Dr. John Valliattu, Head of the Believers International Heart Center, is one of the world’s leading Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and has over 40 years of experience in dealing with complex, complicated cardiac problems in children.
His areas of expertise include Congenital Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery and 'Lean' Surgery. He headed the Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery department in Kuwait and Oman and has been a visiting Consultant Surgeon at the Madras Medical Mission Heart Institute in Chennai
Awards and Achievements
Trained with pioneers in cardiac surgery like Leon Abrams, Donald Ross, Alain Carpentier, Toby Cosgrove, Gordon Danielson, Francisco Puga, Carlos Duran, Hugo Matthews.
Performed more than 14000 surgeries
Ministry of Health, Oman award for outstanding service to Cardiac surgery
Membership of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Arterial switch operation- Troponin T does not predict ventilation requirements
Novel technique for off pump Bidirectional Glenn
Myocardial protection during neonatal cardiac surgery
Dynamic LVOT obstruction following Aortic Valve Replacement
Differences in right and left ventricular function following ischemic arrest and cardioplegia
Selection of monitoring site and outcome after coarctation repair
Left upper limb shortening following subclavian flap coarctation repair
Early recovery of ventricular function following repair of ALCAPA and mitral valve repair