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Dr. Janeel M


Senior Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon

Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgeon with experience and excellent results in all spectrums of paediatric and congenital heart surgery in India and abroad having been involved in over 3000 paediatric cardiac surgery. Trained in Paediatric & Congenital Cardiac Surgery at GreenLane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, one of the world’s first institute to start a congenital heart program. Successfully done ECMO for probably the first pregnant ECMO survivor for H1N1 disease in India at Aster Medcity Kochi. Instituted ECPRs and integrated ECMO-CPB for temporary cardiac mechanical support for cardiac cases at Apollo Children’s Hospital Instituted early extubation and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols to expedite the hospital stay in paediatric cardiac patients.

Educational background

  • MBBS (1997-2002) - Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore,
  • MS (General Surgery) 2004-2007 Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore.
  • MCh (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery) 2007-2010, Government Medical College, Kozhikode.
  • Fellowship In Surgery at Green Lane Paediatric & Congenital Cardiac Services, Starship Children Hospital, Auckland 2012-2014

Professional experience:

  • Consultant Adult and Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Apollo Children's Hospital Chennai. March 2016- March 2021
  • Senior specialist, Paediatric cardiac surgery, Aster Medcity Kochi. — 2014-2016
  • Surgical fellow, Green lane Paediatric and congenital cardiac services, Starship Childrens Hospital Auckland — 2012-2014


  • Member of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • Member of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • Member of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons

Awards & Achievements :

  • Done ECMO for First Pregnant ECMO survivor in India
  • One of the youngest surgical faculty in PCSI 2016 and chaired couple of sessions at PCSI 2021
  • Led the first and only successful paediatric cardiac program in Somali region