Dr. Balu Vaidyanathan is currently the Clinical Professor of Paediatric Cardiology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. After completing his MD (Paediatrics) from AIIMS, New Delhi, he pursued his DM Cardiology training from SCTIMST, Trivandrum. He was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship in fetal cardiology from the Evelina Children’s Hospital, London in 2007. After his training, he established a dedicated fetal cardiology division at Amrita Hospital in 2008. He has about 35 research publications and around 100 professional lectures to his credit. His primary areas of interest include prenatal diagnosis, neonatal screening for CHD and epidemiological research in paediatric cardiology.