Dr. Rajpal K. Abhaichand – Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Director for Cardiovascular Research and Innovation




8 AM to 4 Pm
  • MBBS - Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Sri   Venketeswara University Tirupati, India.1983-1987
  • MD - General Medicine, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, India.1989-1991 
  • DM - ( Cardiology) -  Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India.1993-1995
  • FICPS - Fellow Interventional Cardiology, Paris (France)  11/1999 - 12/2000
  • Indian Medical Association – Life time Membership1997 - Present
  • Indian College of Interventional Cardiology- 1999 - Present
  • Cardiology Society of India-  2007 - Present
  • 2013 -  Distinguished Service to Community Award, Indian Medical Association, Coimbatore Branch, India.
  • 2013 -  Distinguished Service Award, G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore, India.
  • 2014 - Rotary Vocational Excellence Award, Rotary Club of Coimbatore West, India.
  • 2018 - "Stalwart" of health care award by Times of India  Healthcare Achievers Tamilnadu 2018
  • 2018 - The Economics Times - “Inspiring Doctors of India 2018 Award”  by Smt Anupriya Patel, Mr Ashwini Kumar Choubay  Ministere of State of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
  • Pioneered Transradial coronary angiography and Angioplasty in India.
  • Is a proctor for complex coronary PCI and rotablation in various cities of southern India, including Chennai, Trivandrum, Kochi and Madurai.
  • Performed India’s first Transradial  Rotastenting.
  • Attended the London Endovascular Course – Principles and Practice of Endovascular AAA Repair  in June 2006
  • Was part of the team that performed the world’s first percutaneous management of Lutembacher’s syndlrome.
  • Euro PCR  2015 at France and also undergone TAVI training at France.
  • Performed TAVI  on 13th May 2016.
  • Presented cases of coronary interventions done at GKNM Hospital and transmitted live through satelite to 6th Malaysian Cardiovascular Interventional Symposium (MYLIVE) 2009 at KL HILTON, KUALA LUMPUR on July 30, 2009
  • Performed live case transmission from GKNM Hospital of complex procedure �simultaneous deployment of two stents at the left main bifurcation in the  8th annual Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics (C3): Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit  held at Orlando, Florida on June 21, 2012
  • For the first time 2 Left Main Coronary Intervention Live cases were performed live from GKNM Hospital for Asia PCR Singapore Live 2013 on January 24, 2013
  • Presented cases of coronary interventions done at GKNM Hospital and transmitted live through satelite to Indo Japanese CTO cardiac conference, Hyderabad on June 08, 2014
  • Participated as a chairperson in a Scientific session on “How to perform successful Rotablation” and also transmitted one live rotablation case from GKNM hospital. 3.1.2015, 4.1.2015
  • Presented Live case at IJCTO 2015 3rd Live Summit on Chronic Total Occlusion, SGPGI, Lucknow  on 6.6.2015
  • Presented  Live Case in India Live 2016 conference on 28.2.2016
  • Presented Live CTO case in  Indo Japanese CTO Live summit, Kochi in  June 2016
  • 10/09/16 - A CTO live case was transmitted in TANCSI 2016 conference held at Tuticorin from the department of Cardiology.
  • 02/09/18 - Presented a case on “My most educational cases” in INDIA VALVES 2018  at New Delhi
  • 11/05/18 - Did  Live Transmission of CTO case from Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin in National Interventional Council meet
  • 15/09/18 -  Did live case transmission of a complex CTO case from our centre to TANCSI 2018 Madurai
  • January 1-10,2016 -  Co-ordinated Hands on Workshop on ROTABLATION and gave a  talk on CTO-How will I do? & Radial/Femoral-When do I choose” at 4th Annual conference of the Tamilnadu Interventional Council held at Chennai.
  • June 22 & 23, 2018.- Conducted "Rota Workshop" at GKNM Hospital Seven interventional cardiologists from Mumbai, Cochin, Secundarabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Kolkatta  and two from GKNM Hospital attended this workshop
  • Subaortic left ventricular aneurysm presenting with complete heart block. Indian Heart J 1995;47:497-8.
  • Amplatzing a 6 Fr Judkins right guiding catheter for increased success in a complex right coronary artery anatomy.Catheter Cardiovasc   Interv 2001;53:405-9. 
  • The problem of arteria lusoria in right transradial coronary angiography and angioplasty.Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2001;54:196-201. 
  • Collateral coronary  circulation in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease.J  Invasive Cardiol 2002;14:331-3.
  • Stent supported angioplasty for for coronary arterial stenosis following the arterial switch operation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2002 ;56:278-80. 
  • Coronary angiography and angioplasty using the aberrant radial artery as an access site. J Invasive Cardiol 2006;18:412-6. 
  • Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm following balloon mitral valvuloplasty. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic  Annals 2014; 0(0):1-3