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Dr.R. Benedict Raj

Consultant - Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. R. Benedict Raj has dedicated his career to Cardiac surgery and serves as a Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon at Columbia Asia Hospital in Whitefield. After having completed MBBS from Madurai Medical College in 1991; he went on to pursue M.S. (General Surgery) from Madras Medical College, MGR medical university in the year 1998, and M. Ch. (CVTS) from the same university in 2004 . He further obtained Fellowship in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery from RGUHS, Bangalore in 2006 and then underwent 1 year training in high risk pediatric cardiac surgery from CHW , Sydney, Australia. He has a whopping 17 years of work experience and has worked as  Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon at Narayana Hrudayala in Bangalore; Associate professor cardiac surgery Amrita institute of medical sciences; and Chief paediatric Cardiac Surgeon at MIMS Hospital in Calicut. His expertise is in building efficient teams  for Paediatric cardiac surgery, to provide good outcomes with minimum morbidity.  He has written numerous publications and has made many presentations in conferences and is the life member of the  Indian Medical Association and Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. "Thymic artery: uncommon origin from proximal aortic arch or distal ascending aorta." is his latest original publication which got published in ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY in 2015. 


  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • Valve Preserving TOF Repair
  • Mitral, Tricuspid, Aortic and Pulmonary Valve Repair & replacement
  • Thoracotomy ASD Repairs
  • Re-do Operations
  • Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Refractory V.T.
  • Fast tracking of post op care


Over 17 Years of Experience

  • General Surgeon, CMH, Madurai
  • Registrar CVTS, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai
  • M.Ch. Trainee, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai
  • Jr. Consultant - Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Hrudayalaya
  • Senior Fellow Paediatric CVTS, CHW, Westmead, Sydney Australia
  • Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Hrudayala, Bangalore
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon & Associate Professor, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre  
  • Chief Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, MIMS Hospital, Calicut

 Medical School:

  • Madurai Medical College, MK university
  • Madras Medical College, MGR medical university
  • RGUHS, Bangalore
  • VGH, Coimbatore