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Dr. Sathyaki Purushotham Nambala

Cardiovascular Surgery

Previous Hospital Appointments

Mar 2007 - Mar 2008
Senior Clinical Fellow Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
Training experience
The hospital is a tertiary referral centre for complex cardiac surgical problems as well as heart/heart lung transplant. It is one of the largest valve programs in the United States and has pioneered the development of minimally invasive valve replacement surgery. Skill sets include performing heart/heart lung transplant, donor harvests, minimally invasive valve replacements/repair, reoperative CABG and surgery for atrial fibrillation.
Jan 2006 - Feb 2007
Clinical Fellow Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON M5G 2C4 Canada Training Experience
As a tertiary referral centre and one of the largest in Canada,
performs 2000 operations in a year including transplants. Skill sets include complex
aortic root repairs and aortic aneurysm surgery. Active participant in all heart and heart
lung transplant activity including coordinating, harvesting and implanting organs.
Jan 2005 - Dec 2005
Associate Consultant
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Manipal Heart Foundation Bangalore
Experience
Significant exposure and training in pediatric as well as adult cardiacsurgery.
Jan 2001 - Dec 2004
Senior Resident
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and
Technology Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Experience: Extensive exposure to pediatric cardiac surgery and postoperative care.
Nov 2000 - Nov 2001
Lecturer
Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
St Johns Medical College Hospital
Bangalore, India
Aug 1997 - Oct 2000
Resident
Department of General Surgery
St Johns Medical College Hospital
Bangalore, India
Jan - Dec 1996
Registrar
Department of General Surgery
St Johns Medical College Hospital
Bangalore, India

Educational Qualifications

Subspecialty
M Ch. (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery)
Jan 2001- Dec 2004
3 years Post Doctoral Training at Sri Chitra Tirunal
Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Post Graduate MedicalEducation
MS (General Surgery)
Aug 1997 - Oct 2000
3 year Post Graduate Training in General Surgery
St Johns Medical College and Hospital
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Additional Qualification
Diplomat of National Board in General Surgery
Nov 2000
USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK & CS
Internship
Mar 1994 - Mar 1995
Rotating Internship (House Surgeon)
J S S Medical College Hospital
University of Mysore
Medical School
MBBS, 1989-1994
University of Mysore
J S.S. Medical College & Hospital
Mysore, Karnataka, India
Teaching Experience
Jan 2001- Dec 2004:
Senior Resident
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and
Technology
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Aug 1997 - Oct 2000
Resident
Department of General Surgery
St Johns Medical College and Hospital
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Jan - Dec 1996
Registrar
Department of General Surgery
St Johns Medical College Hospital
Bangalore, India

Publications


1. Sathyaki N Purushotham, Krishna Manohar, Sivasankaran Sivasubramanian,
Neelakandhan K S: SUBMITRAL LEFT VENTRICULAR ANEURYSM: The location
of the circumflex coronary artery in relation to the aneurysm influences the surgical
approach and outcome J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005;129:1175-7
2. Unnikrishnan M, Purushotham S, Kumar Gupta A. Superior mesenteric artery
stenting to augment splenorenal arterial bypass for intractable complex renovascular
hypertension.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2003 Dec;24(6):1046-9.
3. Patel R, Sathyaki NP, Kilpadi AB. Prevalence of nosocomial infection in critically ill
patients with abdominal pathology. Trop Gastroenterol. 1998 Oct-Dec;19(4):149-51.
4. Varma PK, Latha M, Purushotham SN, Neelakandhan KS. Abdominal aortic
occlusion due to aorto arteritis. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2003 Sep;24(3):451.
Presentations
1. Prevalence of Nosocomial Infections in Critically Ill patients with gastro intestinal and
intra abdominal pathology
Presented at the XVI Annual Surgical Conference, won the best paper prize in 1998 and
at the International Gastroenterology Symposium at Meenakshi Hospital, Madurai
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2. Submitral Left Ventricular Aneurysms: The Chitra Experience
Presented at the National Conference, Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Surgeons, New Delhi, 2004
3. Splenorenal arterial bypass for intractable complex renovascular hypertension.
Presented at the Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Kerala State Chapter, June
2004.

RESUME OF SURGICAL EXPERIENCE


My formal training in Cardiothoracic surgery as a post doctoral fellow was at Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, a premier tertiary referral center, conducting about 1800 adult and pediatric surgeries every year. The three years of training provided skills in decision making in adult and pediatric cardiac patients, managing the surgical intensive care unit, and assisting and independently performing more than 500 cases of both adult and pediatric cardiac surgeries, including surgery forcomplex congenital heart disease, thoracic and vascular conditions. Following my formal training, a brief stint at Manipal Hospital further enhanced my operative skill and experience. Subsequent to this I had the opportunity to work with Dr Tirone E David at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada. The thirteen months with the team at TGH exposed me to complex valve repairs, root replacements including the David procedure,aortic surgery and LVAD’s including the Heart Mate II (the first to be implanted in Canada). Heart and heart - lung transplant exposure was significant and was part of routine training. It also provided significant exposure to postoperative intensive care management of complex cardiac patients and transplants. Following this I had the opportunity to work at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. With already sufficient surgical training from Toronto, the year at BWH provided a platform to refine techniques, learn newer approaches, perfect minimally invasive techniques and the opportunity to work with Dr Lawrence H Cohn. The year at BWH provided enormous insight in managing complex reoperations, dealing with the very old and operating on patients with multisystem disorders, in addition to active involvement in the heart transplant program. This year of training provides the confidence and desire to bring the same level of excellence in care back home.
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