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Dr. Vivek Jawali

Main Speciality:

Cardiac Surgeon

20 years of experience




Dr. Vivek Jawali is amongst India’s most reputed and sought after cardiac surgeons. He is the pioneer of minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India. He is the founder of two premier heart institutions in Bangalore – the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology and the Fortis Hospital and Heart Institute.

The establishment of these two institutes encouraged many more to follow suit, changing Bangalore into a preferred healthcare destination. Dr. Jawali has performed over 16,000 surgeries and has been the president of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS). He is the founder member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons (ISMICS) and is the only Indian on the editorial board of its journal – Innovations in Cardiac Surgery.

He is also the council member of the Asian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He has been the Vice President of the Indian College of Cardiology. He is on the editorial board of the journal of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (IACTS), journal of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTSNET (a comprehensive global website of cardiac surgeons around the world). He is the founder and the web administrator of the iacts.orgia (a website of the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons).

Professional qualifications:

Dr. Jawali completed his MBBS from M R Medical College. Gulbarga, Karnataka, in 1974. He stood first in Karnataka University and also won the award for the ‘best all-round outgoing student’ for his participation in various extracurricular activities such as debating, writing, painting, and student leadership. He acquired his MS from JJMMC, Davangere, MCh in CVT Surgery from KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai.

Dr. Jawali has several papers, publications, and awards to his credit. He has 11 indexed publications and is the most experienced in the world on ‘awake’ open heart surgery. He has presented more than 200 scientific papers and conducted demonstrations of new techniques in heart surgery at various hospitals in India and abroad. Dr. Jawali has given lectures in many institutions and universities in USA and Europe, and has been featured in prominent media like Time.

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