Dr. Benny Jose

Interventional Cardiologist

Department
Cardiology

+91 20 2799 2799

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About Doctor

He has 5 years of experience in treating cardiac ailments. He has gained the majority of his experience by working as a senior faculty in Asia’s largest cardiology institute, the U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre (affiliated to B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat). With an experience of over 5000 interventional and triple that of diagnostic coronary procedures, his interventional skills are beyond question. The interventional services that he extends include complex coronary interventions, including but not limited to use of ancillary cutting edge technologies like rotablation, intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography assisted coronary interventions. 

Beyond coronary interventions, he also routinely performs peripheral vascular interventions like that for occluded blood vessels of the limbs, aortic interventions and carotid inteventions. Device therapy for congenital heart diseases like ASD, PDA also come under his forte. Pacemaker implantation is a treatment which corrects a variety of heart rhythm disorders and Dr. Benny has an experience of over 200 such cases.

His greatest pride, however, is having had the opportunity to teach and groom three generations of cardiologists at B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and impart his interventional skills to the residents and junior faculty in cardiology.  

Qualification

  • DM Cardiology: Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India
  • MD Medicine: B. J. Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • MBBS: Governement Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Experience

  • Senior faculty (Assistant Professor) and post-graduate teacher at U. N. Mehta Istitute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India from August 2018 to December 2020
  • Director of cathlab at St. John’s hospital, Kattappana, Idukki, Kerala from March 2017 to July 2018
  • Assistant to chief cardiologist at Fathima hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India from September 2016 to February 2017
     

Membership

  • Cardiology society of India, Kerala chapter
  • Indian Medical Association

Specialization

  • Complex coronary interventions
  • Peripheral vascular interventions of upper and lower limbs
  • Carotid interventions
  • Device closures for congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) implantation, also known as pacemakers
  • Percutaneous valvular intervention of mitral and pulmonary valves

Training

 

Research & Publications

  • Bilateral variant origin of subclavian artery branches Author(s): Panakkal BJ, Rajesh GN, Parakkal HB, Subramaniam G, Vellani H, Sajeev CG. doi:10.1259/bjrcr.20150429
  •  A case of dyspnoea and visible neck pulsations Author(s): Panakkal Jose Benny, Gopalan Nair Rajesh, Chakkanalil Govindan Sajeev. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308831
  • ISCHEMIA trial (2013 - 2016)
    • Was site coordinator
    • Our centre eventually contributed the largest number of study patients for this pivotal trial.
  •  ACS QUIK trial (2013 - 2016)
    • Was site coordinator
  •  Predictors of Troponin I elevation in doxorubicin cardiotoxicity (2013 - 2016)
    • DM Cardiology dissertation project
       

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