Imran Khan

Monash Medical Centre

Dr. Imran Khan is currently working as a Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar in the Department of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. Prior to this, he was working as a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton with Prof Julian Smith and his team. Before coming to Australia, he was working as an Associate Consultant in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon, India. It is a tertiary care 1200-bed hospital. The department of Cardiac Surgery performs around 3000 cases per year. He completed his training in Cardiac Vascular & Thoracic Surgery (M.Ch.) from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical & Research (P.GI.M.E.R.), Chandigarh, India. His research project was on the “Relation of histology and ultra-structure of left atrium in Mitral valve disease with Atrial Fibrillation: Correlation with left atrium size and cardioversion”. He with Dr. Naresh Trehan (Chief Cardiac Surgeon) at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon. There he was exposed to almost the entire spectrum of adult cardiac surgery. Apart from taking active participation in the operating room, he was actively involved in pre-operative and post-operative care of patients. I was also the Principal Investigator of the research project ‘Study to determine the index of completeness of revascularization and incidence of stroke in off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting’. Recently, he presented papers in EACTS, AATS, and IACTS conferences. His 2 chapters on ‘Current and future management strategies of type A Aortic dissection’ and ‘Minimally Invasive Right Anterior Mini-Thoracotomy Aortic Valve Replacement’ have been published in cardiac surgery books in the last 2 years. His application for specialist assessment with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has been found to be comparable, and he will be taking further training before sitting for his FRACS exam. He has been exposed to a good number of elective and emergent adult cardiac and aortic cases including redo cases back in India and in Australia. Now, he has a keen interest to widen his skill-set by working in a unit specializing in heart and lung transplant and heart failure management strategies and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

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