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Mr Govind Chetty - MBBS; FRCS(Ed); FRCS(Glas); FRCS(Ed)-CTh


Adult Cardiac surgery

Specialist Clinical Interests

Minimal invasive Cardiac surgery eg Mini Sternotomy Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR), Right Anterior
Thoracotomy AVR, Minimal Access aortic root/aortic surgery

Major Aorto-vascular surgery
Aortic valve/root repair and Suture-less Valve implantation
AF Ablation
VATS procedures eg Pacing Lead placement/AF ablation procedures

Research Interests

Hepatic and renal blood flow during cardiopulmonary bypass
Mainly Clinical based research

Professional Profile

I did all my cardiothoracic surgical training here in the UK with some extra senior fellowship years in Sheffield performing all aspects of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. I was appointed as a Consultant Cardiac surgeon initially at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in October 2013 and later on moved to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield where I am now a Consultant Cardiac surgeon with a specialist interest in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and major Aorto-vascular surgery.

I am the recipient of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation Advanced Valve Disease Educational Fellowship for 2015 to the John Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Education and Training

Medical School

MBBS July 1986 – February 1992 Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India (Affiliated to the University of Madras)

Basic Surgical Rotation

South Manchester University Hospitals, Harefield Hospital(Middlesex), St Bartholomew Hospital(London) & Castle Hill Hospital in Hull

Cardiothoracic Training

Trent Higher Specialist Cardiothoracic training with rotation between Glenfield Hospital (Leicester), City Hospital (Nottingham) and Northern general Hospital (Sheffield)

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

  • General Medical Council, UK
    • Full Registration with licence to practice No: 4646941
    • On the GMC’s Specialist Register for Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 18th 2013
  • Medical Defence Union – No: 552011H
  • Member of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland
  • Member of European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Member of the Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association, No: GDC 8194
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer – University of Sheffield


 Diaphragmatic and Intercostal Muscle Tear after an Episode of Violent Sneezing: Spontaneous Diaphragmatic Injury, Alvin H.K. Karangizi, Steven J. Renaud,  Jagan N. Rao, Govind Chetty  The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, July 2013; Vol 96, Issue 1: 301-302
 The short saphenous vein: A viable alternative conduit for coronary artery bypass grafts harvested using a novel technique
U. Sarwar, G. Chetty, P. K. Sarkar
J Surg Technique Case Report, Sept 2012; 4:61-3
Acute right coronary ostial stenosis during aortic valve replacement
Umran Sarwar, Govind Chetty, Pradip K Sarkar
International Journal of Preventive Medicine, April 2012; 3(4): 295-297
A rare case of giant coronary artery aneurysm in the context of multiple arterial aneurysms Andriy Solodkyy, Joseph Shalhoub, Govind Chetty, Norman P Briffa
Int. Journal of Surgical case reports March 2012; 3(7):311-313
Not the typical winter cough Parra Sanchez MRCS, Govind Chetty FRCS(C-Th), Pradip Sarkar FRCS
BMJ Case Rep. 2009; 2009: bcr09.2008.0970 (doi: 10.1136/bcr.09.2008.0970)
 Not the typical winter cough
Parra Sanchez MRCS, Govind Chetty FRCS(C-Th), Pradip Sarkar FRCS
Emergency Medicine Journal 2007 April; 24(4):1
Comparative analysis of the Bonanno catheter and tube thoracostomy in effective aspiration  of pleural effusion
Govind K. Chetty, Narrinder R. Battula, Radhika Govindaswamy, Maqsood M. Elahi
The Heart Surgery Forum Volume 9, Number 4 / August 2006 Pages E731-E734
Ethnic differences in the management of coronary heart disease patients: lessons to be learnt in Indo-Asians.
Elahi M, Chetty G, Matata B Medical Principles & Practice, International Journal of Kuwait University 2006; 15(1):69-73

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Indo-Asian population: Impact of ethnicity on operative outcome Maqsood Elahi, Govind Chetty, Jawad Sajid, Bashir Matata
Journal of Cardiovascular Disease 2005; 3(2):102-109
 Self-management of oral Anticoagulation is compatible with global working practices Govind K Chetty, Maqsood M Elahi Journal of Cardiovascular Disease 2005; 3(4):175-178

Morbid obesity increases peri-operative morbidity in first-time CABG patients—should resources  be redirected to weight reduction M.M. Elahi, G.K. Chetty, A.W. Sosnowski, M.St. Hickey and T.J. Spyt
International Journal of Cardiology 2005 Oct 20; 105(1): 98-99
 Bonanno’s catheter: A less invasive and cost-effective alternative for drainage of pleural effusion Govind K Chetty; Maqsood M Elahi; Vishwanath Siddagangaiah; Joseph N Leverment The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Jan 2005; 129: 219 - 220

Complications related to intra-aortic balloon pump in cardiac surgery: A decade later
M.M. Elahi; G.K. Chetty; R. Kirke; T. Azeem; R. Hartshorne ; T.J. Spyt
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery June 2005; Vol 29, Issue 6: 591-594

Liver blood flow during cardiac surgery
Govind Chetty; David A C Sharpe; Jay Nandi; Stephen J Butler; Ian M Mitchell
Perfusion 2004; 19: 153-156

A prospective audit evaluating the role of video assisted mediastinoscopy as a
training tool AE Martin Ucar; GK Chetty; R Vaughan; DA Waller
Eur. J. Cardiothorac. Surg Aug 2004; 26: 393 - 395

Experience with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for suspected mediastinal tumours GK Chetty; OA Khan; CVP Onyeaka; F Ahmad; PB Rajesh; DA Waller
European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004; 30: 776-780

A prospective audit evaluating the role of video assisted mediastinoscopy as a training tool AE Martin Ucar; GK Chetty; R Vaughan; DA Waller
CHEST 2003 Dec; 124(4) Suppl 235S-a

Letter to the Editor (response to Berrisford et al) - Oesophageal strictures: new indication for intra aortic balloon pump?
Mahmoud Loubani; Govind Chetty; Said Shawkat; Joseph N Leverment
Eur. J. of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2002 Jul; 22(1): 161-162

Oesophageal strictures: new indication for intra-aortic balloon pump?
Mahmoud Loubani; Govind Chetty; Said Shawkat; Joseph N Leverment
Eur. J. of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2001 Dec; 20: 1240-1242

Submitted papers

Purulent pericarditis caused by Streptococcus Milleri strains; the gained experience from the eight reported cases Ilias A. Kotidis MD, PhD; Mohamed Komber FRCS, Govind Chetty FRCSEd (CTh), Graham Cooper FRCSEd (CTh)
-submitted to Annals of Thoracic Surgery


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