The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Mr Pankaj Kaul

Mr Pankaj Kaul
Primary Designation Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
GMC Code 4273868
Telephone Number (0113) 392 5792
Special Interests Surgical interests: Aortic surgery, coronary artery surgery, valve surgery, surgery for heart tumours and pericardial diseases.

Research interests:
My clinically oriented research addresses the entire spectrum of adult cardiac surgery. I have published articles in peer-reviewed journals on myocardial revascularisation, surgery for coronary artery disease and its complications, aortic, mitral and tricuspid valvular surgery, TAVI, endocarditis, aortic aneurysms, aortic arch surgery, surgery on bovine and other variants of arch aneurysms, innominate arterial rupture, descending thoracic aortic surgery with debranching and hybrid repairs, percutaneous interventions for post-surgical aortic aneurysm repairs, cerebral protection, aortic dissections, retrograde dissections, atrio-oesophageal fistulae, cardiac and thymic tumours, permanent pacemakers, Tetralogy of Fallot, Burkitt lymphoma, chondrosarcomas, pericardial cysts, superior vena cava 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, myo-cutaneous and omental flaps, mediastinitis, sternal reconstruction, cardiac trauma, coronary anomalies, pleuro-pericardial anomalies, etc.

I am 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.

I am 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.

Other interests:
I am a Senior Lecturer at Leeds School of Medicine, affiliated to University of Leeds, an IMRCS examiner at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Foundation Educational Supervisor at Yorkshire Deanery and a member of Regional Training Committee in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yorkshire Deanery.

Clinical Excellence Award level 1 in 2005
Clinical Excellence Award level 2 in 2007
Clinical Excellence Award level 3 in 2008
Fellowship of Indian Society of Cardiology on 28th August
Clinical Excellence Award level 4 in 2010
Clinical Excellence Award level 5 in 2013
Clinical Excellence Award level 6 2015
Local Clinical Excellence Award 2019
I hold memberships of BMA, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland, Indian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, The European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons. I hold Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Intercollegiate Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

I was conferred a Fellowship of The Indian Society of Cardiology on 28th August, 2009 in recognition of my education, experience and cardiac care services to the community.