Dr. R. Murugu Sundara Pandiyan

Senior Consultant - Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Cardio Thoracic Surgery
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Dr.R.Murugu Sundara Pandiyan

Educational Qualifications:

  • MBBS – Christian Medical College Vellore.
  • MS – Christian Medical College Vellore.
  • DNB – Christian Medical College Vellore.
  • M.Ch. – SreeChitraTirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology TVM.
  • N. A. M. S – National Academy of Medical Science, New Delhi.

With more than 25 years of expertise, Dr. Murugu Sundara Pandiyan is a well-known authority in the fields of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He has successfully completed more than 5000 adult, pediatric, thoracic, and aortic procedures over the years. Dr. R. Murugu graduated from the esteemed Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, with a bachelor’s degree and postgraduate study in general surgery. His M.Ch (CTVS) was completed at SCTIMST, Trivandrum.

Additionally, he worked as an overseas registrar at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia, where he was given the unique opportunity to be appointed “Chief Resident,” a title that is rarely given to trainees who are not residents. He has authored numerous articles in reputable national and international journals over his academic career. In addition, he hosted international conferences and CME programs.

Additionally, he completed a heart and lung transplant observership at the University of Minnesota in the United States.

Professional Experience

  • Over 25 years of Experience

Achievements and Awards

  • 1989-1991: Bright Students Award from the government of Tamil Nadu.
  • 1994: Presented with the Paul Harrison prize in Neurology.

Area of Expertise

  • Beating Heart CABG
  • Surgery for Heart Failure
  • Valve Repair Surgery
  • Surgery for Aortic Aneurysms
  • Complex Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Redo Cardiac Surgery
  • Lung Resection & Tracheal Surgery


  1. Murugu SP, Booshanam VM, Shyam Kumar NK, Ipeson PK. Role of CT guided chemical lumbar sympathectomy in management of chronic lower limb ischemia. Indian J. surgery, 2001; 63 (5) 377 – 379.
  2. Murugu Sundara Pandiyan, Alpha Mathew Kavunkal, Vijit Koshy Cherian, Christopher DJ. Chest wall mass with double pathology.   European J Cardiothoracic Surgery 29 (2006) 625 – 626.
  3. Mathai J, Cherian VK, Chacko J, Sen S, Karl S, Murugu S Pandiyan, Alpha K Mathew. Bridging the cleft over the throbbing heart . Ann. Thor. Surgery Dec 2006 (82): 2310 -11.
  4. Alpha M. Kavunkal, Murugu Sundara Pandiyan, Madhu Andrew Philip, K.N. Parimelazhagan, Marie T Manipadam, Vijit Koshy Cherian. An unusual presentation: Large clear cell tumor of the lung mimicking malignant behavior. Annals of Thoracic Surgery Jan 2007 ;83 : 310 – 2
  5.  Murugu Sundara Pandiyan, Alpha Mathew Kavunkal, VTK Titus, Naveen Pandarinathan.  Successful repair of chronic instability of anterior chest wall following right parasternal approach for closure of atrial septal defect in a young female. Interactive Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Dec 2006 ; 5: 740
  6.  Murugu Sundara Pandiyan, Alpha Mathew Kavunkal, Vijit Koshy Cherian. An unusual cause for Mediastinal Mass. Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery. December 2008.
  7.  Murugu Sundara Pandiyan, PoongavanamAndappan, PeriyasamySivakumar, GopalakrishnanVedamoorthy. Tracheoesophageal fistula following blunt trauma to the right chest. Indian Journal of Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery Mar 2013,vol 29, issue 1: 29-31.
  8. Murugu Sundara Pandiyan, PeriasamySivakumar, Raju Bharathithasan. Mitral valve replacement in a young lady with MaroteauxLamy syndrome- Indian J of Thoracic and  cardiovascular surgery. December 2013. 29(4)


  1. Live workshop on “Surgical ventricular restoration” held at ChristianMedicalCollege, Vellore on 21.02.2004.
  2. International conference on “Heart failure: Comprehensive Managment” held at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai from 16th to 19th February 2006.


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