Dr. K. R. Balakrishnan
Dr. K. R. BalakrishnanDirector - Cardiac Sciences
Dr. K R Balakrishnan is an acknowledged expert in the management of end-stage heart failure and credited with India’s First LVAD and HVAD pump implant as destination therapy. He is instrumental in starting India’s First Comprehensive Centre for Heart Failure Management at Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai. He is also actively engaged with various institutions to develop Pulsatile and continuous flow LVADs (Left Ventricular Assist Device) and molecular biology of ventricular hypertrophy.
Dr. K. G. Suresh Rao
Dr. K. G. Suresh RaoHead-Cardiac Anesthesia & Cardiac Critical Care
A doctor with more than 25 years of experience, he has been a part of major cardiac surgeries and interventional cardiology at numerous well-known hospitals around the globe. He is a member of the team of doctors led by Dr K. R. Balakrishnan at Fortis Malar that is helping Aishwarya Trust to save children with Congenital Heart Defects.
Dr. Ganapathy Subramanian
Dr. Ganapathy SubramanianSenior Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Dr Ganapathy Subramanian is a senior Paediatric Cardiac surgeon.
 Dr. Ramya
Dr. RamyaPaediatric Cardiologist & Interventionist
Dr. R. Mohan
Dr. R. MohanCardiothoracic Surgeon
A dynamic cardiothoracic surgeon with over 11 years of experience. Dr. Mohan has worked with and got trained by the stalwarts in the field. He has been actively involved in the heart failure and heart transplant program, having done the maximum number of heart, lung retrievals in the country.
Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar
Dr. R. Rajesh KumarConsultant Paediatric
MD, DNB ( Pediatrics), FNB ( Pediatric Cardiology). Consultant Pediatric and Adult Structural Intervention Cardiologist in MGM Health Care, Chennai. Advanced imaging fellowship in Cardiac MRI and Pediatric Heart Transplants ( Boston Children’s Hospital, US). Intervention Cardiac MR ( UT Southwest, Dallas, US)
Dr. Harish C
Dr. Harish C
Presently working as a Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta road, Bangalore. Junior Consultant, Pediatric Cardiology at MIOT Hospitals, Chennai (April 2015 – June 2019). Worked as a Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist in Leo Hospital, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala for 7 months (Nov 2012-June 2013). Worked as an Assistant Professor in Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal, Maharashtra for more than 9 months (Jan 2012-Oct 2012). Winner of Divisional rounds of IAP Post Graduate Pediatric Quiz 2010
Dr. Rajesh Nischal
Dr. Rajesh Nischal
Dr. Nischal is a Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon at Fortis. He has performed various paediatric and adult cardiothoracic and vascular procedures including multiple paediatric redo surgeries. His areas of special interest and expertise include congenital cardiac surgeries (neonatal and infantile). He also has a keen interest in paediatric valve repairs, cyanotic congenital heart disease, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support, assist devices and heart transplants.
Dr. G. Pradeep
Dr. G. Pradeep
Dr. Pradeep is a Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon

Warmest congratulations Aishwarya… Please keep up the wonderful, ‘straight-from-the-heart’ work that you have been doing for the past eight years… It’s been an honour to be associated with you… May you do better and better with each passing year… giving many more children a chance to live…

YASMEEN PREMJI, Philanthropist


The success of the programme would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our volunteers:

  • Ms. Nitya Viswanathan – Nitya works as a senior consultant and helps with grant appeals, donor interaction, events and overall management of Aishwarya Trust
  • Mr. Vinod Chandrashekar
  • Ms. Lalitha Sokkan – Lalitha works as a Manager at Bosch Ltd . She has been volunteering for Aishwarya Trust from the very beginning of our journey
  • Mr. Sokkan – Mr. Sokkan takes care of all our publishing work and also volunteers his time for all events by Aishwarya Trust
  • Mr. Varun Bakshi
  • Ms. Shruthi -Shruthi manages and maintains all the patient details and files
  • Mr. Kesavan Selvaraj


There is so much more to be done to bring a smile and give a hope of life to children affected by CHD. Your support can help us ensure that every child with treatable heart ailment gets the best possible care.