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Dr B Soma Raju
Qualification : MBBS, MD, DM  
Designation : Senior Consultant & Chief of Cardiology  
Specialty : Cardiac Sciences  
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Location : CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
    CARE Outpatient Centre, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
    CARE Hospitals, Nampally, Hyderabad
    CARE Hospitals, Hi-tech City, Hyderabad
Past Positions

Prof. B. Soma Raju, Cardiologist from Hyderabad has been providing dedicated service to the people for the last 20 years as Cardiologist, Researcher, Teacher and Philanthropist.

Born on the 25th September 1948, he studied at the Guntur Medical College in Andhra Pradesh from where he qualified for MD in 1974. He joined the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1975 and obtained DM., in Cardiology in 1978.

Prof. B. Soma Raju returned to Andhra Pradesh in the same year and joined the State Government Service as an Asst. Prof. of Cardiology at Osmania Medical College. In 1984 he joined the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences at Hyderabad as Additional Professor and left the Institute in 1993 as Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology and Dean. During his stay at the Institute he has built a department which is comparable to the best.

Awards & Recognitions
  • Honored by Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences on National science Day 1997.
  • Asian Innovation Award in 1998 by The Far Eastern Economic Review.
  • Andreas Gruentzig Memorial Award — 1998.
  • Conferred the 8th Yudhvir memorial award by the Yudhvir foundation for outstanding contribution to cardiac Medicare
  • "Padma Shri" by Govt. of India — 2001.
  • Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences-2002
Research & presentations
  • Randomized Study of Balloon rvlitral Valvuloplasty Vs Surgical Closed Mitral Commissuratomy — Immediate and long-term results
  • Randomized Study of Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty Vs Surgical Closed Open Mitral Valvotomy — Immediate and long-term results. (Both the above trials are conducted in collaboration with Dept. of Cardiology, Wayne State university, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.)
  • Dietary correlation's with lipid profiles in patients with and without Coronary Artery Disease in Indian Population.
  • Phase-III Clinical Investigation of E.B.Sideri's Button Device for Closure of Arterial Septal Defects and patent ductus arteriosus.(In collaboration with Prof.E.B.Sideri's, University of Athens, Greece and University of Texas Tech.U.S.A.)
  • Indigenous development of Cardiovascular Catheters i.e.Diagnostic Catheters, Coronary .Angioplasty Balloon Catheters Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheters in Collaboration with Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur
  • Indigenous development of external and implantable pacemakers in collaboration with Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad
  • Development of indigenous Coronary Stent in association with Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory Centre (DMRL), Hyderabad
  • Development of PC based Cardiac Stress Test System in association with Defence Bio-Engineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangalore
  • Percutaneous Balloon versus Surgical closed Cornmissurotorny for rvfitral Stenosis- A prospective, randomized trial: Circulation, Vol 63, No.4, April 1991. RAID: 2013139
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty in Mirror-Image Dextrocardia and Rheumatic rvlitral Stenosis: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, October 1993. PMID: 8221866 >
  • Thrombolysis in left sided Prosthetic Valve Occlusion: Immediate and Follow-up results. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, August 1994. P MI D: 8067850
  • Reyes V P, Raju B S, Wynne J, et al. Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty compared with Open Surgical Cornmissurotomy for Mitral Stenosis. New England Journal of Medicine: 1994; 331: 961-7. PMID: 8084354
  • Clinical Evaluation of New Balloon Mountable Coil Stent: In-hospital and follow-up results. Indian Heart Journal 1998: 50:40-44.PMID: 9583285 >
  • Prospective Observational Study of Prirnary Angioplasty of the Infarct Related Artery for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Indian Heart Journal 1999: 51: 167-72.PMID: 1040754