MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology
22 Years Experience
Dr. Robin Pinto joined the Department of Cardiology at KEM Hospital, Mumbai, in August 1988 as registrar. Over the next two years, he gained experience in the CCU (including Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring), Non-Invasive Laboratory, Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and Paediatric Cardiology. Training at this major referral center gave him an opportunity to work up and treat a large number of congenital and acquired heart disease patients. These included cases of Coronary Artery Disease, Pericardial (especially Tubercular), Myocardial (Cardiomyopathies including EMF) and Vascular Disease (including a significant number of cases of Aortoarteritis).Thereafter Dr. Pinto worked under Dr. Satyavan Sharma in the capacity of Lecturer in Cardiology at B Y L Nair Hospital and later as Senior Clinical Assistant in Cardiology at Bombay Hospital. He became actively involved in the Interventional Cardiology Program and thereby gained vast experience in Coronary Angioplasty and Balloon Valvuloplasty. He commenced his private consulting practice in 1994 and is currently an Associate Consultant Cardiologist at Holy Family Hospital and S R Mehta Institute performing all interventions both in paediatric and adult patients.In the year 2000, Dr. Pinto obtained special training in Paediatric Cardiology at the Gaslini Institute in Genoa, Italy, over a period of four months. His special interest is Paediatric Cardiology (both echocardiographic evaluation and intervention). He is actively involved in transcatheter closure of congenital heart defects such as ASDs, PDAs and even a few VSDs. He also specialises in adult Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty by the transradial route. This is performed by just a few doctors and is advantageous to the patient as well as institution, as patient discharge is possible soon after the procedure is performed.Dr. Robin Pinto has a large number of publications to his name and has frequently presented papers at national and international medical conferences. Over the years, he has also been involved in various teaching programmes for undergraduates, interns, postgraduate students, nurses and physiotherapists. He has over 15 years clinical experience, with six years of teaching.