Profile Description

Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia

Head- Adult Cardiac Surgery and Director- Heart and Lung Transplant service
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Andheri West, Mumbai


  • Cardio-Thoracic Procedures, Heart and Lung transplant

Introduction of Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia

Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia is one of the few cardiac surgeons in India to have mastered cardiac surgeries. He has over 28 years of experience and is trained to handle any kind of complex heart failure case. With several degrees to his name, Dr. Nandkishore has performed close to 10000 CABG surgery, around 2000 valve repairs, around 800 minimally invasive cardiac surgeries and almost 200 heart and lung transplants.

He was the first doctor to bring LVAD to India and since has performed almost 150 ECMO and VAD implantations. His area of special interests include all types of congenital, peripheral and vascular heart surgeries, Ross and Fontan procedures, Carotid artery, hybrid and endovascular surgery and he even devised a new technique known as Aortic root enlargement surgery.

Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia has been associated with several important hospitals in India as well as abroad. His expertise in Angioplasty and other procedures has found his immense popularity. He was the first to perform Intramyocardial Stem cell Therapy in India in 2007 which he executed in Kokilaben hospital.

With several fellowships and memberships, Dr Kapadia has earned a name in topmost Cardio- thoracic surgeons of the world. He has presented over 100 research papers in several international and national conferences. His research ideas and new ways of performing complex procedures have been adopted by several cardiac surgeons worldwide.

Work experience

  • Head, Adult Cardiac Surgery and Director, Heart and Lung Transplant service, KokilabenDhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Present
  • Director, Dr. LH Hrandani Hospital, Powai
  • Director, Cardiac Surgery, Indo-American Heart Centre, Indore and Kolkata
  • HOD, Cardiac Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Chennai
  • HOD, Cardiac surgery, B M Birla Heart Institute, Kolkata
  • Chief Cardiac Surgery, SRM hospitals, Chennai
  • Head and Senior Consultant, Global Healthcity and Hospital, Chennai


  • MBBS, MGM Medical College, Indore
  • MS, Surgery, MGM Medical College, Indore
  • MCh, Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore



Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Heart transplant

  • Regional Medical College, France
  • Marry le langue Hospital, Paris
  • Jefferson University Hospital, USA
  • Allegheny University (St. Christopher’s Hospital), USA


  • Indian Society of Cardiology
  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • American Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Australian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Pan-African Society of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgeons
  • Honorary life member, Cardiological Society of India

Awards and recognition

  • Honorary Doctorate, Victoria Global University of British Island (Excellence in cardiac surgery)
  • Mayor Choix de Chirurgien, Mayor of Paris
  • MCh Gold Medalist

  • Gender
  • Hospital Affiliations Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai
  • Experience / Tranining
  • Medical School
  • Internship
  • Residency
  • Fellowship
  • Certifications
  • Leadership Roles
  • Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Bentall/David/Aortic Aneurism Repair
  • LVAD

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