Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow (King George's Medical University)

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Department of Thoracic & Cardio-Vascular Surgery


Started as a chest surgery unit of the Department of General Surgery, the department had its origins on 19th august, 1959. The first Head, Prof. A. Charan, pioneered and institutionalized the practice of Thoracic and Vascular surgery and also ordained the chair of the President of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of India.

Courses Offered :

Diploma in Perfusion Technology

Activities :

Several procedures were started for the first time in Uttar Pradesh in this Department viz: cardiac pacemaker implantation (1970), open heart surgery (1981), on pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operation (1982), flexible bronchoscopy (1982). heart valve replacement (1983) and video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (1997), off pump CABG including thoracotomy CABG (2002).

Facilities :

=> All varieties of Congenital & Adult Cardiac Surgeries
=> Centre of excellence for cost effective beating heart CABG & Valve surgery
=> Thoracic surgeries including lung, mediastinum & esophagus
=> Vascular surgeries
=> Video assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

Academics :

=> The department is involved in a thorough regular clinical teaching program with scheduled case presentations, topic discussions, presentations, bedside teaching and journal clubs, besides giving a good operative training to residents.

=> MCh (CTVS) : There are two MCh seats (one recognized and one permitted) per year. In addition there are also two non-registered Senior Resident seats per year. Department is in the process of increasing the number of seats to four per year.


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