Mason speaks with Dr. Kaushik Mandal MD, MPH, FRCS(CTH) about the importance of cardiac care, and how being proactive with heart health in addition to seeing your primary care doctor could save your life.

“I am an adult cardiothoracic surgeon with niche expertise in minimally invasive /robotically-assisted valve and arrythmia surgery. I lead a team of experts, trained in latest evidence based methods to alleviate human suffering and deliver safe and cost effective patient care.”

Dr. Kaushik Mandal is a graduate of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India, and has won the Prof V Ramalingaswami Best Intern award as a graduating student from this prestigious college. He then completed his general surgery training from AIIMS and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. His research in the field of autoimmunity, inflammation, atherosclerosis, and arrhythmia – while pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of London – led to the award of
the honorary fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology. The pursuit of excellence brought him to Johns Hopkins, as he was selected to be one of two ACGME fellows that Johns Hopkins accepts each year to its Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship. Dr. Mandal extended his training by another three years to further,his clinical skills in the area of minimally invasive robotic cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation. After completing the cardiothoracic surgical fellowship, he joined the faculty in 2011. Dr. Mandal was the Director of Robotic Cardiac & Transcatheter Valve Therapies at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and was promotedto Associate Professor in February 2018. He was subsequently recruited by Penn State University Hershey Medical Center to start their robotic & minimally invasive cardiac surgery and its surgical research program
where he had the rare distinction of being its Director. The move to DMC Medical Group as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and an honorary appointment as Professorof Surgery (PAR) at Wayne State University is a further high point in his career. It brings the new delight of working amongst ex-Johns Hopkins colleagues and mentors.


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