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Cardiothoracic Surgeon

I am Dr. Dharma Rakshak Ayapati. With a specialization in the field of Cardio thoracic surgery, I am presently offering my services as a Director and Chief CardioThoracic Surgeon in highly reputed and known Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.

I have post graduated in 1982 from Madras University, Chennai, India. I obtained my M.Ch. (Cardio-Thoracic) in 1985 from Mangalore University, Mangalore in Karnataka. My graduation was pursued in 1978 from Sri Venkateswara University at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, India.

I have also worked as Career Registrar in Pediatric Cardio-thoracic Surgery at Alderhey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, UK for a period of one year in 1993 – 1994.

I have dedicated 27 years of my life in the services of patients suffering from any sort of cardiac ailments. In fact, I consider myself fortunate enough to have been able to work at different places and explore myself.

Some of the designations which I have enjoyed so far include Registrar at Glasgow Cardiac Surgical Units from the year 1990 to 1993. In the year 1996, I joined as the Professor of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences. I had also enjoyed the post of President Ship of the Faculty Association of NIMS in 1996 up to 1998. After a gap of two years, in 2001 I worked as Executive Committee Member of the India Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons.

In 2003, I was the Vice President of All India Biotech Association to various Indian Universities in AIIMS, JIPMER and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute- Lucknow, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology- Trivandrum.

The time period from 2009 to 2011 was the period of enjoying the designation of Dean of Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences. I had also been the Secretary of the Indian Association of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons from March 2010 to 2013.

Though, I own an experience in plenty of fields. However, some of them are Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Total Arterial Revascularization Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, and Surgery for Ischemic Heart Failure, Congestive Heart Failure Management, Off Pump Coronary Artery Surgery and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.

Though being a specialist in my field of work, I also own a special interest when it comes to games. I have captained my team in the games of cricket, badminton and hockey several times during my college days.