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5th Vice Chancellor

Dr. C.V.Bhirmanandham, M.D., D.M. (Cardiology), M.A.M.S. (Cardiology) - 5th Vice-Chancellor of TNMGRMU

Dr. C.V.Bhirmanandham, M.D., D.M. (Cardiology), M.A.M.S. (Cardiology)

5th Vice-Chancellor of TNMGRMU

Name Dr. C.V.Bhirmanandham, M.D., D.M. (Cardiology), M.A.M.S. (Cardiology)
Date of Birth 2nd August, 1942
Nativity Chengalpattu
Qualifications M.B.B.S., M.D., D.M. (Cardiology) M.A.M.S. (Cardiology)
Fellowships F.R.S.T.M. (London)
F.C.C.P. (USA) F.I.C.A. (USA)
Position 5th Vice-Chancellor The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University
Period from 08.02.2002 to 27.07.2006


  • F.R.S.T.M. (London) F.C.C.P. (USA) F.I.C.A. (USA)

Academic Distinctions

  • University rank holder in MBBS & MD and recipient of Gold Medals, Prizes & Certificates of Honour for proficiency in various medical subjects
  • Passed D.M. Cardiology Examination& he is the first person to obtain the degree with “A” Grade from thePostgraduate Institute of MedicalEducation & Research, Chandigarh
  • First person to obtain M.A.M.S. in Cardiology in India

Present position

  • Member, Medical Council of India, New Delhi

Academic positions held

  • Served as Professor & Head, Dept. of Cardiology, Madras Medical College,Chennai-3.
  • Served as Examiner for D.M. (Cardio) and Ph.D. in Cardiology in various Universities

Clinical experience

  • 35 years of service in Clinical Cardiology

Outstanding Achievements

  • He is the first person, who had performed the 1st Heart Transplant Surgery in the year 1995 in South India
  • Served as Zonal Medical referee of South India for LIC for more than 10 years
  • Serving as Chairman, Screening Committee, “Idhayam Kappom” Project, constituted by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil nadu for recommending free by- pass surgery for the needy poor patients


  • Recipient of the award of “UGADIPURASHKAR 2003” by the Madras Telugu Academy for his meritorious achievements in the medical fieldRecipient of the prestigious Dr. B.C. Roy National Award in the category of “Eminent Medical Teacher”

Academic contributions

  • Participated in many National & International Conferences
  • Delivered number of Scientific Guest Lectures
  • Published number of scientific papers
  • Served as Guide for Ph.D. students.

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