Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon
MBBS,M R Medical College. Gulbarga, Karnataka,MS,JJMMC, Davangere, MCh in CVT Surgery, KEM Hospital
Dr. Vivek Jawali is the Chairman and Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, who heads the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore
Dr. Vivek is a pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India and has performed over 18,000 cardiothoracic & vascular surgeries till date.
He performed India’s first Awake Cardiac Surgery (surgery without ventilator done under continuous high-thoracic epidural) in June 1999.
He is a recipient of several prestigious awards – Harvard Medical International Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Excellence in India, Karnataka Rajyotsava Award and the Kempegowda “Outstanding Bangalorean” Award by the Bangalore Municipal Corporation.
Dr. Vivek Jawali is the Chairman and Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, who heads the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore.
He performed India’s first beating heart bypass surgery in 1992 and also performed India’s first minimally invasive bypass surgery (MIDCAB) in Sept 1994.
He also performed the world’s 1st awake open heart surgery (on a 74-year-old patient who underwent triple bypass with aortic valve replacement without g.a. or a ventilator) in April 2002.
He is the founder member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons (ISMICS) and is the only Indian on the editorial board of its journal “Innovations in Cardiac Surgery”.
He is also the council member of the Asian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.