Dr. Vijay Kohli – cardiovascular Surgeon.

Dr. Vijay Kohli – cardiovascular Surgeon


To begin With, Dr Vijay Kohli is nothing short of a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular surgery.  He has worked in the field of heart failure and thoracic surgery as well. His repute is of international stature due to his collaboration with the likes of Professor Randas Batista of Brazil, and Professor Hertzer of Germany. Professor Kohli has also worked in the medical field of Nepal with glory. Till date Dr Kohli has performed over 10, 000 Cardiac surgeries with astonishing success rate. He has also 150 publication to his name.


  • FIACS: Fellow of the Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeon 2003.
  • Fellowship: St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital Medical Centre, New York, USA,1995.
  • MCh: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 1990.
  • MS: Government Medical College and Associated hospital, Jammu, J&K, India 1985.
  • MBBS: Government Medical College and Associated Hospital, Jammu, J&K, India 1980.

Work experience: Dr Vijay Kohli is the first surgeon who performed CABG on a beating heart in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has worked in Brazil and Germany regarding the implantation of various VADs and heart transplantation. He also worked with Professor Vincent Dor regarding Dor’s procedure for ventricular aneurysm repairs. He also collaborated with Professor Antonio Calafiore Chieti of Italy regarding septal exclusion technique and repair of mitral valve.  He was the first surgeon who performed coronary artery bypass in Jammu Medical College.

Specialization: Dr Vijay Kohli  is a specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Transplantation, Coronary Artery Bypass and Reduction Ventriculoplasty.


  • International society of minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
  • He is also associated with the American Association of Thoracic surgeons.

Certifications and Awards:

Dr Kohli was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in Cardiac Surgery by the Government of India in 2002.

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