Dr. A G K GokhaleApollo Doctor

Dr. A G K Gokhale


Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery

30+ years experience



50+ Recommendations


MBBS, M.S., M.Ch, DNB, SMP (IIM C), D.Sc Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic , Transplant & Minimal Access Surgeon


English, Hindi, Telugu


Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills

Road Number 72 Hyderabad Film Nagar Telangana



50+ Recommendations

50+ Recommendations

50+ Recommendations50+ Recommendations

About Doctor

Dr. A G K Gokhale is an esteemed Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon in Hyderabad, with a remarkable career spanning 30 years. He practices at Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills. Dr. Gokhale's impressive qualifications include MBBS, M.S., M.Ch, DNB, SMP (IIM C), D.Sc. He is a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic, Transplant & Minimal Access Surgeon. 


Dr. Gokhale offers an extensive array of services to address various Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery Conditions such as Aortic valve disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary artery disease, Hole In The Heart, Kawasaki Disease, Angina, Fainting, Congenital Heart Surgery, Myocarditis, Long QT Syndrome, Pericardial effusion, Pericarditis, Pulmonary atresia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sick sinus syndrome, Tricuspid atresia, Truncus arteriosus, Sepsis, Loeys Dietz Syndrome, Mediastinal, Tetralogy Of Fallot, Tetralogy Of Fallot Tof, Pneumonia Treatment, Chest Pain Treatment. 


Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Gokhale has achieved remarkable milestones. He was honored with the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award in 2016. In February 2017, he became the second surgeon in Asia to perform a piggy-back heart transplant (Heterotopic heart transplantation). Dr. Gokhale has an outstanding track record, having performed over 50 heart transplants, 3 lung transplants, and more than 15,000 open heart surgeries, with an impressive success rate of 98.4%. 


Dr. Gokhale is passionate about advancing medical care and has pioneered Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, particularly for patients requiring multiple bypass grafts, valve replacements, and closure of heart defects. He has also conducted groundbreaking procedures such as the first heart-kidney combined transplant in India and the heart transplant for the oldest man in India at 69 years old. Moreover, Dr. Gokhale has demonstrated his commitment to healthcare accessibility by establishing SahrudayaHealth, a Medical and Educational Trust. Through this initiative, he has facilitated hundreds of open heart surgeries and heart transplantations at the Government General Hospital, Guntur, his alma mater, on a PPP model with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. 


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Work Experience

Work Experience

1. Dr.Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale obtained his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from Guntur Medical College, India (1976–1985)

2. He was trained in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and obtained his M.Ch and DNB degree at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore (1990)

3. NIMS (1990-1992)

4. He did his fellowship in Heart Transplantation and Lung Transplantation at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia (1992-1993)

5. He worked as a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney (1993- 1995)

6. He did a Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, United States with Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos and gained experience in the areas of Redo Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Aortic Aneurysm Surgeries and Root RepairS (1995-1996)

7. Mediciti Hospitals (1996-2003)

8. Global Hospitals (2003-2012)

9. Before that he worked at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad (2012-2015)

10. He is practicing as Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee hills, Hyderabad till date



- Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

- Net forum of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in the world

- International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (United States)




Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions

- Padmashri Award (2016)

- Gold Medal



- Conducting research on the role of injecting stem cells into the heart

- "Cold Agglutinins and Warm Heart Surgery"- (Letter)Gokhale A.G.K Etal: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery 105(3):557, 1993 March.

- Carpentier's Technique of Repair for Ebstein's Anomaly " - Gokhale A.G.K Etal, Indian Heart Journal, 44(1):51-2, 1992 Jan-Feb

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What is the educational qualification of Dr A G K Gokhale ?

Dr A G K Gokhale is a Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon with over 30 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, M.S., M.Ch, DNB, SMP (IIM C), D.Sc Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic , Transplant & Minimal Access Surgeon

What languages can Dr A G K Gokhale speak?

Dr A G K Gokhale can speak English, Hindi, Telugu.

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Patients visit Dr A G K Gokhale for Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery related problems. To see more reasons visit the doctor's profile on Apollo 24|7.