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Dr. Surendra Nath Khanna


Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon


30+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. Surendra Nath Khanna is an associate Director of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery.  He is now in charge of this department. He is an expert in all aspects of surgical procedures involving the adult heart. He has extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of cardiological fields, making him one of the most prominent and accomplished cardiac surgeons today. His never-ending mission is to make the most advanced techniques in heart surgery available in India at prices that are affordable to the average person. 

He graduated from King George's Medical College in Lucknow. Following the completion of his Master of Science in General Surgery degree, he went on to get training in cardiac surgery at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and Christian Medical College in Vellore. After that, he relocated to another country and received his education under Professor Ottavio Alfieri, who is renowned all over the world for his ground-breaking work in the field of heart valve procedures. 

Since the beginning of his career 26 years ago, Dr. Surendra Nath Khanna has been operating as a heart surgeon. Over the course of his career, he has performed more than 17,000 procedures on the heart. He has worked as a consultant cardiac surgeon at a number of prestigious hospitals, one of which is the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy. 

It was at this hospital that he received his training from Professor Ottavio Alfieri, who is known all over the world for his pioneering techniques in valve repairs and valve surgery for severe left ventricular dysfunction. Since he was 26 years old, he has been actively volunteering his time with Community Outreach Services and spreading awareness about heart disorders among the general public. The fact that he has been consistently reaching out to the people of India is something that has been extensively appreciated by the media as well as by society in general. He has provided free cardiac treatment to people in outlying and unreached regions of Northern India.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS from Lucknow University, 1986
  • MS from Kings Medical College, Lucknow, 1990
  • MCh Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Mumbai University, 1995
  • FICS
  • FAMS
  • FICC

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Beating Heart Surgeries
  • Cardiac Valvular Surgery--Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve, Tricuspid valve, Double Valve Replacements, and Redo-valve surgeries. 
  • Valve Repairs
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Heart-Failure Surgery.

All Treatments

  • Cardiac OPD Procedures
  • ECG-Treadmill Test TMT
  • 24-Hour Holter Monitoring
  • Ambulatory BP Monitoring (ABPM)
  • Echocardiography with Color Doppler
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography - TEE
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test
  • Thallium Test - Nuclear Stress Test
  • 64 Slice CT Angiography
  • PET Scan
  • Off Pump beating CABG LV restoration
  • Valve Repair Replacement
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Ross Procedure
  • Cardiac Tumour Treatment
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Treatment

Professional Work Experience

  • Fellow Cardiac Surgeon in Milan, Italy
  • HOD at Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon, Escorts Heart Centre, Kanpur
  • Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi
  • Max Heart Institute, New Delhi 
  • Fortis Escorts Heart Institute New Delhi

Career Highlights

  • He has performed over 7,000 more cardiac surgeries. He has worked in some of the most prestigious medical institutions in India, including the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, the Christian Medical College in Vellore, the Max Heart and Research Institute in New Delhi, and the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi. He has also worked in the United States.
  • Dr. Khanna has received praise from the general public and the media for his efforts to raise awareness of heart illnesses by organizing several health camps. In outlying places, he offers free medical attention for heart conditions.
  • There are more than 150 or more national and international publications recognized by the indexed journals that fall under his responsibility.

Research and Fellowships

  • Research work on 'Evaluation of early results of Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement in concomitant aortic and mitral valve disease' - thesis accepted by Bombay University, 1995.
  • Research Work on 'A study of thyrotoxic Ophthalmopathy' thesis accepted by Lucknow University, 1991.
  • Fellowship on  port access approach for cardiac surgical Procedures
  • Fellowship on ascending aortic aneurysm resection
  • Fellow member at Multimodality targeted approach in redo off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.

Awards and Recoginition

  • Life Member at associations of surgeons of India
  • Life Member at the association of cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons of India
  • Life Member at IMA
  • Life Member at IMA Academy of super specialties
  • Life Member at the international College of Surgeons
  • Life Member at Asia Pacific vascular society

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