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Pankaj Kaul

Pankaj Kaul, MBBS, MS, MCh, DNB, FRCSEd, FRCS (CTh)

Leeds General Infirmary
Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street
Leeds  LS1 3EX
United Kingdom
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


37 year experience in Cardiac Surgery
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary 1/11/00 to date
Locum Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary 27/1/98 to 31/10/00
Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon at NM Wadia Institute, Poona, India 1/8/96 to 25/1/98
Senior Registrar, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London 1/7/94 to 30/6/96
Registrar, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary 13/7/93 to 30/6/94
Postgraduate Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia 13/7/91 to 30/6/93
Consultant Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, CMC Vellore, India 6/6/90 to 5/6/91
Research Fellow, Registrar and Senior Registrar, CMC Vellore, India 8/11/86 to 15/1/90

Surgical Outcomes:
1986 - 2023 (37 years in the UK, Australia and India): 5962 open heart operations with 98.36% hospital survival; 4278 CABGs with 99.21% hospital survival

1998 - 2023 (25 years, Leeds): 5381 open heart operations with 98.48% hospital survival; 3817 CABGs with 99.45% hospital survival

2019 -2023 (Leeds, last 5 years): 727 open heart operations with 98.9% hospital survival; 431 CABGs with 99.77% hospital survival

Level 1 Clinical Excellence Award in 2005
Level 2 Clinical Excellence Award in 2007
Level 3 Clinical Excellence Award in 2008
Fellowship of Indian Society of Cardiology in 2009
Level 4 Clinical Excellence Award in 2010
Level 5 Clinical Excellence Award in 2013
Level 6 Clinical Excellence Award in 2014
20 year Long Service Award in 2018
Clinical Excellence Award 2019

Member SCTS (Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland), EACTS (European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery), STS (Society of Thoracic Surgeons, USA) and World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (WSCTS). Fellow IACTS (Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons), ISC (Indian Society of Cardiology) and the RCSEd (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

Other Commitments
Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds School of Medicine, Intercollegiate MRCS Examiner at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Ex-Member Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist Training Committee at The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery, Trainer Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills course at The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Educational Lead at the Adult Cardiac Surgical Department at The Leeds General Infirmary of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Other Interests

Aortic Surgery
Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease and its complications
Valvular Heart Surgery
Medical education


 Research:Clinically oriented research addresses the entire spectrum of adult cardiac surgery. Has published articles in peer reviewed journals on myocardial revascularisation, coronary artery disease and complications, aortic, mitral and tricuspid valvular surgery, TAVI, endocarditis, aortic aneurysms, aortic arch surgery, surgery on bovine and other variants of arch aneurysms, percutaneous interventions for post-surgical aortic aneurysm repairs, aortic dissections including complicated dissections with stroke, myocardial infarction and aortic rupture, cerebral protection, descending thoracic aortic surgery with hybrid and debranching options,  atrio-esophageal fistulae, cardiac and thymic tumors, permanent pacemakers,Tetralogy of Fallot, Burkitt lymphoma, chodrosarcomas, pericardial cysts, superior venacava and middle lobe syndromes, accidental hypothermia, post infarction VSD, free wall rupture of right and left ventricles, atrioventricular disruption, left ventricular aneurysms, intra-aortic balloon pumps, myocutaneous flaps, mediastinitis, sternal reconstruction, cardiac trauma, coronary anomalies, pleuropericardial anomalies, etc. On the Editorial Board of the following journals: Journal of Cardiology and Therapy, Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Therapy, Journal of Cardiology and Vascular Research, The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology, Austin Radiology, Radiology and Imaging: open access, Global Journal of Addiction and Rehabilitation Medicine, Juniper Online Journal of Orthoplastic and Microsurgical Reconstruction, International Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, GSL Journal of Dermatology, International Journal of Cancer and Therapeutics, The Online International Journal of Oncoscientific Networks and Oncology. On the Panel of Reviewers of the following journals: Medical Science Monitor, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Practice, The Journal of Medical Case Reports, BMJ, Perfusion, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International, Clinical Anatomy, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Annals of Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Cardiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International, Clinical Medicine, World Journal of Surgical Oncology, International Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Comprehensive Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Science, Heart and Vessels, Minerva Chirurgia, Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice and Clinical Practice Insights : Cardiology.   


Additional Educational Information

MBBS, University of Kashmir, India, 1982

MS, General Surgery, University of Kashmir, India 1986

DNB, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, National Board of Examinations, Delhi, India, 1990

MCh, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, CMC Vellore, 1990

FRCS, Surgery in General, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, U.K, 1999

FRCS, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Intercollegiate Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery, UK, 1999

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Endocarditis
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Heart failure
  • Pericardium
  • Valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Mediastinum
  • Cancer
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Critical Care
  • Education
  • Professional Affairs
  • Ethics
  • Basic science