Bengaluru: Noted cardio-thoracic surgeon Vivek Jawali has been appointed as a member of the committee formed by the Medical Council of India to address the issues suffocating the growth of medical specialities and super specialities in the country.
The five-member committee is to deliberate and give recommendations to the MCI on an action plan, according to a release by Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore, of which Jawali is the Chairman.
He is also Past President of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons.
Jawali is a pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India and has performed over 18,000 Cardiothoracic & Vascular surgeries till date, the release noted.
He performed India’s first beating heart (off pump bypass surgery 1992) and India’s first minimally invasive bypass surgery on 28th September 1995, it said.
Jawali also did India’s first awake cardiac surgery (surgery without G.A or Ventilator, done under continuous high thoracic epidural) in June 1999, it said.
He is also the recipient of Harvard Medical International Lifetime achievement award for medical excellence in India.