Dr. B. Soma Raju, Chief of Cardiology

Dr Soma Raju Consultant Cardiology

Dr. B. Soma Raju


Chief of Cardiology


  •  MBBS – Andhra Medical College – Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh-1970
  • MD – Andhra Medical College – Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh-1973
  • DM –  PGIMER – Chandighar-1977
  • Ph.D – JNTU- 1997

Professional Synopsis:

  • Randomized Study of Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty Vs Surgical Closed Mitral Commissurotomy — 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.)
  • Phase-III Clinical Investigation of E.B.Sideri’s Button Device for Closure of Atrial 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.)

Awards and Achievements:

  • 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


  • 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 commissurotomy 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 Primary Angioplasty of the Infarct Related Artery for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Indian Heart Journal 1999: 51: 167-72.PMID: 1040754.