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Dr. Bijoy Balakrishnan


Dr. Bijoy K. Balakrishnan is currently the Specialist Lead Consultant, Fetal Medicine Unit at CIMAR in Ernakulam, India. CIMAR is a multi-specialty hospital that has a strong obstetrics and gynecology base. He works at the two branches of CIMAR, Edappal, and Cochin. Their team deals with 5,500 deliveries annually.

He specialized in Targeted USG, Fetal echocardiography, and Prenatal diagnostic procedures like amniocentesis, CVS, and fetal blood sampling. Prenatal therapeutic procedures like fetal blood transfusion, fetal reduction, thoracocentesis, Thoracoamniotic shunting & bladder shunting are also part of his skill set.

CIMAR provides one-year training fellowships in fetal medicine to Obstetricians. They also have a two-year FNB course in high-risk pregnancy and perinatology. Both these teaching programs are headed by Dr. Bijoy K.Balakrishnan, who also has an annual intake of around 6 fellows per year.


  • M.B.B.S at Karnataka University, Dharwad: Batch of 1999

  • M.S in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Behrampur University, Odisha: Batch of 2006

  • Training in Prenatal diagnostic techniques at Wadia Hospital, Mumbai

  • Certified First Trimester screening with nuchal translucency at Fetal Medicine Foundation, U.K

  • Training with 3D/4D ultrasound at Mediscan, Chennai

  • Training in Fetoscopy (CEMAST, Mumbai)


  • Provisional lecturer at Thrissur Medical College in 2006

  • Consultant at Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre in 2007

  • Executive member of First-trimester screening committee in 2015

  • Executive member of the Fetal cardiology working group in 2015

  • Former Assistant editor of the Journal of Fetal medicine in 2016

  • USG trainer for FMF India in 2016

  • Head of the Department FNB course in Maternal & Fetal medicine at Edappal Hospital

  • Member of the national Boards specialist committee of maternal & Fetal medicine

Publications and Work:

  • Dr. Bijoy K.Balakrishnan has authored a chapter in ‘A Practical Guide to Obstetrics’

  • He has presented his paper in the FMF World Congress, 2013 & 2015

  • He has 15 publications in indexed journals

Achievements and Awards:

  • Dr. Bijoy K.Balakrishnan was the organizing secretary for leading perinatology conference PERICON 2008, 2011 & 2013

  • He was the organizing secretary for Society of Fetal Medicine National meet, 2014

  • He is an esteemed speaker who has had invitations to speak at over 40 national level conferences.

  • He was the guest speaker at two international level congress: PROGRESS in Myanmar & Asian feto-maternal congress in Taiwan

  • Winner of Kalyani Devi Endowment Prize 2012 for Best Presentation