Bhupathiraju Somaraju
Born (1948-09-25) 25 September 1948 (age 75)
Other namesB. Somaraju
Alma materGuntur Institute of Medical Sciences, PGIMER, JNTU
Occupation(s)Cardiologist, teacher
Known forFounder of CARE hospitals
AwardsPadma Shri
India’s Most Admired Cardiologist 2014[1]

Bhupathiraju Somaraju (born 26 July 1946), shortly B. Somaraju, is an Indian cardiologist and was the chairman of CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad.[2][3] Author of many medical articles in peer reviewed journals[4][5] and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[6] he was honoured by the Government of India, in 2001, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[7]

He has been in the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, as Professor and Head of the department of Cardiology and Dean of the Institution.[8]

Dr Somaraju, along with his team of cardiologists from CARE Hospitals, had moved to Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Gachibowli, Hyderabad in the month of October 2019.[9]

In 1998, Somaraju with A. P. J. Abdul Kalam developed a low cost coronary stent, named the "Kalam-Raju Stent".[10][11] In 2012, the duo designed a rugged tablet computer for health care in rural areas, which was named the "Kalam-Raju Tablet".[12]

See also

List of Padma Shri award recipients (2000–09)


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  8. ^ "Ex-Deans". NIMS-Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  9. ^ Kaniza Garari (8 November 2019). "Dr. Soma Raju shifts to AIG". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Story of indigenous stents". The Hindu-Businessline. India. 15 August 2001. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012.
  11. ^ "The stent man". Rediff-News. India. 19 December 1998.
  12. ^ Gopal, M. Sai (22 March 2012). "Now, 'Kalam-Raju tablet' for healthcare workers". The Hindu. India. Retrieved 19 April 2012.