Dr. Santosh Mathew Naliath

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon & Head of Department of CTVS


Post Graduation in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Over a span of 31 years, he has performed more than 12,000 Cardiovascular and Thoracic operations. He is a Pioneer in Coronary Bypass Surgery and Aortic Aneurysm Surgery with excellent long term results in UAE. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in complex coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic neurysm surgeries in UAE and has performed the first successful Aortic Arch Replacement under profound hypothermia and circulatory arrest in this country. Other successful complex procedures includes aortic root replacements for Acute Aortic Dissection,
Ruptured thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms with re implantation of Coeliac/SMA and Renal Arteries, Successful repair Post infarction ventricular septal defects, mitral valve repairs, double valve replacement with CABG operations, Emergency Valve Replacement for Bacterial Endocarditis with annular abscess, adult congenital heart surgeries like repair of Tetralogy of Fallot, DORV, Cor Triatriatum Sinister, Excision of Cardiac Tumors, Carotid Endarterectomy, Excision of Bilateral Giant Carotid Body Tumors, Repair of Aortic Coarctation and Aortic Atresia, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgical procedures, Resection of Lung Tumors with lobectomy, Pneumonectomy, Tracheal
Resection for severe tracheal stenosis, Microvascular Re implantation of amputated fingers, Free myocutaneous flap coverage.

Total years of experience:

31 years

Specialist expertise:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting,
  • Aortic Aneurysms,
  • Valve Repair and Replacement,
  • Cardiac Tumors,
  • Lung Resection,
  • VATS,
  • Carotid Endarterectomy,
  • Peripheral Vascular Bypass.


He is an Alumnus of Prestigious Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India and had completed his post-graduation in Cardiothoracic surgery from G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi. His Research thesis paper on & quot;Comparison of various cardioplegic techniques for Myocardial preservation in isolated rabbit Heart” was selected as the best research paper in Joint Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India and Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of India held way back in 1986 in Srinagar.

Professional Experience

He has worked as Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery in CMC Ludhiana and as a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon in the private sector in India for 15 years before coming to UAE. He started new Cardiac Surgery Department in Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah under MOH in 2003 and was head of the Department for 12 years and has developed the department to a Centre of excellence. He is a member of prestigious scientific organizations like “The Society of Thoracic Surgeons” (STS) USA, “The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery” (EACTS) and Fellow of “Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons”. He has set up the new Department of Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgery in Ahalia Hospital Mussafa in 2016 July and has performed over 500 Cardio-Thoracic Operations with excellent results.

Languages Spoken:

English, Hindi, Malayalam

Awards & Publications:

Fellow of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons ((USA) , European Association of Thoracic Surgeons and Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

He has published many articles in reputed, national and international journals and presented more
than 100 papers in various national and international meetings.

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