Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD

Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Vice-Chair of Research, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Language: English

Appointments & Referrals

312.227.4240

About Me

Dr. Kaushal brings 13 years of complex surgical, clinical translational expertise and leadership experience to the Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery team. Since 2011, Dr. Kaushal developed an expertise in neonatal cardiac surgery, particularly the Norwood Operation. At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he grew the clinical program by 5-fold establishing excellent outcomes with complex congenital heart surgeries, including complex neonatal surgeries, adult congenital surgeries, and heart transplantation, by maintaining mortality rates and length of stay lower than the national average.

Dr. Kaushal’s research includes prevention of reperfusion injury after heart-bypass, characterization of skeletal and heart muscle gene regulation, and clinical trials with cardiac stem cells in congenital heart disease surgery patients. He is attributed with two inventions: tissue-engineering vascular structures using endothelial cell progenitors and paraxylene films and their therapeutic uses. Dr. Kaushal has four active National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and two pending NIH grants.

Clinical Interests: Neonatal cardiac surgery, single ventricle reconstruction, complex biventricular repairs, adult congenital heart disease

Education & Training

Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,Baltimore, MD, 1997; Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1995

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular surgery, University of Michigan – Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006-2007; Fellowship in thoracic surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2004-2006; Fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery, Great Ormand Street Hospital, London, England, 2005; Residency in general surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1997-2004

Board Certifications: Congenital cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, general surgery

Professional Organizations: Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Research

Research Interests: Prevention of reperfusion injury after heart-bypass, characterization of skeletal and heart muscle gene regulation, and clinical trials with cardiac stem cells in congenital heart disease surgery patients

Call for Insurance information: 1.800.543.7362

Related News & Stories