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Dr. Priya Nair

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Paripoorna – Centre for Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Qualification: MD, DM (Gastro)
Email: priyanair14304@aims.amrita.edu

About Me

Dr. Saritha Sekhar has completed MBBS from Govt Medical College, Thiruvanathapuram in 2000, MD General Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 2006. She was trained in the Department of Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi and passed the Diplomate of National Board Examination( DNB ) in Cardiology in 2009.

Dr. Saritha joined the phenomenal cardiology team in Amrita as Assistant Professor in early 2010 and is presently working as the Associate Professor. She is an astute clinician with great academic achievements. She has extensive experience in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.

Dr. Saritha is an interventional cardiologist with considerable expertise in coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty including rotablation for calcified coronary lesions. She is well trained in Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), renal angioplasty, Intravascular Ultrasound ( IVUS ) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

Dr. Saritha is proficient in permanent pacemaker and Intracardiac Defibrillator Implantation. She is also competent in following up pacemakers and Intracardiac Defibrillators.

She has special interest in Preventive Cardiology, with in-depth knowledge and experience in modifying various coronary risk factors, including appropriate dietary advice and exercise counselling.

Dr. Saritha has a passion towards women cardiac issues and is planning awareness campaigns on the same. She is an eloquent speaker and has delivered lectures in various meetings. She has published articles and case reports in various journals. She plays an integral role in the DM training program in the department.

Area of interest

  • Hepatobiliary therapeutic Endoscopy (ERCP, EUS) – with a special interest in Biliary and pancreatic malignancies.
  • Third space endoscopy


  1. Nair P, Rao BH, Koshy AK,Sudhindran S, Pavithran K , Venu PR. Cholangiocarcinoma in South India: unprecedented, unanticipated and underreported. Int J Community Med Public Health 2021;8:3854-63
  2. Anoop K. Koshy*, Bilal Mohmed, Harshavardhan B. Rao, Priya Nair and Krishna Priya;prognostic markers for acute variceal bleed in patients with cirrhosis of liver and portal hypertension; EJPMR, 2021,8(7), 495-499
  3. Harshavardhan B. Rao, Anoop K. Koshy, Krishna Priya, Priya Nair, S. Sudhindran & Rama P. Venu (2021) Endoscopic management of high-grade biliary strictures complicating living donor liver transplantation using soehendra stent retrievers, Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, DOI: 10.1080/00365521.2021.1944300
  4. Harshavardhan B Rao, Priya Nair, Anoop Koshy, Krishnapriya S, Bhanu V Pillai, et al. (2021) Role of Pancreatic Endotherapy in children. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 11:6:649.
  5. Rao B H, Nair P, Priya SK, Vallonthaiel AG, Sathyapalan DT, Koshy AK, Venu RP. Role of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration/biopsy in the evaluation of intra-abdominal lymphadenopathy due to tuberculosis. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2021; In press
  6. Sterilization of N95 respirators: The time for action is upon us!. Prakash Arjun, Harshavardhan Rao B, Nair Priya, Talwar Surabhi, Kumar V Anil, Talwar Deepak. Lung India 2020;37(3):260-262.
  7. Role of Statins in the Treatment of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Priya Nair, RaghuramTangirala, Anoop K Koshy, Krishnapriya S, RenjithaBhaskaran, Harshavardhan Rao B, et al. Gastro Med Res. 6(2). GMR. 000633. 2021. DOI: 10.31031/GMR.2021.06.000633[Corresponding author]
  8. Role of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C) as a Clinical Predictor of Decompensation in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease (CLD). Harshavardhan Rao B,PriyaNair,Anoop K Koshy,SKrishnapriya,Greeshma C R,Rama P Venu. Int J Hepatol. 2021 Dec 24;2021:1795851. doi: 10.1155/2021/1795851. PMID: 34976412; PMCID: PMC8720002.*
  9. Role of Pancreatic Endotherapy in children. Harshavardhan B Rao, Priya Nair, Anoop Koshy, Krishnapriya S, Bhanu V Pillai, et al. (2021) J Gastrointest Dig Syst 11:6:649.*
  10. Priya N, Harshavardhan BR, Anoop KK, Krishnapriya S, Rama PV. Safety and Efficacy of Endobiliary Radio Frequency Ablation in Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research 2022; 11(1): 3658-3664 Available from: URL: http://www.ghrnet.org/index.php/joghr/article/view/3195