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Education

  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh - FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery (Edin) (February 2018)
  • Master of Chirurgie (MCh) - Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (July 2013)
  • Diplomate of The National Board (General Surgery) - St.Marthas Hospital, Bangalore Affiliated to National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India (September 2009)
  • MBBS - Mysore Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (May 2005)

Past Positions

  • Organization: CARE Hospital
    Location: Ramnagar, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Position: Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Tenure: October 2019 – present
  • Organization: Medicover Hospital ( Prev Mycure hospital)
    Location: Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Position: Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Tenure: March 2019 – September 2019
  • Organization: Greenlane Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, Auckland City Hospital
    Location: Auckland, New Zealand
    Position: Fellow of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Tenure: January 2017 – present
  • Organization: CARE Hospital
    Location: Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
    Position: Associate Consultant
    Tenure: October 2014 – December 2016
  • Organization: Sri Jayadeva Institute Of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research
    Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Position: Assistant Professor
    Tenure: September 2013 – September 2014
  • Organization: Sri Jayadeva Institute Of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research
    Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Position: Resident and Post Graduate in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
    Tenure: August 2010- July 2013
  • Organization: Manipal Hospital
    Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Position: Registrar in Paediatric Surgery
    Tenure: October 2009 – January 2010
  • Organization: St.Marthas Hospital
    Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Position: Resident and Post Graduate in General Surgery
    Tenure: February 2006 – January 2009
  • Organization: Government Medical College
    Location: Mysore, Karnataka, India
    Position: Intern
    Tenure: 30th April 2004 – 29th April 2005 which included rotation as given

Skills/Expertise

  • ADULT CARDIAC AND THORACIC : Performed
    More than 500 cases which included Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting(OPCAB and on pump), Mitral Valve Replacements, Redo Mitral Valve replacement , Redo Aortic Valve Replacement, Tricuspid Annuloplasties, Aortic Valve Replacements, Double valve replacements, HOCM, Post MI Ventricular Septal Ruptures, Aortic Dissection, Infective Endocarditis, Pulmonary valve repair, Bentalls procedure.
  • Thoracic cases performed included Lobectomies, Decortications for Empyema, VATS Pleurodesis and Pleural biopsies, VATS wedge resections/ Metastatectomies
  • My experience at Auckland City hospital, New Zealand, enabled me to perform Heart Retrievals Lung Retrievals independently
  • I have had the honour of being involved as the first assistant with senior surgeons for the following procedures
  • Valve Sparing Root Replacements
  • Arch replacements
  • VATS lobectomies
  • Pneumonectomies
  • Heart Transplants
  • Lung Transplants
  • PAEDIATRIC CARDIAC :
    Performed
    Atrial Septal Defect
    Ventricular Septal Defect
    PDA ligation
    BT Shunt
    Assisted
    Tetrology of Fallot
    AV Canal Defects
    DORV
    Transposition of Great Arteries (Arterial switch)
    ALCAPA
    Glenn shunt

Research Presentation

  • Vats Lv Pacing Lead for Cardiac Resynchronisation (Crt): Auckland City Hospital Experience, Presented at the Anzcts Annual Scientific Meet 8th – 11th November 2018, Held at Noosa, Queensland, Australia
  • Presentation at the 59th Annual IACTS conference held at Mumbai from 14th to 17th February 2013 “EuroSCORE-2 Validation in patients undergoing Isolated Valve procedures in India”
  • Dissertation on “ Role of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis” submitted for the award of DNB in General Surgery in April 2010
  • Second Prize for Paper Presentation (Postgraduate) Karnataka State Chapter of Association Of Surgeons of India 21/02/2008 “ Empyema Thoracic – A Comparative study of VATS versus Open Thoracotomy and Drainage”
  • Second Prize for Paper Presentation at Surgical Society Of Bangalore 16/01/2008 “ Empyema Thoracic – A Comparative study of VATS versus Open Thoracotomy and Drainage”
  • Second Prize for Paper Presentation (Postgraduate) Karnataka State Chapter of Association Of Surgeons of India 18/02/2007 “Sonofistulogram for Fistula-in-ano – Our experience”
  • Second Prize for Paper Presentation at Surgical Society Of Bangalore 17/1/2007 “Sonofistulogram for Fistula-in-ano – Our experience”
  • Poster Presentation at Surgical Society Of Bangalore 21/1/2009 “Parathyroid Adenomas - Our experience”

Memberships

  • Association of Surgeons of India
  • Life membership of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Life Membership of Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (ATCSA)