Cardiovascular Surgery

Suresh Keshavamurthy, MD, FACS, FCCP, FACC, FRCS

Assistant Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Valve surgery
  • Re-operations
  • Transplantation
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvesting
  • Use of multiple arterial conduits for CABG
  • Medical School (MBBS / MD), JJM Medical College, Davangere, India
  • Residency, General Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Residency, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • Registrar, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wellington Public Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Registrar, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • Clinical Fellow, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Board Certification
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (India)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Glasgow, UK
  • Life Member and Fellow, Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
Awards and Honors
  • National Merit Scholarship, Government of India Scholarship, Kamataka Government
  • First Class with Distinction on MBBS Examination
  • First Position in Mysore University with Gold Medals
  • Best Graduating Student, JJM Medical College
  • Best Graduating Student, Mysore University
  • Certificate of Merit, All-India Students’ Council
  • 8 Gold Metals, 68th Annual Convocation of Mysore University
  • Baily Venkoba Rao Gold Medal (MBBS)
  • Mysore Free Mason’s Lodge Golden Jubilee Gold Medal (Medicine)
  • Kumari Jyothi S. Bondade Memorial Gold Medal (Medicine)
  • K. Siddaramappa Commemoration Gold Medal (Medicine)
  • Armugam Gold Medal (MBBS)
  • Dr. S. Ramappa Gold Medal (Microbiology)
  • Smt. Gowramma Srikantaiah Gorur Gold Medal (MBBS)
  • Sri R. Gundu Rao Gold Medal (Medicine)
  • Rotary Club of Davangere, Gold Medal, 1986
  • Pfizer Postgraduate Medical Award, Gold Medal and Citation
  • Smt. P.K.Shantha Bai Memorial Prize (MBBS)
  • Dr. D.V. Subba Rao Memorial Prize (MBBS)
  • Dr. L. Ramakrishna Rao Memorial Mysore University Golden Jubilee Prize
  • Karnataka State Award by the Government of Karnataka



Mitral Valve Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Future Therapy- Nova Publishers, Editors: Richard R. Heuser (St. Luke's Medical Hospital and Medical Center, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Heart Center, Phoenix, Arizona).

Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease; Chapter 1 (pages 1-40), Turki B. Albacker, Mazin Alsalihi, Suresh Keshavamurthy and A. Marc Gillinov.

Robotic and Alternative Approaches to Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. # Chapter 90, Stephanie Mick, Suresh Keshavamurthy, Tomislav Mihaljevic and Johannes Bonatti for Textbook “Sabiston and Spencer’s Surgery of the Chest, 9th edition” Selke, del Nido, Swanson, Eds. Elsevier publishers.

Current Status Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Hybrid CABG, Stephanie Mick, Suresh Keshavamurthy, Johannes Bonatti.

Book chapter for Textbook “Current Concepts In Cardiac Surgery” Taggart, Mohr, Eds. Abu-Omar, Asst Ed. Oxford University Press.