Profile: Dr Raman Krishna Kumar

Clinical Professor and Head, Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala.

Dr Raman Krishna Kumar, MD, DM, FACC, FAHA

Educational Qualifications:

1984:MBBS, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
1988: MD All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
1990: Cardiology, (DM) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi


1996: Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2002: Fellow of American College of Cardiology
2007: Fellow of the American Heart Association


December 1990: Best Postgraduate in Cardiology (Gold Medal), AIIMS
March 2006: Vocational Service Award, for contributions to the “Gift of Life” program by Rotary International
September 2012: Tri-decennial Medical Teacher of Excellence Award by the National Board of Examinations

Career Highlights:

  • Establishment of a pediatric heart program at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi Kerala
  • Establishment of large community-based studies on rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and childhood hypertension and obesity
  • Development of new techniques for closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). The new techniques have enabled the closure of over 1000 PDAs at Amrita Hospital at a relatively low cost. This is one of the world’s largest single-centre experiences.
  • Teaching and Training of Pediatricians and Cardiologists in India and Neighbouring Countries through numerous Lectures, CME programs and Workshops
  • Initiating a national fellowship training program in pediatric cardiology under the National Board of Examinations
  • Organised the annual conference of the Pediatric Cardiac Society of India in 2000 and 2008.
  • Over 60 CME courses and workshops in Pediatric cardiology, Echo and Interventions in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,
  • 9 National conferences


132 in all, includes Journals such as

  • Circulation
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Am J of Cardiology
  • Am Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Roentgenology, Cardiovascular and interventional Radiology
  • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
  • Journal of Pediatrics and, Heart

also Authored 2 books,
Founder co-editor of Annals of Pediatric cardiology

Gitamritam speaker in the year 2013.