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Ramakanta Panda

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Asian Heart Institute

Educational Background

Trained in cardiac surgery from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Completed his fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, USA.

Sr. Registrar at the Harefield Hospital, in the United Kingdom, training under Professor Magdi Yacoub, considered one of the foremost cardiac surgeons in the world.

Professional Experience

Considered the best heart surgeon in India, Dr. Panda has performed over 18,000 cardiac surgeries including over 1000 Redo Bypass Surgeries and over 3000 high risk surgeries.

He has specialized in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting using only arterial grafts, beating heart surgery, redo bypass surgery, valve repair, complex aneurysms.

He is one of the safest heart surgeons in the world with a 99.6% success rate in bypass surgery.


Credited and recognized amongst his peers as the first in the country to introduce the concept of 'Total Arterial Revascularization', as well as being one of the pioneers of "off-pump" bypass surgery, redo bypass surgery and high risk surgery.

Under his leadership, Asian Heart Institute has established itself as the Best Heart Hospital in India in 2011 & 2012 as well as the highest accredited hospital with JCI, ISO and NIAHO accreditations.

Has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan - India's third highest civilian award.

Conferred with Degree of Doctorate in Science (Honorius Causa) from Utkal University, Orissa. Awarded the prestigious Rashtriya Samman for being one of the highest taxpayers during the assessment years 1994-95 to 1998-99, by the Central Board of Taxes, Government of India.

Has set up the Sarla Madan Charitable Trust in Orissa, the Asian Heart Charitable Trust and has helped hundreds of economically handicapped patients.
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