Dr. Dhananjay  Malankar

Dr. Dhananjay Malankar

Fortis Hospital, Mulund Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

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Dr. Dhananjay Malankar is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with 12 years of experience in the field of cardiac surgery. He is trained in General surgery as well as Cardiothoracic surgery from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, which is a premier institute and considered the best in the country. After completing his training, he continued at AIIMS for 3 more years to gain operative experience. That was followed by 2 years fellowship in adult cardiac surgery at Cleveland Clinic which is ranked no 1 in the USA where he was exposed to  state of the art complex cardiac and Heart failure surgeries like LVAD insertion, ECMO and Heart Transplant. Cardiac surgery training is incomplete without the knowledge of the various aspects of congenital heart diseases and their surgical options and that was completed in his 1-year fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was exposed to a variety of neonatal and pediatric cardiac surgery cases and their perioperative management. AREAS OF INTEREST Pediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery Mechanical circulatory support – ECMO and VAD placement Heart failure surgery – Heart transplantation Valve repair – Mitral valve repair and Tricuspid valve (Ebstein’s) repair International Experience: Dr Malankar has led multiple pediatric cardiac surgical missions to Babylon, Iraq. These missions involve providing care of the babies from the time they get admitted to the time of discharge after undergoing surgery. So far, more than 100 babies and children have taken advantage of these camps. Under his guidance, the team has set up an entire pediatric cardiac surgical unit (OT/ ICU/ Step down unit) at a hospital in Iraq.He has successfully operated on numerous babies and children with complex heart defects, who were referred from different parts of the world.  


  • MS (General surgery- AIIMS), Mch (Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery - AIIMS) Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA (Adult cardiac and Heart failure surgery) Fellowship – Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia, USA (Pediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery)

  • Consultant Pediatric Cardiac surgeon – B.M Patel cardiac centre, Shree Krishna hospital, Anand, Gujarat Consultant Pediatric Cardiac surgeon and Heart Transplant surgeon – Fortis hospital, Mulund, Mumbai IACTS member

  • Fellowship in adult cardiac surgery and Heart failure surgery – Cleveland clinic, Ohio, USA Fellowship in Pediatric cardiac surgery – Children’s hospital of Philadelphia, USA Numerous research papers in reputed Indian and International journals. FICCI Medical Value Travel Awards 2019– for interesting case study in Pediatric cardiac sciences


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