GKNM Hospital,
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

liveSURGE 2013

Current Issues in Cardiac Surgery Focus : Mitral Valve Repair

When & Where?

26th & 27th October - 2013, Residency Towers, Coimbatore

Focus Area

Mitral Valve Repair

How many cases?


Faculty of liveSURGE 2013

Prof. Taweesak Chotivatanapong
Prof. A Sampath Kumar

About 15th liveSURGE..

The 15th Annual Live workshop was held on 26th and 27th October 2013. It focused on Mitral Valve Repair with 200  delegates participating in it. The invited faculty included Prof. Taweesak Chotivatanapong, MD, Central Chest Institute of Thailand and Prof. A Sampath Kumar, Senior Consultant, Pushpanjali Crossley Hospital, Ghaziabad. The agenda included 6 live cases, 6 lectures, 4 video lectures and a symposium on “Mitral Valve Repair: an Indian Experience”. A team of eminent surgeons participated as guest faculty for the same including Dr. S K Nair, Dr. A R Raghuram, Dr. Vivek Jawali, Dr. Gopichand Mannam, Dr. Anil Jain, Dr. V V Bashi, Dr. Yugal Mishra and Dr. Devagourou. Each year, we see an increase in the reach of our workshop. A state of art echocardiography and transmission with two-way interaction made the workshop very effective. The visiting faculty had great appreciation for the manner in which the meeting was organised and conducted with pure focus on scientific content.

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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.