Maheswarappa Gold Medal for first in rank. 1994
MCh Cardiothoracic surgery, Grant Med College, Mumbai Univ 1998
2000-2001-Sr Fellow in Thoracic Surgery, West of Scotland rotation, and Sr fellow, Leeds, NHS, UK
2001-2003-Fellow in Assist device and heart transplant, TGH, Univ of Toronto, Canada
2005-2006-Dipl Hosp & Health Management, IGNOU.
Med Licenses held-Karnataka & Maharastra Med councils, General Med Council, UK
College of Physicians & Surgeons, Ontario, Canada. Memberships-Indian Assoc of Cardiothoracic surgeons, life member International col. of surgeons, the European association of cardiothoracic surgeons. Research and publications on Surgery for end-stage aortic valve disease , Bioprosthetic valve failure
Areas of special interest—Off-pump(beating heart) coronary surgery, complete arterial CABG, complex valve repairs, surgery for heart failure, Surgery for atrial fibrillation, Innovations, training.
Established the first Heart valve clinic in S. India in Mysore, present Director.
Conferences, workshops–American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty at Mitral valve repair workshop at Heart Inst Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Moderator- Edwards life sciences symposium on Ischemic mitral regurgitation.
Awarded Master of Valve Therapy-Bad Neustadt, Germany, 2012.