Dr. Lokeshwara Rao Sajja

Dr. Lokeshwara Rao Sajja

Senior Consultant Cardio Thoracic Surgeon
  • Graduated from Guntur Medical College, Guntur, AP in 1980 (M.B.B.S)
  • Post Graduation in  MS( General Surgery) from Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry(1986)
  • –Super specialization(M.Ch.) in Cardio Thoracic and Vascular surgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi(1987-1989)
  • Fellowship in Cardio Vascular surgery from Texas Heart Institute , Houston, Texas( 1992-1993)
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (Thorac Surg ) 1997
  • Comprehensive expertise in a range of surgeries spanning from coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) including on-pump CABG and off-pump CABG, mitral valve repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation, redo CABG operations with a successes rate of 99.8%.   
  • Specialist in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery using multi arterial grafting
  • Elected as an Active Member of American Association for Thoracic Surgery(AATS) (2013)
  •  Member of Academic Council of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
  • Guest reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (IJTCVS),Cardiology, Indian Heart Journal and has reviewed over 250 manuscripts
  • Section editor of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (IJTCVS)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals ·         Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons(USA), European Association of Cardio Thoracic  Surgery, Fellow of American College of Surgeons(FACS) and Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardio Vascular Surgeons(IACTS)
  • Principal-Investigator, PROMOTE Patency- Prospective randomized comparison of off-pump and on-pump multivessel coronary artery bypass surgery to evaluate outcomes and graft patency
  • His research work was quoted in many International Textbooks of Cardiothoracic Surgery like Cardiac surgery in the Adult published from USA, Sabistan & Spencer Surgery of the Chest. His recommendations were included in guidelines of Coronary Bypass Surgery by the European and American Cardio Thoracic Surgery and Cardiology Associations
  • First Indian to present a paper on Randomised study on CABG Surgery conducted in India at AATS Annual Meeting held at Philadelphia,USA, 2006
  • For his contributions in the field of medicine, he was conferred “A.P Scientist Award of the Year” 2007 by A.P state council of science and technology, Govt. of A.P
  • Conducted first Indian survey on use of “Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafting during CABG in India” and presented at AATS International Coronary Congress, New York 2015. 
  • Founder of the Sajja Heart Foundation, a committed organization to ensure research in the field of Cardiovascular Disease to fit the needs of Indian population 
  • Delivered - Dr.C.S.Sadasivan Memorial Oration at 60th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons held at Kovalam, Trivandrum (2014).

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