"Straight from the heart.....about the a heart surgeon"

My initial cardiac surgery training - MCh - was from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, thirty years ago.

This was preceded by training in General Surgery - MS - and graduation - MB BS - from Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

I spent two very good years in private practice in Mumbai as Asst. Surgeon with Dr Nitu Mandke, a pioneer cardiac surgeon in India with great surgical prowess and excellent techniques. 

After clearing my United States licensing exams, I worked at OHSU, Portland, Oregon, USA. Initially as a Fellow and later as Faculty. Here, I was trained in complex adult and pediatric heart surgeries, aortic surgery, lung volume reduction surgery and heart and lung transplantation. I was mentored by two amazing surgeons, Dr Albert Starr and Dr Adnan Cobanoglu.

To gain further experience in transplantation, I worked in Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK. The exposure there helped me get further trained on the surgical front. It also involved training in the medical aspects of transplant patients - preoperative workup, perioperative immunosupression, follow up endomyocardial biopsies, complex infections, etc.

I returned to USA to gain expertise in beating heart coronary surgery and mitral valve repairs at Rush-Presby Medical Center and John Stroger Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. I was exposed to robotic heart surgery using the Da Vinci system, during my tenure there.   

After returning to India, I worked as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at multiple private hospitals in Mumbai - PD Hinduja Hsp, Nanavati Hsp, Saifee Hsp, Jaslok Hsp, Seven Hills Hsp, BSES Hsp, Criticare Hsp, Wockhardt Hsp.  At these places, I performed almost all types of adult cardiac surgeries.

My passion for heart transplantation and zeal to set up cardiac transplant programs resulted in me travelling out of Mumbai. Thus, I worked as Full Time Consultant Cardiac & Transplant Surgeon in Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka and SPS Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab.

Currently, I am a Visiting Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at SPS Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab.


Areas of expertise:                                                                                                       

1. Coronary revascularization – On pump &  OPCAB.

2. Valve repair and replacements.

3. Aortic surgery.


Areas of differentiation:                                                                                                   

1. Heart & LungTransplantation.

2. Ventricular assist device therapy.

3. Heart Failure.

4. TAVR.



1. ISHLT - International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation.

2. SHFT - Society of Heart Failure & Transplantation.

3. IACTS - Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

4. STS - Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

5. CTS - Cardiothoracic Society Network.



  1. "Aortoventriculoplasty after a prior posterior root enlargement (Manougian): A case report". Manoj Agny, Adnan Cobanoglu. J Card Surg 1998 July;13(4):239-41.
  2. "Repair of partial atrioventricular septal defect in children less than five years of age: Late results". Manoj Agny, Adnan Cobanoglu. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 May; 67(5):1412-4.
  3. "Tricuspid valve myxoma in a pediatric patient: Successful 10 year follow-up after resection". Manoj Agny, Adnan Cobanoglu.Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 June; 67(6):1803-4.
  4. "Combined superior and transseptal approach to the mitral valve". S.Arsiwala, S Dixit, M Agny, P Parikh, D Saxena.Ann Thorac Surg; 1992;53;180-2.
  5. “A New Era in Heart Transplantation with Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD)” – Manoj Agny, CSI Cardiology Update 2014, Section 20,Chapter 157, 1079-81.


 Grant Medical College & J J Hospital, Mumbai     OHSU, Portland, OR,USA

 Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester,UK  

Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL,USA