Department: Adult Cardiology, Heart Transplantation
Qualification: MD (General Medicine) DM (Cardiology)
Dr. Rajesh Thachathodiyl completed his MBBS and MD (General Medicine) from S.C.B. Medical College Cuttack, Orissa. After specializing in Cardiology from K.M.C. Manipal in 1998, he joined Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) as faculty in the same year.
Dr. Rajesh has fifteen years of experience in Interventional Cardiology. He has accumulated a wealth of experience and is adept in rotablations, CTO recanalisation, left main interventions, saphenous vein graft interventions, carotid artery interventions, endovascular stent grafts and other peripheral interventions. He has championed the cause of Radial Access Interventions in Amrita and is recognised nationally and internationally in this niche area. Apart from hosting the first ‘AMRITA TRANSRADIAL SUMMIT’ in Amrita Hospital, Kochi in the year 2008 where Dr. Shigero Saito was the International Faculty, Dr. Rajesh is a regular faculty at the ‘Kamakura Live’ Summit in Japan and the CTO summit in Kobe, Japan. He has also received critical acclaim in the field of ‘Chronic Total Occlusion’ and was the national faculty in the INDO – JAPANESE, CTO summit in Mumbai in the year 2013. He has trained a number of young budding cardiologists in radial access complex coronary interventions. Since 2005, Dr. Rajesh has been spearheading the Cardiac CT programme and the Cardiac MRI programme since 2007.
To optimize his PTCA outcomes, Dr. Rajesh regularly uses IVUS (Intravascular Ultrasound), OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve). To add to his repertoire, Dr. Rajesh is also well experienced in permanent pacemaker implantations, automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD implantation) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
Dr. Rajesh is an avid teacher, has been a DNB examiner in cardiology, and has published papers in journals and authored chapters in a few books. He has undergone interventional training with Dr. Alain Cribbier in Rouen, France; Dr. Jean Fajadet in Toulouse, France; CRT training in Dusseldorf and Milan, Italy; OCT training in Hongkong and renal denervation training in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Rajesh is an astute clinican, empathizes with his patients considerably and looks after them well.
Area of Interest (s) : Radial Access Complex Coronary Interventions, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI