Kartha CC

Kartha CC MD, FRCP (London), FAMS, FASc, FNASc,FIACS


Honorary Distinguished Professor

Field of Expertise
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Trivandrum, Kerala

Professor CC. Kartha is Honorary Distinguished Professor, Disease Biology and Molecular Medicine at Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum. He was Professor of Eminence and Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes Biology at the Center from 2009 to 2015. Before joining RGCB, he was Senior Professor and Head of the Division of Cellular & Molecular Cardiology as well as Dean (Academic Affairs) at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences & Technology at Trivandrum. A physician by training, he took his doctoral degree in Pathology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in the year 1979.

He has specialized in cardiovascular pathology and his current research interests are pathobiology of the endothelium in cardiac failure, discovery of biomarkers for vascular disease in type 2 diabetes and pathogenesis of venous diseases. He has been a Chairman and or member of several national and institutional committees as well as editorial boards of many peer reviewed journals. He is an elected Fellow of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Royal College of Physicians (London), National Academy of Medial Sciences (India), Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (India) and Indian College of Pathology. He has more than 100 scholarly publications.