Department of Cardio Vascular Sciences at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore. Dr. Jawali has also been nominated as a council member to the newly constituted Medical Council of India (MCI), the premier statutory body that governs the standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in the country. He is also on the MCI's academic council.
He is a pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India and has performed over 18, 000 cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeries till date. He performed India's first beating heart bypass surgery in 1992 and performed India's first minimally invasive bypass surgery(MIDCAB)in Sept 1994. Dr. Jawali did India's first Awake Cardiac surgery (Surgery without GA or ventilator, done under continuous high thoracic epidural) in June 1999. He also performed world's 1st awake open heart surgery (a 74 yrs patient underwent triple bypass with aortic valve replacement without G.A. or a ventilator) in April 2002. Dr. Vivek Jawali is Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon and as a Chairman, he heads the