Dr Dinesh NAIR
FAMS (Cardiology Singapore)
Our consultant cardiologist, Dr Dinesh Nair, graduated in 1996 from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He worked in Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK) before returning to Singapore to complete his Cardiology Advanced Specialty Training at the National Heart Centre (NHC). He also trained under Prof Eberhard Grube, one of the Pioneers of Interventional Cardiology, at the Helios Heart Centre, Siegburg in Germany, under a Singapore Government HMDP Scholarship.
Dr Nair has been in medical practice for more than 25 years and in the specialist area of Cardiology for more than 20 years. He admits and manages patients in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
His subspecialty is Interventional Cardiology and in particular Complex Angioplasty / Stenting procedures. Dr Nair performs a majority of the Angioplasty procedures (Ballooning and Stenting) via the Radial Artery, as it significantly reduces the risk of bleeding and other complications. He is experienced with complex techniques including intravascular imaging such as Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging and Rotablation as well as Robotic-assisted Angioplasty.
He is a Visiting Consultant at Tan Tock Hospital, Singapore and the National Heart Centre, Singapore.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians of London, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology and the American Society of Cardiac Angiology and Intervention.
He is a Council Member of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and is Chairman of the FAS medical committee and is an accredited Sports Medicine Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a post-holding member of the Chapter of Cardiology of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Dr Nair is fluent in English, Malay and Bahasa Indonesia. He also has a working understanding of German, Malayalam and Tamil. He has published numerous scientific papers and has a keen interest in teaching and research and travels overseas to give lectures to doctors and the public in addition to the local lecture circuit.