Editor Name: Dr. Ujjwal K. Chowdhury
Educational Qualification: M.B.B.S (AFMC), M.S. (CAL), M.Ch
Department: Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
University: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Research Interest: The development of a novel technique of septation of the aorto-pulmonary window using a fenestrated, unidirectional, valved fabric patch, a novel technique of rechanneling of sinus venosus atrial septal defect with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection, construction of novel techniques of the modified Blalock-Taussig?s shunt, laying down the guidelines for candidate selection for one and one-half ventricular repair and for leaving the vertical vein open in patients with obstructive totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, development of a novel technique of transfer of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery using autogenous aortic and pulmonary arterial flaps, development of a novel technique of percutaneous adjustable vertical vein ligature in obstructive totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, formulation of a new surgical classification of mixed totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, development of modified button technique for the performance of Bentall?s procedure, laying down the criteria for diagnosis of postoperative Fontan failure by dynamic radionuclide study and new techniques of tumour thrombectomy from inferior vena cava and right atrium in patients with renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena caval and right atrial extension without cardiopulmonary bypass as well as using cardiopulmonary bypass without circulatory arrest.
Biography: CHOWDHURY, UJJWAL KUMAR, Cardiac Surgeon, educator; b. Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Oct. 2, 1955; s. Aloke Kumar and Narayani Chowdhury; wife Sanjukta Chowdhury, Dec. 10, 1982; children: Priyanka, Sreenita, Abhishek. MCh, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, 1991, Diplomate National Board Examinations, New Delhi, 1990. Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1996 onward; Senior Cardiac Surgical Fellow, active member, allograft team, special training in implantation of left ventricular assist devices, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 1991-93; Senior Cardiac Surgical Fellow, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, 1993-94, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, 1994. Trained in robotic cardiac surgery, Intuitive Surgical® Da Vinci Surgical System Training Workshop, Synnyvale, California, 2003. Till date.
Subject of biographical record in “Who?s Who” in Medicine and Health Care, USA 2009-2010.
Iconic Achiever, The International Hippocrates Award for Medical Achievement, Cambridge, England 2010.
Life Member - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, USA.
Life member of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons since 1990.
Conferred Fellowship of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons on 26th February 1994.
Conferred Full Membership of the Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons, on 13th October, 1997.
Fellow cardiac surgery from 1.2.1991 to 15.7.1996 at The Prince Charles Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia.
Third in Anatomy in 1st MBBS in University of Poona. Third in aggregate in 1st MBBS in University of Poona.
Fourth in aggregate in 2nd MBBS in University of Poona.
Third in MS (General Surgery) entrance examination, University of Calcutta, 1981-1983 session.
Awarded Government Merit Scholarship during the course of study, 1981-83 session.
First class first in MS (General Surgery) examination in University of Calcutta.