Chockalingam Venkatachalam

MBBS, MD, DM (Cardiology), FACC, MNAMS, FICA (USA), DSc

Chockalingam Venkatachalam

Dr. V. Chockalingam, a pioneer in the field of Cardiology in India, is a passionate physician, a revered teacher and an able orator. His untiring commitment and enthusiasm to patient-care and education have uniformly endeared him to patients and students all over the world. After retiring as the Professor and Head of Cardiology from Madras Medical College and General Hospital, Chennai, Dr. Chockalingam continues to serve by helping care for heart patients, teaching medical students and spreading public awareness about heart attack and its prevention. He is a strong proponent of the philosophy that a positive and a balanced mindset is the best preventive tool.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Cardiologist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai and Professor Emeritus in Cardiology, Dr M.G.R Medical University, Chennai. Formerly, Professor and Head at the Institute of Cardiology, Madras Medical College, and has served as Chief Cardiologist at the Government General Hospital, Chennai.

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