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 20 years and in the specialist area of Cardiology for more than 15 years. He was the Director of the Coronary Care Unit and Head of the Invasive Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and Interventional Services at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) before leaving for private practice.
He admits and manages patients in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital. His subspecialty is Interventional Cardiology and in particular Complex Angioplasty / Stenting procedures and Valve therapies.
Interventional Cardiology involves using minimally invasive techniques to pass catheters, wires, balloons, stents and other devices into the body through very small incisions or cuts to treat cardiac problems.
Dr Nair performs a majority of the Angioplasty procedures (Ballooning and Stenting) via the Radial or Wrist Artery, as it significantly reduces the risk of bleeding and other complications. He also performs some cases via the Femoral or Groin Artery approach when the situation warrants it. He is very experienced with complex techniques including intravascular imaging such as Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging and Rotablation. He performs angioplasty for left main disease, chronic total occlusions, bifurcations and calcified lesions and is experienced in the use of Bioabsorbable Vascular Scaffolds (BVS) / Fully Dissolvable Stents.
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 Singapore Cardiac Society and Council Member and Secretary of the Chapter of Cardiology, 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.