Navin Thakur, MD Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon

Navin Thakur


  • Cardiac
  • Vascular
  • Thoracic

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Fellowships:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)


  • CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial System
  • Woodland Heights Medical Center

Academic Background:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
    Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery–MBBS
    Master of Surgery, General Surgery-M.S.
    Master of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery – M.Ch
  • Trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery, London, England
    • St. Thomas Hospital
    • Guy’s Hospital
  • Trained in United States in General Surgery
  • Trained in United States Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Trained at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston with Dr. Denton Cooley

Faculty Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor with the University of Texas Health 6 ½ years.

Awards And Honors:

  • Gold Medial in Ophthalmology Medical School from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • Conducted Prospective Trial of two protocols of anticancer drugs for oral cancer as part of Thesis for M.Ch
  • National Merit Scholar – Physics, Math, & Biology
  • Permanent Registration with General Medical Council, UK

List of Surgeries performed (includes but not complete list)

  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm & Dissection Surgery
  • Arterial Embolism & Thrombosis Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Replacement & Repair Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Arrhythmias Surgery
  • Maze Procedures
  • Pacemaker, ICD surgery; Pacemaker Lead Extraction; Video Assisted Epicardial Pacing Lead Placement
  • Chest Wall Cancer Surgery
  • Cardiomegaly Structural Heart Restoration Surgery
  • Adult Age - Congenital Heart Defects –ASD
  • Congestive Heart Failure/ ECMO Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG)
  • Heart Tumors, Benign & Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Replacement & Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery
  • Trans-Myocardial LaserRe-Vascularization (TMR) Heart Surgery
  • Empyema Thorax Surgery /Video Assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS) Surgery
  • Endocarditis Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgeries Benign & Malignant Tumor
  • Esophageal Surgeries for Injuries & Tears
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Thymomas, Thyroid Tumors
  • Lung Cancer Surgery Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Bronchoscopy, Mediastinoscopy, Esophagoscopy
  • Mediastinotomy & Biopsy
  • Pericardial Drainage/Window/Tumor Resection
  • Peripheral Arterial Surgery e.g. Carotid
  • Artery Endarterectomy
  • Femoro-popliteal Bypass/Ileo-femoral
  • Pop-tibial Bypasses/Upper Limb Bypasses/Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • Amputations Trans-metatarsal, Advanced Lisfranc, Mid-tarsal (Chopart)
    – Amputation, Below Knee Amputation, Above Knee Amputation
  • Wound Debridement; Wound Vac; Wound care
  • Diaphragm Repair, Plasty, Resection/Video Assisted
  • Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Surgery - AV Fistula & Graft Surgery/Aneurysmoplasty Chronic Fistulas; Thrombectomy; Steal Syndrome Surgery; Temporary Dialysis Catheters. Long term Dialysis Catheters.
  • Mediports & Catheters for Chemotherapy

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