Dr V.K.G. Rajasekar (MD, DM) is the Chief Director of Cardiology at GEM Artemis Heart Center, Chennai. He has dedicated several years of his life to giving patients suffering from serious heart diseases a new lease on life. Dr. Rajasekar is best known for his expertise in interventional cardiology along with electrophysiology (pacing and devices), pediatric interventional cardiology, and stem cell therapy across South India.
The reputed healthcare professional has garnered an experience of more than 25 years in the healthcare sector, spending over 16 years as a consultant in medicine and critical care, over 12 years as an interventional cardiologist, and over 9 years as the head and director of the Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology Program at multiple cardiac care centers and corporate hospitals in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chattisgarh, and West Bengal. All these years have provided him with a robust set of skills that have helped him save thousands of lives.
Dr V.K.G. Rajasekar has performed more than 30,000 diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and 6,000+ therapeutic interventions such as complex coronary angioplasty and peripheral angioplasty, balloon mitral valvotomy, ICD, device closures, etc. All of these surgical procedures have been performed at top-notch heart institutes in the country.
Dr Rajasekar also possesses special expertise in acute lifesaving emergency cardiac interventions while dealing with patients suffering from cardiogenic shock and acute myocardial infarction. He has also proved his mettle in successfully implanting LV assist devices in patients suffering from cardiogenic shock.
The popular cardiac specialist has had an illustrious educational journey. He completed his MBBS from Madurai Medical College, including a dedicated internship. His MD (Medicine) with residency in internal medicine was done at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Institute (PGIMER), Chandigarh. In fact, he had ranked first in the PGI entrance examination. He also completed his DM (Cardiology) from PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Dr Rajasekar’s contribution to the Indian healthcare sector has provided him with multiple awards, recognitions, and accolades. He has been honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Lions Club International, Chennai, in the field of medicine. Along with being an active member of the Cardiology Society of India, he has received several awards in the field of interventional cardiology at multiple conferences. He has also participated in writing and presenting papers in reputed national and international cardiology conferences held in countries like Germany, Spain, Singapore, the USA, etc.
Moreover, Dr V.K.G. Rajasekar stays active on social media platforms to spread awareness and provide valuable tips that help his followers and patients maintain healthy hearts. He has given several interviews and recorded many videos educating the public about the basics of cardiovascular disease and the risks associated with the same.
Looking at the ongoing surge in heart disease cases in India, Dr Rajasekar is concerned about the heart health of young Indians, especially people in their 30s and early 40s. Along with his healthcare services and surgical procedures, the cardiac expert does his best to guide the people of India toward living with healthy and happy hearts!
Lifetime Achievement Award” by Lions Club International, Chennai
Awards in the field of interventional cardiology at multiple conferences