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Clin Asst Prof Lohendran Baskaran

Dr Lohendran Baskaran from National Heart Centre Singapore

Clin Asst Prof Lohendran Baskaran

​MBBS (Lon), MRCP (Lon), BSc Honours (Lon), M Med (Int Med), ACSM Exercise Specialist

Consultant

National Heart Centre Singapore

Specialty: Cardiology

Sub-specialties: Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease, General Cardiology, High Blood Pressure.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Department of Cardiology National Heart Centre SingaporeNational Heart Centre Singapore

Profile

Clinical Assistant Prof Lohendran Baskaran is a Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore. His subspecialty interest is in non-invasive cardiac imaging, specifically cardiac computed tomography (CT) and Nuclear Cardiology. Clin Asst Prof Baskaran is an advocate of cardiac wellness, risk prediction and preventative cardiology. He is actively involved in research, teaching and clinical duties.

Clin Asst Prof Baskaran graduated with an MBBS from University College, London with an additional BSc (1st Class Honours) in Medical Physics. He obtained his initial medical training and MRCP in London. His fellowship was in non-invasive imaging, risk prediction and machine learning at Cornell, New York. Clin Asst Prof Baskaran is also a certified Exercise Specialist, with accreditation from the American College of Sports Medicine.

He is actively involved in fundraising for research and needy patients, and was co-chair of the inaugural NHCS Heart To Heart Gala.

Education

  • ​MRCP, Royal College of Physicians London 2008
  • MBBS University College London (United Kingdom) 2005

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore
  • Board Member, Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians (London), 2008 - Present 
  • Member, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2005 - Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Faculty Member, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Lecturer, Lee Kong Chian Medical School
  • Clinical Teacher, Imperial College School of Medicine

Awards

  • ​Second runner-up, Siemens Outstanding Academic Research, SCCT 2016 
  • Health Manpower Development Programme Scholar, Singapore, 2015-2016
  • SingHealth Service Quality Award, 2013
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom, 2008
  • Visiting Student Clerkship for Cardiothoracic Surgery High Pass - The Mayo Clinic, 2005

Research Interests

  • Risk prognostication for cardiac events and screening using non-invasive imaging, including cardiac CT, and Nuclear Imaging
  • Medtech innovation
  • Machine learning and image analysis

Publications

  • Incremental role of resting myocardial computed tomography perfusion for predicting physiologically significant coronary artery disease: A machine learning approach. Han D, Lee JH, Rizvi A, Gransar H, Baskaran L, Schulman-Marcus J, Ó Hartaigh B, Lin FY, Min JK. J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Feb;25(1):223-233. doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-0834-y.
  • Cardiac CTA Fractional Flow Reserve. Baskaran L., Zarins C.K., Min J.K. In: Smuclovisky C. (eds) Coronary Artery CTA. Springer, Cham. 2018. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-66988-5_7
  • Relationship of Hypertension to Coronary Atherosclerosis and Cardiac Events in Patients With Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography. Nakanishi R, Baskaran L, Gransar H, Budoff MJ, Achenbach S, Al-Mallah M, Cademartiri F, Callister TQ, Chang HJ, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, DeLago A, Hadamitzky M, Hausleiter J, Cury R, Feuchtner G, Kim YJ, Leipsic J, Kaufmann PA, Maffei E, Raff G, Shaw LJ, Villines TC, Dunning A, Marques H, Pontone G, Andreini D, Rubinshtein R, Bax J, Jones E, Hindoyan N, Gomez M, Lin FY, Min JK, Berman DS. Hypertension. 2017 Aug;70(2):293-299. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.09402.
  • Incremental prognostic value of coronary computed tomography angiography over coronary calcium scoring for major adverse cardiac events in elderly asymptomatic individuals. Han D, Hartaigh BÓ, Gransar H, Lee JH, Rizvi A, Baskaran L, Schulman-Marcus J, Dunning A, Achenbach S, Al-Mallah MH, Berman DS, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Maffei E, Callister TQ, Chinnaiyan K, Chow BJW, DeLago A, Hadamitzky M, Hausleiter J, Kaufmann PA, Raff G, Shaw LJ, Villines TC, Kim YJ, Leipsic J, Feuchtner G, Cury RC, Pontone G, Andreini D, Marques H, Rubinshtein R, Hindoyan N, Jones EC, Gomez M, Lin FY, Chang HJ, Min JK. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jul 20. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jex150.
  • Dense calcium and lesion-specific ischemia: A comparison of CCTA with fractional flow reserve. Baskaran L, Ó Hartaigh B, Schulman-Marcus J, Gransar H, Lin F, Min JK. Atherosclerosis. 2017 May;260:163-168. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.02.017.
  • Relationship Between Endothelial Wall Shear Stress and High-Risk Atherosclerotic Plaque Characteristics for Identification of Coronary Lesions That Cause Ischemia: A Direct Comparison With Fractional Flow Reserve. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Dec 19;5(12). pii: e004186. Han D, Starikov A, Ó Hartaigh B, Gransar H, Kolli KK, Lee JH, Rizvi A, Baskaran L, Schulman-Marcus J, Lin FY, Min JK.
  • Associations between elevated resting heart rate and subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic Korean adults undergoing coronary artery calcium scoring.Han D, Lee JH, Rizvi A, Baskaran L, Park HE, Choi SY, Chun EJ, Sung J, Park SH, Han HW, Min JK, Chang HJ, Ó Hartaigh B. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Oct;32(10):1587-93. doi: 0.1007/s10554-016-0944-7. Epub 2016 Jul 21.J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Dec 19;5(12). pii: e004186
  • Non-invasive Fractional Flow Reserve Derived from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography for the Diagnosis of Lesion-specific Ischemia. Danad, Ibrahim, Baskaran, Lohendran, Min, James K.Interventional Cardiology Clinics, 4:481 – 489
  • Impact of different hypopnea definitions on predictive accuracy of apnea hypopnea index for coronary artery calcification Leong Chai Leow, Lohendran Baskaran, Swee Yaw Tan, Thun How Ong. Eur Resp J 2014. 44 Suppl 58:2010
  • Coronary Sinus Ostial Atresia and Persistent Left-Sided Superior Vena Cava: Clinical Significance and Strategies for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Paul CY Lim, L Baskaran, KL Ho, WS Teo, CK Ching .Int J Angiol 2013. 22:199-202

Research Trials

  • Investigating the Role of Active versus Chronic Coronary Artery Calcification on Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Novel Pilot Study Using Sodium-Fluoride Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) Techniques, 2014 - Present
  • Ischemia: International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA Trial), 2013 - 2019
  • 3D Vector ECG, 2012 - 2015
  • Coronary Artery Calcium Score and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, 2012 - 2015
  • Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Atherosclerotic Determinants of Myocardial Ischemia (CREDENCE) trial
  • COroNary CT Angiography Evaluation For Clinical Outcomes: An InteRnational Multicenter Registry (CONFIRM)
  • 3D Vector Cardiogram sub-study under hsTnI study