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Lokeswara Sajja

Lokeswara Rao Sajja, MS,MCh,FACS

Star Hospitals
Star Hospitals, 8-2-596/5, Road No.10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Hyderabad  500034
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Current Role

President -Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons (2023)
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.
Consultant 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.

Other Interests

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
Aortic surgery
Off-pump coronary artery surgery
Arterial revascularization


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 No: 420262)

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. 




Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary disease
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Aorta
  • Professional Affairs
  • Basic science