Our Team

Here Is Our Team At Baliga Diagnostics Pvt Ltd

Dr B. G Baliga

MBBS, MD, FRCP(Edin), FICC

Dr BG Baliga Baliga DiagnosticsDr B Ganesh Baliga (known to his patients as Dr BG Baliga completed his schooling in South Canara district in 1962, following which he went on to do his PUC education from St Aloysius college, Mangalore. He had always been passionate about medicine, and encouraged by his father Mr Pundalik Baliga and uncle Dr C R Kamath, joined Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in 1966. Following this he went on to complete his MD from the same university in 1976.

He decided to pursue further training in Medicine and Cardiology, so having worked as an Assistant Professor in Manipal for 6 months flew across the world to the United Kingdom where he worked and gained experience in a number of hospitals from 1977 to 1984. He secured an MRCP while in the UK, and gained plenty of experience in Cardiology -both invasive and non-invasive aspects.

Following this, Dr Baliga worked in Saudi Arabia for a year before moving back to Bangalore permanently, where he now resides and practices full time.

Special interests

Diabetes in heart disease, management of cardiovascular risk factors and general medicine.

Positions held

  • President, Cardiological Society of India (Bangalore Chapter)
  • Honorary Secretary, Cardiological Society of India (Bangalore Chapter)
  • Member of Associations of Physicians of India (Karnataka Chapter)
  • Founding Secretary CSI Karnataka Chapter
  • Member of Indian Medical Association

Publications

  • Baliga, B. G. (1980). Unusual presentation of appendicitis. British Medical Journal281(6238), 495-496.
  • Chidambaram, M., Abdulali, S. A., Baliga, B. G., & Ionescu, M. I. (1987). Long-term results of DeVega tricuspid annuloplasty. The Annals of thoracic surgery,43(2), 185-188.
  • Yakirevich, V. S., Baliga, B. G., Sen, G., & Ionescu, M. I. (1985). Biatrial myxoma associated with mitral valve lesion. The Annals of thoracic surgery,39(6), 563-565.
  • Abdulali, S. A., Baliga, B. G., Clayden, A. D., & Smith, D. R. (1985). Coronary artery luminal diameter in aortic stenosis. The American journal of cardiology,55(4), 450-453.
  • Baliga, B. G. (1985). Beta-blocker poisoning: prolongation of QT interval and inversion of T wave. Journal of the Indian Medical Association83(5), 165.
  • Silke, B., Nelson, G., Verma, S. P., Clarke, J., Baliga, G., & Taylor, S. H. (1985). Circulatory effects of intravenous and oral acebutolol in acute myocardial infarction. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics38(3), 266-272.

Dr B Vivek Baliga

MRCP PhD MBA PGDLM CFMC

Dr Vivek Baliga BDr B Vivek Baliga (also called Dr BV Baliga by some) completed his MBBS from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in 2001. Following a short stint of working in India, he moved to the United Kingdom where he worked in numerous hospitals across the country. He completed his post graduate MRCP exam in 2006, following which he proceeded with training in cardiology and internal medicine. He completed a doctorate during this time along with a post graduate diploma in lipid management.

Given his interest in business, he proceeded to do an MBA from the University of Phoenix in the USA. He returned to India and took over as Managing Partner of Baliga Diagnostics in 2013. He resides in Bangalore with his wife and son. He is the director of HeartSense – a patient information initiative that provides the latest information in health for patients for free.

You can read more about Dr Vivek Baliga here.

Special Interests

Cardiovascular disease in Diabetes Mellitus, Online education of patients, Echocardiography, Heart Failure

Positions Held

  1. Associate Royal College of Physicians Tutor 2004, UK
  2. Member, Cardiological Society of India Bangalore Chapter
  3. Member, Associations of Physicians of India
  4. Secretary, Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Karnataka Chapter
  5. Treasurer, Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Karnataka Chapter
  6. Accredited member, British Society of Echocardiography

Publications

  1. Insulin resistance impairs circulating angiogenic progenitor cell function and delays endothelial regeneration MB Kahn, NY Yuldasheva, RM Cubbon, J Smith, ST Rashid, Diabetes 60 (4), 1295-1303
  2. 572011 Human exercise-induced circulating progenitor cell mobilization is nitric oxide-dependent and is blunted in South Asian menRM Cubbon, SR Murgatroyd, C Ferguson, TS Bowen, M Rakobowchuk, …Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology 30 (4), 878-884
  3. 572010 Diabetes mellitus and heart failure—an overview of epidemiology and management V Baliga, R Sapsford Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research 6 (3), 164-171
  4. 542009Heavy and moderate interval exercise training alters low‐flow‐mediated constriction but does not increase circulating progenitor cells in healthy humansM Rakobowchuk, E Harris, A Taylor, V Baliga, RM Cubbon, HB Rossiter, …Experimental physiology 97 (3), 375-385
  5. 422012  Association of diabetes with increased all-cause mortality following primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the…MB Kahn, RM Cubbon, B Mercer, ACG Wheatcroft, G Gherardi, A Aziz, …Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research 9 (1), 3-9
  6. 362012 A novel cardiopulmonary exercise test protocol and criterion to determine maximal oxygen uptake in chronic heart failure TS Bowen, DT Cannon, G Begg, V Baliga, KK Witte, HB Rossiter Journal of Applied Physiology 113 (3), 451-458
  7. 162012 Restoring Akt1 activity in outgrowth endothelial cells from South Asian men rescues vascular reparative potential RM Cubbon, NY Yuldasheva, H Viswambharan, BN Mercer, V Baliga, …Stem Cells 32 (10), 2714-2723
  8. 92014 Heavy and moderate intensity exercise training alters low-flow-mediated constriction but does not increase circulating progenitor cells in healthy humans (vol 97, pg…M Rakobowchuk, E Harris, A Taylor, V Baliga, RM Cubbon, HB Rossiter, …Experimental Physiology 98 (1), 349-349
  9. 22013 A Gene-based restoration of Akt activity in endothelial progenitor cells from human subjects at high cardiovascular risk rescues vascular reparative capacity RM Cubbon, H Viswambharan, V Baliga, N Yuldasheva, S Stephen, …Heart 98 (Suppl 1), A1-A1
  10. 22012 Endothelial Cell Insulin Sensitivity and Nitric Oxide Bioavailability Are Regulated by Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and Insulin Receptor Levels H Viswambharan, H Imrie, A Abbas, M Gage, M Kahn, A Rajwani, …Circulation 122 (21_MeetingAbstracts)
  11. 22010 Endothelial Cell Insulin Sensitivity and Nitric Oxide Bioavailability Are Regulated by Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Insulin Receptor Levels H Viswambharan, H Imrie, A Abbas, M Gage, M Kahn, A Rajwani, …Circulation 122 (Suppl 21), A17875-A17875
  12. 22010 Molecular mechanisms and modulation of endothelial progenitor cell function in South Asian men V Baliga, University of Leeds
  13. 12012 Acute coronary syndrome—an overview of current management V Baliga, N Srinivasan, M Kearney Prescriber 20 (21), 18-27
  14. 12009201 Restoring Akt Activity In Late Outgrowth Endothelial Progenitor Cells From Humans At High Cardiovascular Risk Rescues Their Angiogenic Capacity B Mercer, N Yuldasheva, H Viswambharan, V Baliga, S Stephen, …Heart 99 (suppl 2), A111-A111
  15. 2013 Restoring Akt1 activity in endothelial progenitors from insulin resistant humans rescues vascular reparative capacity R Cubbon, N Yuldasheva, H Viswambharan, B Mercer, V Baliga, …Proceedings of The Physiological Society
  16.  2013 Novel Role for Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Receptors (Igf-1r) in Endothelial Function and Repair: Studies in an Endothelial Igf-1r Overexpressing Transgenic Model H Imrie, A Abbas, H Viswambharan, P Sukumar, N Yuldasheva, MC Gage, …Circulation 124 (Suppl 21), A16125-A16125
  17. 2011 A novel cardiopulmonary exercise test protocol and criterion to determine maximal oxygen uptake in chronic heart failure patients TS Bowen, DT Cannon, G Begg, V Baliga, HB Rossiter, KK Witte EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL 32, 1033-1033
  18. 201196 A test to confirm maximal oxygen uptake in chronic heart failure patients without the need for secondary criteria TS Bowen, DT Cannon, G Begg, V Baliga, KK Witte, HB Rossiter Heart 97 (Suppl 1), A56-A56
  19. 2011 Moderate Intensity Exercise Rectifies Reduced Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cell Numbers In Post-menopausal Women. M Rakobowchuk, E Harris, A Kataria, V Baliga, RM Cubbon, MT Kearney, …Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 42 (10), 80
  20. 2010 HUMAN EXERCISE INDUCED CIRCULATING PROGENITOR CELL MOBILISATION IS NITRIC OXIDE DEPENDENT AND IS BLUNTED IN SOUTH ASIAN MEN RM Cubbon, SR Murgatroyd, C Ferguson, TS Bowen, M Rakobowchuk, …HEART 96, A14-A14
  21. 2010020 Human exercise induced circulating progenitor cell mobilisation is nitric oxide dependent and is blunted in South Asian men RM Cubbon, SR Murgatroyd, C Ferguson, TS Bowen, M Rakobowchuk, …Heart 96 (Suppl 1), A14-A14
  22. 2010 A novel criterion for the determination of maximal oxygen uptake in patients with chronic heart failure T Bowen, DT Cannon, G Begg, V Baliga, KK Witte, HB Rossiter Proceedings of The Physiological Society
  23. 2010 Using case-mix adjusted funnel plots of 30-day mortality for acute coronary syndromes to explore hospital performance C Gale, R Ramachandra, V Baliga, F Dudley, R Gale, A Roberts, P Batin, …HEART 93, A35-A35

Dr Vivek Baliga has written a number of health articles online. You can view these articles by clicking here.

Dr Krithika Prasad

MBBS, MD

Dr. Krithika Prasad is an experienced pathologist and leads our pathology team at Baliga Diagnostics.

Having completed her MBBS from Yenepoya Medical College in Mangalore, she went on to complete her MD in Pathology from SDM College Of Medical Sciences at Dharwad. Prior to joining our clinic, she has worked in prestigious institutes such as Madras Medical Mission in Chennai and SRL Labs here in Bangalore.

She has worked under renowned pathologists Dr Ravikala Rao and Dr Col US Dinesh during her MD Pathology training period. She is trained well in the following fields – breast pathology, renal and genitourinary pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, frozen section, cytology, hematology, clinical pathology and blood bank. She has assisted and performed large number of autopsies, diagnosing various conditions like anencephaly, encephalocele, Meckel Gruber syndrome, liver cirrhosis and death due to poisoning.

Dr Aruna Muralidhar

MD MRCOG (UK) FRCOG (UK) FICM

dr aruna muralidharDr. Aruna Muralidhar has an extensive experience of 18 years in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, both in United Kingdom (UK) and India. She is a compassionate and non-judgmental doctor with an empathetic and holistic approach to health.

Her expertise includes Maternal Medicine, High risk pregnancy, PCOS, Menopausal and Adolescent Health. After her MD from Bangalore Medical College, she pursued further studies in the United Kingdom and went on to pass the MRCOG examinations in her first attempt. She has recently been felicitated with FRCOG (Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), London.

Following her return to India in 2012, she has held several posts in the OBGYN societies and is currently the Joint Treasurer and member of the Guidelines committee of the Bangalore Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (BSOG). She is a member of both Adolescent health committee and the Medical disorders Committee of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI). She is also a co-opted member, AICC- RCOG South Zone. She is a life member of several other societies such as PCOS society of India, Society of Medical disorders in pregnancy (SOMI), IMA, Bangalore Adolescent Health Association (BAHA), Indian Menopause Society (IMS), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists etc. Through these forums, she has successfully organised International conferences on Perinatal Health 2019 and Intrapartum Care 2016. Her clinical excellence and compassionate care towards her patients have been recognized through her recent awards as Inspiring Gynaecologist of South India, ET Healthworld Awards and nomination for Rising Star award by the Times Healthcare awards 2018.

Her tremendous passion towards teaching and training is evident with her regular training for nurses and junior doctors, conducting courses for MRCOG exams, simulation training through Matru Jeeva Raksha programmes, critical care in obstetrics, emergency obstetrics and clinical Governance and patient safety. She has also been examiner for MRCOG examinations and a reviewer of popular journals such as British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) and International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IJOG). She has been invited as faculty in various zonal, national and international conferences as a speaker and as a workshop coordinator. She has several publications in peer reviewed journals.

Community service has been very close to her heart all along. She became a Rotarian in the year 2016 and has conducted several community health camps. She is currently the Director for Special Projects, Rotary E-Club, Bangalore. She is a popular speaker on various aspects of women’s health in schools, colleges, clubs and corporate offices. She has also authored a self-help booklet for adolescent girls titled Growing Up Right! which has been translated in 3 languages. Over 10000 copies have been distributed in various schools so far. Being a green warrior, she has been promoting sustainable menstruation options such as menstrual cups and cloth pads in various forums with zeal and enthusiasm.

She believes in a balanced life and regularly pursues her hobbies of Carnatic classical music, endurance running, art, poetry and tennis.

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