Sridhar Rathinam qualified and underwent General Surgical Training in the Madras Medical College and Hospital. He continued his cardiothoracic training in the UK on the British Council Fellowship (Manchester, Glasgow & Coventry) and obtained the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000.
He underwent his higher surgical training in Cardiothoracics with a focus on thoracic surgery in the West Midlands Cardiothoracic Training programme (FRCSEd (CTh) 2006) in Birmingham, then underwent a period of research studying the Proteomics in Lung Cancer at the University of Birmingham. Mr Rathinam was appointed as a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Leicester in 2009.
His practice includes all aspects of thoracic surgery with a special interest in parenchyma preserving oncological lung resections, chest wall surgery and surgery for emphysema.
Mr Rathinam is a keen surgical trainer and is faculty member in national cardiothoracic courses. He has co-founded training courses in Birmingham and Leicester. He has presented in national and international meetings and has regularly published his work in peer reviewed journals
His philosophy is to see the smile of his patients after their surgery and to make a little difference to a patient with cancer and give them the hope of life is gratifying.