Vice Chairman and Cardio Vascular Thoracic
Received cardiac surgery training from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Did Fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, USA
Dr. Panda has also worked for one year as Sr. Registrar at the Harefield Hospital, in the United Kingdom, where he had the opportunity to train under Professor Magdi Yacoub, considered to be one of the foremost cardiac surgeons in the world.
Professional Experience :
Over the past thirteen years, he has been a consultant cardiovascular surgeon and has operated in most major Mumbai hospitals, including Jaslok Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, and Nanavati Hospital.
Dr. Panda has been awarded the prestigious Rashtriya Samman for being one of the highest taxpayers during the assessment years 1994-95 to 1998-99, by the Central Board of Taxes, Government of India.
The Pioneer :
Dr. Panda is credited and recognized amongst his peers as being among the first surgeons in the country to introduce the concept of ‘total arterial revascularisation’, as well as being one of the pioneers of “off-pump” bypass surgery, Redo bypass surgery, Operating on high risk patients and so on. Under his leadership, his surgical team has performed in excess of 10,000 bypass surgeries, making him one of the highest-volume surgeons in the world. He is also credited with performing more than 700 repeat (redo) bypass surgeries, as well as more than 1500 high risk surgeries These surgeries have offered a new lease of life to many patients considered ‘inoperable’.
Dr. Panda has helped hundreds of economically handicapped patients by waiving off his professional fees for surgery, as well as setting up the Asian Heart Charitable Trust to help patients. In his home state, Orissa, Dr. Panda has set up the Sarla Madan Charitable trust, which does charitable work.