Dr. Krishna Kumar is presently the Clinical Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatric Cardiology at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Cochin. He did his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He then underwent fellowship training in paediatric cardiology from Children’s Hospital Boston, USA (1994-1996). His clinical focus is diverse because of the unique requirements of the population he serves. This includes echocardiography, catheter interventions and intensive care. His chief research interests relate to epidemiology of heart disease in the developing world and developing cost effective clinical strategies for diagnosis and treatment of paediatric heart disease in developing countries. He has published over 100 indexed original and review articles.