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Associate Professor Kumud Dhital


Associate Professor Kumud Dhital was a cardiothoracic specialist and transplant surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney and a Faculty member at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

A/Prof Dhital worked closely with Professor Peter Macdonald from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute heading up the Cardiac Transplantation Laboratory. Together, they developed the groundbreaking donation after circulatory death (DCD) transplant technique.

In 2014, A/Prof Dhital led the surgical team that completed the world's first DCD transplant.

In early 2019, A/Prof Dhital left the Institute and made the move to Melbourne, Australia. In 2020, A/Prof Dhital took the Director of Heart & Lung Transplantation and MCS Program at Yashoda Hospitals in Telangana, India.

Associate Professor Kumud Dhital Portrait
Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the ongoing spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.