Chairmans profile

Dr. Sudhir P. Srivastava
Chairman, CEO and Managing Director
The International Centre for Robotic Surgery
New Delhi, India

Dr. Sudhir Srivastava received his medical degree at J.L.N. Medical College at the age of 21, in Rajasthan, India and immigrated to the United States in 1972. Shortly thereafter, he completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He began his practice in San Antonio, Texas, in 1981. In 1989, he was a visiting surgeon at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas working closely with the renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley and his associates. In 1990, he started his cardiovascular and thoracic surgery practice in the Midland - Odessa area. Dr. Srivastava, along with ten other physicians, founded Alliance Hospital LTD in Odessa, Texas; a center of excellence in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, in July of 2003 and served as its chairman for 4 years. While there, he performed the world’s first single vessel beating heart TECAB in the United States. He also proceeded to perform two world’s first double and triple vessel TECAB on a beating heart.

Dr. Srivastava, along with his entire surgical team, has also provided charity surgical care for patients at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences in South India for more than ten years. He is recipient of the 2003 Statesman of the Year for Medicine by the Heritage Foundation in Odessa, Texas. In 2004, he was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by The Chamber of Commerce in Odessa, Texas, and in 2007 was given the great honor of receiving the Bharat Gaurav Award in New Delhi, India. He is currently the President of the Robotic Revascularization Society.

 

In 2007, Dr. Srivastava joined the esteemed University of Chicago where he served as the Chief of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery. It was here where Dr. Srivastava did the world’s first Quadruple Bypass on a beating heart utilizing robotic assistance and to this day no one has done the same. To    date, he has done over 1300 beating heart TECAB cases, the largest number in the world.

To this day, Dr. Srivastava is known to have trained many of the best robotic heart surgeons in the world. Dr. Srivastava achieved many ‘world’s first’ operations in performing a double and triple bypasses on a beating heart in a totally closed chest setting. He was often referred to as Dr. Robot amongst his peers who admired him greatly for his enthusiasm and encouragement for the surgeons to adopt the robotic platform.

In an effort to raise more awareness he launched the International College of Robotic Surgery at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The International College of Robotic Surgery took training directly into the 21st century. It provided surgeons many options if they chose to undergo training in robotic cardiac surgery. Dr. Srivastava utilized high speed connections to broadcast his cases to surgeons and tele-mentored many surgeons who were at the beginning stages of their programs. Dr. Srivastava organized a true training website where cardiac surgeons could log in and see didactic training modules which would inevitably aid them is lessening their learning curves. The International College of Robotic Surgery was successful in its mission to train surgeons from around the world from a single location. During his time in the US, Dr. Srivastava brought dozens of surgeons to proficiency and many became world pioneers in their own right utilizing a variety of techniques once on the robotic platform.

As one of the world’s experts in robotic surgery, having performed over 1300 robotic cardiothoracic surgical procedures and trained 300 surgical teams since 2002, he is frequently an invited speaker for various national and international forums. Dr. Srivastava has traveled the world offering his service and guidance to surgeons and institutions willing to engage in minimally invasive cardiac procedures. In his extensive travels, he has always strived to establish robotic revascularization programs.

After launching very successful programs in Australia, China, Thailand, Korea, Japan, US and Europe and after having had a very successful career in the United States, Dr. Srivastava turned his gaze back towards India in hopes of achieving his vision.

In an effort to bring this vision to India, to change the face of medicine in the country, to achieve better patient outcomes and quicker returns to daily activities, Dr. Srivastava left the United States and proudly repatriated back to India to serve his country as a visionary and distinguished leader in the global medical community.

In the last two years large number of heart patients have benefitted and Dr. Sudhir has already performed hundreds of Beating Heart TECAB in India with very satisfactory results and outcome.