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Dr. Julius Punnen is a Senior Consultant in cardiac Surgery and heart Transplant at Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bommasandra, Bangalore. He completed MBBS and M.S. in general SurgerySurgery and is experienced in adult and pediatric cardiac SurgerySurgery and heart and lung transplantation.

Dr. Punnen’s professional goals include heart and other organ transplantation while making cardiac surgery accessible to all, in partnership with government and non-government agencies, and making it all viable financially in the long term. Dr. Julius specializes in adult cardiac surgery, paediatric cardiac SurgerySurgery, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, heart valve tissue banking, and hospital administration.

Fields of Expertise

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Tissue Banking
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Key Procedures Performed

  • MIDCAB Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • 1996 Life member of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
  • 2006 Life member of Asia Pacific Association Surgical Tissue Banks (APASTB)
  • Inferior Mesenteric artery as a free conduit for myocardial revascularization J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1997:113:210-1
  • Marsupialization of Intramyocardial Left Anterior Descending Artery: A Novel Approach for Easy Access During Revascularization Ann. Thorac. Surg Dec 2005;80:2390-2392
  • A Rare Case of Calcified Right Ventricular Mass Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia July 2004, Volume 7, Number 2
  • Aspergillus Niger causing Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis J Cardiovasc Disc 2005;3(4):181-182
  • Distal Carotid perfusion in combined Carotid Endarterectomy and OP-CABG. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2007 Ap;15(2):164-6 17387204

Posts Held in the past

  • Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery at St.Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia, from Jan 2001 to Jan 2002
  • Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children’s Hospital at Westmead from July 2000 to Jan 2001
  • Associate Consultant in Cardiac Surgery & Director Homograft Valve Bank at Manipal Heart Foundation, Bangalore, India from Aug 1999 to July 2000
  • Staff Cardiac Surgeon at ICVD, Chennai, from Sept 1996 to July 1997
  • Senior Registrar (CVTS) at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, from Aug 1993 to July 1996
  • Consultant General Surgeon at Thiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala, from Sept 1992 to Aug 1993
  • Resident P.G. trainee at Dept. of General Surgery J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere, from Sept 1989 to July 1992
  • S.H.O. at Pushpagiri Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala, from Jan 1989 to July 1989
  • S.H.O. at Thiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala, from Sept 1987 to Nov 1988
  • Intern MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, from May 1996 to June 1997

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