Dr. Anil Bhan

Chairman Cardiac Surgery , Heart Institute



Started cardiac surgical programs at Puttaparthi, Whitefield and Max

Leading the designing and development of over 50 surgical instruments

Conducted over 15,000 successful cardiac and vascular procedures

Dr. Bhan is an outstanding cardiovascular surgeon and a graduate from Medical College Srinagar (Best outgoing graduate-Gold Medalist). He possesses largest experience in Aortic surgery in India. He has designed and developed more than 50 surgical instruments in the field of cardiac surgery. Dr. Bhan was one of the team members that performed the first successful Heart Transplantation in India (1994). He is associated with starting the three cardiac surgical programmes at Putta-parthi, 1992, Whitefield 2001 and Max Heart and Vascular Institute Saket (2004). He has performed more than 15,000 cardiac and vascular procedures with excellent outcomes, matching with the best in the world.

Medical Qualifications

MCh (CTVS)AIIMS, New Delhi1988
MS(General Surgery)PGI, Chandigarh1984
M.B.B.S.Medical College, Srinagar1981

Specialization and Expertise

  • Aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Valve repairs
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Memberships & Certifications

  • Life Member, Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member Delhi Chapter of CSI,
  • Member Cardiothoracic Surgical Network (USA)
  • Life Member of Pediatric Cardiac Society of India

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Delivered the prestigious P.K. Sen Oration at the CT Conference, 2009
  • Performed the youngest bypass in the world literature with coronary aneurysm repair at the age of 18 months, 2007
  • Did the first extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in India, 2000
  • Used for the first time harmonic scalpel for the harvest of radial/internal mammary artery conduits in India, 1995


  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery- USA :   Performed total arterial revascularization on youngest patient in world literature, 2005
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery-USA :   Described a new operative technique for coarctation of aortic with type – B aortic dissection , 2002
  • Indian Heart Journal :   Published one of the largest experiences of arterial switch procedure for transposition of great arteries , 2002
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery (USA) accredited by Medtronic :   Reports on angiographic follow-up of OPCAB (Beating Heart CABG) from India, 2000
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery-USA :   Third report in the world literature on radial artery angiographic follow up, 1999
  • Annals of thoracic surgery-USA :   Described a new – operative technique for repair of supra-cardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, 1996