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Dr. A. V. Kannan

Senior Consultant & Head


Dr. A. V. Kannan is the Senior Consultant and Head of the Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia. He underwent his cardiac anaesthesia training under the experts from Madras Medical Mission. After working in Manipal Heart Foundation, he joined a private medical college in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and helped in establishing the first cardiac centre of high standards in the private sector. After returning to India, he joined Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (currently known as Aster MIMS, Calicut) and helped in establishing the first successful cardiac centre of North Kerala. He has numerous publications to his credit. His areas of interest include Anaesthesia for off pump CABG, MICS (Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries), VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgeries), TAVI (Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and Anaesthesia for Heart Transplantation.

Clinical Areas

  • Anaesthesia for cardiac and vascular surgeries
  • Anaesthesia for thoracic surgeries
  • Anaesthesia for interventional procedure in cardiac cathlab

Focus Area

  • Anaesthesia for off pump CABG (OP CAB)
  • Anaesthesia for minimally invasive cardiac surgeries (MICS)