Dr. Krishnakumar Nair

Where did you complete most of your training?
University of Toronto and SCTIMST (a national teaching and research institute in India).

What is your special area of (clinical/research) interest?
Arrhythmias, ablation and cardiac resynchronization therapy in adult congenital heart disease.

What is the best thing about working in CHD?
It is a challenge to work in a field where treatment options are still evolving and where every case, be it ablation or a device implant, requires special preparation. At the same time, it is heartening to see that as a team we still manage to improve outcomes for a good number of patients.

What is one thing that you think that all patients with CHD should know?Patients with CHD need to be followed by a team that understands the complexities of this unique population. They need lifelong follow-up.

If you weren't a doctor/nurse/psychologist, what would you be?
I gave up admission to computer engineering to do medicine, so I guess I would have been an engineer though I would choose medicine over engineering any day!

Do you have any interesting hobbies or talents or pets or good jokes?
I love listening to music. I do not play any instruments though both my children do. My elder son plays the keyboard and both classical and electric guitar while my younger son plays the eastern classical violin.