Dr. Julius Punnen

Dr. Julius Punnen
Cardiac Surgeon, Bangalore


  • 1 Hospital
  • Dr. Julius Punnen is a Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Global Hospital
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore(2010 - 2013)
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia(January 2001 to January 2002)
  • Children’s Hospital at Westmead(July 2000 to January 2001)
  • Manipal Heart Foundation, Bangalore, India(August 1997 to July 2000)
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission,  Chennai, India(September 1996 to July 1997)
  • Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka(August 1993 to July 1996)
  • Thiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital, Thiruvalla Kerala, INDIA(September 1992 to August 1993)
  • Department of General Surgery, J.J.M Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka(September 1989 to July 1992)
  • Pushpagiri Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala, INDIA(January 1989 to July 1989)
  • Thiruvalla MedicalMission Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala, INDIA(September 1987  to Nov 1988)
  • Establishing  a Homograft Heart Valve  Bank at the Manipal Heart Foundation in August 1999 which was the first one in the state of Karnataka and at Narayana Hrudayalaya subsequently the later being the only functional bank in the country presently.
  • Establishing a joint venture program between M.S Ramaiah Medical College and Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals for running the cardiac services and heading it in the initial years.
  • Languages :English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada


  • Cardiac Surgery

  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Tissue Banking


  • M.Ch from Manipal Academy of Higher Education(1993 – 1996)
  • M.S from JJM Medical College, Davangere (1989 – 1992)
  • MBBS from M.S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore (1981 – 1987)

Practice Information

Global Health City, Chennai

Global Health City, Chennai

439, Cheran Nagar, Perumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600100

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • MRS Menon Gold Medal For the best outgoing student in Cardio Thoracic Surgery, KMC Manipal
  • PUBLICATIONSInferior Mesenteric artery as a free conduit for myocardial revascularization J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg ,  1997 : 113 : 210-1
  • Marsupialization of Intramyocardial Left Anterior Descending Artery: A Novel Approach for Easy Access During Revascularization
  • Ann. Thorac. Surg., Dec 2005; 80: 2390 – 2392
  • A Rare Case of Calcified Right Ventricular Mass, Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia July 2004 Volume 7, Number 2di a Aspergillus Niger Causing
  • Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis J Cardiovasc Dis 2005;3(4):181-182 n He
  • Distal Carotid Perfusion in Combined Carotid Endarterectomy and OP-CABG. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2007 Apr ;15 (2):164-6 17387204
  • Abstracts:The Ross operation: Our initial experience IJTCVS, Jan–Mar, 2006
  • Analysis of surgical management of complex aortic aneurysms
  • IJTCVS, Jan–Mar, 2006
  • Journal Sept-Oct, 2004; 56:(5) Article No.553
  • PAPERS PRESENTEDAt 41st annual conference of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, 1995, Bangalore
  • “Subclavian Displacement flap aortoplasty – a new method for repairing coarctation of the aorta”
  • At 42 nd annual conference of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, 1996, New Delhi
  • “Pulmonary resections in prone position – breathing life into a dying art”
  • At 43 rd annual conference of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, 1997, Ooty
  • “MMM experience with VSD, Pulmonary atresia with MAPCA” – (Poster)
  • Off pump coronary bypass surgery our experience with 320 cases - 51st Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India December 1999
  • World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology, Toronto, Canada 2001:  Poster on Management of Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and RV dependant coronary circulation
  • Ross Procedure – Initial Experience At 49th annual conference of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, 2003,       Hyderabad
  • The Power of Process and “Reverse” Innovation, Conference on Bending the cost curve in Washington DC, February  2011
  • Should we stop at Glenn operation since Fontan result is not promising::  Invited international faculty at  Annual conference of Paediatric cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac anaesthesia in Penang, Malaysia.  September 2011
  • Is atrial switch still relevant in treating TGA: Invited international faculty at  Annual conference of Paediatric cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac anaesthesia in Penang, Malaysia. 
  • Life Member of  Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons  (IACTS), 1996
  • Life member of Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banks (APASTB). Former member of the board, 2006