Mr Pankaj Kaul



GMC number: 4273868

Practising since: 1982


Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Mr Kaul qualified in 1982 and received postgraduate cardiothoracic training in CMC Vellore, Royal Perth Hospital (Western Australia), Leeds General Infirmary and Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Mr Kaul worked as a consultant from 1990-1991 at CMC Vellore, from 1996-1998 at NM Wadia Institute, Poona and from 1998 to date at Leeds General Infirmary. He has performed thousands of open heart operations to date and has a special interest in coronary artery surgery and its complications, heart valve surgery and redo coronary and valvular surgery, aortic surgery as well as in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Mr Kaul is also a senior lecturer at Leeds University and an IMRCS examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh.

Mr Kaul has 37 years of experience in cardiac surgery in India, Australia and the UK (27 years in the UK).

Surgical Outcomes
1986 – 2022 (UK, Australia and India):  5795 open heart operations with 98.33% hospital survival; 4172 CABGs with 99.19% hospital survival

1998 – 2022 (Leeds):  5214 open heart operations with 98.47% hospital survival; 3711 CABGs with 99.44% hospital survival

His clinically-oriented research addresses the entire spectrum of adult cardiac surgery. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals on coronary surgery, valvular surgery, aortic surgery, cardiac trauma, tumours, congenital anomalies, etc. He is on the Editorial Board of twelve Journals and on the Panel of Reviewers of 21 journals.


He was conferred a Fellowship of The Indian Society of Cardiology in 2009. He holds Level 6 Clinical Excellence Award for 2014-15, local Clinical Excellence Award for 2019 and 20-year Long-Service Award at LTHT, in 2018


Special interests

Coronary surgery, valve surgery, aortic surgery.

Other interests

Surgery for cardiac tumours, pericardial disease, Medical Education.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Pankaj Kaul at Nuffield Health

  • Aortofemoral bypass
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Arterial Surgery
  • Coronary Angioplasty (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or PCI)

Locations Mr Pankaj Kaul works with

Related experience


His clinically oriented research addresses the entire spectrum of adult cardiac surgery. 

He has published articles in peer reviewed journals on myocardial revascularisation,  coronary artery disease and complications, aortic, mitral and tricuspid valvular surgery, endocarditis, aortic aneurysms, aortic arch surgery, surgery on bovine and other variants of arch aneurysms, descending thoracic aortic surgery with debranching and hybrid repairs, percutaneous interventions for post-surgical aortic aneurysm repairs, cerebral protection, atrio-esophageal fistulae, cardiac and thymic tumors, permanent pacemakers, Tetralogy of Fallot, Burkitt lymphoma, chodrosarcomas, pericardial cysts, superior venacava and middle lobe syndromes, accidental hypothermia, post infarction VSD, free wall rupture of right and left ventricles, atrioventricular disruption, left ventricular aneurysms,  intra-aortic balloon pumps, myocutaneous flaps,  mediastinitis, sternal reconstruction, cardiac trauma, coronary anomalies, pleuropericardial anomalies, etc.

He is on the Editorial Board of the following journals:  Journal of Cardiology and Therapy, Journal of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Therapy, Journal of Cardiology and Vascular Research, The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology, Austin Radiology, Radiology and Imaging: open access,  Global Journal of Addiction and Rehabilitation Medicine, Juniper Online Journal of Orthoplastic and Microsurgical Reconstruction, International Journal of Clinical Medicine Research,GSL Journal of Dermatology and The Online International Journal of Oncoscientific Networks and Oncology.

He is on the Panel of Reviewers of the following journals: Medical Science Monitor, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Practice, The Journal of Medical Case Reports, BMJ, Perfusion, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International, Clinical Anatomy, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Annals of Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Cardiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International, Clinical Medicine, World Journal of Surgical Oncology, International Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Comprehensive Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Science, Heart and Vessels, Minerva Chirurgia, Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice and Clinical Practice Insights : Cardiology.


  • Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

Insurers Mr Pankaj Kaul works with

Mr Pankaj Kaul works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Pankaj Kaul does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Pankaj Kaul does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Pankaj Kaul does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.