Dr Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Department: Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery (CVTS)

Designation: Senior Consultant Program Lead - Heart & Lung Transplant

Qualification: MBBS, MS, MCh, DNB, MRCS (Edin)

Dr Chandrashekhar Kulkarni is a seasoned Cardiac Surgeon with around 16 years of experience. He is an expert in simple and complex Adult Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Endovascular Aneurysm and Congenital Heart Surgery. He can seamlessly perform procedures such as off-pump CABG – total arterial and RIMA LIMA Y grafts, mini sternotomy aortic and double valve surgery, aneurysm repairs with hybrid surgery, and diagnostic VATS, among other procedures.

Dr Kulkarni has done his M.B.B.S, D.N.B General Surgery, M.S and M.Ch CVTS at leading educational institutions in India. In addition to these qualifications, he also has international M.R.C.S. certification in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.

He even did a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Greenlane Cardiac Center, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand. Here, he independently performed CABG and valve repair/replacement operations, heart and lung transplant surgeries, harvested many hearts and lungs, learned the use of ECMO and VAD, etc.


16 Years of Experience
  • Present

Senior Consultant, Global Hospitals, Mumbai

  • 2009 – 2017

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Cardiovascular Thoracic Department, Jehangir Hospital, Pune

  • 2006 – 2008

Senior Cardiac and Transplant Fellow at Greenlane Cardiac Center, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand

  • 2005 – 2006

Senior Registrar at Apollo Hospital Chennai


  1. Adult Cardiac Surgery
    • Off-pump CABG -total arterial and RIMA LIMA Y grafts
    • Valve replacement – aortic, mitral and double valve replacements
    • Aneurysm of the aorta including thoracic and abdominal surgical and endovascular procedures
    • Type A dissections
    • MITRAL valve repair
    • Cardiac trauma
  2. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
    • MICAS CABG through thoracotomy including total arterial revascularisation
    • Mini sternotomy aortic and double valve surgery
    • Right thoracotomy MITRAL and tricuspid valve surgery
    • Right thoracotomy for ASD and VSD
    • Right thoracotomy MITRAL valve repairs
  3. Endovascular Aneurysm Surgery
    • For thoracic and abdominal arterial aneurysms including complex aneurysm repairs with hybrid surgery and endovascular techniques
  4. Congenital Heart Surgery
    • Simple congenital heart surgery like ASD, VSD, PDA, Coarctation
    • Complex congenital like TOF, PAVC, PAPVC, TAPVC
  5. Thoracic And Mediastinal Surgery
    • Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy, decortications, etc
    • Diagnostic VATS
    • Mediastinoscopy


  • Received gold medal in MS and Mch from the reputed Mumbai University.

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