Dr. Sarju Ralhan

Dr. Sarju Ralhan
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Ludhiana

MBBS, MS, M.ch

  • 2 Hospitals

Dr. Sarju Ralhan  is an internationally acclaimed surgeon who specializes in cardiovascular, thoracic, and vascular surgeries. He also has a keen interest in the surgical management of patients afflicted with Coronary artery disease and diseases of the aorta. He has clinical expertise in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery and specializes in diseases of the off pump coronary artery bypass grafting, valvular heart disease, and disease of the aorta.

As a Junior Resident in SSGH Hospital, Baroda, Dr. Sarju Ralhan has assisted in more than 150 open heart surgeries either as first or second assistant. He has been the first assistant in 1500 open heart surgeries for CABG, Valve replacements, and Congenital heart Surgeries. He has performed a number of radial artery, Left Internal Thoracic Artery, Right Internal Thoracic Artery, and Endoscopic Internal Thoracic artery harvesting surgeries. He has done more than 5000 various types of independent surgeries, including valve replacement, CABG, OPCAB, and Aortic root replacement. During his three year tenure of General Surgery, he has done two years of House Surgeon ship and one year as a Registrar at the SSGH Hospital.

Dr. Sarju Ralhan has also been a member of the ongoing Indo-US genomic trial in diabetics since 2002 and he has about 12 International publications from this trial. He is the Principal investigator and the head of the Data Coordination Center for the Aortic Valve Replacement with Magna Ease valve, a study sponsored by the Edward Life Science, which has its headquarters in California in the United States of America.

Dr. Ralhan started his medical career by doing his MB.BS from the Government Medical College in Patiala, which was followed by his MS (Gen. Surgery) from the Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekewad University in Vadodhara. He later did his M.Ch from PGIMER, Chandigarh with distinction.

Dr. Sarju Ralhan has held the following positions:

  • Junior Resident, Internal Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Patiala (Jan. 1991 to June 1991)
  • Junior Resident General Surgery, SSGH Baroda, (June 1991 to July 1993)
  • Senior Resident, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre New Delhi (Aug. 1993 to Mar. 1994)
  • Senior Resident, General Surgery, Govt. Medical College Chandigarh, (Mar. 1994 to June 1994)
  • Senior Resident Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, P.G.I. Chandigarh, (July 1994 to June 1996)
  • Attending Cardiac Surgeon, Tagore Heart Care and Research Centre Jalandhar, (July 1996 to Aug. 1997)
  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, BBC Heart Care, Jalandhar, (Sept.1997 to Sept. 2001)
  • Senior Cardiac Surgeon, BBC Heart Care, Jalandhar (Oct.2001 to Dec 2002)
  • Senior Consultant Surgeon, Hero DMC Heart Institute (Dec 2002 till date)

Specialities

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures

  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta

Expertise

  • OPCAB
  • Endo CABG Endoscopic Bypass Grafting
  • MICAS
  • Valve replacement by Minimally Invasive Technique
  • Aortic Surgery (Ascending and descending aorta)
  • Endovascular repair of Aorta (TEVAR)

Education

  • MBBS, MS, M.ch
  • MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Patiala in the year 1984-1990 with a first class rank
  • MS (Gen. Surgery) from Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekewad University, in the year 1993
  • M.Ch from PGIMER, Chandigarh and ranked first In June 1996

Practice Information

Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana

Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana

Tagore Nagar, DMC Road, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, Punjab - 141001

Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana

Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana

Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, Punjab - 141001

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • ‘Clinico Pathological Correlation of Thyroid Nodule as dissertation for M.S. (General Surgery).
  • ‘Study of Magnesium Sulphate Infusion as a prophylaxis for ventricular arrthymias & its role in myocardial preservation for M.Ch. (C.V.T.S).
  • EACA Eamino Caproic / acid Infusion as a prophylaxis for control of post operative bleeding
  • Haemodynamic changes during beating heart surgery
  • Bad ventricle and OPCAB• Co-investigator in Indo US collaboration in Genomic Trial in Diabetics with Principal Investigator Dr. Dharambir K. Sanghera, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Genetics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 975 NE 10th, BRC-211B Oklahoma City, OK-73104
  • Conferences AND Workshops:Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS) in Feb’1996 at New Delhi
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS) in Feb’ 2003 at Bangalore
  • First Conference of Cardiological Society of North India at Jalandhar.4 Annual Conference by American Association of Thoracic Surgery 86th at Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Annual Conference by American Association of Thoracic Surgery 87th at Washington DC, USA
  • Annual Conference by American Association of Thoracic Surgery 88th at San diego 
  • Annual Conference by American Association of Thoracic Surgery 89th at Boston Massachusetts
  • 7th Current trends in aortic and cardiothoracic Surgery at Houston, Texas.
  • 9th Aortic symposium 2008 At New York.
  • As an Observer for Aortic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Cardiotrhoracic Surgery Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital under Dr. Joseph S. Coselli 
  • Aortic Symposium 2010 at New York City, New York USA
  • 30th Anniversary meeting and scientific sessions at Hilton Chicago 
  • Publications:‘Study of Magnesium Sulphate Infusion as a prophylaxis for ventricular arrthymias & its role in myocardial preservation.
  • EACA Eamino Caproicacid Infusion as a prophylaxis for control of post operative bleeding
  • Role of pulse oximeter in radial artery harvest in Indian Heart Journal.
  • Physiotherapy in cardiac patient Physiotherapy Journal DAV College 1997.
  • S Sanghera DK, Nath S, Ortega L, Gambarelli M, Kim-Howard X, Singh JR, Ralhan SK, Wander GS, Mehra NK, Mulvihill J and Kamboh MI (2008) TCF7L2 
  • polymorphisms are associated with type 2 diabetes susceptibility in Khatri Sikhs from India: genetic variation affects lipid levels. Ann Hum Genet 72(4):499-509. PMID: 18598350
  • Sanghera DK, Ortega L, Han S, Singh, JR, Ralhan SK, Wander GS, Mehra, NK, Nath S and Kamboh MI (2008) Impact of Common Type 2 Diabetes Risk 
  • Polymorphisms in Asian Indian Sikhs: BMC Med Genet 9: doi: 10.1186/1471-2350-9-59. PMID: 18397358
  • Sanghera, DK, Been L, Ortega L, Wander GS, Mehra, NK, Aston, CE, Mulvihill, JJ and Ralhan SK (2009) Testing the Association of Novel Meta-analysis-derived Diabetes Risk Genes with Type 2 Diabetes and Related Metabolic Traits in Asian 
  • Indian Sikhs (2009). J Hum Genet: 1–7. PMID: 19247373 
  • Sanghera DK, Demirci, Y, Been L, Ortega L, Ralhan SK, Wander GS, Mehra, NK, Singh, JR, Mulvihill, JJ and Kamboh MI (2008) Novel polymorphisms in PPARG1, PPARG2, and ADIPOQ genes increase type 2 diabetes risk in Asian Indian Sikhs. (under review)
  • Nath, SK, Been, L, H Deshmukh, Ralhan SK, Wander GS, Mehra, NK, Singh, JR, 
  • Mulvihill, JJ and Sanghera, DK (2008) Replication of association between a Publications:common variant near melanocortin-4 receptor gene and obesity-related traits in a Sikh population from Northern India. (under review)
  • Dharambir K. Sanghera, Latonya Been, Lyda Ortega, Gurpreet S. Wander, Narinder K Mehra, Christopher E Aston, John J Mulvihill and Sarju Ralhan : Testing the association of novel meta analysis derived diabetes risk genes with type II diabetes and related metabolic traits in Asian Indian Sikhs : Journal of Human Genetics 2009; 0, J Hum Genet: 1–7. PMID: 19247373
  • Presentations:‘Study of Magnesium Sulphate Infusion as a prophylaxis for ventricular arrthymias & its role in myocardial preservation, presented in 42nd Annual Conference of IACTS at New Delhi
  • EACA Eamino Caproicacid Infusion as a prophylaxis for control of post operative bleeding presented in 42nd Annual Conference of IACTS at New Delhi
  • Poster presentation of coronary pulmonary artery fistula in 42nd Annual Conference
  • Endo CABG Endoscopic Bypass Surgery read at 50th Annual Conference of 
  • Cardiological Society of India held in December 1998, Mumbai. 
  • MICAS Minimally Invasive valve replacement.
  • Endo CABG - Press conference held in Chandigarh, June 1998.
  • Heart Disease in Pregnancy Panel discussion on Television presentation, Jalandhar Doordarshan on 30 January, 1999