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Dr. Gaurav Kumar

Specialist:        Pediatric Cardiologist
Experience:     6+ years of experience
Hospital:          Max Super Specialist Hospital, Saket, New Delhi   

About Dr. Gaurav Kumar:

Dr. Gaurav Kumar is a seasoned Pediatric Cardiologist with over 6 years of experience, specializing in pediatric cardiology and cardiology. Currently serving as a Senior Consultant at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, Dr. Kumar has a comprehensive background in managing complex cardiac conditions in newborns and children. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and innovative solutions for pediatric cardiac patients.

Work Experience:

  • Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Lok Nayak Hospital (2014).
  • Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, ESI Hospital, Delhi (2015-2016).
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai (2016-2018).
  • Associate Consultant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket (2018-2021).
  • Consultant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket (2021-2022).
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket (2022-present).

Education & Training:

  • MBBS – Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, 2009.
  • MD Pediatrics – MAMC and Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi University, 2014.
  • DNB Pediatrics – National Board of Examinations, 2014.
  • FNB Pediatric Cardiology – Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai (National Board of Examinations), 2018.


  • Pediatric Cardiac Society of India.
  • IAP- Cardiology Chapter.
  • Delhi Medical Council.


  • Recognition for managing complex cardiac diseases in newborns.
  • Expertise in fetal echocardiography and diagnostic/therapeutic cardiac catheterization.
  • Accomplishments in pediatric pulmonary hypertension and cardiomyopathy.
  • Acknowledged for teaching and training in Pediatric Cardiology.

Specialty Interest:

Dr. Kumar’s interests lie in:

  • Complex cardiac disease management in newborns and children.
  • Fetal echocardiography.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization.
  • Pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
  • Pediatric cardiomyopathy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What conditions does pediatric cardiology cover?

A: Pediatric cardiology deals with congenital heart defects, acquired heart diseases in children, arrhythmias, and various other cardiac conditions from infancy to adolescence.

Q: What is fetal echocardiography, and when is it recommended?

A: Fetal echocardiography is a specialized ultrasound that evaluates the structure and function of the fetal heart during pregnancy. It is recommended for assessing congenital heart defects or abnormalities in the unborn baby.

Q: Can you explain pediatric cardiac catheterization and its role in treatment?

A: Pediatric cardiac catheterization involves inserting a thin tube into the heart through a blood vessel to diagnose and treat various heart conditions without open-heart surgery. It can be used for closing holes in the heart, dilating obstructed valves, or measuring pressures in the heart.

Q: How are pediatric heart conditions managed differently from adult heart conditions?

A: Pediatric heart conditions often require specialized care tailored to the child’s age, size, and developmental stage. Treatment approaches may involve medication, minimally invasive procedures, or surgery, depending on the specific condition and its severity.

Q: Are there any long-term implications of pediatric heart conditions?

A: The long-term implications of pediatric heart conditions vary depending on the specific diagnosis, treatment received, and individual factors. With appropriate management and follow-up care, many children with heart conditions can lead fulfilling lives.

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