Dr. Vidyadhar S. Lad

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Dr. Vidyadhar S. Lad

Education :
Specialization :
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Department :


Dr. Vidyadhar S. Lad received his medical degree from K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai, University of Mumbai in 1994 and his Master of Surgery from Tata Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai in 1997. He was awarded FRCS by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 1998. Subsequently he obtained Master of Chirurgiae (M Ch) in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery from K. E. M. Hospital, University of Mumbai in 2001.

After completing his training at the K.E.M Hospital, he was appointed as Consultant (Lecturer) in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Following this he worked at the National Heart Center in Singapore and then proceeded to Canada. He underwent advanced training in Complex Heart Surgeries at the Toronto General Hospital and the Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada. He established a Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai in the year 2009 where he had been effective in extending excellent cardiac surgical services and his results continue to remain second to none. Dr. Lad was Chief Surgeon & Program Director, Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai from 2009-2012.

In August 2012, he joined the Cardiac Surgical Services at the prestigious Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute in Mumbai. Dr. Lad's robust surgical practice focuses on Coronary Bypass Surgery including beating heart surgery, Complex Valve Surgery, Minimal Access Surgery, Maze Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Surgery for Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism, surgery for HOCM, and surgery for Cardiac Tumours. Additionally he has a rich experience in the areas of ECMO, Ventricular assist devices, and Heart transplant surgery. He uses his expertise in various aspects of Cardiac Surgery to provide coordinated, patient-focused, multidisciplinary care and to conduct multidisciplinary research.

Dr. Lad is an author of high-impact journal publications. He has presented various scientific papers at International Conferences. Dr. Lad's current scientific endeavors are focused on clinical research involving various aspects of heart diseases.

KDAH Experience :
Dr Lad has successfully performed over 500 heart surgeries at KDAH in the span of last 4 years of which 23% were high risk and complex cases.The mortality rate for elective CABG is 0.3%, which is much lesser than International standards.

He has performed a variety of valve replacement and valve repair surgeries. He has performed corrective surgery for Complex Aortic Dissection cases with good success rate. He has conducted Redo heart operations with equally good success rate.

He regularly performs the Modified Maze Procedure for patients with Atrial fibrillation with conversion rate to sinus rhythm in over 90%.

He initiated the Adult ECMO program in this hospital. Use of this technology along with Dr Vatsal Kothari (Chief Intensivist) has helped save lives of patients on verge of imminent death. He was also instrumental in successfully performing the first two heart Transplants in this hospital along with Dr Nandkishore Kapadia.

Fellowships and Memberships

Associations/Professional Membership:

  • Canadian Cardiovascular Society
  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery


  • Toronto General Hospital, Canada
  • Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada

Unique Contribution

  • Patwardhan A M, Lad V S, Pai V B. Esophageal injury during Radio frequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: inherent safety of radiofrequency bipolar coagulation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2002 Sep, 124: 642-a-643-a
  • Patwardhan A M, Lad V S, N Kumar. Radiofrequency modified Maze procedure for chronic atrial fibrillation. Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003 Jul, 19: 136-140.
  • Lad V S, Patwardhan A M. Maze III replication using radiofrequency micro bipolar coagulation. Heart Lung and Circulation 2004 Jun, 13: 139-144
  • Lad V S. Recurrence of atrial fibrillation and flutter after Atrial Compartment Operation: Modified atrial incisions and role of Amiodarone. Ann Thorac Surg 2005 Jan, 79: 389
  • Pai RK, Lad VS, Agarwal N, Khandeparkar J, Patwardhan A. Implications of valve prosthesis-patient mismatch in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement; who tolerates and who does not. Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005 Dec; 21: 256-61
  • Lad V S, Jain J, Patwardhan A M et al. Right atrial trans-septal approach for left atrial myxomas - 9 year experience. Heart Lung and Circulation 2006 Feb, 15: 38-43
  • Lad VS, Rao V, Badiwala M, Jackman J. Stem-cell therapy for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy.Indian Heart J 2007 Aug; Suppl B: B133-B142.
  • Newcomb A, David TE, Lad VS, Bobiarski J, Armstrong S, Maganti M. Mitral valve repair for advanced myxomatous degeneration with emphasis on posterior displacement of the mitral annulus. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008 Dec; 136: 1503-9.
  • Butany J, Vaideeswar P, Dixit V, Lad VS, Vegas A, David TE. Ascending aortic aneurysms in unicommissural aortic valve disease. Cardiovascular Pathology 2009 Jan; 18: 11-18
  • Lad VS, David TE, Vegas A. Mitral regurgitation due to myxomatous degeneration combined with bicuspid aortic valve disease due to prolapse of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve. Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Jan; 87: 79-82.
  • Lad VS. Valve size does matter in the young. Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Jan; 87: 353-4.
  • Lad VS, Badiwala M, Rao V, et al. Mechanical support with the ABIOMED BVS 5000: the Toronto General Hospital Experience. Can J Cardiol 2010 Nov; 26: 467-170

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