Senior Vice Chairman, Senior Cardiac Surgeon & Head (Medica Institute of Cardiac Sciences)

FRCS (ED), FRCS (Glasgow), MNMS
Dr. Kunal Sarkar is one of the most well-known Cardiac Surgeons of Kolkata, Senior Vice Chairman, Director and Head of Cardiac Surgery at Medica Superspecialty Hospital. Dr. Sarkar practices coronary surgery as his pursuance of passion. He has the distinction of performing over 18,000 heart surgeries.

Areas of Expertise
  • Off-Pump CABG without the support of Heart-Lung machine,
  • Total Arterial Bypass Grafting Surgery – Off-pump (LIMA RIMA Y)
  • CABG with Endarterectomy
  • Combined Surgery (CABG + Valve Surgery)
  • Aortic Surgery (Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection)
  • REDO Surgery (2nd time CABG, Valve Replacement Surgery)
  • Surgery for Heart Failure/Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • ECMO


Jan 2013 – Present – Sr. Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Medica Superspecialty Hospital

April 2001 – Dec 2012 – Vice President, NarayanaHrudyalaya group of Hospitals

April 1996 – May 2001 – Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Peerless Hospital, Kolkata

Medical Education, Certifications, Fellowships, Research Papers:

  • Did his schooling from St. Xavier’s School and has received citation for Academic excellence
  • National Scholar, Government of India
  • Graduated from Medical College, Calcutta with Gold Medal in Surgery and 12 other awards in
  • Trained in Cardiac Surgery in Cardiothoracic Centre Liverpool, St Mary’s Hospital, UK
Professional Memberships
  • President – Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
  • Chairman – Kolkata Heart Foundation, Calcutta Debating Circle, Kolkata Sukriti Foundation
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Faculty of Imperial College London
Awards & Honours
  • Established modern Cardiac and Coronary Surgery in Calcutta
  • Pioneered and Refined Beating Heart Surgery, Valve Replacement and Repair, Complex Coronary
    Grafting and Surgery for Heart Failure
  • Popularized Bloodless Surgery and Blood Conservation Surgery in India
  • One of the largest experiences of coronary bypass in India and the world, with more than 18,000 surgeries with less than 1% complication rate
  • One of the largest International experience – over 18,000 heart surgeries with more than 98% success rate
  • Establishment of one of the largest Cardiac centres in India