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Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale Honoured With Vaidya Vibhushan 2019 by Telangana Health Minister

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India’s leading Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon Padma Shri Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale has been yet again honoured with another prestigious award for his extraordinary contribution to the field of Cardiology in India.

Health Minister of Telangana Shri Dr. Etala Rajender presented Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale with a 'Vaidya Vibhushan 2019 Award in a special category on December 29, 2019, at a grand function held at the Taj Deccan Hotel Hyderabad.

Vaidya Vibhushan 2019 – Celebrating India’s Best Doctors and Visionaries:

Every year Telangana Government Doctors Association in conjunction with HMTV jointly presents the prestigious 'Vaidya Vibhushan Award’ to felicitate extraordinary individuals who have made a lasting impact on various fields.

Known for being the first Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon to perform first human-to-human heart transplant and first successful lung transplant in the combined states of A.P & Telangana, Dr. Gokhale is one of the world’s leading authorities in minimally invasive heart surgery. He also happens to be the first heart transplantation surgeon in India to successfully perform the country’s first successful heart-kidney combined transplant.

A medical luminary with a heart of gold, Dr. Gokhale is the one of the very few first heart surgeons to perform first free heart transplantation in India. Sahrudhaya Health, Medical & Educational Trust founded by Dr. Gokhale has successfully completed 500+ free heart operations for the poor and destitute with life-threatening heart conditions.

Today, Dr. Gokhale’s Sahrudhaya trust treats poor patients with heart, lung and vascular diseases for free, helps Govt. Schools with facilities and performs free heart transplant surgeries. For his remarkable contributions to society, Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale was honoured with Padma Shri by the Government of India in the year 2016. The special 'Vaidya Vibhushan 2019 Award’ is going to be another feather in the cap for this finest 'Heart and Lung Transplant Surgeon in Hyderabad.



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