Profile Description

Dr. Suresh Rao

Director and Consultant- Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Mumbai
Department- Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Procedures Expertised : Complex and Neonatal Congenital Heart surgery, Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass surgery, Valve repair surgery

Introduction of Dr. Suresh Rao

Dr. Suresh Rao is a well know Pediatric Cardiac surgeon in Mumbai and is currently associated with Kokilaben Hospital. He is huge exposure in Pediatric and congenital heart diseases and has performed over 12,000 such surgeries in his career till date. He introduced the Modified Ultrafication procedure in India which commonly used after Congenital Heart surgery. His field of expertise lies in Congenital heart surgery for simple and complex heart defects in patients of all ages and is also an expert in valve repairs and cosmetic surgeries.

With an experience of over 25 years in the field of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Dr. Suresh Rao has performed several procedures that include Pacemaker implantations, pulmonary artery banding, Coarctation repair, Arterial switch and double switch operation, shunts including Glenn shunts, Closure for VSD and ASD, Fontan operation, correction of complete atrioventricular canals, Aortic arch repair, left ventricular outflow tract repair and surgeries for PDA interruptions.

Dr. Suresh Rao received his training in Pediatric and Congenital Heart surgery from India, Australia, USA and New Zealand. He is an esteemed member of several cardiac societies and also served as a President of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons. He is also interested in research and has several published articles to his credit in renowned peer reviewed national and international journals.

Work Experience

  • Director and Consultant, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Children’s Heart Centre, Kokilaben
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, 2009- Present
  • Professor and Head- Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and Chief- Pediatric and Congenital
  • Heart Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, 1998- 2009


  • MBBS, Grant Medical College and J J Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
  • MS, General Surgery, Grant Medical College and J J Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
  • MCh, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sree Chitra Institute, Thiruvananthapuram
  • DNB, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
  • FIACS, Indian Association of CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • FRCS, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Trainings in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Heart diseases, USA, New Zealand and Australia
  • Training in CardioThoracic and Vascular Surgery, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai


  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Past President
  • Pediatric Cardiac Society of India, Past President
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Life memberships

  • Indian Associations of CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Cardiac Society of India

  • Gender
  • Hospital Affiliations Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai
  • Experience / Tranining
  • Medical School
  • Internship
  • Residency
  • Fellowship
  • Certifications
  • Leadership Roles
  • Neonatal Heart Surgeries

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