Profile Description

Dr. Vivek Jawali

Chairman and Head- Fortis Hospital, Banerghatta Road, Bangalore
Department- Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
Procedures Expertised : Minimally Invasive Bypass surgery, Aortic root replacement surgery, Mitral valve repair and replacement, off pump coronary artery bypass surgery, Total Arterial Revascularization

Introduction of Dr. Vivek Jawali

Dr. Vivek Jawali is a Chief Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon currently heading the Cardio Vascular Sciences Department in Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore. He is a highly experienced Cardio Vascular and Thoracic surgeon and has performed more than 18,000 cardio thoracic and vascular surgeries in his career till date. He is credited with performing the first beating heart bypass surgery in India in 1992 and also the first Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass surgery in India in the year 1994. Dr. Vivek Jawali is also the first surgeon to perform the first awake open heart surgery in the world without the use of GA or ventilator in 2002.

With over three decades of experience in Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Vivek Jawali has pioneered the Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery in India. He is an expert in all kinds of heart disease for both adults and pediatric patients and with his team of surgeons performs close to 2000 surgeries every year in Fortis, Bangalore. The founder of International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons, Dr. Vivek Jawali also performs Aortic valvuloplasty, Off- pump coronary artery bypass surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) with total arterial revascularization, Redo CABGs, Aortic root replacement, Mitral valve repair and triple valve replacement and repair of Left ventricle aneurysm.

Dr. Vivek Jawali is a Cardio vascular and thoracic surgeon with innumerable achievements. He has been instrumental in setting up of the Cardiac department in Fortis (earlier Wockhardt) and has played a massive role in improving and establishing the unit. He has also written a number of papers and has several publications to his name in renowned medical journals. He has presented over 200 scientific papers in national and international forums and has over 11 indexed publications. Dr. Vivek Jawali is considered the most experienced awake open heart surgeon in the world.

Work Experience

  • Chief- Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Chairman- Department of Cardio Vascular Sciences and Chairman- Medical Advisory Council, Fortis Hospital, Banerghatta, Bangalore, 2008- Present
  • Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals, Bangalore (Now Fortis), 1989-2008


  • MBBS, M R Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, 1974
  • MS, General Surgery, J J M Medical College, Davangre, Karnataka
  • MCh, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, G S Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai


  • Medical Council of India
  • Indian College of Cardiology, Ex Vice President
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons
  • Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Executive council member
  • Cardiology Society of India, Ex Honorary Secretary
  • Bangalore Surgical Society, Ex Honorary Secretary
  • Indian Medical Association, Vice President Karnataka Chapter
  • Indian Medical Association, Executive Committee Bangalore Chapter

Awards and recognitions

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Medical Excellence in India, Harvard University
  • Kempegowda Award, Outstanding Citizen, Bangalore City Corporation
  • Dr. B C Roy Award, Medical Excellence

  • Gender
  • Hospital Affiliations Fortis Hospital, Bangalore
  • Experience / Tranining
  • Medical School
  • Internship
  • Residency
  • Fellowship
  • Certifications
  • Leadership Roles
  • Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Bentall/David/Aortic Aneurism Repair
  • Total Arterial Revascularization

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