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Padma Shri award for cardiac surgeon Dr GK Mani

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Currently serving as Director of Pushpanjali Institute of Cardiac Sciences,he has achieved zero mortality in the last more than 500 consecutive surgeries

New Delhi: Renowned cardiac surgeon Dr Ganesh K Mani was awarded Padma Shri by the government this year for his contributions in the field of medicine.

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Currently serving as Director of Pushpanjali Institute of Cardiac Sciences at the Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital (PICS) , he is also associated with Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals as a senior consultant cardiac surgeon.

Inspired by his mentors Dr Rowan Nicks,  Padma Vibhushan Dr S Padmavati, Padma Shri Dr Stanley John, Padma Bhushan Dr MR Girinath & Padma Shri Dr KM Cherian, Dr Mani has carried forth his single minded commitment towards the highest contemporary standards in Cardiothoracic surgery.

He has spent over three decades in this specialty after being fully qualified as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in 1979. As the Chief Cardiac Surgeon, he has personally performed over 18500 cardiac surgeries in various hospitals in India.

He has devoted a lot of time and effort in achieving zero mortality in the last more than 500 consecutive surgeries. This is indeed an achievement particularly because he undertakes some very high risk redo surgeries in addition to his regular patients.

Other than his obsessive march towards zero mortality, he has also pioneered and championed Beating Heart Coronary Artery bypass with autologus blood with minimal to nil usage of homologus blood transfusion.

This is an important factor in quick recovery of patients after major cardiac surgery. Because of excellent clinical outcomes after heart surgery, he is acclaimed as one of the safest surgeons in the country today.

In addition to large number of coronary artery bypass surgeries, he has carried out thousands of other cardiac surgeries including valve replacements, aneurysms and congenital heart surgery.

As an active member of Rotary Club Delhi Central, he is involved in providing free of cost heart surgeries to poor children born with congenital defects and also helps at Rotary Vikalang Kendra which distributes artificial limbs to the physically handicapped and runs a rehabilitation program.

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