Pioneering pediatric cardiac surgery in India, this leading cardiac surgeon has held prestigious positions in India and abroad
Has been the Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 1990 to 1993 and has performed more than 36,000 operations
Has also pioneered the first heart transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death, the first bilateral lung transplant, the first Pediatric Heart transplant, the first Auto transplant, and the first Heart and Lung transplant
He is the first and only Indian member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Honorary Surgeon to the President of India
Recipient of Hon.Degree, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE conferred by the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, (1990-93)
Recipient of Hon.Degree, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE (Honoris Causa) conferred by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, (2003)
The First and the only Indian’s name engraved in one of the stones in Kos Island, Greece, the birth place of the medical professional, Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, on the occasion of World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons held between 30th April – 3rd May, 2007
The first INDIAN elected as the president of the World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons for the year 2010-11
MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, 1964
MS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, 1970
FRACS from Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Sydney, 1973
DSc(Hon) from Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, 2003
DSc(Honoris Causa) from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, 2007
Chairman Of Indian Association Of Laser Surgery & Medicine
President Of The Paediatric Cardiac Society Of India
Past Secretary Of The Association Of Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Surgeons Of India – 1992
Past President Of The Indian Association Of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons – 1993-94.
The First And Only Indian Member Of The American Asscn. For Thoracic Surgery
Hon. Membership Of The Malaysian Association For Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery - 2006
Member Of Society Of Thoracic Surgeons
Member Of International Society For Heart & Lung Transplantation.
Member Of The International Society Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons.
Member Of The European Society Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons.
Member Of The New York Academy Of Sciences.
Member Of Iscts – The World Society Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
Member Of The Australasian Society Of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons.
Fellow Of The American College Of Chest Physicians.
Fellow Of Royal Society Of Medicine (london).
Council Member Of The Association Of Thoracic & Cardio-vascular
Surgeons Of Asia
Member Of The Confederation Of Indian Industry – Health Division.
Intl. Editorial Board Member Of The Asian Cardiovasc. & Thoracic Annals
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