29 December 2021 | News
Dr Dhital will lead the heart and lung transplant team at the soon-to-be-launched Sparsh Multi-organ Transplant Centre
Globally renowned cardiothoracic specialist and heart and lung transplant surgeon Dr Kumud Dhital has joined Sparsh Group of Hospitals to lead the heart and lung transplant unit at the soon-to-be-launched Sparsh Multi-organ Transplant Centre in RR Nagar, Bengaluru.
With over 24 years of experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Dhital has been associated with top hospitals across the UK, Europe, and Australia before joining Sparsh. Known for his expertise in complex heart and lung surgeries, Dr Dhital specialises in the management of the end-stage heart and lung failure including heart and lung transplantation as well as in the implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices. He is globally renowned for being the surgical pioneer of DCD (donation after circulatory death) Heart Transplantation, the first series of which he performed as the principal surgeon leading a dedicated team in 2014 at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
At the Sparsh Multi-organ Transplant Centre, Dr Dhital will build a comprehensive thoracic transplant programme and lead an expert team of specialists to establish Sparsh as a state-of-the-art centre for end-stage heart and lung failure, heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.
Dr Kumud Dhital is also an advisor to regional and national transplant-related organisations and assists them in policy formulation. Additionally, he is actively involved in chairing conference sessions, teaching, and advising state, national and international committees on transplant-related activities.