CTVS & Heart Transplant Surgeon
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
Specialties: Cardiac Sciences,Organ Transplant
Dr Rajesh T R is a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, born and brought up in Karnataka. He did his MBBS from Government Medical College, Bellary, and did his post-graduation in General Surgery from Government Medical College, Mysore, bagging the gold medal from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in 2001. He also obtained a DNB degree in General Surgery from the National Board of examination, New Delhi in 2002.
He later joined Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital at Mumbai as a Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon. During his residency, he was involved in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, which was published in the International Journal.
After obtaining his MCh degree in CVTS in 2004 he moved to Bangalore and joined Dr Devi Shetty at Narayana Hrudayalaya. He was chosen to train in the speciality of Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices (artificial hearts), at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, considered as the Mecca of Cardiac Surgery.
After his return, he set up the Artificial Heart Program at Narayana Hrudayalaya, in 2008, the first of its kind in the entire country. He has been credited with being the first to implant a latest third generation, artificial heart, in a patient with terminal heart failure. This was a first in all of Asia. He is credited with a mention of the same in the Limca Book of records.
At Narayana Hrudayalaya, he gained an exhaustive experience of nearly 5000 cardiac operations. He is adept at handling nearly the entire range of cardiac surgeries, like beating heart and on-pump CABG, coronary endarterectomies, valve repairs and replacements, aortic root surgeries, aortic aneurysm surgeries, ventricular reconstructions, surgery for heart failure such as transplants and artificial heart implantations, surgery for congenital heart diseases such as ASD, VSD, Tetralogy of Fallot, PDA, aortic coarctation, etc. He is a life member of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeons.