Caritas Hospital

Dr. Vinitha V. Nair

Consultant Cardiothoracic & Heart Transplant Surgeon

A Consultant with more than 9 years of experience in, comprehensive management of all varieties of adult and paediatric cardiac surgeries, thoracic surgeries (including Lungs And Esophageal procedures) and vascular surgeries.

After completing training at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIMS) New Delhi, she rendered her service as consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon at government medical college Kottayam for 4.5 years where she performed more than 500 adult cardiac, paediatric cardiac and thoracic and vascular procedures independently. She was an integral part of all cardiac transplants performed in the centre (first in a state government centre in the country).

Special exposure to fine tuning in paediatric cardiac surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital ( Harvard university) and hospital for Sick Kids (Toronto- Canada)

Trained in heart, heart -lung and lung transplants.

Experiences in vascular surgeries in trauma, soft tissue malignancies, GI-HPB malignancies and liver transplantation.

Vascular surgeon in the first successful live donor liver transplant in central Kerala- Caritas hospital in March 2019.


Professional Qualification

MS (General Surgery) from Govt Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, in 2009

MCh (Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, in 2013

DNB in CTVS (National Board of Examinations- New Delhi in 2015

MNAMS (Member National Academy Of Medical Sciences) in 2017

FRCS (CTh- Eng) in 2018

FACS (Fellow of American College of Surgeons) in 2018

FICS (Fellow International College of Surgeons) in 2018

FAIS (Fellow Association of Surgeons of India) in 2018

FACC (Fellow American College of cardiology) in 2019

MBBS from Govt Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, in 2006


Achievements and Expertise

Trained in all varieties of adult & paediatric cardiac, thoracic and vascular procedures

Trained in heart and heart- lung, & lung transplants

Special Training in surgeries for congenital heart disease at Boston Children hospital, Harvard University, USA & Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto, Canada

Trained in all vascular resections and reconstruction, trauma surgeries

Vascular surgeon in liver transplantation as well as vascular resection and reconstruction for GI and HPB malignancies

FRCS gold medal CTVS- Malaysia 2019

Malathy Amma memorial Award and gold medal- highest marks in physiology:2000

Dr KCKE memorial award and gold medal-highest marks in community medicine:2003

PTA gold medal- final MBBS exam- 2004

VP Sharma memorial award and PTA gold medal -Best outgoing student in general surgery-2009

Best Paper Award- Tunica Vaginalis Pedicled Wrap Urethroplasty In Hypospadias Repair- oral presentation: KASICON 2008, Trichur, Kerala

Best poster award - A case report on Splenogonadal Fusion- poster : KASICON 2007, Trivandrum, Kerala

Prizes in QUIZ Competitions at MBBS and MS tenure

30 publications in peer reviewed international journals

Reviewer in two international and one national surgical journal


Memberships- Indian

Life time member, Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Life time member ( FL 32799), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Indian association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)(L20172070)

Paediatric cardiac Society Of India (PCSI) (life member L759)

Cardiology society of India (CSI) (life member)

Indian Chest Society (ICS) (life member L 2232)

Vascular Society of India (VSI) (life member)

International Academy of Cardio Vascular Sciences-Indian section (IACS)   (life member) (ACS 127)


Memberships- International

American College of Cardiology (ACC) (International Associate member n3274211)

European Society of Cardiology(ESC) (Professional member ID 824153)

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

European Respiratory Society(ERS No: 406652)

European society of organ transplantation(ESOT)

Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTS NET)


Areas of Special Interest

Surgery for congenital heart diseases

Paediatric heart/heart-lung transplantation

Valve repair surgeries

Video assisted thoracoscopic surgeries (VATS)


She is proficient in Malayalam, English & Hindi.

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