Dr. Divakar Bhat

Dr. Divakar Bhat
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Bangalore

MBBS, MS, M.ch

  • 1 Hospital
  • Chief cardio-thoracic surgeon at Mallya Hospital, Bangalore is popularly known in the medical fraternity as ‘Beating Heart Surgeon’
  • Having a vast experience of performing more than 6000 Cardiac surgeries 
  • lecturer in Pathology at Pravarava Medical College and later joined Batra Hospital, New Delhi as a Senior Resident in Oncosurgery, 1992  
  • Moved to "Escorts Heart Institute" Delhi, where he developed keen interest in Cardiac surgery
  • Worked as cardio-thoracic surgeon in Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh
  • cardiac Surgeon at Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Heart centre, Bangalore
  • Assignment at St’ Vincent’s hospital Sydney, 
  • Presently, Working as Chief Cardio-thoracic Surgeon in Mallya Hospital, Bangalore
  • One year compulsory rotatory internship at KMC Hospital, Hubli in all clinical specialities.Included rural health training for 3 months(1990-91)
  • Asst Lecturer in Pathology at Pravara Medical College, Loni, India(
  • 1992-93)
  • Trained in General surgery operations at K R Hospital Mysore during 3 year programme leading to M S degree. Had speciality postings in Cardiothoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Onco-surgery, Urology,Plastic surgery and Paediatric Surgery(1993-96)
  • Senior resident in Oncosurgery at Batra Hospital. New Delhi, INDIA(Oct ‘96 -April ‘97)
  • Resident surgeon at Escorts Heart Institute and Research centre, Delhi. Where in I developed interest in Cardiac surgery(May ‘97 -Feb ‘98)
  • Senior Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery at PGIMER, Chandigarh, leading to M.Ch degree(Feb ‘98 -Feb ‘01)
  • Junior consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Heart Centre, Bangalore(Mar ‘01 -May ‘02)
  • Fellow in Cardiothoracic surgery and Heart -Lung Transplantation, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney(May ‘02 -May ‘04)
  • Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Heart Centre. Bangalore(June ’04 – Oct ‘06)
  • Chief Cardio-thoracic Surgeon, Mallya Hospital, Bangalore(Oct ’06 – till date)


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Transplantation
  • Total artificial heart


  • He came to Mysore Marimallapa's college for his pre university course
  • MBBS degree from K.M.C Hubli
  • MS in General surgery from Govt Medical College, Mysore 
  • M.Ch from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • He was awarded a fellowship in Heart Lung Transplant surgery from St.Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Practice Information

Mallya Hospital, Bangalore

Mallya Hospital, Bangalore

No.2 Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560001

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Submitted a dissertation titled “Clinico-pathological study of Acute Appendicitis’s to the University of Mysore, INDIA
  • Submitted a dissertation titled “Analysis of surgical results of ASD - Review of 25 years” to PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • He was awarded a fellowship in Heart Lung Transplant surgery from St.Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
  • Award of MS General Surgery, & ‘analysis of surgical results of ASD-Review of 25Yrs’ 
  • The award of Mch Cardiac surgery
  • Having presented more than 10 scientific papers in national and international forums
  • Between 1992 & 2009 he has presented various papers at the National and International level and has also submitted two dissertations, one on ‘acute appendicitis’ 
  • He has also published over five articles on various topics in his field
  • Chaired a scientific session in MEDITEL 2004, conference Dec 10-11, at Bangalore
  • Presented a paper titled “Perineal ectopic testis” at surgical society meeting of Association of surgeons of India, Mysore chapter
  • Participated in regular clinical case presentations, subject seminars and clinical meetings at Government medical college, Mysore and at PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Participated in ASICON ’94 at Cuttack and IVth National Burns Conference at Bangalore
  • Participated in IACTS 2000 conference at Mumbai and presented a free paper titled “Analysis of surgical results of ASD -Review of 25 years”
  • Participated in IACTS -2001 conference at Kolkatta and presented a free paper titled “Thoracic Trauma analysis of 1000 patients”
  • Participated in CME programme from 6th November 1995 to 11th November 1995 organized by surgical society of Bangalore
  • Participated in CME on 8th June 1996 organized by Calicut Medical College Surgery department and ASI Kerala Chapter
  • Participated in conference of Sports Medicine held by Government Medical College, Mysore on 26th February 1995
  • Participated in 4th National CTVS comprehensive India programme from 21-26 June 1999 at Institute of Cardiovascular diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai
  • Participated in Fifth National Comprehensive Course in CTVS Organized by Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi from 25th to 30th Octoer 1999
  • Participated in Fifth Annual conference of India Association of Cardiovascular thoracic Anaesthesiologists held at Bangalore from 2nd to 4th November 2001
  • Delivered a lecture on "Advances in Cardiac Surgery" at 73rd annual conference of IMA - MEDICON 2007, at Mysore on 27th Oct 2007
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis - study of 32 cases. The ANTISEPTIC. Vol 92, No.2, pp72-74, Feb 1995
  • Splenectomy, A study of 26 cases at K R Hospital, Mysore, The ANTISEPTIC Vol 93,No 2,pp67-69, Feb 1996
  • Solitary Nodule of the Thyroid - Study of 150 cases. The ANTISEPTIC, Vol 93,No 8,pp316-320, Aug 1996
  • ASD Surgical Results, review of 25 years. Indian Journal of CTVS, December 2000
  • Thoracic Trauma-Experience from North-West India-under publication in International Journal of Trauma
  • Life member of the Indian Association of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS), LM 20521
  • Life member of the Karnataka Association of Cardiothoracic surgeons (KACTS) 
  • Associate Member of Cardiology Society of India, Bangalore chapter
  • Medical advisory board member TSS hospital Sirsi
  • Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI)( L-485) 
  • Life member of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation ( ISOT)