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Dr. MP Naresh Kumar

Dr. MP Naresh Kumar

Chief CardioThoracic Surgeon, Sooriya Hospital, Chennai - MS, MCh (Cardiothoracic), FRCS (Edin), FICS, FIACS, DSc (Hon Causa)

Dr. Naresh Kumar is an accomplished cardiothoracic surgeon with over 40 years of experience in General and Cardio-thoracic and Vascular surgery and over 36 years of experience in Cardiac surgery. He's performed or assisted in over 20000 pump cases including 1500+ reoperations and over 800 closed heart and thoracic and vascular procedures, over 4000 off pump cases (OPCAB). Dr. Kumar is also the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Public Health Center, Chennai and Adjunct Professor in Cardiac Surgery at the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University. He's extensive clinical experience at various hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and fellowship credentials from the USA and the UK.

  • Adjunct Professor in Cardiac Surgery, The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University

  • Outstanding Professional Award in Cardiac Surgery – American Biographical Institute - 2002

  • Endowment Lecture Prof. A.Srinivasan Memorial Endowment Dr Sir.ALM Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, March 12, 2003

  • IOACON 2003 – National Award of Excellence in Cardio Thoracic Surgery

  • Nominated to “The Contemporary Who’s Who of ABI, USA 2002

  • Honorary Melwyn Jones Fellow - International Lions Club

  • IMACON 2007 ‘Indian Medical Association Appreciation Award”

  • First Vice Chancellor Dr.Lalitha Kameshwaran Memorial Oration 2008” at “The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University,Chennai in July 2008 – “ Tissue is the Issue” Cell regenerative therapy and Heart”

  • Life Time Achievement Award in the field of Cardio Thoracic Surgery awarded by The Institute ofCardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery, Madras Medical College and Deemed University, Chennai. 2010

  • Appointed Adjunct Professor in cardiac Surgery, The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University

  • Life Time Achievement Award in the field of Cardio Thoraci Surgery awarded by The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University Chennai. On 29th September 2011 on the The World Heart Day.

  • Awarded Doctor of Science ( Honoris Causa) for contributions in the field of Cardiac Surgery

  • By the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical university at 22nd Convocation of the University on 3rd November 2011.

  • Over 25 gold medals and prizes from Madras University and Madras Medical College

  • Best Outgoing student from Madras University in MBBS

  • Burmah Shell Scholarship for Medical School Education - 1971 – 1976

  • B.C. Roy Fellowship for Postgraduates awarded by National Medical Council of India 1981 (for MCh, Cardiothoracic Surgery training)

  • Study of hormonal influences on mast cells in rats

  • Indian Journal of Medical Research, 1978:67;795-804

  • Double outlet right ventricle: controversies and review of literature

  • Indian Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, 1982:1:4553

  • The place of aortic valve reconstruction in a young population (Abstract)

  • N Kumar, B Gometza, Z AlHalees, CMG Duran

  • Bulletin of the Saudi Heart Association 1990;2(2):8889

  • Indications and limitations of aortic valve reconstruction

  • CMG Duran, N Kumar, B Gometza, Z Al Halees

  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 1991;52:447-54

  • The problems of valve surgery in a developing country

  • Balasundaram, N Kumar, B Gometza, CMG Duran

  • Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1991;32:564-569

  • Intraoperative mitral valve testing: a comparative study

  • S Balasundaram, N Kumar, Z Al Halees, CMG Duran

  • Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (Submitted)

  • Surgery for aortic regurgitation in the young: repair versus replacement

  • N Kumar, B Gometza, Z Al Halees, CMG Duran

  • Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1992;33:7-13

  • Aortic valve cusp extension

  • CMG Duran, R Gallo, N Kumar

  • Journal of Cardiac Surgery (Accepted)

  • The scope of aortic valve repair

  • CMG Duran, B Gometza, N Kumar, S Bianchi, Z Al Halees

  • Circulation 1990;82:4:(suppl)1913

  • Left internal thoracic artery bypass graft in arterial switch with

  • transfer for transposition of the great arteries

  • S Balasundaram, N Kumar, Z Al Halees, N Wilson

  • International Journal of Cardiology 1992;36:121-23

  • Total correction of transposition of great arteries with atrioventricular

  • defect.

  • N Kumar, G Prabhakar, N Wilson, Z Al Halees, CMG Duran

  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1992;54:989-90