President's Message

Dr. Bashi V Velayudhan : Junior Vice President

Dr. Bashi V. Velayudhan

51st President of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons

The Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons steps into 67 years of dedicated, self-less and passionate service to mankind by means of surgical treatment for cardiac and thoracic lesions. The Association has been at the forefront of representing the fraternity of cardiothoracic surgeons in India, across all sub-specialties in rendering quality healthcare that resembles standards set by our peers across the world.

The specialties of cardiac surgery are constantly evolving with changes in technology and sciences to combat and match up with the complexities and challenges of diseases. The Indian Association has been at the forefront of promoting and promulgating the practice among its members, a majority of whom are involved in clinical care of patients and research, to stay at the forefront of clinical care and translational research.

The Association by means of its capable and experienced Executive Committee, who have been duly-elected by the General Body, has invested its efforts in training and academics of residents and registrars -in training who shall be the back-bone of this profession in some time. The combination of prudent research, scientific temper and translational pedagogy are fundamental to the development of an academic-surgeon, just as the Association has envisioned to emulate in each of it's budding members.

The long-term vision of this apex-body is to ensure quality and excellence in patient care, by means of academic research opportunities being offered for skill-building, in an effort to scale-up to heights of expectations and self-measure the distance to reach goals of excellence that match-up with global standards.

The Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons seeks support of all its Fellows & members, including prospective-ones to participate in this ongoing quest!

Warm regards,

Dr. Bashi V. Velayudhan MCh, FACS, FIACS