Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Department of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery is headed by a renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr Nasser Yusuf. He qualified as Cardiothoracic Surgeon from KMC Manipal and was awarded the Gold Medal. Thereafter he secured a position in Ireland and subsequently in the UK, where he spent 8 years in this speciality. He is an adjuct faculty to Manipal University (University of Eminence)
He is the first to start Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Malabar at Fathima Hospital in 1998 and also has exposure to Heart Transplantation. In 1999, he pioneered Keyhole Surgery of Chest (Thoracoscopy) and Mediastinoscopy in Kerala for the treatment of Chest Dieseases. He has the unique distinction of having performed surgery on a 5 day old baby with pus surrounding the heart and also on a 105 year old man with a burst lung. To his credit, DR Yusuf has successfully removed one of the largest tumors ever reported in the world weighing 2.5 Kg (Size of a new born baby) from the Chest of a 50 year old lady.
In 2010, Dr Yusuf was invited to conduct the first ever successful live Thoracoscopy workshop in India at the National Conference in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He Conducted the first Workshop on Keyhole Surgery of the Chest (VATCON) in Kerala in 2014. He was the Organising Chairman (Workshop) for the National Conference of Chest Physicians in 2019 as well as the Chairman for the All India Conference of Interventional Pulmonologists in 2021
Dr Yusuf has over 30 publications in inedxed journals and is a much sought after National and International Speaker. Patient referrals to Dr Yusuf come from both across India and Abroad on complicated and challenging thoracic issues.
MS, MCh, FIACS, FICC, FIAMS, FAGE