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Dr. V.K. Nair Retires After 38 Years Of Service To Somerset

May 8, 2018

Dr. V. Krishnan Nair, cardiologist at Somerset Hospital has retired after 38 years of service. He came to Somerset Hospital because he saw an opportunity to establish a cardiology program. Dr. V.K. Nair founded the Cardiology Program in 1980 and has worked tirelessly to continuously provide the highest quality of cardiology care to our community. He was the first cardiologist at Somerset Hospital and worked as the only cardiologist for 20 years. He has been the Director of Cardiology Services and Critical Care for over 37 years. During his service, he directed many projects to increase access to advanced cardiology services, including the development of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

The dedication of Dr. Nair to the community and to the cardiology profession has been recognized on many levels. He is a recipient of the Cambria-Somerset American Heart Association’s Hall of Fame Award. In 2017, he was honored with the Harold W. Wheeler, Jr. Humanitarian Award. Dr. Nair has also been the recipient of several CareChex® Awards over the years, including Top 10% in the Nation for Heart Failure Treatment and Heart Attack Treatment.

In addition to his service as a cardiologist, Dr. Nair has served in many leadership roles at the hospital including the President of the Medical Staff from 1990 to 1993 and as a member of the Board of Directors for 25 years.

In honor and in gratitude for Dr. Nair’s service to Somerset Hospital and the community, the Cardiology Services Department within the hospital has been renamed the Dr. V.K. Nair Cardiovascular Center.

Dr. Nair wishes to give thanks to the “good people of Somerset.” “It has been an honor and privilege to provide care for this community for the past 38 years.”