Dr. M. R. Girinath is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals Chennai with a prior work experience of 45 years including 3 years of working in Auckland. He is the head of Cardiac surgery unit of Apollo hospitals, Chennai since 1984. Under the guidance of Dr Girinath M R Cardio Thoracic Surgeon in Chennai, the unit has done 40,000 heart operations of which 29,000 have been coronary bypass operations including 14,000 on a beating heart. The Cardiovascular surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has pioneered congenital heart surgery and heart valve surgery in India and trained 30 heart surgeons in India. The Cardiothoracic Surgery specialist in Chennai has performed over 25,000 open heart surgeries in the last 16 years.