GKNM Hospital,
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

liveSURGE 2011

Current Issues in Cardiac Surgery

When & Where?

3rd & 4th December - 2011, Residency Towers, Coimbatore

Focus Area

Current Issues in Cardiac Surgery

How many cases?


Faculty of liveSURGE 2011

Prof. Antonio Mario Calafiore
Prof. Kenton Zehr
Prof. Jai S Raman
Prof. Hiroki Yamaguchi

About 13th liveSURGE..

13th Annual Live Workshop was conducted on 3rd and 4th December 2011. It focused on Current Issues in Cardiac Surgery. The workshop was inaugurated by our Director on the 3rd morning. The visiting faculty were Prof. Antonio Mario Calafiore, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Prof. Kenton Zehr, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Director – Center for Aortic Diseases, Texas, A & M, USA, Prof. Hiroki Yamaguchi, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Chiba, Japan, Prof. Jai S Raman, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Director, Heart Transplant & Mechanical Support, Rush University, Chicago, USA. 3 patients were operated on the first day of the workshop. The second day of the workshop started with the review of cases. Another 3 patients were operated. About 170 leading cardiothoracic surgeons from all over India participated.

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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.