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Dr. Surendra Nath Khanna

Dr. Surendra Nath Khanna
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute


Dr. Surendra Nath Khanna is an Director, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India. He specialises in all types of adult cardiac surgical work. He is one of the leading and most experienced cardiac surgeon with expertise in Beating Heart Surgeries, Cardiac Valvular Surgery--Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve, Tricuspid valve, Double Valve Replacements and Redo-valve surgeries. He also has special interest in Valve Repairs, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery and Heart-Failure Surgery. He has relentless quest to bring the best in cardiac surgery to India and within the reach of common man.

He is a Graduate of King George's Medical College, Lucknow. After completing his MS (Gen. Surgery) he was trained in cardiac surgery at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Christian Medical College, Vellore. Thereafter he went abroad and was trained under Prof. Ottavio Alfieri, internationally known for his pioneering work in heart valve techniques.

Dr. Surendra Nath Khanna has been practicing cardiac surgery since the last 26 years. He has carried out more than 17,000 cardiac surgeries. He has been working as Consultant cardiac surgeon at various prestigious hospitals which includes San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy; where he was trained under Prof. Ottavio Alfieri, internationally reknowned for his pioneering techniques in valve repairs and valve surgery in severe left ventricular dysfunction. He has worked with Luminaries like Prof Stanley John. His work experience encompasses operating at prestigious centres which include-King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Christian Medical College, Vellore; Max Heart and research Institute, New Delhi and Fortis Escorts Heart Institute New Delhi.

He is passionately involved in the Community Outreach Services and creating mass awareness toward cardiac diseases for last 26 years. He has been regularly reaching out to the masses of India, a fact which has been widely acknowledged by media and society at large. He has rendered free cardiac care in far and remote areas on North India.

His experience in cardiac surgery amalgamated with quest to train junior cardiac surgeon in India. Dr. Khanna has trained many cardiac surgeons from various parts of India and is actively involved in training the undergraduate and post-graduate students. He also has a keen interest in academic and research work, which includes publications in various reputed international journals. He has been invited as speaker on many international forums.

Clinical Speciality

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery.

Valve replacement and repair.

Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.

Surgery of ascending aortic aneurysms and dissections.

Complex Valve Replacement and Repair.

CABG in patients with poor ventricular function. Beating Heart CABG.

Valvular Heart surgery (Trained under Prof. Dr. Ottavio Alfieri, pioneer in valve surgery).

Aortic Surgery.

Heart Failure surgery.

Previous Experience

  • Head of the department – Cardiovascular Thoracic surgery Fortis Hospital NOIDA.
  • Associate Director, Cardiac Surgery -Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi.
  • Principal Consultant- Cardiac Surgery -Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi.(2010-2014)
  • Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon- Max Heart Institute, New Delhi (2006 -2010)
  • Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi (1995-2006)
  • Head of the department of Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgeon, Escorts Heart Centre, Kanpur (2004- 2005)
  • Fellow Cardiac Surgeon,SAN RAFFAELE Hospital, MILAN,ITALY(1998)


  • Award of Excellence in Cardiology from World Congress on clinical,Preventive,Geriatric Cardiology and Imaging (WCCPGCI 2010)-, October 24,2010.
  • Honorary Professor Faculty of Medical Sciences,Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Scinces University, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Distinguished Service Award- Heart Care Foundation of India BSNL Dil ka Darbar – September 26,2010.
  • National Excellence Award – Heart Care Foundation of India MTNL Perfect Health Mela – Oct 23rd 2011.
  • Senior Proficiency Certificate- Sept.1977- Indian Council for International Amity.
  • Senior Proficiency Certificate- Sept.1979 - Indian Council for International Amity.
  • Award for Incomparable.


Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Lucknow University, India,1986

Master of Surgery (M.S),General Surgery, King’s Medical College, Lucknow, India,1990

Master of Chirugerie (M.Ch), Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Mumbai University,India,1995



Professional Affiliations

  • Life Member, Association of Surgeons of India
  • Life Member, Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India.
  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member, International College of surgeons.
  • Life Member, IMA Academy of Super-specialities.
  • Life Member, Asia Pacific Vascular Society

Research Experience

    'Evaluation of early results of Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement in concomitant aortic and mitral valve disease' - thesis accepted by Bombay University, 1995.
    'A study of thyrotoxic Ophthalmopathy' thesis accepted by Lucknow University, 1991.


  • Reduction ascending aortoplasty with aortic wrapping. Meherwal Z.S, Khanna S.N, Mishra M, et al. (Sent for publication in Annals of Thoracic Surgery).
  • Port Access approach for Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Our experience in 776 patients. Mishra Y.K, Khanna S.N, Sharma KK, et al. (Indian Heart Journal, Nov-Dec 2005, vol.57, no.6, pp. 688-693.)
  • Ascending aortic aneurysm resection. 15 years Experience. Meherwal Z.S, Khanna S.N, Choudhary A, et al. (Asian Cardiovascular Thorac Ann, Aug 2006; 14: 300 - 305.).
  • Multimodality targeted approach in redo off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Mishra Y.K, Khanna S.N, Wasir H, et al. Asian Cardiovascular Thoracic Annals. 2003 March; 11 (1); 7-10.
  • Predictors of early outcome after coronary artery surgery in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction. Trehan N, Khanna S.N, Mishra Y, et al. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2003, Mar-Apr. 18 (2); 101-6
  • Double-outlet-right atrium: A report of two cases and review of literature. S.N.Khanna, M.Oppizi, M. Trigiani, O.Alfieri. Cor europaeum, 2000.
  • Early Results with bilateral and single internal mammary artery grafting. Are they really different? N Trehan, S.N Khanna, Kohli V.M, Karlekar A, Mishra Y, Mishra A, Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals,1997, Vol 5,No 1; 8-11.
  • Surgical treatment of aneurysms of the ascending aorta and aortic arch. RA Magotra, M Khaja, R Shahani, Surendra Khanna, Majid Mukadam et al. Asian Cardiovascular Thoracic Annals, 1996, Vol 44, pp 37-39.
  • Biatrial drainage of right superior vena cava with anomalous right pulmonary venous connections. Khanna S.N.; Pandey R.B; Khandeparker JMS; et al. The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, Aug-1994, No.4, vol-42, pp 247-249.
  • Concomitant coronary bypass and below knee amputation in a diabetic patient. Surendra Nath Khanna et al. Asian Cardiovascular Thoracic Annals,.2014 Oct:22(8): 960-1.
  • Management of a patient with unstable angina, Left main coronary artery disease and respiratory insufficiency due to eventration of the diaphragm. Surendra Nath Khanna et al. Journal of Cardiac surgery 2013; 28:517-519.
  • Surgical correction of Lutembacher syndrome in a patient with severe pulmonary artery hypertension. Journal of Cardiac surgery 2014 July: 29(4) : 569-571.
  • Repair of Tricuspid Insufficiency Following Blunt Trauma Chest- A Case Report and Review of Literature Surendra Nath Khanna*, Mathews Paul, Rajesh Sharma and Krishnan K Sharma Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases and Diagnosis, 2014,Oct,7 vol 2:6
  • Rosai – Dorfman Disease of Right Atrium Mimicking Myxomaby Dr Surendra Nath Khanna, Dr Krishnan Subramony Iyer, Mathews Paul, Dr S Radhakrishnan and Arun K Rathi .Ann.Thoracic Surgery 2017 May:103 (5) 443-445.
  • Thoracic injuries. Khanna SN ;Sinha KN - Journal of Clinical Society 1986, PP 76-82
  • Are viruses the cause of carcinoma penis Khanna SN, Goel TC; et al Surgery, 1991
  • A study of thyrotoxic ophthalmopathy Khanna SN; Verma KD; et al - Surgery, 1992
  • Thyrotoxic opthalmopathy - a study of 48 cases . Khanna SN ; Verma KD, Aggarwal PK; Khanna NN - Journal of Association of Physician of India , 1994, vol 42, No.12, 137:997
  • Intrahepatic hemodynamic and angiographic study in patients of hepatic cirrhosis Khanna MN; Singh AK; Khanna SN et al - Journal of Physicians of India, 1994, Vol.42 No12, 170, 170:1003.
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease: The Indian Scenario: Text book Postgraduate Medicine (The Association of Physicians of India Indian College of Physician) SECTION 1, Chapter 3, and Volume XXVI 2012.
  • A case of biatrial mass mimicking myxoma with rheumatic mitral stenosis with regurgitation of moderate severity Surendra Nath Khanna, Mathews Paul , Vikas Sharma, Anil Karlekar Journal Of Indian College Of Cardiology (accepted for publication). Published online on 2015 Aug,1
  • Importance of near-infrared spectroscopy in coronary artery bypass surgery with carotid stenosis- a case report and review of literature Surendra Nath Khanna, Paul Mathew, K k Sharma, A Karlekar; Indian Heart Journal (sent for Publication)
  • Revived 30 minutes after death-In a miraculous turn of events, a teamof doctors led by Dr S N Khanna Medical dialogues (daily dose of health & Medical news);2017 Sep,22

Invited as a speaker, panelist & chairperson in various conferences

  • Early complications with bilateral and single mammary artery grafting. 1st. World conference on coronary artery disease. Florence, Italy, Oct. 1998.
  • Surgical treatment of Aneurysms of the ascending aorta and aortic arch - Congress of Asian Vascular Society, Ube, Japan, Nov. 2-4, 1994.
  • Reduction ascending aortoplasty with aortic wrapping. Our experience in 50 cases. 51 st IACTS conference, Kochi, 2005.
  • Early and mid-term outcome after ascending aortic resection. Our experience in 148 cases. 51st IACTS conference, Kochi, 2005.
  • Effects of clopidogrel on patients undergoing coronary artery surgery. 51st IACTS conference, Kochi, 2005.
  • Early results with use of radial artery. 47th IACTS conference, 2001, Calcutta.
  • Factors responsible for poor outcome after surgery in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. 46th IACTS conference, 2000, Mumbai.
  • Early Results with bilateral and single internal mammary artery grafting. A review of 730 cases- 43rd Annual Conference of Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India, Ooty, Feb. 1997.
  • Evaluation of early results of concomitant Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement Annual meet of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India (Medtronic) Baroda, Sept. 1995
  • A Study of ThyrotoxicOphthalmopathy - 50th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India, Madras, Jan 1995.
  • Left Atrial Myxoma - 41st Annual Conference of Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India - Bangalore, Feb 1995.
  • Approaches to Mitral Valve Surgery- 31st Annual Conference of Assocaition of Cardiovasular and ThoraicSurgerons of India - Bangalore , Feb 1995.
  • Wilm's tumor with extension into Inferior Vena Cava - Transatrial Removal- 31st Annual Conference of Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India , Bangalore Feb 1995
  • A study of thyrotoxicophthalmopathy - 50th Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, Indore , Dec 1990

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