Dr Suresh Rao KG

Co-Director
Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support

Armed with nearly 30 years of experience, Dr Suresh Rao KG is the Co-Director of the Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support, serving alongside renowned transplant surgeon Dr KR Balakrishnan. In his many years of medical service, Dr Rao has nurtured an expertise in cardiac critical care, heart and lung transplantations, LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) implantation, ECMO initiation, management of congenital heart disease and post-operative patients and trans-oesophageal echocardiography. Over his career, he has presented several papers and has published his research in many high-ranking medical journals.

1988
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
Government Medical College, Ballari, Karnataka

1992
MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Anaesthesiology
Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru, Karnataka

  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA)
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (PCSI)
  • Indian Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA)
  • Research Society of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology (RSACP)
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
  • Anaesthetic management of first successful Norwood procedure in India in 2002
    Managed more than 300 heart transplants in India
  • Managed 85 paediatric heart transplants in India
  • Managed 120 ECMOs
    Successful management of 25 LVADs as destination therapy
  • Managed first Heartmate 2 implant patient in India
  • Managed first successful HVAD in India

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