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Lokeswara Rao Sajja, MS,MCh,FACS
Elected as Jr Vice President -Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons (2021)
Founder President -Society of Coronary Surgeons (2020)
Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Director of Research -Star Hospitals, Hyderabad
Chairman, Sajja Heart Foundation, Hyderabad
Education & Experience
M.B.B.S. Guntur Medical College, Guntur, AP, India (1975-81)
General Surgery Residency. JIPMER, Pondicherry, India (1983-86)
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, All India Institute Medical Sciences, New Delhi (1987-89)
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Tx( 1992-93)
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, India (1993-96)
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, City Cardiac Research Center, Vijayawada, AP,India (1996-99)
Consultant in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Chennai (1999-2000)
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and In charge of Academics, ,Care Hospital, Hyderabad, 2001-2008.
Consulant Cardiac Surgeon and In charge of Academics, Star Hospitals,Hyderabad, since May,2008.
Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Research,Star Hospitals, Hyderabad,since 2009.
Head , D N B Program in Cardiothoracic Surgery (2011- 2013) , Star Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Prosthetic valve design
Coronary artery bypass grafting
Multi center clinical trials
Perioperative preservation of renal function
Reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting
Left ventricular restoration procedures
Mitral valve repair
Off-pump coronary artery surgery
Designed a Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valve which does not require medicine for prevention of blood clotting (US patent: US 10,736, 726 B2, Indian Patent Pending)
Designed Mammary Artery Support Platform (MASP) to ease BITA usage in CABG surgery
Sajja LR. Prediction of perioperative mortality in cardiac surgery – Risk scoring systems: In quest of the holy grail. J Indian Coll Cardiol 2021; 11:41-3
Sajja LR. A narrative review of redo coronary artery bypass grafting. AME Med J 2020; 6:20
Sajja LR, Sarkar K, Mannam G. et al One-year outcomes of off- and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: PROMOTE patency trial 2020;36:469-475
Sajja, L.R., Sarkar, K., Mannam, G. et al. Graft patency at 3 months after off- and on-pump coronary bypass surgery: a randomized trial. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019;36:93-104.
Sajja, L.R., Singh, S., Mannam, G. et al. Impact of occult renal disease on the outcomes of off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019;35:150-157
Yadava OP, Sajja L. Coronary: at par with rest of the world. Section 10: cardiac Surgery in India. In CSI textbook of Cardiology. The Indian Perspective, 2018.pp 576-590. Ed. Deb P K. Jay Pee Brothers, New Delhi.
- Minimally Invasive
- Coronary disease
- Extracorporeal circulation
- Valve disease
- Mitral valve disease
- Professional Affairs
- Basic science