Dr Pradeep Rachakonda

Department: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Designation: Sr. Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Qualification: MBBS, MS(General Surgery), MRCS, MCH (CTVS)

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Dr Pradheep Krishnamohan Rachakonda is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with extensive experience in both adult and paediatric cardiac surgeries. He has trained in some of the world’s best hospitals and healthcare systems like the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center, Dallas and developed a niche for specialized cardiac surgery in complicated and high-risk patients. He completed his MBBS from the prestigious Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, MS (General Surgery) from JIPMER, Pondicherry and M.Ch. (Cardiothoracic Surgery) from the renowned Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Chennai (2010).

Recognizing his professional achievements and capabilities, he was offered fellowship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic where he trained under Dr Claude Deschamps, Dr Mark Allen and acquired skills pertaining to Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) etc. At Cleveland clinic, he was mentored by some of the world-renowned Cardiac Surgeons like Dr Bruce Lytle, Dr Gosta Pettersson, Dr Lars Svensson, Dr Joseph Sabik, Dr Nicholas Smedira & Dr Marc Gillinov. There, he specialized in management of complex adult and congenital cardiac and redo heart operations on the coronary artery and valves, ECMO support, heart and lung transplantation and minimally invasive cardiac surgeries. He also trained in paediatric extracorporeal life support, ventricular assist devices (VAD) and paediatric heart transplantation under Dr Joseph Forbess of Dallas Children’s Hospital.

Dr Pradheep has published in international journals and during fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, his most notable work was setting up the Adult Congenital Heart Disease registry which is one of the largest registries in the world for which he won best Research Fellow award twice in 2013 & 2014.


13 Years of Experience


Areas of interest

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Off pump and On Pump)
  • Mitral valve repair and Replacement
  • Aortic valve replacement, Bentall, David’s Root reimplantation
  • Septal Myectomy for HOCM
  • MICS (Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery)
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), VATS Sympathectomy
  • Adult Congenital Heart Surgery (Grown up Congenital Heart Diseases)
  • Redo Heart Surgery, ECMO, VAD and Heart transplant
  • Paediatric Heart Surgery on larger kids

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