Hyderabad, India: Dr B Soma Raju along with his team comprising Dr C Narasimhan, Dr D N Kumar, Dr Raghava Raju, Dr Anuj Kapadiya, Dr Rajeev Menon, Dr C Sridevi, Dr Swaroop G Bharadi, Dr Soumen Devidutta, Dr Neelkanth C Patil, Dr Sachin Yalagudri, Dr Daljeet Kaur Saggu, Dr G Kishore, Dr Anne Uday Kiran, Dr Bharat Veeramachaneni, Dr Bhishma Chowdary, Dr Muthiah Subramanyam, Dr Vickram Vignesh R, Dr V Satyasheel Reddy, Dr Madhukar Cheerla, Dr Kaleem Akhtar Razzaqui, and Dr Vijaya Roopesh Kale, moved from Care Hospitals, Hyderabad to join AIG Hospitals along with a team of intensivists led by Dr Sarat C V Talluri.
They will be joining the existing cardiology team led by Dr R Prasad Reddy, Dr Arundhati Bordoloi, Dr Govind Jhadav, and cardiac surgeons Dr C Sukesh Kumar Reddy and Dr Naresh Kumar. The team has been at the forefront of innovative and complex cardiac services, having performed over 100,000 angiograms and 25000 angioplasties in this part of the country. More than 10,000 device implantations have been done by world-renowned Electrophysiologist Dr Narasimhan.
“We at AIG Hospitals are delighted to welcome Dr Soma Raju and team. We would be able to provide holistic and affordable cardiac care to our patients thanks to the rich expertise and medical knowledge of this accomplished team,” says Dr D. Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman AIG Hospitals. “Apart from being a great clinician, Dr Soma Raju has an unwavering commitment to academics & research that is commendable. We will utilize his experience and knowledge to undertake cutting-edge research to develop newer technologies in our crusade against heart disease. “AIG Hospitals supports this talented team with state-of-the-art cardiac facilities, including 3 Philips cath labs with Rotablation, OCT, IVUS, FFR, IFR technology, CARTO and EnSite NavX 3D cardiac mapping systems, Electrophysiology labs and 50-bed ICCU.”
“Our team is thrilled and enthused to join AIG Hospitals,” says Dr B Soma Raju. “Dr Nageshwar Reddy has created one of the best hospitals in the world. We hope to work alongside the excellent team of clinicians at AIG Hospitals to provide patients with multi-disciplinary integrated care for superior clinical outcomes and an enhanced patient experience”
According to news reports there were professional differences between the clinical and the management team. TOI reported that 30 per cent of the cardiology team has shifted from CARE hospital to AIG Hospital. The report queted Dr Soma Raju saying “The investors model of medicine has a different philosophy and some of us professionals have our own philosophies on how to practice. We had some differences and decided to part without any bitterness.”