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Dr. Thomas Mathew

Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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  • Doctoral Studies in DrNB  Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery in 2020, accredited by the National Board of Examination, New Delhi.
  • Graduated from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in 2009 with Master of Chirurgiae (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery)
  • Graduated from Government Medical College, Trivandrum, in 2005 with Master of Surgery (General Surgery)
  • Graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam, in 2000 with a Bachelor’s in Medicine (MBBS)

Professional Highlights

Professional Highlights

Publications:

  • Mathew, Thomas; Elwy, Ahmed (2021): Recent Advances in Infant and Neonatal Perfusion. CTSNet, Inc. Media. https://doi.org/10.25373/ctsnet.15465720.
  •  Pillai, Manjusha N et al. “Intraoperative Three-dimensional Imaging of Ventricular Septal Defects in Children Using Epicardial Echocardiography: A Novel Approach.” Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, S1053-0770(20)31165-4. 29 Oct. 2020, doi:10.1053/j.jvca.2020.10.051
  • Ananthanarayanan, Chandrasekaran et al. “Acute cardio-embolic stroke in a preschooler-a surgical dilemma.” Indian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery vol. 36,4 (2020): 423-425. doi:10.1007/s12055-020-00970-9.
  • Chengalath, Manoras Mathew et al. “Explanting the migrated hepatic stent in the right atrium by modified vena caval inflow occlusion.” Indian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery vol. 35,1 (2019): 108-110. doi:10.1007/s12055-018-0718-z
  • Misra, Satyajeet et al. “Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Surgery for Hemitruncus Arteriosus.” Anesthesia and analgesia vol. 125,4 (2017): 1153-1155. doi:10.1213/ ANE.0000000000002306
  • Menon, Sabarinath et al. “Modified closed chamber sutureless technique for anomalous pulmonary venous connection.” Annals of pediatric cardiology vol. 10,1 (2017): 58-60. doi:10.4103/0974-2069.197066
  • Chigurupati, Keerthi et al. “Windsock deformity of interatrial septum.” Annals of cardiac anaesthesia vol. 19,4 (2016): 722-723. doi:10.4103/0971-9784.191565
  • Gopalakrishnan, Arun et al. “Left ventricular regression after balloon atrial septostomy in d-transposition of the great arteries.” European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery vol. 50,6 (2016): 1096-1101. doi:10.1093/ejcts/ ezw206
  • Menon, Sabarinath et al. “Double Outlet Right Ventricle With Intact Ventricular Septum: Avulsion or Exclusion.” World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery vol. 7,2 (2016): 220-2. doi:10.1177/2150135115586813
  • Idhrees, A Mohammed et al. “"Classical Blalock-Taussig shunt" gone wrong: Confusing the right common carotid with right subclavian artery.” Annals of pediatric cardiology vol. 8,3 (2015): 228-9. doi:10.4103/0974-2069.164686
  • Idhrees, Mohammed et al. “Bovine aortic arch with supravalvular aortic stenosis.” Indian heart journal vol. 68 Suppl 2,Suppl 2 (2016): S83-S84. doi:10.1016/j.ihj.2015.07.007
  • Aggarwal, Neelam et al. “Modified Deep Transgastric Bicaval View for Revealing Superior Vena Caval Obstruction in a Patient Undergoing Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect Repair: A Case Report.” Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia vol. 30,3 (2016): 729-32. doi:10.1053/ j.jvca.2015.07.008
  • Mathew, Thomas et al. “Fluorescein Dye-Assisted Identification of Multiple VSDs.” World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery vol. 6,3 (2015): 486. doi:10.1177/2150135115588140
  •  Mathew, Thomas et al. “Intraoperative identification of chyle leak during coarctation repair using fluorescein dye.” The Annals of thoracic surgery vol. 99,5 (2015): 1827. doi:10.1016/ j.athoracsur.2014.12.090etralogy of Fallot With Concomitant Morgagni Hernia in Down Syndrome: The Value of Routine Chest Roentgenogram. C J, Ashok kumar et al. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery , Volume 99 , Issue 2 , 714
  • A Shunt From the Brain: Left Internal Carotid Artery Arising From the Left Pulmonary Artery in Tetralogy of Fallot. Idhrees, A. Mohammed et al. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery , Volume 99 , Issue 2 , e47 - e49
  • Sternotomy after classic blalock-taussig shunt: a unique challenge. Ananthanarayanan Chandrasekaran, Thomas Mathew, Sabarinath Menon, Baiju S Dharan, Jayakumar Karunakaran, Tirur Raman Kapilamoorthy The Annals of thoracic surgery. 09/2014; 98(3):1114.
  • Pulmonary valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia-restrictive ventricular septal defect. Liza Jose Reshmi, Shrinivas Gadhinglajkar, Thomas Mathew, Subramanian Venkateshwaran, Rupa Sreedhar, Baiju Dharan Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 10/2014;
  • Multiple Muscular Ventricular Septal Defects: Use of Fluorescein Dye to Identify Residual Defects Thomas Mathew, Simran Kundan, Mohammed Idhrees Abdulsamad, Sabarinath Menon, Baiju S. Dharan, K. Jayakumar The Annals of thoracic surgery 1 January 2014 (volume 97 issue 1 Pages e27-e28 )
  • Early and 1-year outcome and predictors of adverse outcome following monocusp pulmonary valve reconstruction for patients with tetralogy of Fallot: A prospective observational study. Sasikumar D, Sasidharan B, Tharakan JA, Dharan BS, Mathew T, Karunakaran J. Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:5-12
  • Septal course of left anterior descending artery from the right aortic sinus in tetralogy of Fallot: a benign anomaly and important lessons learned. Deepa S, Bijulal S, Baiju DS, Thomas M. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Jan;34(1):200-2.
  • Risk factors for microbiologically documented nosocomial infections after on pump –CABG Manish Mathew, Varghese Thomas Panicker, Thomas Mathew, Sabrinath Menon, Karunakaran Jayakumar. Indian J of Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg June 2013, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 93-97
  • Repair of simple congenital cardiac defects via lower ministernotomy, using standard instruments. Thomas Mathew et al , Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (July–September 2012) 28(3):155–159
  • Tricuspid valve excision using off-pump inflow occlusion technique: role of intra-operative trans-esophageal echocardiography. Gadhinglajkar S, Sreedhar R, Karunakaran J, Misra M, Somasundaram G, Mathew T. Ann Card Anaesth. 2010 May-Aug;13(2):148-53.
Medical Research:
  • Application of decellularised bovine pericardium for fabrication of a novel valved conduit for RVOT reconstruction in sheep model. Project no. 7410 (BMT Wing) Internal Project SCTIMST 2016
  • In vivo testing of decellularised bovine pericardium in sheep
  • Abdominal wall tumors. Thesis submitted for MS General Surgery
Presentations at scientific meets:
  • The 14th Annual Scientific meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery, Boston,USA (28-31 May 2014) Poster presentation: Ministernotomy Sternal Lift Retractor -A New Design.
  • The 60th Annual Meeting of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeons Thiruvananthapuram (20-23 February,2014) Platform presentation: In vitro valved conduit design tester
  • ASCVTS – IACTSCON 2019 21st to 24th February at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai Platform presentation: PTFE valved conduits
  • The 12 annual Conference of Pediatric Cardiac Society of India (2012), Chennai, India Platform presentation: Ministernotomy retractor: A new design. Awarded the Young Innovator award
  • The 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, New Delhi (6-9 March, 2014) Platform Presentation: Use of Fluorescein dye to identify Multiple muscular VSD : Our experience.
  • IACTS Technocollege 2021: Platform presentation: Difficult coronary transfer in TGA

Expertise

  • Operated on whole spectrum of pediatric cardiac cases
  • Minimally invasive surgery for congenital heart diseases in adult and pediatric cases
  • Setup a succesful Pediatric cardiac surgical unit in India
  • Innovative and cost saving experience in congenital heart surgery
  • Training of fellows in Pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Operated more than 2000 cases of congenital heart diseases independently with good outcomes 

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