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Dr. Remananda Krishnanand Pai Designation : Assistant Professor

  • MBBS: University of Calicut, India.
  • MS (General surgery): University of Calicut, India.
  • MCh (Thoracic surgery): Mumbai University, India.
  • FRCS: The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
  • FRCS: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  • FRCTh [Cardiothoracic Surgery]: The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Senior Consultant, PSGIMSR, Coimbatore 2013-2016
Senior Consultant, KMCH Coimbatore 2012-2013
West Midlands Cardiothoracic Surgery training programme, UK. 2006-2012
Clinical fellow in cardiac surgery, Liverpool Heart and Lung Centre. 2003-2006
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Mumbai University, India. 1999-2003
General Surgery Residency, Calicut University, India. 1995-1999
MBBS, Calicut University, India. 1987-1994
  • Certificate of Merit: All India physics talent search examinations,1986.
  • 4th Rank: MBBS Examinations, University of Calicut.
  • Best Oral Presentation: Research meeting of the Calicut Surgical Club, 1996.
  • Best Oral Presentation: 20th Annual Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India.
  • Best Oral Presentation: 57th Annual Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India.
  • Best Oral Presentation: Research meeting of the Calicut Surgical Club,1997.
  • Best Oral Presentation: 21st Annual Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India.
  • Best Business Case Presentation: Specialist Registrar Leadership and Management course, University of Warwick.
  • Clinical Excellence Award for Thoracic Surgery: University Hospital North Staffordshire.
  • Keynote speaker: 2nd Annual Audit and Research Symposium, University Hospital North Staffordshire.
  • The effect of chronic steroid therapy on outcomes following cardiac surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2005; 28(1): 138-142.
  • Implications of valve prosthesis – patient mismatch in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement-who tolerates and who does not? Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005; 21:256–261.
  • Ectopic Thymoma of the chest wall. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2005; 4:9-11.
  • Mediastinitis following endoscopic ultrasound guided biopsy of a posterior mediastanal mass. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2005; 62(6): 980-981.
  • Incidence of stroke following coronary surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass: does the avoidance of aortic manipulation make a difference? Ann Thorac Surg 2005; 80:2422.
  • Treatment with phenoxybenzamine may lead to loss of endothelial viability in radial artery.Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 86: 350-351.
  • Phenoxybenzamine treatment can lead to loss of endothelial cell viability. Pai RK, Conant AR, Browning P, Dihmis WC. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2008; 7:916-918.
  • Postoperative oncological referral patterns for adjuvant treatment of patients undergoing curative resections for non small cell lung cancer at a regional thoracic centre. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2010; 37: 782-786.
  • Toxicity profile of Phenoxybenzamine on human saphenous vein endothelial cells. Research performed at the Laboratory attached to the Liverpool Heart and Lung Centre under the guidance of Dr Alan Conant, Dr Paul Browning and Mr Walid Dihmis.
  • Endoluminal 4% formalin application in severe hemorrhagic radiation proctitis: Research conducted at the Department of Gastroenterology, Kozhikode Medical College. Dissertation on this topic submitted and accepted by University of Calicut, India, towards MS Degree in General Surgery.
  • Collaborative approach to aortic valve replacement in end stage aortic valve disease. Poster Presentation. Joint Annual meeting of the ACTA & SCTS, Manchester, April 2012.
  • Weight reduction prior to elective coronary revascularisation- does it decrease risk of adverse clinical outcomes? 58th Annual meeting of the IACTS, Kolkata, India, February 2012.
  • Emergency thoracic surgery in pregnant patients – management issues and lessons learnt. 58th Annual meeting of the IACTS, Kolkata, India, February 2012.
  • Endobronchial debulking for advanced malignancy involving major airways-Single institution experience. 58th Annual meeting of the IACTS, Kolkata, India, February 2012.
  • The effect of antegrade and retrograde autologous priming of the cardiopulmonary circuit on transfusion requirements; Do women benefit more than men? 58th Annual meeting of the IACTS, Kolkata, India, February 2012.
  • Pulmonary Wegner’s: Grand Rounds,University Hospital North Staffordshire, January 2012.
  • The effect of antegrade and retrograde autologous priming of the cardiopulmonary circuit on transfusion requirements; Do women benefit more than men? 37th Congress of the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientist of Great Britain and Ireland, Liverpool, October 2011.
  • Cardiac and Thoracic risk scoring systems. Invited lecture at the Final FRCA teaching programme, University Hospital North Staffordshire, October 2011.
  • Pulmonary Metastatectomy – To do or not to do? Grand Rounds, University Hospital North Staffordshire, September 2011.
  • Acute Pulmonary Embolectomy: current perspectives and unanswered questions. Grand Rounds presentation, University Hospital North Staffordshire, June 2011.
  • Endobronchial debulking for advanced malignancy involving major airways-Single institution experience. 21st World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Berlin, June 2011.
  • Initial experience and results of AF ablation strategies with three different energy sources and three different lesion sets. 21st World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Berlin, 2011.
  • Gastrointestinal complications in patients undergoing open heart surgery-influence of co morbidities.21st World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Berlin, June 2011.
  • The Effect of antegrade and retrograde autologous priming of the cardiopulmonary circuit on transfusion requirements; Do women benefit more than men? 21st World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Berlin, June 2011.
  • Thoracic Surgery in Pregnancy-Issues and Controversies. Grand Rounds presentation, University Hospital North Staffordshire, March 2011.
  • Important milestones in Cardiac Surgery. Grand Rounds, University Hospital North Staffordshire, January 2011.
  • Evidence for Surgical Revascularisation: The new guidelines. Joint Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery meeting, University Hospital North Staffordshire, January 2011.
  • Endobronchial debulking in the palliation of upper airway obstructions of malignant aetiology.Grand Rounds, New Cross Hospital ,Wolverhampton, November 2009.
  • Role of PET scanning in management of solitary lung nodules. Grand Rounds, New Cross Wolverhampton, November 2009.
  • GI complications in patients undergoing heart surgery at the New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.Annual Congress of the Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, Harrowgate, September 2010.
  • Postoperative oncological referral patterns for adjuvant treatment of patients undergoing curative resections for non small cell lung cancer at a regional thoracic centre. 17th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery, Krakow, June 2009.
  • Postoperative oncological referral patterns for adjuvant treatment of patients undergoing curative resections for non small cell lung cancer at a regional thoracic centre. Three Counties Lung Cancer Network Lung Education Event, Tewkesbury, April 2009.
  • Postoperative oncological referral patterns for adjuvant treatment of patients undergoing curative resections for non small cell lung cancer at a regional thoracic centre. Midlands Thoracic Meeting, Birmingham, March 2009.
  • Postoperative oncological referral patterns for adjuvant treatment of patients undergoing curative resections for non small cell lung cancer at a regional thoracic centre. 7th Annual BTOG Meeting 2009, Dublin, January 2009.
  • Coronary Endarterectomy has no detrimental effect on outcomes and survival following bypass Surgery. 18th World Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Kos, April 2008.
  • Impact of changes in white cell counts following coronary artery bypass grafting on adverse outcomes: does avoidance of cardiopulmonary bypass make a difference.16th World Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Ottawa, August 2006.
  • Role of Steroids in cardiac surgery. Keynote speech at the Annual Conference of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists, Venice, May 2006.
  • Toxicity profile of phenoxybenzamine on human vascular endothelial cells. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, January 2006.
  • The Effect of chronic steroid therapy on outcomes following cardiac surgery- A propensity matched analysis. Cardiac Surgical Research Club Meeting, Bristol, July 2004.
  • The timing of intra aortic balloon pump support and one year survival. Cardiac Surgical Research Club Meeting, Bristol, July 2004.
  • Left ventricular remodelling following aortic valve replacement-does it correlate with improvement in functional status? 12th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, 2004.
  • Correlation of LV mass regression in patients undergoing aortic valve replacements with small sized mechanical prostheses with symptomatic improvement following surgery. 49th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, Hyderabad, India, February 2003.
  • Comparison of the gradients across size 25 and 27 Chitra-TTK and Sorin tilting disc valves in the Mitral position. 49th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, Hyderabad, India, February 2003.
  • Analysis of Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with mechanical prosthesis. 48th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, Chennai, India, February 2002.
  • A rare case of stromal tumour of the Meckels diverticulum. Mid Term Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India, (Kerala Chapter), Trivandrum, June 1998.
  • Endoluminal 4% percent formalin application in severe hemorrhagic radiation proctitis. 21st Annual Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India, (Kerala Chapter), Kottayam, February 1998.
  • Eventration Diaphragm – A twenty year experience. 20thAnnual Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India, (Kerala Chapter), Trivandrum, February 1997.
  • Eventration Diaphragm – A twenty year experience. 57th Annual Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India, Bangalore, December 1997.
  • Palpable Gall Bladder in biliary tract obstruction of non-malignant aetiology. 57th Annual Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India, Bangalore, December 1997.
  • Clinico-Pathological study and management of solitary nodule of the thyroid gland. 56h Annual Conference of the Associations of the Surgeons of India, Mumbai, December 1996.
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Mitral & Aortic Surgery, Leipzig. 2015
IACTS 2015 meeting at Hyderabad, India. 2015
CME on Current Cardiological and cardiac surgical Issues, PSGIMSR, Coimbatore. 2014
IACTS 2014 meeting at The Leela, Kovalam, India. 2014
GKNM Workshop on Mitral Valve Repair, Coimbatore ,India 2013
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery workshop, Madras Medical Mission 2013
IACTS 2012 meeting at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, India 2012
2nd Annual Audit and Research Symposium, University Hospital North Staffordshire. 2011
Hemoastatic agents in cardiac surgery, Hamburg,Germany 2011
Edwards Lifescience cardiac fellows programme, Irvine, California 2011
21st World Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Berlin, Germany. 2011
SCTS University workshop on Advances in Thoracic surgery, London, UK. 2011
Birmingham Professional Development Course, Birmingham, UK 2010
Reducing blood loss in Aortic surgery, Baxter Symposium,Vienna, Austria. 2010
Birmingham Review Course, Birmingham, UK 2010
Legal aspects of surgical practice. The Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK. 2010
Annual meeting of the SCTS, Liverpool, UK 2010
SCTS University workshop on degenerative Mitral valve disease, Liverpool, UK 2010
Birmingham Review Course, Birmingham, UK. 2009
Advanced VATS Course, European Surgical Institute, Hamburg, Germany. 2009
17th European Conference on General Thoracic surgery, Krakow, Poland. 2009
Three Counties lung cancer network, Lung cancer education event, Tewkesbury, UK. 2009
Midlands Thoracic Society meeting, Birmingham. 2009
7th Annual British Thoracic Oncology Group meeting, Dublin. 2009
VATS surgery workshop, Covidien Laboratory, Paris 2008
18th World Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Kos, Greece. 2008
Surgery of the airway workshop, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham. 2008
Stepping up to your consultant role, University of Warwick, UK. 2008
Thoracic Forum, Mottram St Andrews, UK. 2008
Aortic Valve surgery wet lab, Stratford upon Avon, UK. 2007
Coronary anastomosis wet lab, Gloucester, UK. 2007
Birmingham Review Course, Birmingham, UK. 2007
Introduction to techniques in aortic surgery, Liverpool, UK. 2007
Brain injury and Cardiac surgery symposium, Birmingham, UK. 2006
Birmingham review course, Birmingham, UK. 2006
16th Congress of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Ottawa, Canada. 2006
42nd Annual meeting of Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, USA 2006
Aortic valve symposium, Liverpool, UK. 2005
TOE course for surgeons, Manchester, UK. 2005
12th Annual meeting of The Asian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey. 2004
Advanced Life Support course (ALS), Wirral, UK. 2004
Mitral & Aortic valve surgery workshop, Liverpool, United Kingdom 2003
Coronary anastomosis workshop, Liverpool, United Kingdom. 2003
49th Annual Conference of the IACTS, Hyderabad, India. 2003
48th Annual Conference of the IACTS, Chennai, India. 2002
How to conduct a clinical trial and statistical methods in research, Mumbai, India. 2001
21st ASICON (Kerala Chapter), Kottayam, India. 1998
57th ASICON [National] Bangalore, India. 1997
20th ASICON (Kerala Chapter)Trivandrum, India. 1997
  • External Examiner, Final Year Perfusion Technology Examinations, KMCH Hospiotal, 2014.
  • Anatomy Tutor for Cardiothoracic & Vascular Module, Keale University, Stoke on Trent,UK
  • Organiser of Cardiothoracic surgery teaching module for Foundation Year 1 doctors at the University Hospital North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent,UK.
  • Faculty for the Final FRCA teaching course at the University Hospital North Staffordshire.
  • Programme Coordinator for teaching of junior doctors at the department of cardiothoracic surgery, University Hospital North Staffordshire.
  • Training of nurses on ITU management and basic principles of various aspects of management of patients following cardiothoracic surgery, at University Hospital North Staffordshire.
  • Trainee and Assessor for Physiotherapy and Nurse assistants at New Cross hospital, United Kingdom.