Dr. S. Gunalan

Dr. S. Gunalan

MBBS, MD, PDF (Cardiac Anesthesia)

Cardiac Sciences, Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

Senior Consultant

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Brief Profile

  • Dr. Gunalan is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia specialist and has clinical experience in all fields of anaesthesia including Pediatric Anaesthesia, Neuro Anaesthesia, Trauma and Intensive Care Unit. 
  • His field of interest and skills include Heart and Lung Transplant anesthesia, Cardiac critical care, IABP, ECMO, VAD management, Transthoracic and Trans-esophageal echocardiography, Vascular cannulation, Vascular ultrasound, Lung ultrasound, Regional anesthesia, Airway management, Transportation of critically ill patients, Basic life support and Advanced cardiovascular life support.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS – 2005, Sri Ramachandra University & RI, Chennai.
  • MD Anaesthesiology – 2014, SRM Medical college & RC, Kattankulathur, Chennai.
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship(Cardiac Anaesthesia) – 2016, Madras Medical Mission, Institute Of Cardiovascular Diseases, Chennai.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • TNMC: Tamil Nadu Medical Council (Affiliated to Indian Medical Council).
  • IMA: Indian Medical Association.
  • IACTA: Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists.

Research and Publication


  • The study of “Comparison of the effects of Dexmedetomidine and Fentanyl in attenuating cardiovascular stress response during endotracheal intubation”, January 2014.

Paper Presentation

  • Experience with “Bivalirudin for Heparin Resistance in an Infant on Ventricular Assist Device”, February 2017, IACTA, Pune.

Clinical Expertise

  • Cardiac Anaesthesia.
  • Pediatric Anaesthesia.
  • Neuro Anaesthesia.
  • Trauma and Intensive Care Unit.


  • Junior resident – Department of General Medicine and Intensive care, Perambur Railway Hospital, Chennai. 
  • Junior resident – Department of General Medicine and intensive care, VMMCH, Salem.  
  • Assistant Civil Surgeon – Government Hospital, Rasipuram. 
  • Junior resident – Department of Anaesthesiology & critical care, SRM & RC, Chennai. 
  • Junior resident – CTVS, Vijaya Heart Foundation, Vadapalani, Chennai. 
  • Senior resident – Cardiac Anesthesia, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, MMM, Chennai. 
  • Senior resident – Cardiac Anesthesia & Cardiac critical care, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai. 
  • Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesia & Cardiac critical care, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai. 
  • Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesia, MGM Healthcare, Chennai.
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