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Dr. Navaneetha Sasikumar

Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, School of Medicine, Kochi

Qualification: DM, FACC, MD


Dr. Navaneetha Sasikumar currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Paediatric Cardiology, School of Medicine, Kochi.

Paediatric Cardiologist with expertise in keyhole operations for birth defects of heart in newly born babies, infants, children, adolescents and adults. Also an expert in keyhole operations for valvular heart disease, adolescents and adults. Some adults also have Congenital heart disease which has not been known/diagnosed/treated yet. Also, the children who have undergone operations when growing up into adults need specialized care – Dr. Navaneetha is an Expert in Adult Congenital Heart Diseases, with experience from the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults, one of the oldest and renowned programs.


MD (Pediatrics), DM (Cardiology, LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai), FACC (Fellow of the American College of Cardiology), Fellowship in Paediatric, Adult Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Interventions (University of Toronto, Canada)

Training and Experience

Medical Schooling at Tirumala Dewaswam Government Medical College, Allepey, Kerala. MD In Paediatrics From Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal. Trained in Cardiology (DM) from LTMGH, Sion Mumbai(completed in 2009). Have 12 years of experience post DM.

Worked with an internationally reputed Paediatric Cardiac Care team at Chennai, led by pioneering Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Dr KM Cherian. Also worked in various branches of Narayana Hrudayalaya.

Underwent focused year long hands on training in catheter / key hole heart operations at two most reputed centres in the world- The Hospital for Sick Children (Pediatric Interventions) and Toronto General Hospital(Adult Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Interventions) under University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Have successfully established and run a paediatric cardiac program in a public sector teaching hospital in India (Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala).

Fascination for utilizing technology for improving patient care. Recently developed the “smiling heart” app which is targeted at empowering parents, grass root healthcare workers, Paediatricians and Neonatologists detect congenital heart disease in a timely fashion.

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