The First Dr Ravindra Bhat Memorial Oration

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Dr Kunal Sarkar,
Past President, Indian Association of CardioThoracic Surgeons,
Senior Vice Chairman & Consultant Cardiac Surgeon,
Medica Superspeciality Hospital,


A renowned Cardiac Surgeon. Calcuttan to the core.


  • Schooling in St. Xavier's School. Citation for Academic excellence.
  • National Scholar, Government of India.
  • Graduated from Medical College, Calcutta with Gold Medal in surgery and 12 other awards in surgery.
  • Trained in Cardiac Surgery in England in Cardiothoracic Centre Liverpool, St Mary's Hospital London.
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Faculty of Imperial College London.

Focus Area

  • Off Pump CABG (Without support of Heart-Lung machine), More than 90% cases.
  • Bloodless Heart surgery.
  • Complex Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
  • Total Arteria Bypass Grafting Surgery - Off pump (LIMA RIMA Y).
  • CABG with Endarterectomy.
  • Combined Surgery (CABG + Valve Surgery).
  • Aortic Surgery (Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection).
  • REDO Surgery (2nd time CABG, Valve Replacement Surgery).
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.
  • Surgery for Heart Failure.
  • Surgery for Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
  • Ventricular Assist Devices.
  • ECMO.


  • Member of the European Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Indian Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, International Society for minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.
  • Currently Senior Vice Chairman & Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon of Medica Super Specialty Hospitals and leading the cardiac program.
  • President - Kolkata Sukriti Foundation.
  • Contributes to Bengali and English publications. Avid debator.
  • Founder member of Calcutta Debating Circle.
  • Past President - of Indian Association Cardiothoracic Surgeons (IACTS).