Dr. k Muralidhar

Dr. Muralidhar had a brilliant academic career securing distinctions and gold medals during his under-and post-graduation. After his post-graduation from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigrarh, he joined Shree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum as a lecturer and then served as an assistant professor at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. Later as a consultant in anaesthesia, he was involved in the of initiation of cardiac surgery programme at the B.M. Birla Heart Research Center, Calcutta and then has been associated with the Manipal Heart Foundation at Bangalore since its inception in June 1997. He spent a couple of years training and teaching at Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK. He then established departments of anaesthesia and critical care at Narayana Health (2001).
Dr. Muralidhar is actively involved in academic activities and teaching. He has published over 100 original papers in national and international journals. He has traveled extensively both India and abroad to lecture and present his scientific papers. He won the prestigious “Rukmini Pandit Award” (ISA-1993) and ‘the most innovative paper prize” at Germany (EACTA-2002). He is a faculty in anaesthesia for National Board of Examinations, New Delhi; and is presently the Academic programme Director at Narayana Hrudayalaya. In recognition of his contribution to medicine, the Minnesota University, USA, has appointed him as a ‘Professor of International Health’ (1999). He is a fellow of International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (FISCU), Indian College of Anaesthesiologists (ICA), Indian College of Critical Care Medicine, Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA), TEE (IACTA) & Indian College of Cardiology. He is a life member of at least 12 professional societies and is on the editorial board of medical journals. His additional training/qualification includes ECMO (Leicester, UK1994), TOE (Leicester, UK’2006), PGDHHM’2005, and MBA (2011). He was the President of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiology (IACTA) 2007-2008 and currently IACTA-TEE course director from last 12-years. In addition to his clinical activities and teaching, he is a classical vocalist. He is a recipient of the honour of ‘Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Asthana Vidwan’ from the Paramacharya of Kamakoti Peetham.