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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 Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years