Dr. Kirun Gopal

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Centre for Aortic Diseases and Marfan Syndrome, Amrita Valve Repair Centre, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Heart Transplantation , Lung Transplantation
Qualification: MS, DNB, MCh, DNB
Email: kirungopal@aims.amrita.edu

About Me

Dr. Kirun Gopal completed his MBBS from Kottayam Medical College in 2001. He then did his General Surgical residency at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal finishing in 2005. His Cardiac surgery training was from the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum finishing in 2009.
He then worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Kottayam Medical College for 3 years.
Subsequently he went to the Cleveland Clinic, USA to do a 2 year fellowship in advanced adult cardiac surgery and a 1 year fellowship in aortic surgery. Here he had the opportunity to work with world leaders in cardiac and aortic surgery with exposure to latest advances in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, redo cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplantation, and complex open and endovascular aortic surgery.
After returning from the USA, he joined as Assistant Professor in Kottayam Medical College for 3 months before joining the faculty here at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences as Associate Professor.

Education and Professional Experience

  • 2017 Jan – April – Assistant Professor CVTS, MCH Kottayam
  • 2016-2017 – Aortic Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, USA
  • 2014-2016 – Clinical Fellow, Adult cardiac surgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA
  • 2010-2014 – Assistant Professor CVTS, MCH Kottayam
  • 2007-2010 – Residency in CVTS, SCTIMST, Trivandrum
  • 2006 – Registrar CVTS, SUT Hospital, Trivandrum
  • 2002-2005 –Residency in General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • 1995-2001 – MBBS, Kottayam Medical College


  • Accurate localization and echocardiographic-pathologic correlation of tricuspid valve angiolipoma by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography – Misra S, Sinha PK, Koshy T, Sandhyamani S, Parija C, Gopal K. Echocardiography. 2009 Nov;26(10):1228-31
  • A left ventricular-to-right atrial shunt in a patient with a perimembranous ventricular septal defect: role of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography – Gadhinglajkar S, Sreedhar R, Gopalakrishnan SK, Sadiq A, Rao M, Gopal K.J CardiothoracVascAnesth. 2009 Oct;23(5):675-8.
  • Sternal tuberculosis after sternotomy for coronary artery bypass surgery: a case report and review of the literature – Gopal K, Raj A, Rajesh MR, Prabhu SK, Geothe J.J ThoracCardiovasc Surg. 2007 May;133(5):1365-6.
  • Migrated Kirschner Wires In The Mediastinum: A Case Report And Review Of The Literature – K Gopal, K Neelakandhan ispub.com/IJTCVS/8/2/12514
  • Clinical forensic evidence in burns: rescuer burns – Kumar P, Gopal K, Ramnani S. Burns. 2006 Dec;32(8):1032-6.


  • Aortic Dissection Series from a Tertiary Hospital in South India at the 58th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons, February 2012, Kolkata
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club, Kottayam, December 2011
  • Heart Surgery at the annual district seminar meeting of Rotary Club, Kollam, July, 2011
  • ACLS guidelines at the monthly meeting of Kottayam Surgical Club, April 2011
  • Simultaneous Revascularisation of Lower Limbs and Bowel from Novel Inflow Source as a Poster Presentation at the IACTS National Conference, Mahabalipuram, February 2011
  • Chest Trauma at the Trauma CME conducted at Matha Hospital, Kottayam, November 2010
  • Unusual Cause of Pulmonary Venous Chamber Obstruction Post Senning Procedure as a poster presentation at the PCSI National Conference, Cochin, October 2008

Professional Memberships

  • Indian Medical Association
  • Association of Surgeons of India

Areas of Intersest

  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Open and endovascular aortic surgery