Dr. Refai ShowkathaliApollo Doctor

Dr. Refai Showkathali



22+ years experience



50+ Recommendations


MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, CCT (Cardiology), FACC, FESC, Fellow (TAVI)


English, Hindi, Tamil, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Urdu


Apollo Hospitals Greams Road

Greams Road, Thousand Lights West Chennai Tamil Nadu



50+ Recommendations

About Doctor

Dr. Refai Showkathali is a distinguished Cardiologist with over 22 years of extensive experience, currently practicing at Apollo Hospitals Greams Road in Chennai. Dr. Showkathali's expertise spans various cardiac interventions and procedures, enriched by his diverse training and fellowships acquired from the United Kingdom. Specializing in complex cardiac interventions, Dr. Showkathali excels in a wide array of procedures aimed at addressing diverse cardiac conditions. His proficiency includes performing CHIP-PCI (cardiogenic shock, mechanical circulatory support devices such as IABP, Impella), left main PCI, Zero (Ultra low) contrast PCI, Bifurcation PCI, Rotablation, Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL), Laser angioplasty, Orbital atherectomy, and CTO PCI (both antegrade and retrograde), with a preference for radial (wrist) access. Beyond coronary interventions, Dr. Showkathali is well-versed in structural cardiac interventions such as TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and PVL (Paravalvular Leak) management. He is also adept in device implantations including Permanent pacemaker, AICD (Defibrillator), right and left heart catheterization, Right ventricular (RV) biopsy, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Moreover, Dr. Showkathali's proficiency extends to ASD/VSD (Atrial Septal Defect/Ventricular Septal Defect) closures, PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale), and Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAA). He holds the distinction of performing the first leadless pacemaker (Micra) implantation at Apollo Chennai. With an impressive academic background, including MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, CCT (Cardiology), FACC, FESC, and Fellow (TAVI), Dr. Showkathali brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to his practice. Patients trust him for his expertise, compassionate care, and commitment to delivering the highest standard of cardiac care. Dr. Showkathali's dedication to innovation and excellence continues to make a significant impact on the field of cardiology at Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai. If you're seeking Cardiology in chennai neyveli , chennai abhiramapuram , chennai acharapakkam , chennai choolai , chennai choolaimedu , chennai chromepet , chennai chengalpet , chennai kalpakkam , chennai kottivakkam , chennai kumbakonam , chennai madipakkam , chennai medavakkam , chennai mugalivakkam , chennai mogappair-east , chennai mogappair-west , chennai moolakadai , chennai palavanthangal , chennai r-t-nagar , chennai santhome , chennai shenoy-nagar , chennai thiruninravur , chennai tindivanam , chennai triplicane , chennai tirunelveli , chennai trichy , chennai vepery , chennai vandavasi , chennai villupuram , chennai mahindra-world-city , chennai noble-hospitals , chennai sowkhya-ayurveda-speciality-clinic , chennai hariharan-diabetes-hospital , chennai vasantha-hospital , chennai sri-venkateswara-c-m-hospital , chennai coimbatore , chennai mahabalipuram , chennai mylapore , chennai mandaveli , chennai nandanam , chennai nungambakkam , chennai royapettah , chennai shenoy-nagar , chennai tnagar , chennai teynampet , chennai vadapalani , chennai west-mambalam , chennai motherhood-hospital , chennai billroth-hospitals , chennai amrit-hospital , chennai jehovah-dental-center , chennai laksha-hospital , chennai best-hospital , chennai kumaran-hospital , chennai sakthi-hospital , chennai k-h-m-hospital , chennai adithya-hospital Dr. Refai Showkathali is the right choice for expert care and treatment of your Cardiology needs. Book an appointment today and experience top-notch medical care.



- Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC)

- Fellow of European Society of Cardiology (FESC) - not active now (as payment issues)

- British Cardiovascular society (BCS)




Trainings and Certifications

Trainings and Certifications

- Fellowship in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), King’s College Hospital, London

- Fellowship of American College of Cardiology (FACC)

- Fellowship of European Society of Cardiology (FESC)

Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions

- He is an “Adjunct Professor” at the Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.

- Dr. Refai has an immense contribution to the field of Cardiology as well as academic advancement in medicine with more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals with high impact factor.

- He has been a faculty in many cardiology conferences across the globe



1. Contemporary Left main PCI: State-of-the-art Review Refai Showkathali, Radhapriya Yalamanchi Interventional Cardiology 2023;18:e20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15420/icr.2023.02

2. Dilated Cardiomyopathy, multiple left ventricular thrombi, and embolic stroke after mild COVID-19. Radhapriya Yalamanchi, Madhan Kumar Murugan, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekharan, Refai Showkathali Tex Heart Inst J. 2022;49(e):207488. DOI- 10.14503/THIJ-20-7488

3. Unanticipated complication of Transcatheter Correction of superior Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect. Radhapriya Yalamanchi, Muthukumaran C Sivaprakasam, Raja Vijendra Reddy Janke, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekharan, Vijay Shankar Sadhasivam, Refai Showkathali. Journal of Cardiology Cases. 2022;25(2):99-102.

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Where does Dr Refai Showkathali practice?

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Apollo Hospitals Greams Road,Chennai

What is the educational qualification of Dr Refai Showkathali ?

Dr Refai Showkathali is a Cardiologist with over 22 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, CCT (Cardiology), FACC, FESC, Fellow (TAVI)

What languages can Dr Refai Showkathali speak?

Dr Refai Showkathali can speak English, Hindi, Tamil, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Urdu.

Why do patients visit Dr Refai Showkathali?

Patients visit Dr Refai Showkathali for Cardiology related problems. To see more reasons visit the doctor's profile on Apollo 24|7.