Our Team

Board of Trustees

    • Mr. Yugandhar Meka
    • Dr. Gopichand Mannam
    • Mr. Jairaj Kumar Penukonda
    • Dr. Nagarjuna R.Ponugoti, MD
    • Dr. Prem N Reddy, MD
    • Mr. Jayadev Appannagari
    • Mr. Jayaram Komati
    • Mr. JayaPrasad Vejendla

Medical Staff

Dr. Gopichand Mannam

FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas), FRCS (London) – Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon DHZB (Ger)

Trained in India and the United Kingdom, Dr. Mannam is a pioneer and role model for cardiac surgeons. He has a cumulative experience of more than 16,000 cardiac surgeries covering a wide spectrum of both adult and pediatric cardiac cases. He is a much sought after speaker and trainer at international and national conferences and has dedicated himself to providing cutting-edge cardiac surgery which is affordable and accessible to all. Dr. Mannam is a policy maker and holds key positions in various Cardiac Surgery forums.

Dr. Nitin Rao

MD, DM (Card), DNB (Card), DNB (Paed) – Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Nitin Rao obtained his DM (Cardiology) from Mumbai and pursued a Fellowship in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology at the prestigious German Heart Centre, Berlin. He has over 12 years of experience in this field and is associated with various national & international organizations. Dr. Rao has been the Investigator in many research projects. His principal areas of interest include Pediatric Cardiac Interventions, including Device Closures, all neonatal Interventions and the use of stents in Congenital Heart Disease. He also has a keen interest in Fetal Echocardiography and runs a Fetal Echo Clinic at STAR Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

Dr. Suman Vyas

MD, DNB ( Card) – Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Vyas has more than 6 years experience with several scientific publications in national and international journals, including “Transcatheter closure of coronary arterial-venous fistulae (CAVF) and management of complications” and “Efficacy and safety of new Amplatzer Duct Occluder device (ADO II) in closing Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in young children”. He has also presented scientific papers / posters at major conferences. Dr. Vyas’s main interests include Pediatric interventions imaging in CHD and Intensive Care. He is associated with numerous philanthropic organizations in Andhra Pradesh, India, and is deeply involved in charitable work.

Dr. Ram Kinkar Shastri

DA, MD (Anes) – Consultant Pediatric Cardiac Anesthetist

With over seven years’ experience in the field, Dr. Shastri has worked exclusively as a pediatric cardiac anesthetist for the last four years, in reputed and dedicated pediatric cardiac centers in all across India. As a pediatric cardiac anesthetist, Dr. Shastri has practiced advanced techniques in the intra operative management of neonates and infants undergoing complex cardiac surgery. He also has wide experience in post operative management of neonates/infants after complex cardiac surgery in the intensive care unit.

Dr. B. R. Jagannath

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Jagannath has extensive experience in performing open heart surgeries over the course of his career spanning … years. He has trained numerous surgeons and helped them perfect their skills are practicing their skills all over the world. Dr. Jagannath has made presentations at national and international conferences and has been invited as a speaker and chairperson at various national conferences. He is a member of IACTS and ASI and is currently involved with APPCN (Andhra Pradesh Pediatric Cardiac Network), an organization that enables academic networking amongst pediatric cardiac services groups. He also has various publications to his credit.

Administrative Staff

Coordinator – Mrs. Archana Rangam

Mrs. Rangam is a Post graduate in Psychology and has worked as a Counselor in various Non-government organizations (NGO’s) for over 15 years.
Email: hrudaya1@gmail.com