Krishna Kumar



Krishna Kumar

Institutional Position

Head of Department

Academic Rank


Committees and Executive position within the ISNPCHD

Member only

Current Hospital Affiliation

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center

Work Address (City, State ,Country)

Ponekkara PO, Kochi

Occupation (Cardiologist, Surgeon, Pathologist, Anatomist, etc.)


Practice Expertise

Imaging, interventions, intensive care

Background, Education and Training

I completed my postgraduate training in cardiology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. I then underwent fellowship training in paediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital Boston, USA (1994-1996).
After returning to India, I helped establish the pediatric heart program at the Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences in 1998 where I am the professor and head of department.


My clinical interests are diverse because of the unique requirements of the population I serve. This includes echocardiography, catheter interventions and intensive care. My chief research interests relate to epidemiology of paediatric heart disease in the developing world and developing cost effective clinical strategies for diagnosis and treatment of paediatric heart disease in developing countries.