My passion for work and dedication to the profession keeps me motivated at all times even after 40 years in this field. My team is the biggest strength behind our success stories. Each and every one of my patients is of equal and utmost importance. I believe that proper communication is the foundation for trust between the doctor and patient. 

Dr. V. Nandakumar

M.S., MCh., M.N.A.M.S (Cardio Thoracic)., F.I.A.C.S
Director & Chief
Division of Cardio Vascular / Thoracic Surgery & Cardiac Transplantation
Metromed International Cardiac Centre, Kozhikode

Clinical Focus

Off Pump Bypass Surgery (CABG) 
CABG in severe LV Dysfunction
CABG in Renal failure
CABG + Carotid Endarterectomy
Heart Transplantation
Heart & Lung Transplantation
Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Repair
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Valve Sparing Aortic Surgery
Bentall's Operation
Aortic Dissection 
Ventricular Septal Rupture Repair
Cardiac Tumours
Coarctation of Aorta
Tracheal Reconstruction 

Lung Resection
Mediastinal Tumours 

Professional Organizations

Past President 
Society for Heart Failure & Transplantation (SfHFT)

Life Member
Indian Association of Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery (IACTS)

Life Member
Indian Association of Cardiologists 

Life Member
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)

Professional Education 

(Trivandrum Medical College)

(Govt. Medical College, Mysore)

(CMC, Vellore)


Ethicon Travelling Fellowship
Reeve H Betts Travelling Fellowship

Examiner M.Ch
(CT Surgery)

Examiner D.N.B
(CT Surgery)

"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease"
- Sir William Osler


January 2016

Dr P.K Abdul Gafoor Memorial Best Doctor Award

Awarded by Kerala Social Welfare Foundation for performing the 1st successful heart transplant in Malabar

January 2016

Upabhokthre Mannya Mithra Award

Awarded by Consumers Federation of Kerala (CFK) at III District Conference, Kozhikode for Exceptional Service to Society

October 2015

1st Heart Transplant in Malabar

July 2015

Lions Club of Calicut Zaomorins Award for Meritorious Service

Honored by Lions Club of Calicut on Doctors' Day

May 2015

Initiated Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program @ MICC

March 2013

Director & Chief @ MICC

After 2 successful decades of service @ KMCH as Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, assumed the position of Director & Chief at Metromed International Cardiac Centre to develop the Cardiac Surgery Division. MICC is the first and largest exclusive Cardiac Speciality Hospital in Kerala. 

April 2012

150th Consecutive Off Bump Bypass Surgery

Achieved 100% Off-Pump Beating Heart CABG without conversion to cardio pulmonary bypass for 150 consecutive cases (including emergencies) 

June 2005

Director, Post Graduate Medical Education @ KMCH

May 1993

Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon @ KMCH

Played an instrumental role in developing the Cardiac Surgery Program from ground up and bringing it to international standards 

January 1990 ~ April 1993

Experience @ Melbourne, Australia

Performed and assisted over 50 heart/lung/heart-lung transplantation cases. 
Assisted Dr. Alain Carpentier, a world renowned Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, who conceptualized the Mitral Valve repair technique.
Gained extensive hands-on experience in the spectrum of CABG with over a thousand cases 

May 1988 ~ December 1989

Samaritan Hospital, Pazhanganad

Chief Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon in one of the prestigious rural hospitals of Kerala that performed Kerala's 1st Open Heart surgery

September 1975 ~ April 1988

Calicut Medical College

Held various positions including Professor of Cardio Thoracic surgery. Played a pivotal role in starting the Open Heart surgery program in 1982

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