GKNM Hospital,
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

About Master Class..


About our PG Workshop..

During the PG Workshop held on 22nd and 23rd October 2016, Dr. Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Dr. Kunar Sarkar, Dr. Rajan Santosham, Dr.  Paul Ramesh, and Dr. R. Jagannathan, performed a live case demonstration for our students. This was followed by an interactive session with the PG students.

Dr. Shiv Kumar Choudhary and Dr. R. Jagannathan gave a lecture on “Myths and Beliefs in Cardiac Surgery” for the PG Workshop conducted on 31st July and 1st August 2015.

For the PG Workshop that was conducted on 25th and 26th July 2014, a lecture on “Evidence Informed Medicine – Moving Ahead from EBM” was delivered by faculty Dr. Anil Tendolkar, Dr. Abha Chandra, Dr. Jaganathan, and Dr. Arjun Rajagopalan.

A lecture on “Morphology and Nomenclature in Congenial Heart Disease” was given by Dr. R Jaganathan and Mr. Prakash for the PG Workshop conducted on 6th and 7th September 2013.

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.