OP: Wednesday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Consultant Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon


OP: Wednesday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Consultant Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon

Dr Vinitha V Nair is practicing as independent consultant in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery since 2014. She Able to handle whole spectrum of adult and paediatric cardiac, thoracic, vascular, mediastinal and esophageal disease conditions (both emergency as well as elective). She was an Integral Part of four cardiac transplants held in Government Medical College, Kottayam (first of its kind in a non metro government institution) and Instrumental role in setting up intensive care, nutrition protocols and Pediatric cardiac ICU in Government Medical College, Kottayam.

Dr Vinitha V Nair successfully underwent Pediatric cardiac surgery training from Boston Children Hospital, USA and Hospital for Sick Kids, Canada. She has been actively involved in Research and Teaching. She has made several publications & presentations at professional conferences at regional, national and international levels.

    Area of Special Interest:
    • Surgery for Congenital Heart Diseases
    • Valve Repair Surgeries
    • Heart/Heart-Lung Transplantation
    • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgeries (VATS)
    • Nutrition in Surgical Critical Care
    • Community Health Programs – cardiac health and healthy nutrition.
    • Education of school children on heart healthy lifestyle practices.
      Previous Experience:
    • Lead Consultant Paediatric Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, CARITAS Hospital, Kottayam
    • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon: Dept. of CVTS, Government Medical College, Kottayam
      Medical Education:
    • DNB (CTVS), National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
    • M. Ch (CVTS), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    • MS (General Surgery) Government Medical College, Trivandrum
    • MBBS Government Medical College, Trivandrum
      Additional Degrees & Fellowships:
    • MNAMS (Member National Academy of Medical Sciences)
    • FACS (Fellow American College of Surgeons)
    • FACC ( Fellow American College of Cardiology)
    • FAIS (Fellow Association of Surgeons of India)
    • FRCS (CTh- England) [Gold Medal winner]
    • MEBCTS (Member European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)
    • VP Sharma Memorial Award and PTA gold medal -Best outgoing student in general surgery-2009
    • Best Paper Award- Tunica Vaginalis Pedicled Wrap Urethroplasty In Hypospadias Repair- oral presentation: KASICON 2008, Trichur, Kerala
    • Best poster award - A case report on Splenogonadal Fusion- poster: KASICON 2007, Trivandrum, Kerala
    • PTA Gold Medal Winner, (MBBS), 2004
    • Dr KCKE memorial award and gold medal - highest marks in Community Medicine:2003
    • Malathy Amma memorial Award and gold medal- highest marks in physiology:2000
    • 1st Rank Holder, Pre Degree Examination, (12th), University of Kerala, 1997
    • 7th Rank holder, Kerala State in Board Exam (SSLC) 1995
      QUIZ Competitions:
    • 1st prize: Annual ASI CME 2008
    • 1st prize: KASICON 2007
    • 2nd prize: Annual ASI CME 2007
    • 2nd prize: Vascular Society ,SCTIMST,2008
    • 2nd prize: Madurai CME ,2009
    • 2nd prize: IAP 2003
      Research Publications:
    • Das S, Nair VV, Airan B. Double aortic arch as a source of airway obstruction in a child. Ann Card Anaesth. 2015 Jan-Mar;18(1):111-2
    • Nair VV, Singh KK, Kathayanat JT, Radhakrishnan R, Babu A, Thanathu Krishnan Nair J Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Lung Tumor With Dysphagia In A 4-Year-Old Child. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann (Oct 2017). DOI: 10.1177/0218492317738672
    • Nair VV, Singh KK, Kathayanat JT, Radhakrishnan R, Babu A, Thanathu Krishnan Nair J Late Presentation Of Esophageal Rupture Following Blunt Thoracic Trauma. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2017 May; 25(4):313-314. doi: 10.1177/0218492317709697
    • Nair V V, Jayakumar T K. The moving Ball. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann Apr 2017. 25 (7-8), 557-558
    • Talwar, S, Nair, V.V, Choudhary, S.K. et al. Neurological injury in paediatric cardiac surgery Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2017) 33: 15. doi:10.1007/s12055-016-0481-y
    • Talwar S, Nair V V, Choudhary S k, Airan B. The Hemi- Fontan operation: a critical overview. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 May;7(2):120-5
    • Nair V V,Rajashejar P,Saxena A,Das S,Airan B.Cortriatriatum with classical Raghib complex: A rare anatomic association. World J Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery 2014,Vol5(2)318-320
    • Nair V V,Kalra R,Narang R,Airan B.Successful management of multiple infected submitral aneurysms of left ventricle.Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:45-8
    • Gupta SK,Kothari SS, Gulati GS, Nair VV,Rajashekar P,Airan B.The trunk with a twist: right sinus origin of pulmonary arteries in a child with common arterial trunk. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2014 Oct;5(4):615-9
    • Nair V V, Malankar D, Airan B. Pulmonary atresia with left main coronary artery fistula to the pulmonary artery. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2014 Oct;22(8):995
    • Dewan RK, Nair VV, Saxena R, Prasad S. Acquired broncho-esophageal fistula in an adult. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014;30(4):289-91
    • Dewan RK, Nair VV, Saxena R, Prasad S, Gupta K. Metastatic Thymic Carcinoid: Does surgeon have a primary role? Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2014 ; 56: 255-57
    • Nair V V, Malankar D,Kothari S S, Das S N,Gulati G S, Airan B. Unusual Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm in a Child After Disseminated Bacterial Infection. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg; 2014 Jan 1;5(1):121-3
    • Talwar S, Nair V V, Choudhary S K, Sreeniwas V, Saxena A, Juneja R,Kothari S S, Airan B. Pericardiectomy in children< 15 years of age. Cardiol Young 2014 Aug; 24(4):616-22
    • Malankar D, Nair VV, Gupta SK, Das S, Airan B. Severe mitral regurgitation after intracardiac repair of tetralogy of Fallot: a rare complication and management. Interac Cardiovasc Thorac Surg.2014 Jun;18(6):842-3
    • Talwar S, Nair V V, Kothari S S,Gulati G S, Choudhary S K, Airan B. Aortico-Right Ventricular Tunnel with Anomalous Right Coronary Artery. J Card Surg 2011; 26:521-526
    • Malik M, Chauhan S, Vijayakanthi B, Talwar S, Nair V V,Vasdev S. A comparison of external and internal jugular venous pressures to monitor pulmonary artery pressure after superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. Interac Cardiovasc Thorac Surg.13 (2011) 566-568
      Research Papers Presented in National Conferences
    • A case report on Splenogonadal Fusion- poster : ASICON 2008, Ludhiana, Punjab
    • Tunica Vaginalis Pedicled Wrap Urethroplasty In Hypospadias Repair- oral presentation: ASICON 2008, Ludhiana, Punjab
    • Pericardiectomy in children less than 16 year- oral presentation- IACTSCON 2012, Bombay
    • Arterial switch operation in children with transposition of great arteries and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction- oral presentation-IACTSCON 2014, Trivandrum
    • Immediate and midterm results after CABG with mitral valve repair in patients with ischaemic mitral regurgitation-oral presentation- IACTSCON 2017,Banglore
    • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour presenting as dysphagia in a 4 year old child- e-poster, IACTSCON 2017, Banglore
    • Double chamber right ventricle /VSD in an adult with coronary cameral fistula- e-poster, IACTSCON 2017, Banglore
    • Mitral valve repair- A 6 year experience- oral presentation- IACTSCON 2018, Vishakhapatanam
    • Brucellosis after cardiac transplantation: e-poster, IACTSCON2018, Vishakhapatanam
    • Cavitory aspergillosis after solid organ transplantation: e-poster,IACTSCON 2018,Vishakhapatanam
    • Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: e-poster,IACTSCON 2018,Vishakhapatanam
    • Bronchial atresia presenting as cystic lesion in an adult: e-poster,IACTSCON 2018,Vishakhapatanam
      Research Papers Presented in State Conferences:
    • A case report on Splenogonadal Fusion- poster : KASICON 2007, Trivandrum, Kerala
    • A case report on Papillary carcinoma thyroid with recurrent skull metastasis
    • Poster: KASICON 2008, Trichur, Kerala
    • Tunica Vaginalis Pedicled Wrap Urethroplasty In Hypospadias Repair- oral presentation: KASICON 2008, Trichur, Kerala
      Professional Memberships - India
    • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
    • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
    • Indian association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
    • Paediatric cardiac Society Of India (PCSI)
    • Cardiology Society of India (CSI)
    • Indian Chest Society (ICS)
    • Vascular Society of India (VSI)
    • International Academy of Cardio Vascular Sciences-Indian section (IACS)
      Professional Memberships - International:
    • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
    • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
    • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
    • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
    • European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT)
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTS NET)

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