Department: Pediatric Cardiology, Fetal Cardiology Division
Qualification: MD, DNB, DM, FACC
Dr. Balu Vaidyanathan is currently the Clinical Professor of Paediatric Cardiology & Head of Fetal Cardiology Division at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. After completing his MD (Paediatrics) from AIIMS, New Delhi, he pursued his DM Cardiology training from SCTIMST, Trivandrum. He was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship in Fetal Cardiology from the Evelina Children’s Hospital, London in 2007. After his training, he established a dedicated Fetal Cardiology Division at Amrita Hospital in 2008. He has about 80 research publications and around 400 professional lectures to his credit. His primary areas of interest include Pre-natal diagnosis, Neonatal screening for Congenital Heart Disease and Epidemiological research in Pediatric Cardiology.