Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Dr. Pradeep Kumar


MBBS, MD (Anesthesiology), FNB ( Cardiac Anaesthesia)


Heart and Lung Transplant


Chennai - Vadapalani

About the Doctor

Designation: Director and HOD CVTS, Thoracic Transplant Anaesthesia and intensive care.
Experience Details:
Dr Pradeep Kumar is Director, Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart & Lung Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS). He has 14+ years of experience in anaesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesia, & critical care. After obtaining his training in cardiothoracic anesthesia & intensive care from GB Pant Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, he has been working in various roles, with vast experience in managing Paediatric & Adult Cardiac surgery & performing trans esophageal echocardiography. He has vast experience in managing complex paediatric congenital cardiac surgery, CABG, arch surgery, valve surgery.
He has been a core member in setting up some of the most successful heart & lung transplantation programs, LVAD Program, ECMO Program in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, & Hyderabad. Dr. Pradeep has experience in Managing more than 310 heart & lung transplants, 25 LVAD, BIVAD,150+ ECMO. He has vast experience in managing paediatric & adult heart failure patients, end-stage lung disease patients in cardiac thoracic & Transplant ICU.
He has been involved in preparing protocols about heart & lung transplant, VAD, ECMO, marginal donor management & optimization, & immunosuppressant protocols according to our Indian experience. He has good experience in EXVIVO lung perfusion system development & management. Has experience of observership at Toronto General Hospital, Canada for heart & lung transplant, VAD, Exvivo lung perfusion (EVLP) & TAVI management, & also observership at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA for Heart & Lung Transplant, & VAD Program.
Specialty Interests:
  • Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Adult & Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery & Intensive Care
  • Management of End-Stage Heart & Lung Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support including ECMO & ventricular assist devices


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