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Dr. Jnanesh Thacker Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Surgical Director - Lung, Heart, Heart-Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Dr. Jnanesh Thacker

Dr. Jnanesh Thacker

MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch (CTVS), MS (USA), M.B.B.S

Department: Heart & Lung Transplant
Designation: Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Surgical Director - Lung, Heart, Heart-Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Years Of Experience: 34
Day time OPD: MON - SAT 09:00AM - 05:00PM
Location: Secunderabad
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu
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Dr. Jnanesh Thacker was the first surgeon to operate on the first Indian patient who got a lung transplant in India, in Mumbai in 2012. He was also the first in India to do a successful minimally invasive lung transplant in 2013. He is also the first surgeon to operate on a successful lung transplantation (double) in a teaching hospital in India.

He has a Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery from Grant Medical College, Mumbai. He also did his Masters in General Surgery from Tata Memorial Hospital with a specialisation in Cardio-thoracic surgery from Seth. G. S. (Sir. Gordhandas Sunderdas) Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM Hospital), Parel, Mumbai. Dr. Thacker has over 34 years of medical experience and has over 300 transplants to his credit.

Furthermore, he completed his Fellowship in Heart and Lung Transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh’s Thomas Starzl Institute of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, also known as the “Mecca of Transplantations.”

Education Qualifications

Education Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S (Bom)
  • M.S (Gen surgery)
  • M.Ch (CVTS) - Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • MD (USA) - Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Advanced fellow in Heart, Lung, Heart -Lung Transplantations and assist devices at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Advanced Clinical Fellow in Cardio thoracic surgery (St. Vincent’s Hospital and Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon, USA)
  • Advanced Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Advanced special postgraduate fellow in CT surgery (Alabama)
  • Diploma in Extracorporeal technology (KEM CVTS)
ExperienceExperience
  • Surgical Director, Heart-Lung & Lung Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Lung Transplantations at KMCH (Kovai Medical Centre & Hospital), Coimbatore, 2019-2021
  • Head of Department, Heart & Lung Transplantation, PSG Hospital & Medical College, Coimbatore, 2015-2019
  • Director Thoracic (Heart & Lung) transplantations and assist devices at Jupiter Hospital, Visiting Consultant Thane, Mumbai July 2015 to till date.
  • Surgical Director, Heart & Lung, Heart-Lung Transplantation, Global Health City, Chennai, 2014-2015
  • Surgical Director, Heart & Lung, Heart-Lung Transplantation, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, 2013-2014
  • Surgical Director, Heart & Lung, Heart-Lung Transplantation, at Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai, 2011-2013
  • (Clinical) Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center And University of Pittsburgh , Heart Lung Esophageal Surgical Institute , Division of Cardiac Surgery , Section of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support ( Artificial Heart), 2009-2011
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Full-time Faculty in the Division of Cardiac Surgery), Temple University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Section of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support, 2007-2009
  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center And University of Pittsburgh , Heart Lung Esophageal Surgical Institute , Division of Cardiac Surgery , Section of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support (Artificial Heart), 2005-2007
  • Associate Professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at K.J. Somaiya Medical College & K.J. Somaiya Hospital, Bombay, 1990-1997
  • Advanced Clinical Fellow in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. St. Charles Hospital Bend, Oregon, 1994
  • Advanced Clinical Fellow in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. St. Vincent Hospital & Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon, USA 1993-1995
  • Advanced Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1992-1993
  • Advanced Special Postgraduate Fellow in CT Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 1991-1992
  • Advanced Fellow in Cardiovascular & thoracic Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, TX, USA, 1990-1991
  • Senior Clinical Assistant in Cardiac Surgery, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences (BHIMS), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 1989-1990
  • Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery at KEM Hospital & Seth G. S. Medical College, 1986-1989
Services offeredServices offered
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Artificial Lung Implantation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Total Arterial Revascularization using only internal mammary arteries on beating heart
  • Adult Cardio-Thoracic surgeries
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Non-Transplant Surgery for Heart Failure
  • Lung Transplantation- Artificial Lung Research
  • Transplant Immunology
  • Xeno-Transplantation Research
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
Special Interest and ExpertiseSpecial Interest and Expertise
  • International society of Heart and Lung transplantations (ISHLT)
  • Indian Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation (INSHLT)
  • Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic surgeons (IACTS)
  • Cardiological Society of India (CSI)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Association of Medical Consultants, Mumbai (AMC)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Heart & Lung Transplantation
Awards and AchievementsAwards and Achievements
  • Cover Story on the official publication of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, ‘Most frequent flier’ in CAPSULE magazine in 2008
  • Appreciation Award from the Health Minister of Tamil Nadu got successful Heart & Lung Transplantation in the south and west zones. Mahavir Heart Foundation Award.1996 - 1998
  • Jain Seva Samiti, Gandhidham, Kutch, India. 2000 -2002
  • Jain Zalawadi Trust, Ghatkopar, Bombay, India. 2002-2003
  • Best Citizen Award for outstanding services rendered as a Heart Surgeon in Bombay, W. Gresh & V. Gandhi Foundation. Bombay, India. May 2004
  • Managing Trustee, Dedication Educational & Medical Trust, Charity Commissioner, Bombay, India. 1998 -2002
Research Grants & ProjectsFAQ'S
  1. 1. Why do patients frequently visit Dr. Jnanesh Thacker?

    Patients visit Dr. Jnanesh Thacker for Lung Transplantation, Heart Transplantation, Heart-Lung Transplantation, and Artificial Lung Implantation, among others.

  2. 2. What is Dr. Jnanesh Thacker's educational qualification?

    Dr. Jnanesh Thacker holds the following qualifications: MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch (CTVS), MS (USA), M.B.B.S.

  3. 3. What does Dr. Jnanesh Thacker specialise in?

    Dr. Jnanesh Thacker is a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon who specialises in Lung Transplantation, Heart Transplantation, Heart-Lung Transplantation, and Artificial Lung Implantation, among others.

  4. 4. Where does Dr. Jnanesh Thacker practice?

    Dr. Jnanesh Thacker practices at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad.

  5. 5. How can I book Dr. Jnanesh Thacker’s appointment?

    You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Jnanesh Thacker for both an Online Video Consultation and an OPD Consultation by visiting his profile on Yashoda Hospitals.

  6. 6. How many years of experience does Dr. Jnanesh Thacker have?

    Dr. Jnanesh Thacker has over 34 years of experience as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon.

MediaMedia
  • A leap forward for advanced Lung disease
  • 500 Heart and Lung transplants by Dr. Jnanesh Thacker
  • From doing the first Lung Transplant in India, what has changed over decade?
  • Lung transplantation and the challenges

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