||FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne.
F.L.A.C.S. - Fellow of the Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - 1995.
Performed nearly 25, 000 open-heart operations in the last 16 years.
One of the first surgeons to obtain the M Ch degree in Cardio Vascular Surgery in India (1969)- a pioneer in cardiac surgery for infants, coronary bypass surgery, multivalve replacement and cardiac transplantation.
Trained over 20 surgeons who, together, perform 20% of the cardiac surgeries done in the country today.
Recipient of many national awards including the Padma Bhushan in 1998.
Been at the forefront in establishing coronary bypass surgery as a standardised and safe procedure in India (thus reversing the trend of patients going abroad for this facility).
Presented over 275 papers at national and international conferences and made around 20 orations including the Subroto Memorial Oration and the Sadasivan Oration.
Participated in the first multi-organ transplant in India (Heart, Liver, Kidneys and Cornea).
First surgeon to repair a complex congenital heart defect in a child below one year.
First to apply heart, lung machine-supported Coronary Angioplasty in India.
||MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1963
M.S. (General Surgery), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1966
M.Ch. (Cardio Thoracic Surgery), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1969