Dr.Thomas Alexander

Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Head of Division of Cardiology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore.

Dr. Thomas Alexander M.D., D.M., F.A.C.C. currently holds the position of a Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist and Head of Division of Cardiology at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore from 1993 to date. Dr. Thomas Alexander worked as a Lecturer in Cardiology in Christian Medical College, Vellore from 1989 to 1991 and as a Fellow in Cardiology in Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia from 1991 to 1993.

From May 1993, he has been working at the Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore initially as a Consultant and then as the Head of the division of Cardiology. Kovai Medical Center and Hospital is a 700 bed tertiary care centre. During this period, he had been able to establish a very active interventional unit in that hospital. The department performs approximately 1500 procedures a year which includes over 600 cardiac interventions each year. This includes pediatric and adult interventions.

He is the program director for training of candidates towards Dip. NB in Cardiology, which is a higher speciality training program conducted by the National Board of Medical Sciences.He has published over 30 papers in various National and International journals and has been a faculty at many National and International workshops.

Dr. Thomas Alexander has established STEMI INDIA, a not for profit organisation' along with Dr. Ajit Mullasari. He is the Course Director of the STEMI INDIA meeting which is an international meeting focussed on STEMI care. Dr. Alexander has been recognised as a pioneer in research in developing STEMI systems of care in India. His initial work in the Kovai Erode pilot STEMI study is now being used as a model for the Pilot Tamilnadu STEMI project. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Indian College of Cardiology and the Cardiological Society of India.