Dr. Joy M Thomas

Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Global Hospital, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai

Education

MBBS, MD (Gen Med), MD (Biophysics), DM (Cardiology), FACC (USA), FHRS (USA), FCSI

About

Dr Joy M Thomas is the HOD and Director of Cardiology at the Global Hospital and Health City at Chennai.

He did his DM in Cardiology at the GB Pant Hospital in New Delhi after working in the Railway Hospital Cardiology department for 5 years during which he did the first Radiofrequency ablation in Tamilnadu in January 1997.

He did a senior Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology with Dr Masood Akhthar at St Lukes Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and has attended regular sabbaticals at Lahey Clinic and Brighams at Harward, Boston, USA

An interventional Cardiologist with proficiency in Coronary, Peripheral and Carotid interventions, Valvuloplasties and Device closure of Congenital Cardiac Defects (Holes in the Heart) besides Cardiac Electrophysiology procedures such as device implants and radiofrequency ablation for heart Rhythm disorders.

Memberships

International

American College of Cardiology – Fellow
Heart Rhythm Society (USA) – Fellow
Royal College of Physians & Surgeons, Glasgow – Fellow

Indian

Cardiological Society of India – Fellow & Editorial Board Advisor
Association of Physicians of India – Member
Chennai Chapter, CSI – Member & Executive Council Member
Indian Society of Electrocardiology M – ember
Indian Medical Association – Member
Indian Heart Rhythm Society – Member and Executive Council Mamber

Achievements

Seventh State Rank in Tamilnadu in the Anglo-Indian High School Examination
University First In First & Second MBBS

Distinctions in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry & Forensic Medicine
First Radiofrequency ablation in Tamilnadu in January 1997.

Established the Electrophysiology program at Railway Hospital, Chennai, Vijaya Hospital, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, ICCTVD, Chennai and at Parumala, Kerala.

Best paper award at Annual conference of Indian College of Cardiology, August 2000.

Invited Faculty at the TCT Asia Pacific Summit 2005 at Seoul, Korea, April 2005.
Faculty at Bard South East Asian Electrophysiology Training Program.
Faculty at National level in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiology
Faculty at World Arrhythmia Conference-ICPES, Athens, Greece, 11th to 13th Dec 2011.

Course Director, The Chennai Pediatric Electrophysiology Symposium, TCPES 2008, TCPES 2010 & TCPES 2012.

ECG Forum- A monthly forum for ECG learning for the General Practitioner. Co-Founded with IMA-AMS.

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