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Dr. Nagarajan Muthialu

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Flat 4, Tudor Court

Brief Biography:

Presently a Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital, with special interest in cardiac, thoracic and tracheal diseases of children including transplantation


Academic positions:

Previously held various academic positions in teaching institutions in surgery.

Current position as Consultant paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon include training commitments for trainees in paediatric cardiac and thoracic surgery

Prizes and awards

1. Nominated for Staff awards 2013 at GOSH in the category of Child and Parent awards
2. Golden Retriever award for a difficult and mobile ECMO cannulation, GOSH, 2012
3. Gold Medal in Cardiothoracic Surgery (National Board), New Delhi, 2003
4. Gold Medal in General Surgery, Bangalore University, 1994
5. Price Memorial prize for highest mark in Medicine MBBS
6. K.C. Nambiar Gold Medal in Surgery, MBBS,
7. Gold Medal in Ophthalmology, MBBS
8. Gold Medal in Chest Medicine, MBBS
9. Gold Medal in Pathology, MBBS


Research interests:

Paediatric cardiac surgery

Chest wall reconstruction

Tracheal surgery



Any other information:


1. Butler CR, Speggiorin S, Rijnberg FM, Roebuck D, Muthialu N, Hewitt RJ, Elliott MJ. Outcomes of slide tracheoplasty in 101 children: a 17-year single-centre experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013 (in print).
2. Watson T, Calder A, Muthialu N. Multi-detector thoracic CT findings in Cerebro-costo-mandibular syndrome: rib gaps and failure of costo-vertebral separation. Skeletal Radiol 2013 (in print).
3. Bezuska L, Mussa S, Muthialu N. Complex chest wall reconstruction in Marfan’s syndrome following previous valve-sparing aortic root replacement. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Annals 2013 (in print).
4. Muthialu N. Unusual presentation of pericardial effusion. Ind J Crit Care Med 2013 (in print).
5. Muthialu N, Balakrishnan S, Sundar R. Single patch closure of multiple VSDs through right atrial approach. World J Pediatr Cong Heart Surg 2013 (in print).
6. Christov G, Burch M, Andrews R, Hurst J, Ashworth M, Mustafa M, Muthialu N. Thoracoscopic pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis in a paediatric patient with Mulibrey nanism. World J Pediatr Cong Heart Surg 2013 (in print).
7. Saleemi MS, McLaren C, Sharma BK, Muthialu N, Roebuck D, Ng C. Bronchopleural fistula in newborn on ECMO – Transbronchial closure. J Perinatol 2013;33:659-60.
8. Muthialu N, Rao M, Balakrishnan S. Unusual combination of unroofed coronary sinus in a setting of atrioventricular septal defect with tetralogy of Fallot – a case report. Ind J Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2013 (in print).
9. Crowe S, Brown KL, Pagel C, Muthialu N, Cunningham D, Gibbs J, Bull C, Franklin R, Utley M, Tsang VT. Development of a diagnosis- and procedure-based risk model for 30-day outcome after pediatric cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;145:1270-8. (DOI:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.06.023).
10. Abelardo E, Hewitt R, Elliott MJ, Muthialu N. Successful surgical repair of complex Christmas-tree pattern trachea-bronchial anatomy with stenosis. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryng 2013;270:2161-3 (DOI 10.1007/s00405-013-2540-y).
11. Muthialu N. Complex foregut malformation in unusual location in chest – a case report. Ind J Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2013;29:128-30. (DOI: 10.1007/s12055-013-0198-0). 12. Muthialu N. Primary repair of sternal cleft in infancy using combined periosteal flap and sliding osteochondroplasty. Interact Cardio Vasc Thorac Surg 2013;16(6):923-5 (DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivt060).
13. Murtuza B, Fenton M, Burch M, Gupta A, Muthialu N, Elliott MJ, Hsia TY, Tsang VT, Kostolny M. Pediatric heart transplantation for congenital and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Ann Thorac Surg 2013;95:1675-84.
14. Muthialu N, Hoskote A, Deshpande R, Lister P. Right pulmonary hilar pedicle injury secondary to blunt chest trauma in a child. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Annals 2013;21:235-8.
15. Jenson H, Muthialu N, Furci B, Yates R, Kostolny M, Hsia TY, de Leval M, Tsang V. Contemporary surgical approach to scimitar syndrome using direct right pulmonary vein-to-left atrial anastomosis via sternotomy. Cardiovasc J Afr 2013;24:60.
16. Naqvi N, Muthialu N, Babu-Narayan S, Maiya S, Chandershekar P, Tsang V, Marek J. Myocardial function following repair of anomalous origin of left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) in children. Cardiovasc J Afr 2013;24:245
17. Muthialu N, Balakrishnan S, Sundar R, Muralidharan S. Aortic valve repair is superior to aortic valve replacement in young patients with ventricular septal defect with aortic regurgitation – our experience. Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;29:1-4.
18. Ciliberti P, Muthialu N, Tann O, Kostolny M, Marek J. Multimodality imaging of a rare complex vascular ring in an infant: left pulmonary sling associated with aorto-pulmonary window, aberrant right subclavian artery and with complete tracheal rings. J Am Col Cardiol 2012;60:e165.
19. Muthialu N, Kostolny M, Rees PG. Phrenic nerve at greater risk: Congenital Absence of pericardium exposing the nerve. Ann Thorac Surg 2012;94:e27.
20. Brown KL, Crowe S, Pagel C, Bull C, Muthialu N, Gibbs J, Cunningham D, Utley M, Tsang VT, Franklin R. Use of diagnostic information submitted to the United Kingdom Central Cardiac Audit Database: development of categorization and allocation algorithms. Cardiol Young 2012;2:1-8.
21. Muthialu N. Plastic Bronchitis. Ann Thorac Surg 2012;94:864 (Invited Commentary).
22. Muthialu N. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour occluding left main bronchus in a young boy. Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;28:196-8.
23. Muthialu N. Ruptured pulmonary artery aneurysm: questions about management. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Annals 2012;20:362
24. Muthialu N. Learning from Mistakes: Femoral vein cannulation – Need for basic clinical guidelines. Ind J Surg 2012;74(6):494. (DOI: 10.1007/s12262-012-0470-3).
25. Muthialu N, Raju V, Muthubaskaran V, Chandrasekar P, Muralidharan S, Kuppanna JP. Idiopathic pulmonary artery aneurysm with pulmonary regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg 2010;90:2049-51.
26. Muthialu N, Raju V, Muthubaskaran V, Ganeshabharathi S, Raman ML. Mucoid vasculopathy on a background of Takayasu's arteritis. Ann Thorac Surg 2010;90:e42-e43.
27. R Puranik, V T Tsang, V Muthurangu, A Broadley, J Nordmeyer, N Muthialu, G Derrick, F Walker, S Cullen, M de Leval. Functional outcomes after the Ross (Pulmonary Autograft) Procedure assessed with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Heart 2010;96(4):304-8.
28. Raju V, Muralidharan S, Kalyanasundaram M, Muthialu N. Aortic Valve Repair is superior to replacement in young patients with ventricular septal defect with aortic regurgitation – our experience. Ind J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;26:82.
29. N Muthialu. Minimally Invasive Approach for Congenital Cardiac Defects. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2010;18:404.
30. N Muthialu. Patient Communication in ICU – Application in Paediatric population. Ind J Crit Care Med 2010;14:162-3.


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