A surgeon is a doctor who specializes in evaluating and treating conditions that may require surgery, or physically changing the human body. Surgeries can be done to diagnose or treat disease or injury. In the operating room, surgeons lead a team of other doctors and nurses to make sure that a procedure goes smoothly.
Dr Shankar trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Middlesex Hospital in London and subsequently worked at the Brompton Hospital in London, Harefield Hospital in Uxbridge and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. While he runs his practices at Gleneagles and Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Dr. Shankar is also a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at National Heart Centre. Dr. Shankar was the recipient of Dr Rama Rao Gold Medal Anatomy in 1978, First Prize of Honor in Microbiology in 1980 and Service Quality Bronze in 2001.
Dr. Shankar moved to Singapore in September 1990 but returned to England in 1995 to further specialize. During this stint, he spent a year with Dr. William J Brawn FRCS and Dr. B Sethia, FRCS at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Dr. Shankar has since helped establish the Paediatric Cardiothoracic service at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where he was the Head of services till March 2009. Dr. Shankar has had extensive experience with Adult Cardiac Surgery, having performed over 1000 off-pump procedures for patients with Coronary Artery Disease. He is trained to undertake Valve restorative operations for both Children & Adults, with vast experience in both. He has had excellent results with patients with aortic disease, especially aneurysm surgery and surgery for acute type 1 aortic dissection.
Dr Shankar has also written and published several articles. Dr. Shankar’s interests are in adult cardiothoracic surgery, adult vascular surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric vascular surgery.
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