Clinical Experience

M.B.B.S (1985-1990)- Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, India. Passed all examinations in first attempt.
M.S (Gen Surg) (1993-1996)- Govt. Medical College, Mysore, India. Passed in First attempt-September '96.
M.Ch (CTVS) (1998-2001)- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Passed in first attempt-May 2000.
Fellowship in CTS and Transplant surgery-St Vincent's Hospital Sydney for 2 years.
Licensure-Karnatak Medical Council Reg No- 31 177
NSW Medical Board Reg No 344191

Clinical Experience

1990-91 One year compulsory rotatory internship at KMC Hospital, Hubli in all clinical specialities.Included rural health training for 3 months.
1992-93 Asst Lecturer in Pathology at Pravara Medical College, Loni, India.
1993-96 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.
Oct '96 -April '97 Senior resident in Oncosurgery at Batra Hospital. New Delhi, INDIA.
May '97 -Feb '98 Resident surgeon at Escorts Heart Institute and Research centre, Delhi. Where in I developed interest in Cardiac surgery.
Feb '98 -Feb '01 Senior Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery at PGIMER, Chandigarh, leading to M.Ch degree.
Mar '01 -May '02 Junior consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Heart Centre, Bangalore.
May '02 -May '04 Fellow in Cardiothoracic surgery and Heart -Lung Transplantation, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.
June '04 – Oct '06 Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Heart Centre. Bangalore.
Oct '06 – till date Chief Cardio-thoracic Surgeon, Mallya Hospital, Bangalore.
Memberships 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)

Research Experience

  • 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.

Scientific Presentations and Participations.

  • 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

Future Goals

I want to grow up as a complete cardio thoracic surgeon. Presently I am working as chief cardiac surgeon and doing mainly adult cardiac work. However I am having a wide interest in adult cardiac, congenital, thoracic and vascular surgeries, and my special interest is in “Heart transplantation” and “Total artificial heart”.