Cardiac anesthesia division is part of department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care and provides round the clock anaesthesia services for patients undergoing cardiac, vascular as well as thoracic surgical procedures. The number of procedures has increased from less than 500 cases per year in 2008 to more than 1500 cases per year in 2015-16. In addition cardiac anaesthesia division provides round the clock anesthesia and resuscitation backup for all the cathlab procedures which have increased to more than 10000 cases per year in 2015-16. Cardiac anesthesia division is also providing intensive care services for the 25 bedded cardiac surgery ICU. 


Cardiac anaesthesia division is first in country to develop closed loop anaesthesia (CLADS) and use high spinals for various cardiac surgeries with critical cardiac lesions for fast tracking in cardiac surgery. Cardiac anaesthesia division  division has international mutual academic exchange programmes with Boston Children Hospital, USA and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada for faculty, residents, nurses, perfusionists and other medical staff.

Faculty and staff directory:


Prof GD Puri MD, PhD                       Professor and Head     faculty


Prof Virendra K Arya  MD, FRCPC      Professor                      faculty


Dr Bhupesh Kumar  MD, DM             Additional Professor     faculty


Dr Ravi Raj   MD, DM                        Assistant Professor      faculty


Courses and training details:


Cardiac anaesthesia devision is running 3 years DM cardiac anaesthesia training programme since 2011. DM cardiac anaesthesia residents are sent for one month to other national or international mutual academic exchange centres (Boston Children Hospital and University of Manitoba) as a part of their DM training. 


Workshops and seminar details:

Cardiac anaesthesia division conducts 3days TEEPGI annual workshop in peri-operative transesophageal echocardiography in the last week of February every year with short term 1-2 weeks hands on training in TEE in operation rooms just before the workshop. It also runs annually focused transthoracic echocardiographic course for anesthesia residents.


Annual report and statistics :

  47th Annual Report (2013-2014) of PGIMER has been Edited by Prof. Neelam Marwaha, Professor & Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh.