians, London United Kingdom 2016
    • Fellowships of Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, 2015
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, 2014
    • Fellowship American College of Cardiology, 2013
    • Fellow SCAI, USA, 2012
    • Best Edited Live Challenging Case Award TCT San Francisco 2015
    • Best Challenging case award, Tamilnadu Interventional Council 2013, 2015
    • Best Case Respondent Award -India Live 2015
    • Best Original Research Award, Indian Heart Journal 2015


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