Dr. Gaurav Kumar
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery | Cardiology
Dr Gaurav Kumar has spent a large part of his professional career treating congenital heart disease and contributing to the progress of congenital heart surgery in India. In a career of over 20 years he has performed over 5000 open heart surgeries in newborn, babies and grown ups with congenital heart defects. He specialises in treatment of complex congenital heart disease and has performed operations in babies like arterial switch operation, double switch operation, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, arch repair, ASD VSD repair, tetralogy of Fallotrepair, truncus arteriosus repair, Rastelli operation and Cone repair and cardiac transplant. Dr Gaurav Kumar is a graduate from Armed Forces Medical College and served a distinguished career in the Indian Army. He graduated with multiple medals in his graduation, Pune University silver medal during his post graduation in general surgery and CS Sadasivam national gold medal in Cardiac surgery. He established the pediatric cardiac surgery centres at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and Army Hospital Research and Referral in New Delhi. For his outstanding contribution to development of paediatric Cardiac Surgery in Indian Armed Forces he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India. He was one of the key members in developing the cardiac transplant programme at the Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi. Interests Complex congenital heart disease, cardiac transplantation in children, ECMO ( extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) as bridge to transplantation, ventricular assists devices in children
Over 50 publications and papers presented at various national and international conferences. Medical Breakthrough/Innovation to use and report new drug(Ivabradine) in post congenital cardiac surgery Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia in infants and children.
MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College MS Gen Surgery – Armed Forces Medical College Pune DNB CTVS – National Board of Examinations Fellowship in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Mater Childrens Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Life Member Indian Associations of Surgeons Life Member Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Member World Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Life Member Pediatric Cardiac Society of India Founder member and Secretary of Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeons (India)
Awarded the National Talent Search Examination national scholarship – 1987 Awarded the Gold Medal in ENT and Ophthalmology in Pune University Awarded first place in Maharashtra for strategic surgical quiz 1999 Bronze medal in National Surgical Quiz 2000 Silver Medal in MS Gen Surgery Pune University CS Sadasivam Gold medal in Cardiothoracic Surgery in DNB CTVS Awarded Gen Officer in Chief Commendation in 1994, 2004 and 2005 for outstanding surgical expertise and performance in war and peace Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) by the President of India for outstanding contribution and development in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery for the babies and children of the soldiers of Indian Army