Dr. Sandeep Attawar

Dr. Sandeep Attawar
Dr. Sandeep Attawar

KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad


Dr. Sandeep Attawar
Founder Director & Chair of Advanced Heart Failure, Terminal Lung Disease &The Solid Thoracic Organ Transplant Program,
KIMS Institute of Heart, Lung Transplantation & Assist Devices,
KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad, India

Profile Snapshot

  • Dr. Sandeep Attawar is a highly recognized Heart and Lung transplant surgeon in India currently associated with KIMS Hospital Hyderabad as Founder Director & Chair of Advanced Heart Failure, Terminal Lung Disease &The Solid Thoracic Organ Transplant Program
  • He has over 2 decades of experience as a cardiac surgeon and has performed more than 10,000 cardiac surgeries in adult and pediatric patients.
  • He specializes in all types of surgeries for adults as well as pediatric heart patients and finds interest in heart and lung transplant surgery, congenital heart surgery, Aortic aneurysm repair and implantation of heart failure devices.
  • He has been part of several prestigious heart institutes in the country prior to joining Global Hospitals and has contributed immensely towards the cardiac department in each of the hospitals.
  • Dr. Attawar is one of the few surgeons in India to partake cases of patients of all cases. He has the skill and expertise to perform the most complex of cardiac surgeries in pediatrics as well as adults.
  • He is actively involved with NGOs and foundations for cardiac care such as the Being Human Foundation that provides free cardiac surgeries for children.
  • He has performed some of the most complex cardiac surgeries on neonatals and infants and has been doing research to help premature babies with heart diseases and disorders.
  • He holds memberships of prestigious medical associations of the world. He is invited regularly as a faculty to various medical conferences and seminars across the globe to deliver presentations and lectures on pediatric cardiac surgery and cardiac surgery in general.
  • He has made enormous contributions in Pediatric heart surgery as well as robotic cardiac surgery which are evident from the publications he has to his credit in renowned medical journals.


  • Heart Transplant and Lung Transplant surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Off-Pump CABG
  • Re operative cardiac surgery
  • Heart Valve Repair and Replacement in adults and pediatrics
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Peripheral and Coronary Angioplasty
  • Implantation of Total Artificial Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Complex correction surgery for Congenital heart defects
  • Heart failure surgery
  • Closure of heart defects- VSD, ASD
  • Bentall Procedure, Ross Procedure
  • Aortic Aneurism Repair
  • Implantation of LVAD

Past Work Experience

  • Director and Chairman of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart & Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circularity Support, Global Hospitals, Chennai 2017-20
  • Head of Cardiac Surgery at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon from 2013 to 2017
  • Director of Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Organ Transplantation at Global Hospitals, Chennai from 2012-2013
  • Director and Vice President of Cardiac Sciences at Narayana Hrudalaya Hospital, Jaipur from 2010 to 2012
  • HOD and Chief Consultant of Cardiac Surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka from 2005 to 2010
  • Senior Consultant of Cardiac Surgery at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata from 2003 to 2005
  • Chief Consultant of Cardiac Surgery at AJ Hospital and Research Centre, Mangalore, 2002
  • Consultant of Cardiac Surgery at Narayana Hrudalaya, Bangalore, 2000
  • Consultant of Cardiac Surgery at Manipal Heart Foundation, Bangalore, 2000


  • MBBS from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences (SCTIMS), Kerala
  • MS in General Surgery from SCTIMS, Kerala
  • MCh in Cardiothoracic Surgery from SCTIMS, Kerala


  • Pediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Association
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Afghanistan Red Cross Society
  • Being Human Foundation
  • Journal of Thoracic Diseases, Editorial contributor

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