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Dr Rahul Chandola
Qualifications : MS, MCh (CTVS)  
Designation : Senior Consultant, Heart Lung Transplant & Adult Cardiac Surgery  
Specialty : Cardiac Sciences  
Email : chandola@ualberta.ca  
Location : Guru Nanak CARE Hospitals, Musheerabad, Hyderabad
    CARE Hospitals, Hi-tech City, Hyderabad
Qualifications
  • MBBS - Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (1992-1997)
  • MS (General Surgery) - Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (1998-2000)
  • MCh (Cardiothoracic Surgery) - Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur (2002-2005)
  • Cardiac Surgery Fellowship - Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (2005-2006)
  • Clinical Fellowship (Cardiovascular Surgery and Heart Transplantation) - Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada (2009-2011)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada (2011-2013)
  • Heart Lung Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices Fellowship - University of Alberta, Canada (2013-2014)
Past Positions
  • Jr Consultant (Cardiovascular Surgery), Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi (2007-2009)
  • Jr Consultant (Cardiovascular Surgery), Escorts Hospitals, New Delhi (2006-2007)
  • Registrar (Cardiovascular Surgery), Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi (Jun 2002-Dec 2002)
Teaching experience
  • Lecturer (Cardiothoracic Surgery), Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun (2005 – 2006)
Expertise
  • Heart transplantation - adult and pediatric
  • Lung transplantations
    -Cadaveric - Donation after Cardio-circulatory Death (DCD) as well as Neurologic Determination of Death (NDD)
    -Living lobar lung transplantation
    -Off pump single as well as double lung transplantations
    -Bilateral lung transplantations through midline sternotomies
    -Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP)
  • ECMO
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD) implants
Research & presentations
  • Paper: Combined approach using Chemotherapy and Surgery in treatment of gram negative native valve endocarditis. Canadian cardiovascular society (2010)
  • Paper: Impact of mechanical circulatory support   on the cardiac transplant outcomes. Canadian cardiovascular society (2010)
  • Paper: Management of Calcified PDA by institution of Suction By-pass – A case report. CTVS Conference (2004)
  • Paper: Management of Mediastinal tumours – Kanpur experience. CTVS Conference (2004)
  • Paper: Making of AV fistula-Kanpur experience. IACTSCON - Conference of Indian Association of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (2004)
  • Paper: A rational approach for the treatment of postoperative mediastinitis. IACTSCON - Conference of Indian Association of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (2003)
  • Paper: Myxoma arising from mitral valve-a case report. IACTSCON - Conference of Indian Association of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (2003)
  • Paper: Treatment of Liver secondaries with ethanol injection. ASICON - Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India (1999)
  • Paper: Role of Abdominal Suture Rectopexy in the treatment of rectal prolapsed. ASICON - Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India (1998)
Publications
  • Chandola R, Cusimano R, Osten M, Horlick E. Postcardiac transplant transcatheter core valve implantation for aortic insufficiency secondary to Impella device placement. Annals of thoracic surgery 2012; 93(6): e155-157
  • Chandola R, Cusimano R, Osten M, Horlick E Severe aortic insufficiency secondary to 5L Impella device placement. Chandola R, Cusimano R, Osten M, Horlick E. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 2012; 27(3): 400-402
  • Chandola R, Cusimano R, Osten M, Horlick E. Use of Impella 5L for acute allograft rejection postcardiac transplant. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2012; 60(4):302-304
  • Chandola R, Ralph-Edwards A, Gruner C. Primary cardiac lymphoma. Asian Cardiovascular Thoracic Annals 2012; 20(2): 207
  • Chandola R, Khanna A. Development of Malignancy in Sacral Pressure Sore. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology 2000.
  • Chandola R, Teoh K, Elhenawy A, Christakis G. Perceval sutureless valve - Are sutureless valves here? Current Cardiology Reviews 2015; 11(3): 220-228
  • Chandola R, Elhenawy A, Lien D, Laing B. Pneumatosis intestinalis mimicking bowel perforation. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2015 Feb; 99(2): 687-689
  • Long term use of low molecular weight heparin in a patient with Heartware BIVAD (HVAD) with underlying sustained ventricular fibrillation. Journal of cardiology cases 2016; 14(6): 171–173
Conferences attended
  • The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Mitral Conclave, New York, USA (2011)
  • 91st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Philadephia, USA (2011)
  • 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Boston, USA (2009)
  • Valvular Heart Disease Summit, Chicago, Illinois (2005 & 2007)
  • 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2006)
  • 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Toronto, Canada (2004)