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Dr. Jnanesh Thacker


Heart & Lung Transplant, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Surgical Director - Lung, Heart, Heart-Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Yasodha hospitals

34+ Years of Experience

Dr. Jnanesh Thacker is the first surgeon to operate on the first Indian patient in India who got a Lung Transplanted in India, in Mumbai in 2012. He was also the first in India to do a successful minimally invasive Lung Transplantation in 2013. He is also the first surgeon to operate for a successful Lung Transplantation (Double) in a teaching Hospital in India. . Dr.‌ ‌Thacker‌ ‌has‌ ‌over‌ ‌34‌ ‌years‌ ‌of medical‌ ‌experience‌ ‌and‌ ‌over 300 ‌Transplants‌ ‌to‌ ‌his‌ ‌credit.‌ ‌

He has a Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, he also did his Masters in General Surgery from Tata Memorial Hospital with a specialisation in Cardio-thoracic surgery from Seth. G. S. (Sir. Gordhandas Sunderdas) Medical College; and King Edward Memorial Hospital; (KEM Hospital) Parel, Mumbai

Furthermore, his Fellowship in Heart and Lung Transplantations was completed at Thomas Starzl Institute of Cardiopulmonary Transplantations which is a part of the University of Pittsburgh, also known as the ‘Mecca of Transplantations’.

M.B.B.S (Bom), M.S (Gen surgery), M.Ch (CVTS) - Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, MD (USA) - Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Advanced fellow in Heart, Lung, Heart -Lung Transplantations and assist devices at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Advanced Clinical Fellow in Cardio thoracic surgery (St. Vincent’s Hospital and Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon, USA), Advanced Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Advanced special postgraduate fellow in CT surgery (Alabama), Diploma in Extracorporeal technology (KEM CVTS)

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