Cardiologist Dr Sudhir Srivastava bags SMICTSI Lifetime Achievement Award

He has revolutionied the realms of minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery and provided the highest standards of patient care

Dr Sudhir Srivastava was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of dedication, innovation and hard work in revolutionising the realms of minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery and providing the highest standards of patient care, teaching and research work beyond excellence. The award ceremony was held at the annual meeting of the Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India (SMICTSI) in Delhi.


Dr Srivastava is globally recognised for his pioneering efforts in the field of robotic-assisted coronary bypass surgery, the development of the world’s first procedures and teaching and training more than 350 surgical teams globally in his career.

Additionally, he was recognised for his pioneering and innovative work in the development of the first indigenous Indian Robotic Surgical System (MANTRA) that will be both technologically advanced and cost-effective so that many patients around the world can benefit from these types of minimal access surgical procedures which would become more available with a reduced-cost robotic surgical system. Among other recipients of this prestigious award were cardiothoracic Surgeons, Dr Marc Ruel from Montreal, Quebec and Dr Theo Kofidis, practising in Singapore.

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