Dr Ajay Narasimhan

Senior Consultant - Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Dr Ajay Narasimhan is particularly interested in general thoracic surgery, which involves work on the mediastinum, pleura, thymus gland, and lungs. His other areas of study include trachea-esophageal fistulas and intricate tracheal procedures. He has received training in VATS, or video assisted thoracic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure for the chest. He holds the distinction of being the first in a government setting in Tamil Nadu to do a VATS Lobectomy. Dr Ajay Narasimhan is a sought-after faculty in various National and International Conferences in the field of Thoracic surgery.



  • M.B.B.S - Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University ; 2004 – 2010
  • M.S. (General Surgery) – Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai – 2010-2013
  • M.Ch (Cardiothoracic Surgery) – Madras Medical College, 2013-2016

Professional Work


  • Senior Consultant, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road Chennai
  • Senior Assistant Professor at the Institute of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital & Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Director, Respiratory Research Foundation of India, Chennai

Publication and Award


  • Won the Thoracic Surgery Quiz at IACTS Midterm Thoracic CME at Vellore held in 2014.
  • Was a part of the first Asian team to win the ESTS Masters Cup an international quiz competition in thoracic surgery which was held at Portugal in the year 2015
  • Recipient of the Susheela Santosham Gold Medal for Cardiothoracic Surgery from Government of Tamil Nadu for the year 2016.

Professional Achievements


  • Trained in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery at Madras Medical College, Chennai.
  • Instrumental in establishing VATS in the public sector hospital in Tamilnadu
  • Performed over 400 major thoracic procedures at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Instrumental in establishing the Robotic Thoracic Surgery Program at Apollo Main Hospitals, Chennai in September 2022
  • Performed the first Uniportal Robotic Thoracic Surgery in South India in November 2022 and our team has completed over 20 uniportal robotic
  • thoracic surgeries.

Area Of Expertise


  • Uniportal VATS
  • Uniportal Robotic Thoracic Surgery,
  • Complex Airway surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumours

Winning Over Cancer