Dr. Vivek Jawali is Chairman, of Cardiovascular Sciences, Fortis Hospitals, and Bangalore. He is the chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon. He is experienced and expertise in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, in India. He has performed more than 18000 Cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries. He performed India’s first beating heart bypass surgery in the year 1992 and India’s first Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery (MIDCAB), in September 1994. He performed the world’s first awake open-heart surgery in April 2002. The patient was 74 years old, who underwent triple bypass with aortic valve replacement and without giving general anaesthesia or ventilator.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
He made many innovations in cardiac surgery. He is the founder member of the ISMICS, which is International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons and he is the only Indian member on the editorial board of its journal. He is also a member of the Council in Asian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He finished his MBBS from M R Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka in the year 1974. He finished his MS from JJMMC, Davangere and MCh in CVT surgery from KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai. He has also been nominated as the council member of the newly constituted Medical Council of India (MCI).
Achievements & Notable Works
He has done several papers and publications,11 indexed publications and presented more than 200 scientific papers. He also conducted several demonstrations of new techniques in heart surgery at various hospitals in India and abroad in countries like the United States of America and Europe. He was the president of IACTS, that is Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons in the year 2008. He also worked as the Vice President of the Indian College of Cardiology. He is one of the members of the editorial board for journals like Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (IACTS), Journal of Cardiac Anesthesia and CTSNET (a comprehensive global website of cardiac surgeons around the world).
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