Mullassari Ajit

Mullassari Ajit MD, DNB, DM, FRCP

VICE PRESIDENT (Young Investigators Forum)


Field of Expertise
Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Mullasari Ajit Sankardas, is the Director of Cardiology at the Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India ( After graduating in 1983 from the Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai, he did Masters in Medicine and Post Doctoral Degree in Cardiology from the same University in 1991. He then completed National Board examinations in Cardiology in the same year. Subsequently he completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow in 2010.

During his undergraduate career, he was a recipient of the Glaxo Medical Education Award for the highest marks in Medicine at 3rd MBBS examination. In 1992, he was nominated for the Commonwealth Scholarship by the Government of India. He was also selected as the Rotary Foundation International Ambassadorial Scholar for 1993 – 1994. He was awarded the 9th Prof. Rathinavelu Subramaniam Memorial Oration Award instituted by the Association of Physicians of India in August 2009. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 by the Dr. MGR Medical University for his contributions in Cardiology by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, His Excellency Mr. Rosiah.

His interests include Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Imaging, Clinical Research and Research in Basic Cardiac Sciences. He has published 150 peer-reviewed papers and around 200 abstracts in peer reviewed journals. He has been the Primary Investigator in the last 5 years in 21 major National / International trials. He has served as a Member of the Task Force for Stem Cell Research, Dept. of Biotechnology, Government of India. He has been the Chief Editor of the Journal of the Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases and serve on the Editorial Board for Interventional Cardiology in the Indian Heart Journal.He has been an examiner for the DNB Cardiology (National Board of Cardiology), FNB Cardiology (National Board of Interventional Cardiology) and MRCP (PACES).

On the social front, he is a founder trustee for SANKALP, a school for autistic and learning disability children in Chennai catering to 250 children with these disabilities. This school is one of the largest schools for autism spectrum disorder in the country and holds a yearly congress for special needs called “LEARN”. He has been awarded the Melvin Jones Millennium Award 2011 for community service by the Lions Club International issued by the Lions Club District Governor. He has actively participated in multiple rural health camps in Kerala and Tamil Nadu prominent of which has been the ‘Hridayapoorvam’ and ‘Hridayapoorvam Sakhyam’ with the Malayala Manorama group.