Dr. Vijay Kohli

Dr. Vijay Kohli

Profile (Overview)

  • Dr. Vijay Kohli is one of the finest cardiovascular surgeons in India, with a vast experience of more than 35 years.
  • He has conducted over 10,000 cardiac surgeries so far.
  • He was the first doctor to perform CABG surgery in Jammu Medical College in 2001.
  • Dr Vijay was also the first person to perform a beating heart patient in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2002.
  • He has worked with globally reputed surgeons and treated the cases of heart failure, such as Professor Randas Batista in Brazil, Professor Hertzer at Berlin Heart Institute, Germany, and Professor George Wieselthaler at Vienna General Hospital, Austria to perform surgeries like VADs, heart transplant and management of heart failures.
  • Some of the key areas of his interest are Cardiothoracic surgery, heart transplantation, CABG, and Reduction Ventriculoplasty.
  • Dr. Vijay Kohli has published more than 150 scientific research papers at national and international level.
  • He is a member of prestigious organizations such as the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Cardiological Society of India, Vascular Society of  India and many others.



  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Heart Transplantation Coronary
  • Artery Bypass Reduction Ventriculoplasty

Work Experience of Dr. Vijay Kohli

  • Director, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon
  • Consultant, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon
  • Consultant, Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad
  • Consultant, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon


  • Fellowship, 2003, Fellow of the Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons
  • Fellowship, 1995, St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital Medical Centre, New York, USA,
  • MCh, 1990, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • MS, 1985, Government Medical College and Associated hospital, Jammu, J&K, India
  • MBBS, 1980, Government Medical College and Associated Hospital, Jammu, J&K, India


  • Distinguished Service Award in Cardiac Surgery Government of India, 2002 Achievement Award for starting the cardiac surgery programme in Norvic Hospital2002 Gold medal for best scientific publications by Cardiologist Society of India 2001 Distinguished Services Award for starting the cardiac surgery programme in Jammu Medical Collegeital, 2001

Paper Published

  • Heart Protection Book : Future of Cardiac Surgery in India, 2011
  • Heart Protection Book : Redo CABG in India status report on heart protection strategies,, 2011
  • Text Book of History of Cardiology : History of Heart Transplantation And Its Future, 2010
  • Indian Heart J. 2006 Mar-Apr;58(2):144-8 PMID: 18989059 : Predictors of operative mortality following primary coronary artery bypass, 2006
  • Asian Cardiovascular Thorac Ann. 2005 Sept;13(3):267-70PMID: 16113002 : Mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation in dilated cardiomyopathy, 2005
  • Indian Heart J. 2005 Jan-Feb;57(1):44-8 PMID: 15561030 : Post-operative outcome of ventricular reshaping by septal exclusion in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction, 2005
  • Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Dec;78(6):2037-42; discussion 2042-3 PMID: 15561030 : Concomitant carotid endarterectomy and coronary bypass surgery: outcome of on-pump and off-pump techniques, 2004
  • Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 2003; 19 3 : Outcome after surgical repair of post infarct ventricular septal defect, 2003
  • Indian Journal of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 2003; 19: 62 : Endocardial radiofrequency catheter ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery, 2003
  • Indian Heart J. 1997 Sep-Oct;49(5):511-7 PMID: 9505019 : Coronaryartery bypass surgery withoutcardiopulmonary bypass:short-and mid-term results, 1997
  • Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi : Off-pump Coronary Artery Surgery: Influence of Gender and Age on Outcomes, 2003
  • Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Oct;74(4):S13537.PMID:12400816 : Off-pump multivessel coronary artery surgery in high-risk patients, 2002
  • Indian Heart J. 2002 Mar-Apr;54(2):159-63.PMID:12086378 : Beating heart versus conventional re operative coronary artery bypass surgery, 2002

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