Profile: Dr Velivela Satya Prasad

Consultant in Adult Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. Assisted and performed over 20,000 cardiovascular procedures. Pioneered the Trans Myocardial Revascularisation programme. Performed the first human cardiac transplantation in the country. Innovated a novel technique of open-heart surgery on beating heart.

Dr Velivela Satya Prasad, Cardio-Vascular Surgeon


Born in May 1953, he took MBBS from Govt. Stanley Medical College, Madras(1978, University of Madras) and SM (Cardiovascular Surgery) from Tashkent State Institute of Medical Sciences, USSR in 1985.

Work Experience:

Dr Satyaprasad started working in India as Senior Resident at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases at Madras Medical Mission in 1990 and later started working at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He is currently at Sevenhills Hospital in Mumbai.  He has assisted and performed over 20,000 cardiovascular procedures abroad and at home till date.

He is involved in fellowship training in cardiac surgery for students from various East African Countries, as well as Bangladesh and India.


Pioneered the TMR (Trans Myocardial Revascularisation) programme, performed the first human cardiac transplantation in the country, and has performed over 250 TMR procedures.

He innovated Mitral Valve Repair Procedures, a technique of open-heart surgery on beating heart.

Papers and presentations:

Attended 24 conferences and seminars in various countries which including Canada, Germany, UK, Brazil, USA, Greece, Thailand, Moscow and India.
He has published articles in 12 journals and presented three scientific papers at national and international levels.


He has received six fellowships awards from India and abroad which including Excellent Cardiovascular Surgeon of the Year 2011-2012 award.

Gitamritam speaker in the year 2016.