Dr. Pradheep Rachkonda Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Continental Hospitals Gachibowli Hyderabad India

Dr Pradeep Rachakonda

Department: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Designation: Sr Consultant - Cardiothoracic Surgery (CTVS)

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

Experience: 15 YEARS

Languages known: English, Hindi, Telugu

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Dr Pradeep Rachakonda is Senior Consultant for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Continental Hospitals, Hyderabad. An alumnus of Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, he holds a masters in general surgery from JIPMER, Pondicherry and an M.Ch. in Cardiothoracic Surgery from Madras Medical College. He is a member of the royal college of surgeons, Edinburgh with a decade and half of distinguished practice.

His areas of expertise include complex adult and congenital heart surgeries including CABG, mitral valve repairs, aortic valve replacement, ECMO, and heart transplants. Dr Pradeep is widely published in some of the world’s leading & prestigious journals and has presented papers at national & international conferences.

Academic Qualification

  • MBBS – 2003
  • MS(Gen Sur) JIPMER – 2007
  • M.CH Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery(MMC) – 2010
  • MRCS (Edin) – 2017


  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Septal Myectomy for HOCM
  • Redo Heart surgery for complex cardiac conditions
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Off-pump and On Pump)
  • Mitral valve repair and Replacement
  • Aortic valve replacement, Bentall, David’s Root reimplantation
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), VATS Sympathectomy
  • Adult Congenital Heart Surgery (Grown-up Congenital Heart Diseases)
  • Paediatric Heart Surgery on Paediatric


  1. Awarded the ‘Clinical Fellow – Investigator Award 2014’ at the Cleveland Clinic for Best Research Paper. 
  2. Awarded the ‘Research Team Award 2013’ at the Cleveland Clinic for Outstanding contribution to Research. 
  3. First rank in the All India Postgraduate Superspecialty Entrance examination in June 2007 for admission into Cardiothoracic surgery residency. 
  4. 23rd rank in All India Entrance Examination 2004 for admission to Post graduate courses conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in March 2004. 
  5. National level Third Prize in the 13th All India Essay Contest on Nuclear Science and Technology held at BARC, Mumbai, October 30, 2001. 
  6. First Prize and Gold Medal winner in the ENT Head and Neck Surgery Medal examination in December 2000 by the Association of Otorhinolaryngologists, Coimbatore. 
  7. Divisional round of the 14th Indian Academy of Pediatrics Quiz at Madurai Medical College Hospital in September 2000. 
  8. Tamil Nadu State Topper in the Higher Secondary Examinations, March 1997 for securing highest total aggregate marks (1180/1200). 
  9. Tamil Nadu State Topper in Sanskrit language in the Higher Secondary Examinations, March 1997. 
  10. Secured First Rank in the Erode Educational District in March 1997. 
  11. One of the Top 10% Scorer in the XXVIII Interstate Talent Test in Mathematics in 1997. 
  12. Thinktank Scholarship Award winner in the Thinktank Scholarship examination conducted by the Maegabyte Computer Academy in 1995. 


Memberships of clinical associations:

  1. Member – STS (Society of Thoracic Surgeons)
  2. Life Member – IACTS (Indian Association of Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons)      

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