Dr. Vivek Jawali D is Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon and as a Chairman, he heads the Department of Cardio Vascular Sciences at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore. Dr. Jawali has also been nominated as a council member to the newly constituted Medical Council of India (MCI), the premier statutory body that governs the standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in the country.
He is a pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India and has performed over 18,000 cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeries till date. He performed India’s first beating heart bypass surgery in 1992 and performed India’s first minimally invasive bypass surgery(MIDCAB)in Sept 1994. Dr. Jawali did India’s first Awake Cardiac surgery (Surgery without GA or ventilator, done under continuous high thoracic epidural) in June 1999. He also performed world’s 1st awake open heart surgery (a 74 yrs pt underwent triple bypass with aortic valve replacement without G.A. or a ventilator) in April 2002.
Dr. Jawali has been the president of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS) in 2008. He is the founder member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons (ISMICS) and is the only Indian on the editorial board of its journal – Innovations in Cardiac Surgery. He is also the council member of the Asian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He has been the Vice President of the Indian College of Cardiology. He is on the editorial board of the journal of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (IACTS), journal of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTSNET (a comprehensive global website of cardiac surgeons around the world). He is the founder and the web administrator of the iacts.org(a website of the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons). Recently He is also nominated as Member of the Medical Council of India and is on its academic council.
Dr. Jawali completed his MBBS from M R Medical College. Gulbarga, Karnataka, in 1974. He stood first in Karnataka University and also won the award for the ‘best allround outgoing student’ for his participation in various extracurricular activities such as debating, writing, painting, and student leadership. He acquired his MS from JJMMC, Davangere, MCh in CVT Surgery from KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai.
Dr. Jawali has several papers, publications, and awards to his credit. He has 11 indexed publications and is the most experienced in the world on ‘awake’ open heart surgery. He has presented more than 200 scientific papers and conducted demonstrations of new techniques in heart surgery at various hospitals in India and abroad. Dr. Jawali has given lectures in many institutions and universities in USA and Europe.