Top 10 Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons in India

List of top 10 pediatric cardiac surgeons in India is based on our research:

1. Dr. Muthu Jothi

Dr. Muthu Jothi is a Senior Consultant and Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India. He has trained extensively in adult and paediatric cardiothoracic surgery in India and the United Kingdom. Before his current designation he was associated with several Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. He is also a member of faculty and regularly.

QUALIFICATION

MBBS, MS (GEN. SURGERY), MCh (CTVS)

Work Experience

34+ years

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2. Dr. K S Iyer

Dr. K S Iyer is India’s front ranking pediatric cardiac surgeon. Renowned for his clinical expertise and wide ranging involvement with cardiac care for children in India and developing nations, Dr. Iyer initiated the dedicated pediatric cardiac care programme, a pioneering initiative, at Escorts Heart Institute in 1995. Under his guidance, the pediatric cardiac programme at Escorts Heart Institute has become the benchmark for cardiac care for children for India and its south East Asian neighbours. The pediatric cardiac care facility has a 10 bed ICU, 36 bed pediatric unit and
does 600 cases a year. Dr. Iyer has operated on more than 7000 children and adult with congenital heart diseases
spanning arterial switch operations, Fontan and Fontan type procedures, corrections for tetralogy of fallot, senning operations and wide range of one stage and multi-stage corrections for complex congenital heart diseases. He has done original work on rapid two-stage arterial switch. His current interests are cardiac surgery in malnourished infants and children and salvaging late presenters of chronic heart diseases. Dr. Iyer completed his M.B.B.S, M.S. and M.Ch. (Postgraduate examination in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Post his education, he joined the cardiology department of AIIMS and was Additional Professor at AIIMS before moving to Escorts Heart Institute to set up its pediatric cardiac care division. He trained in pediatric and infant cardiac surgery under the guidance of the renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon – Dr. R.B.B.Mee – as Senior Fellow at the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne in Australia. Since his return he has endeavored to popularize the specialty of pediatric and congenital heart surgery in India. He has contributed prolifically to furthering the cause of pediatric cardiac care through a large
number of research papers and studies, authoring sections in medical books on pediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery and traveling to cities across India and abroad to deliver lectures. He has been the President of Asia-Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society and President of Pediatric Cardiac Society of India. He is a member of Specialty Board of National Diplomate Examination. During his brilliant academic career, Dr. Iyer has won many awards. Some of these are the Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at MBBS examination, Sorel Catherine Friemna Prize for proficiency in Pediatrics, Pfizer Postgraduate Medical Award, Gold Medal and Scroll of Honour, Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery.

QUALIFICATION

M.B.B.S. All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, 1978

M.S. (Gen. Surgery ) All India Institute of Medical Sciences , 1981

M.Ch. (CTVS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences , 1984

Fellowship( Neonatal cardiac surgery) Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne ,1989.

Work Experience

35+ years

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3. Dr. Anil Bhan

Dr. Bhan is an outstanding cardiovascular surgeon and a graduate from Medical College Srinagar (Best outgoing graduate-Gold Medalist). He possesses largest experience in Aortic surgery in India. He has designed and developed more than 50 surgical instruments in the field of cardiac surgery. Dr. Bhan was one of the team members that performed the first successful Heart Transplantation in India (1994). He is associated with starting the three cardiac surgical programmes at Putta-parthi, 1992, Whitefield 2001 and Max Heart and Vascular Institute Saket (2004). He has performed more than 15,000 cardiac and vascular procedures with excellent outcomes, matching with the best in the world.

QUALIFICATION

MCh (CTVS)AIIMS, New Delhi1988

MS(General Surgery)PGI, Chandigarh1984

M.B.B.S.Medical College, Srinagar1981

Work Experience

32+ years

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4. Dr. Aseem R Srivastava

Dr Aseem R Srivastava is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.
Dr. Srivastava did his MBBS from GSVM Medical College, training in General Surgery (M.S) from King George Medical University and Cardiothoracic Surgery (M.Ch) from GB Pant Hospital.
He did his training in Pediatric and Neonatal Cardiac Surgery from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After his training, he worked in East Carolina Heart Institute where he gained extensive experience in Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery and Robotic Cardiac Surgery.
Dr. Srivastava has worked in most prominent programs of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in USA.
Dr. Srivastava has a vast experience in reconstructive operation (neonates and infants) and is a strong proponent of early corrective repair wherever possible. Dr. Srivastava is an expert in minimally access Aortic valve and Mitral valve surgery.

QUALIFICATION

  • Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS),
  • C.S.J.M University, Kanpur, India.

M.Ch

Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
G B Pant Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

M.S
General Surgery,
King George Medical University
Lucknow, India

Work Experience

25+ years

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5. Dr. Suresh V Joshi

Dr. Suresh Joshi was Associate Professor Cardiothoracic Surgery at KEM Hospital & Seth G.S. Medical College and the Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Hospital, both in Mumbai. He further trained in Australia at the Royal Children Hospital Melbourne under Dr. Roger Mee and followed it up with training at the Royal Alfred Hospital, Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. He has been attached to many esteemed institutes in Mumbai like the Breach Candy Hospital, the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Nanavati Hospital and Saifee Hospital. He was the Director of the Dept. of CVTS at Jaslok Hospital and Head of the Fortis Paediatric Congenital Heart Centre, Mumbai.

QUALIFICATION

M.S. (General Surgery), M.S. (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Work Experience

28+ years

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6. Dr. Shivaprakash Krishnanaik

Dr Shiva, is the Head of Department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS, Dr Shiva earned his MS in General Surgery from Bangalore Medical College with a gold medal. He also completed MCh from the Post graduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research, Chandigarh, India in 1992. He also earned a Fellowship in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery from Royal Alexandra Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, Australia. This was followed by brief visiting fellowships at Stanford University Medical Centre, San Francisco, USA and University Hospital Coimbra, Portugal.

Prior to his association with our hospital, Dr Shiva was associated with leading hospitals like Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center as Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon. He was also the Chief Paediatric & Congenital Heart Surgeon in Seven hills Hospital. His technical skills and areas of clinical expertise include Complex Reconstructions, Neonatal Cardiac Surgery, Cosmetic Congenital Heart Surgery, and Valve Repairs in children.

Dr Shiva is a member of Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons and Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon’s Network. He is also a Founder Member of Paediatric Cardiac Society, India and a Visiting Professor at Tianzen University, China. His Research and Academic Interests span through the Specific Problems in Congenital Heart Disease in the Developing World, and the Development of Cost-effective Management in Paediatric Cardiac Surgeries. He also has several original articles published in various national and international journals.

QUALIFICATION

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Surgery)
Fellowship
Paediatric Heart Surgery, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Work Experience

27+ years

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7. Dr. Mukundan Seshadri

Dr. Mukundan Seshadri is Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Columbia Asia Hospital in Yeshwanthpur. He has won a Gold medal in Physiology & Pathology, Silver Medal in General Surgery and Gold Medal in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery. He has executed 7700 open heart surgeries. His special interests in Cardiac includes, Coronary Artery reconstruction for Diffuse Coronary artery disease using  onlay arterial patches, Minimally invasive cardiac surgery and Valvular heart surgery including mitral valve repairand mitral and aortic. He has interests in valve replacement procedures including Surgery for Atrial fibrillation and left atrial reduction, Stentless aortic valve replacement and Paediatric Heart Surgery. His Vascular interests lies in Bentall procedure for Ascending aortic root replacement, Ascending aortic repair with valve sparing and Aortic arch and descending aortic surgery. He is also interested in VATS for multiple situations like empyema, Bullectomy, thoracic sympathectomy, decortication and lung biopsy and other thoracic procedures like Lobectomy and pneumonectomy. He has more than 50 publications in National and International Journals and more than 75 presentations in National and International meetings.

QUALIFICATION

MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), M.Ch. (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery), DNB (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery)

Work Experience

30+ years

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8. Dr. Nischal Rajendra Pandya

Dr. Nischal is a Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon (Paediatric CVTS) with over 8 years of experience in the field. He completed his M.B.B.S from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, followed by M.S (Master of Surgery, General Surgery) from B.J Medical College (Gujarat University). He later did his M.Ch (Magister Chirurgiae) in Cardio Vascular and Thoracic surgery from The Christian Medical College, Vellore (The TamilNaduDr.MGRMedicalUniversity,TamilNadu). Hehascompleted DNB in Cardio Thoracic Surgery. He also did his Fellowship and Senior Fellowship in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery from Brisbane, Australia.

QUALIFICATION

MBBS, MS, MCh(Cardiac Surgery), DNB Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery(Australia)

Work Experience

12+ years

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9. Dr. A G K Gokhale

  • Has the distinction of performing India’s 1st heart-kidneycombined transplant and performing heart transplant for a 69 year old person (oldest man to undergo heart transplant in India).
  • He is the 1st heart surgeon in India who did heart and lung transplantations successfully. Dr.Gokhale did the 1st successful heart transplant, 1st successful lung transplant and 1st successful implantation of ventricular assist device as bridge to recovery of heart in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Dr.Gokhale did 29 heart transplants and 3 lung transplants and more than 15,000 open heart surgeries – adult as well as pediatric with a success rate of 98.4%.
  • Dr.Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale has pioneered the art of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery for those needing multiple bypass grafts (key hole bypass surgery), valve replacements and closure of holes in the heart.
  • Founder Secretary of Heart Failure Society, India, he is promoting the education of heart specialists in managing patients with heart failure. At present President of Indian society for heart and lung transplantations.
  • Apart from many awards from social and professional bodies, Dr.Gokhale received Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award (year 2016)
  • Established Sahrudaya Health,Medical and Educational Trust, a for non-profit organization and is establishing open heart surgery programme at Government General Hospital, Guntur, his alma matter, on a PPP model with Government of Andhra Pradesh. In that government hospital, nearly 500 open heart surgeries and 3 heart transplantations were doine.

QUALIFICATION

MBBS ; MS (General Surgery); M.Ch ; DNB (Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery) SMP(IIM-C)

Work Experience

35+ years

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10. Dr. Sajan Koshy

Dr. Sajan Koshy is Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, CoE Cardiac Sciences. He has more than 15 years of experience in Cardiology and is an expert in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery – especially Cardiac Surgery in newborns with congenital heart diseases. He has been instrumental in creating public awareness on Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in North Kerala, in association with NGOs.

QUALIFICATION

MCh (Kerala University) |MS (Kerala University) | MBBS (Kerala University

Work Experience

18+ years

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