Dr. Pradeep Kumar

M.B.B.S., M.D., FNB Cardiac Anaesthesia., Observership Heart And Lung Transplant Program
Heart and Lung Transplant
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Dr. Pradeep Kumar - Anaesthesiologist in Chennai

Brief profile:

Dr Pradeep Kumar is Director, Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, In the Department of Cardiovasuclar & thoracic Surgery, Heart & Lung Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS). He has 14+ years of experience in anesthesia, cardiothoracic anaesthesia, & 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 Pediatric & Adult Cardiac surgery & performing Trans esophageal echocardiography. He has vast experience in managing complex pediatric congenital cardiac surgery, CABG, Arch surgery and valve surgery. He is been a core member in setting up some of the most successful heart & lung transplantation programs, LVAD Program, ECMO Program in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi & Hyderabad. Dr. Pradeep has experience in Managing more than 350 heart & lung transplants, 30+ LVAD, BIVAD, 250+ ECMO. He has vast experience in managing pediatric & Adult Heart failure patients, end stage lung diseases patients and cardio thoracic and 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 Hospital, he has experience of observership at Toronto General Hospital Canada for heart & lung transplant, VAD., Exvivo lung perfusion (EVLP) TAVI management & also observership at at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA for Heart & Lung Transplant, & VAD Program


  • MBBS – Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Agalakote, Karnataka
  • M.D – Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, Karnataka
  • FNB – Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital – New Delhi, Delhi
  • Observership Heart And Lung Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto
  • Observership Heart And Lung Transplant Program, Temple University Hospital,Philadelphia

Areas of Specialization:

  • Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Adult & Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery & Intensive Care
  • Management of End-Stage Heart & Lung Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support including ECMO & Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)

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