Ramesh Veeragandham, M.D.
Dr. Veeragandham completed his general surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego and a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery fellowship at Rush Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago. He is the Co-Director of Cardiac Surgery for John Muir Health. Dr. Veeragandham specializes in aortic valve repairs, aortic aneurysms, adult cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery and endovascular surgery. He conducts medical missions for heart surgery for poor patients in India.
Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Joachim Schäfers
Prof. Schäfers completed his general surgery residency, and his thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany. He currently serves as the Director for the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at University Hospitals of Saarland in Homburg, Germany. Prof. Schäfers is one of the most experienced cardiac surgeons in the world in performing aortic valve repairs and has published extensively on this topic. Prof. Schäfers is available to provide input and feedback to John Muir Health cardiac surgeons in patient selection and to participate as an expert proctor during aortic valve repair surgery in real time through teleconferencing technology.
Jatinder Dhillon, M.D.
Dr. Jatinder Dhillon completed his general surgery residency at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He serves as the Co-Director of Cardiac Surgery for John Muir Health. Dr. Dhillon specializes in vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and adult cardiac surgery including minimally invasive cardiac valve surgery and atrial fibrillation surgery.
Murali Dharan, M.D.
Dr. Murali Dharan completed his general surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego, and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr Dharan specializes in adult cardiac surgery, complex minimally invasive mitral valve repair, and tricuspid valve surgery. He has pioneered innovative approaches in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He frequently leads a team of volunteers performing complex cardiac surgery in the Dominican Republic.
Andreas Kamlot, M.D.
Dr. Andreas Kamlot completed his general surgery residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Kamlot specializes in adult cardiac surgery and minimally invasive cardiac surgery including valve repair and atrial fibrillation surgery.
Tanveer Khan, M.D.
Dr. Tanveer Khan completed his general surgery residency at Harvard Medical School and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also completed an endovascular fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine and a transplant and adult cardiac surgery fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Khan specializes in adult cardiovascular surgery and endovascular surgery including aortic stent grafts.
View Richard’s story about his severely leaky aortic valve and enlarging heart.
View Tammy’s story about her journey and recovery from an aortic aneurysm and a leaky aortic valve.
View Puneet’s story about his journey and recovery from an aortic aneurysm and a significantly leaky bicuspid aortic valve.
View Shelley’s story about the complex repair of her bicuspid aortic valve.