Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center Pediatric Surgery Fellowship (2020) DC
  • Residency: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (2013) India
  • Residency: B J Medical College Ahmedabad (2009) India
  • Medical Education: M. P. Shah Government Medical College (2005) India

All Publications

  • Developments in perioperative management: The yin to the yang of congenital heart surgery. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery Ceneri, N., Desai, M., Yerebakan, C. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.05.027

    View details for PubMedID 34112501

  • Small and borderline left ventricular outflow tract - a perplexing maladie INDIAN JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY Desai, M. 2021
  • Small and borderline left ventricular outflow tract - a perplexing maladie. Indian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery Desai, M. n. 2021; 37 (Suppl 1): 123–30


    The left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) comprises of the subvalvular area, the aortic valve, and the supravalvular region. Obstructive lesion of LVOT is a spectrum with varying levels and degree of obstruction with or without associated hypoplasia of the left ventricle. Decision-making in small and borderline LVOT can be challenging. Imaging modalities such as echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging and scores based on imaging aid in the decision making in truly borderline cases. Newer treatment strategies like staged left ventricular rehabilitation and hybrid procedure have come to the fore in the past decade or so. Although these do not address small LVOT per se, they delay the decision-making to a more appropriate age. The goal of management in these cases is to achieve a biventricular repair whenever feasible. Several surgical techniques could be employed to achieve this goal. However, it is important to be cognizant of the fact that an overzealous approach to achieve a biventricular repair might be counterproductive. A univentricular palliation could be a safer alternative; especially considering the possibility of a future transplant candidacy.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s12055-020-01122-9

    View details for PubMedID 33584029

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC7858724

  • Spontaneous rupture of a coronary artery fistula presenting with post-exertional syncope and haemopericardium. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery Desai, M. H., Olivieri, L. J., Ramakrishnan, K. V., Downing, T. E. 2020


    An 8-year-old with a known diagnosis of an asymptomatic coronary artery fistula (CAF) presented with exertional syncope and haemopericardium due to contained rupture of CAF. A transcatheter closure was attempted, but the fistula ruptured again prompting emergency surgical repair. Spontaneous rupture is a catastrophic complication of CAF and warrants a high index of suspicion, timely diagnosis and team management.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/icvts/ivaa317

    View details for PubMedID 33367810

  • Commentary: Combine the right size with the right shape. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery Desai, M., Yerebakan, C. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.11.080

    View details for PubMedID 33422308

  • Commentary: Less bloody and bloodless cases. Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery Desai, M. n., Yerebakan, C. n. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.11.012

    View details for PubMedID 33171241