Dr. Bashi V. Velayudhan


Dr. Bashi V. Velayudhan

Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon
SIMS (SRM Institute for Medical Sciences) Hospital, Chennai

Director, Institute for Cardiac & Advanced Aortic Disorders [ICAAD], Chennai
Adjunct Professor, MGR Medical University, Chennai
Junior Vice President – IACTS (Indian Association of Cardiovascular – Thoracic Surgeons)

Over a span of 36 years, has performed more than 15,000 surgeries (of which 12,000 were coronary artery bypass grafting surgeries) Pioneer in beating heart bypass surgery and arterial grafting for bypass surgery in India with the success rate more than 99.5%.  One of the most experienced surgeons in complex aortic aneurysm surgeries in India and has performed more than 1000 aneurysm surgeries. This includes more than 300 aortic root replacements, 150 aortic arch replacements, thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic operations, hybrid procedures of the aortic arch and thoraco-abdominal aorta.  Other surgical procedure experience includes more than 400 mitral valve repairs, 150+ tricuspid valve procedures, double valve replacement operations, adult congenital heart surgeries, carotid endarterectomy, pulmonary operations, pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy and heart transplants.Specializes in complex re-operations for aortic aneurysms, coronary bypass and valve surgeries and has performed more than 300 of these procedures

Fellow of American College of Surgeons
Life member – Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Life member – Vascular Society of India
Member – Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Asia
Member – Society of Thoracic Surgeons of USA
Member – European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
Published more than 100 articles in reputed, national and international journals.
Presented more than 150 papers in various national and international meetings.
Given guest lectures, taken part in live surgical workshop and participated in continuing medical education programmes in different teaching institutions.