Dr. Rajesh Desai

Doctors / Zydus Hospitals Ahmedabad

Sr. Cardiac Surgeon & Head of Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery Department
MS, MCh (Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery)

Years of Industry Experience

38 years and counting

  • Sr. Registrar & Lecturer at K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai
  • Lecturer at CMC Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
  • Jr. Consultant at Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  • Consultant at Railway Hospital, Perambur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Sr. Consultant & Head of Department at Mayo Hospital, Vadodara
  • Sr. Consultant at Rajasthan Hospital, Ahmedabad
  • Sr. Consultant at Krishna Heart Institute (now Krishna Shalby),
  • Visiting Consultant at Apex Heart Institute, Shalby Hospital Ahmedabad
  • Visiting Consultant at Bhailal Amin General Hospital, Baroda Heart Institute and Bankers Heart Institute, Vadodara

Expertise & Specialties

All types of Adult Cardiac Surgeries-

  • Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Valvular Heart Surgery
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery for Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant Surgery

Have done more than 20,000 Heart Operations, and still counting

  • Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery (IACTS)
  • European Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS), U.S.A


Among first few surgeons to start Cardiac Surgery in Gujarat

Started and Established following Cardiac centers in Gujarat –

  • Mayo Hospital (now Metro Hospital), Vadodara in 1995
  • Krishna Heart Institute (now Krishna Shalby), Ahmedabad in 2001
  • Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad in 2012
  • Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad in 2008
  • Bhailal Amin Hospital, Vadodara in 1999
  • Baroda Heart Institute, Vadodara in 2003
  • Bankers Heart Institute, Vadodara in 2005
  • Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad in 2015


Six National and International Publications