Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao
Department of Cardiology


Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao has over 9yrs of experience and has performed more than 700 TAVI and also the first MitraClip in the country post  approval.

He has undergone below overseas training:

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, mount Sinai Hospital, New York
  • Structural Heart Disease Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA

His has below achievements:

  • He has performed first in Man TAVI with Indigenous Valve
  • He has highest number of TAVI in the country
  • He has performed first Transcatheter double valve replacement in the country
  • He has performed first Transcatheter mitral valve in MAC
  • He has performed first MitraClip in the country post approval
  • Highest TAVI data published from the country in Indian Heart Journal
  • He has performed first TAVI live case from India to TCT Russia.
  • He has performed live TAVI cases for India valve, India Live and multiple conferences

Area Of Interest

  • TAVI
  • TAVR
  • MitraClip
  • PVL Closure
  • LAA Closure
  • Impella and Valve in Valve

Awards and Recognition

  • Silver sponsorship for paper presentation in European respiratory society Congress 2009 in Vienna for: “Sildenafil improves six minute walk distance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial.”
  • All India Young scholar cardiology Award 2011 – Second runner up.
  • West zone Young Scholar Cardiology Award 2011 – First prize.
  • Eswaran Shakuntala certificate of merit proficiency in Pathology 2005

Research Publications


  • Rao RS, Rajamanickam A,Sweeny J. Basics of radiation safety. Practical Manual of Interventional Cardiology. 
  • Rao RS, Rajamanickam A, Kini A. Basics of intracoronary devices. Practical Manual of Intervetional Cardiology.
  • Seguttuvan NB, Rao RS, Kini A. Chronic total occlusion. Practical Manual of Interventional Cardiology.

  • Rajeev Gupta, Ravinder S Rao, Anoop Mishra, Samin K Sharma. Recent trends in epidemiology of dyslipidemia in India. Indian Heart Journal.69(2017) 382-392.
  • Hersh Maniar, Brian R Lindman, Krisztena Escallier, Eric Novak, Ravinder S Rao et al. Delirium after surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with increased mortality. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2016;03: 815-823.
  • Ravinder Singh Rao, Robert L Shapiro, John M Lasala. No reflow leading to catastrophic hemodynamic collapse in a patient with severe aortic stenosis and its management. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2016;87(5):983-988.
  • Rao RS, Maniar H, Zajarias A. Sapien valve: Past, Present and Future. Cardiac Interventions today. 2015;9:35-41.
  • Rajamanickam A, Varughese C, Innasimuthu L, Sawant R, Rao R et al. Outcomes after percutaneous coronary interventions [pci] based on severity of coronary artery calcification [cac]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 63(12_s) doi: 10.1016/s0735 1097(14)61854-4.
  • Rao RS, Singh S, Sharma BB, Agarwal VV, Singh V. Sildenafil improves six minute walk distance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2011; 53:81-85.
  • Sudevan  ST,  Sharma  BB,  Rao  RS,  Singh  V.  An interesting case   of gastroenteritis with shock. J Assoc Physicians India 2008; 56: 475.
  • Mathur  SK,  Sharma  BB,  Choudhary  D,  Rao  RS,  Shibin  TS,  Singh  V.   Clubbing in a case of hypothyroidism. J Assoc Physicians India 2008; 56: 241.
  • Saxena  M,  Rao  RS,  Sharma  BB,  Singh  A,  Singh  V.  Primary  anaemia (haematological causes): a prevalence study in a tertiary care centre. Current Medical Trends 2008; 12: 2318-24.