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Dr Senthil Kumar Subbian

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  • Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Heart Centre, Singapore




Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart), Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Special Interests:

Adult Congenital Heart Surgery, Adult ECMO, Minimally Invasive Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Neonatal and Paediatric ECMO, Neonatal Cardiac Surgery

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Dr Senthil is a Consultant in the Division of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS).

He finished his basic surgical training and specialty surgical training in Cardio-Thoracic surgery from Madras medical College, India in 2005. He did his Advanced specialty training in Cardio-Thoracic surgery from the National Heart Centre, Singapore and was awarded the FRCS Cardio-Thoracic surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2011. In 2011, he was accorded Specialist Accreditation in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. He completed one year of fellowship at The St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia from 2013-14 where he was involved in the management of patients requiring complex cardiac surgical procedures and ECMO support.

Dr Senthil has always had a keen interest in Congenital Heart Surgery and joined the paediatric cardiac surgery programme at the National University Hospital, Singapore in 2015. His special interests include Neonatal and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive cardiac surgery in Children, Grown-Up Congenital Heart Surgery, ECMO in Children and Adults and 3D printing for complex congenital heart disorders.

Journals & Publications

  1.  Organization of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation services for covid-19 Lowell Leow, Evangelos Papadimas, Senthil K Subbian, Graeme MacLaren and Kollengode Ramanathan, Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals,, First published Sep 30 2020
  2. Intercostal artery aneurysms : a rare presentation in Loey's-Dietz syndrome – SK Subbian, Lim TCW, Teo LLS, Shankar S, Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2016; doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezw324
  3. Total Pulmonary artery replacement with an Avalus-Gelweave conduit in a patient with giant pulmonary artery aneurysm with pulmonary regurgitation - Qi Qian, Senthil Kumar Subbian, Theo Kofidis, Journal of cardiac surgery/ Volume 35, Issue 5/ p.1122-1124,  First published 16 March 2020
  4. Psuedo Sequestration of left lung – Ashuthosh Singh, Senthil Kumar Subbian, Ravi Agarwal, Dhiren Dave, Kotturathu Mammen Cherian – Texas Heart Institute Journal 2007; 34: 195-8
  5. Direct oral anticoagulants in post-cardiac surgical atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis  , Kylynn K Koh, Ryan R Ling, Shaun YS Tan, Ying Chen, Bingwen E Fan, Kiren Shekar, Jai A Sule, Senthil K Subbian, Kollengode Ramanathan, British Journal of Anaesthesia

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member, Paediatric Cardiac Society of India
  • Member, Indian Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons

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