GKNM Hospital
Department of        Cardiothoracic Surgery

Impressions on our workshops

Dr. H J Schafers

Great meeting, great team play, great teaching. Enjoyed working here very much!

Dr. Hatzell Schaff

Great meeting and wonderful hospitality, congrats!

Dr. Patrick Perier

Very well-organised and inductive. Fantastic hospitality!

Dr. Jai S Raman

As usual, a wonderful educational experience and thoroughly enjoyable
weekend of fellowship.

Congratulations for this excellent meeting! Excellent facility, organisation. Wish you all the best!

Prof. Gebrine El Khoury

Fantastic course. I have been very impressed by professionalism and organisation. Big thank you. All the best!

Prof. Emmanuel Lansac

Interesting experience. Very well organised “surgical team.” Great hospitality.

Dr. Lucia Torracca

Dr. Chirojit Mukherjee

Great workshop, fantastic hospitality.
Impressive! Chandra and team did a great job!
Keep it up and congrats!

Dr. Thoralf M Sundt

A wonderful visit with delightful hospitality. Thank you!

Dr. A Sampath Kumar

I see there is more to learn for me each time I come!

Dr. Lorenzo Menicanti

Great hospitality and friendship. Fantastic medical professionality.
O.R super performing!
Thank you so much!

Contact Us

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ms. Rubha Priya


Mob: +91-63852 51581

Email: gknmlivesurge@gmail.com


Dr. Aayush Poddar

Conference Coordinator

Mob: +91-9994295646

Email: aayush100@gmail.com

About Us

Dr. S Muralidharan
Founder, liveSURGE
Past President, IACTS
Founder - Cardiothoracic Surgery Department,
Dr. P Chandrasekar
Course Director, liveSURGE
Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department,

GKNM Hospital started as a mother and child Hospital in 1952 and has currently grown to a 630-bed multi-specialty center. It has as its core competence unit, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. The specialty of cardiac surgery was started in 1974 and became fully operational with open heart procedures in 1986. It is currently a tertiary referral center performing all complex cases. The unit performs close to 1600 open heart procedures a year.

This department has been conducting the Annual workshops since 1998 focusing on one aspect of cardiac surgery each year. This meeting is acclaimed as the best in the country in terms of scientific content and conduct. Each year we have about 225 delegates participating and the numbers keep growing each year. The program is fully focused on the academic content and experts in that specific area are invited to address and demonstrate the skills and advances. We are one of the very few centres in the world that does live workshops headed by the masters, which we believe is the best form of learning and teaching.

Dr Chandrasekar, Course Director, is the architect of GKNM liveSURGE and has conducted 20 such live workshops since 1998. The annual event helps shape and advance the academics in the field of Cardio-thoracic surgery in the country.

This workshop is conducted under the auspices of Cardiac Surgical Academic and Research Trust.