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New Court Members

Aligarh, March 16: Prof Syed Amjad Ali Rizvi (Chairman, Department of Surgery) and Prof Mohd. Azam Haseen (Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery) have been declared as Aligarh Muslim University Court Members on the basis of their seniority for a period of three years or till they remain chairmen of their respective departments.

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JNMC surgeons complete 300 rare open-heart procedures

Aligarh, March 3: It was not as late as the 2016 midyear, when patients were thronging hospitals in metropolitans and forking out a nice chunk of change for the treatment of intricate heart problems. An affordable amenity at a public health centre in Aligarh was desperately needed.

The faculty members of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the university administration endeavoured to find a remedy and the ‘Open Heart Surgery’ programme, which began in October 2016 at the Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, has now completed 300 successful rare and complicated surgeries.

“It all began with eyes eagerly set on the results of the first case in 2016,” recalled Prof Mohd Azam Haseen (Chairman, Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery) adding that a middle-age Aligarh resident, Khushbu was admitted for a replacement of a heart valve, which was not working properly.

“Her heart was working harder than usual to pump the blood through the valve. Had it not been treated on time, she would have suffered the narrowing of valves and the leaky valves condition, which meant that the blood would leak backwards and a lesser amount pumped in the right direction,” he added.

Remembering the first case under the ‘Open Heart Surgery’ programme, Prof Azam Haseen and his team members, Dr S P Singh and Dr Mayank Yadav said: “JNMC Cardio Vascular and Thoracic surgeons and a team from the VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi collaborated to perform the first of its kind surgery in the AMU Medical College. Khushbu’s affected valve was replaced and she was discharged after a successful recovery.

“Since, the first procedure under the ‘Open Heart Surgery’ programme, patients in very large numbers from Aligarh, various urban and rural parts of Western Uttar Pradesh and other neighbouring states have undergone rare and complicated surgeries at modest fees,” they added.

Prof Azam Haseen led team comprising Dr S P Singh and Dr Mayank Yadav has recently operated upon the 300th rare surgery patient with a favourable result. A 25-year-old woman, Saima, diagnosed with severe and rare aortic regurgitation after complaining of continuous wheezing underwent an eight-hour-long Bentall procedure for the reconstruction of ‘great vessel’ and implant of a valve in her heart. The patient’s heart and lung functions were stopped for three hours during which her physiology was maintained through artificial circulation.

After the successful surgery, Saima now sits fit and able, savoring life to the fullest.

“A highlight of the four-years of the Open Heart Surgery programme has also been the collaboration of the Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery with the Government of India in 2017 for conducting free-of-cost heart surgeries of minor children under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karykram (RBSK) scheme,” said Prof Azam Haseen adding that over 200 complex surgeries have so far been performed under the scheme.

Recently a minor boy from Bihar with a rare disorder of overgrown heart muscles was operated under the RBSK scheme.

The Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery also has a Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom-based Healing Little Hearts (HLH) for carrying out complex cardiac surgeries and the faculty members of the department are mentoring the surgeons of Government cardiac centres such as Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh and RIMS Imphal, Manipur for starting open heart surgery programmes.

The surgeons at the department now conduct over 400 cardio vascular and thoracic surgeries on yearly basis with a waiting list of two months for adult patients and five to six years for paediatric cardiac surgery cases.

Besides Prof Azam Haseen’s team, the department has the expertise of four cardiologists headed by Prof M U Rabbani.

Dr Sabir Ali Khan (Clinical Perfusionist), Dr Shaad Abqari (Paediatric Cardiologist), Dr Kamran Mirza (Paediatric Cardiologist) and Dr Dipti Channa (Cardiac Anaesthetist) are also attached to the Open Heart Surgery programme.

Extending congratulations to the surgeons on reaching the milestone, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor said: “JNMC doctors have been conducting successful life-saving procedures despite the Covid pandemic and it is heartening to see that the patients have no longer to reach private hospitals charging exorbitant fees. With the success in such surgeries, JNMC has opened the doors for treatments of people from lower economic strata”.

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मध्य प्रदेश-मणिपुर के बच्चों का दिल धड़काने जा रही है एएमयू के 5 डॉक्टरों की टीम

रेशमा /अलीगढ़
 देश में आजकल अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी के जेएन मेडिकल कॉलेज का कॉर्डियक थैरेसिक सर्जरी डिपार्टमेंट खासा चर्चाओं में है. चर्चा की वजह है 5 डॉक्टरों की टीम. यह खास टीम 20 दिन के बच्चे से लेकर 18 साल तक के बच्चे के दिल को धड़का रही है. एएमयू की इस स्पेशल टीम को अब दूसरे राज्यों में भी बुलाया जा रहा है.
मौजूदा वक्त में यह टीम मध्य प्रदेश और मणिपुर में बच्चों का दिल धड़काने के साथ ही वहां डॉक्टरों को भी इस खास ऑपरेशन की ट्रेनिंग दे रही है. 
इस बीमारी की स्पेशलिस्ट है यह टीम 
जेएन मेडिकल कॉलेज के कॉर्डियक थैरेसिक सर्जरी डिपार्टमेंट के चेयरमैन डॉ. आज़म हसीन बताते हैं कि बच्चों के दिल में छेद, खून की नसें सिकुड़ना, नसों में रुकावट आना आदि बीमारियों का इलाज हमारी टीम करती है. इसके लिए हमारी टीम एक महीने में 40 तक ऑपरेशन कर रही है. यह ऑपरेशन राष्ट्रीय बाल स्वास्थ्य कार्यक्रम के तहत किए जा रहे हैं.
इसके तहत यूपी के नोएडा, लखनऊ, बनारस और अलीगढ़ में यूनिट खोली गईं थी. लेकिन अभी तक अलीगढ़ के मेडिकल कॉलेज में ही ऑपरेशन हो रहे हैं.
रीवा और इम्फाल में हो रहे हैं बच्चों के ऑपरेशन 
डॉ. आज़म बताते हैं कि अब इस तरह के ऑपरेशन के लिए मध्य प्रदेश के रीवा और मणिपुर के इम्फाल में भी तैयारी चल रही है. एएमयू के पांच डॉक्टरों की टीम जिसमे मुझ समेत डॉ. साबिर अली, डॉ. शाद अबकरी, डॉ. मयंक यादव और डॉ. एसपी सिंह हैं दोनों राज्यों में जा रहे हैं. यहां हम बच्चों का ऑपरेशन करने के साथ ही वहां के डॉक्टरों को ट्रेनिंग भी दे रहे हैं. अभी ऑपरेशन करने और ट्रेनिंग देने का काम चल रहा है. 
2.5 किलो के बच्चे का ऑपरेशन कर रही है एएमयू की टीम 
टीम के ही सदस्य डॉ. एसपी सिंह बताते हैं कि आमतौर पर दिल की बीमारी से पीड़ित बच्चे का ऑपरेशन कोई भी अस्पताल तब करता है जब बच्चा कम से कम 10 किलो का हो. लेकिन हमारी टीम ने एक ऐसे बच्चे का भी ऑपरेशन किया है जो सिर्फ 2.5 किलो का था. इतना ही नहीं हम लोग 20 दिन के बच्चे का ऑपरेशन भी कर चुके हैं. और खास बात यह कि हम लोग सिर्फ बच्चों का ही नहीं बड़ों के भी दिल के ऑपरेशन कर रहे हैं.

Aligarh, February 1: Twenty-five-year-old Aligarh resident, Saima was fit, able and savoring life to the fullest. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary-there were no abnormal symptoms, until she started wheezing.

She eventually went to a neighbourhood doctor, was put on a course of antibiotics, but the breathlessness continued.

Her life upended when an Echocardiohraphy procedure at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) by senior cardiologist, Prof Asif Hasan and a CT scan done under supervision of senior cardiac radiologist, Dr Mahtab Ahmad revealed a diagnosis of a severe and a rare aortic regurgitation, a condition where leakage of pumped out blood back into the heart occurs. Saima's cardiac functions had deteriated to very low levels.

 "She was advised for Bentall procedure to help correct problems with her aorta, the largest artery in the body," said Dr Mohd Azam Haseen (Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery).

He added that that the procedure became very risky and challenging because of the dilated, thinned, and calcified nature of the aorta and unrolled hypertension suffered by the patient.

Subsequently, the patient was taken in for surgery and an eight-hour long Bentall procedure was successfully performed by Dr Azam Haseen and his team comprising Dr S P Singh and Dr Mayank Yadav. The surgeons reconstructed Saima's great vessel and implanted a valve in her heart.

 "The patient's heart and lung functions were stopped for three hours during which her physiology was maintained through artificial circulation," said Dr Sabir Ali Khan, Clinical Perfusionist.

Prof Kafil Akhtar, the Blood Bank Incharge said that the patient needed a lot of blood products that were readily made available by the Blood Bank.

Dr Nadeem Raza, who provided the patient with the anaesthesia, said that since the patient was in a very critical condition, it was difficult to give her a combination of intravenous drugs and inhaled gasses. 

Applauding the team of surgeons for performing the rare procedure, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor pointed out that JNMC doctors have been conducting successful life-saving surgeries despite the Covid pandemic.

Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) said that usually, people reach private hospitals charging exorbitant fees in metropolitans for such procedures.

"With the success in such surgeries, JNMC has opened the doors for people from lower economic strata for affordable treatments," pointed out Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui (Principal JNMC).

For a few days, Saima will sit hugging a pillow tightly, while coughing or sneezing to help contain the expansion of her chest so the incision does not hurt.

She has been discharged after a fine recovery, said the post-operative care medical officers, Dr Saif, Dr Shabnoor, Dr Salik and Dr Shalini. 


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Prof MH Beg accorded Life time Achievement Award

Aligarh, December 24: Doctor never retires was well exhibited as one more feather was added to the career of Ex Pro-Vice Chancellor of AMU and Retired Professor of Cardiothoracic surgery JNMCH, Dr Mohd Hanif Beg, who has been accorded with the life time achievement award for his contribution in field of Cardiothoracic surgery by Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeons Progressive welfare Association of Uttar Pradesh recently in its 2nd annual conference held at Lucknow.

Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Guest, Prof. R K Singh, the Vice Chancellor of Atal Bihari Medical University, Lucknow said that Dr Beg established the department of cardiothoracic surgery at JNMCH and because of his efforts today the departments is thriving and providing state of art services to people of western Uttar Pradesh.

Professor DK Srivastava Secretary of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons Progressive welfare society of Uttar Pradesh said that Professor Hanif Beg has been an excellent academician and mentor to many Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He has been an academic enthusiast in surgery and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery for nearly four decades.

He has served AMU in the capacity of Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dean Faculty of Medicine, Principal JNMCH, Chairman Department of Surgery Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and Director Centre of Cardiology and Cardiovascular research, A M U. He contributed and implemented very successful Clinical Governance programs and brought into focus the processes and outcome measures leading to better patient care and training of Medical students.


News of Cardiothoracic surgery department

3rd April 2013 : The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University performed a peripheral bypass limb saving surgery for arterial disease.

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24th December 2013 : The Department of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases and department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (CTVS), J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University has jointly started the facility of Rigid Thoracoscopy. It is a new important diagnostic and therapeutic tool especially for undiagnosed cases of Carcinoma Lung and other lung diseases.

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6th may 2014 : conducted a pacemaker checkup camp in association with centre of cardiology

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18th sept 2014 - A team of doctors, comprising Professor MH Beg, Chairman and Dr Mohd Azam Haseen, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University performed a rare life saving heart surgery.complete news -

13th Oct 2014 - Dr Mohd Azam Haseen and team won 2nd Prize in poster competittion organized by AMAANA

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9th june 2015 - A team of doctors from the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University successfully performed a complex surgery under the guidance of Professor MH Beg, Chairman of the Department in which an impacted denture was removed from the food pipe of the affected patient. Dr Azam Haseen, Assistant Professor at the Department, assisted the surgery. complete news at

20th may 2016- Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) has reached new heights as the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, JNMC has become the only department in various medical colleges of Western Uttar Pradesh doing cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries routinely.complete news at

9-OCT-2016: The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) recently carried out a successful open-heart surgery on 25-year-old, Khushboo, a native of Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.

24-OCT-2016: Dr Akif Shiraz Ziauddin, MS General Surgery Student, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College has won the coveted first prize in a poster competition at the 2nd World Federation of Vascular Societies and 23rd Annual Conference of the Vascular Society of India held at Bengaluru.

10-DEC-2016: A team of surgeons from Jawaharlal Nehru College's Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery recently performed a successful open heart surgery of a nine-year-old girl. The surgery was performed by the team under Professor M H Beg, Chairman, Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery.

23-DEC-2016: A team of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University surgeons associated with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery has successfully operated a 73-year-old man suffering with abdominal aortic aneurysm problem.

20-MAR-2017: JNMC team successfully operates heart of 14-year-old, Sajan.

03-APR-2017: Surgeons successfully conduct first coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in JNMC, AMU:

3rd may 2017 : Prof Beg and his team successfully conduct complex cardiac surgery :

03-JUN-2017: JNMC surgeons save 24-year-old with slit throat :

29-AUG-2017: JNMC conducts first double valve replacement surgery:

29-SEP-2017: 78-year-old discharged after successful Bypass surgery:

23-FEB-2018: 85 year old patient undergoes Bypass surgery at J N Medical College:

23-MAR-2018: Professor M H Beg receives Godrej S Karai Oration award:

13-JUL-2018: Prof Mohammad Hanif Beg joins as new Pro Vice Chancellor:

14-SEP-2018: AMU doctors save man from amputation:

04-NOV-2018: New chairmen appointed in JNMC departments;

27-FEB-2019: JNMC successfully treats 150 children with heart problems in 2018:

06-MAR-2019: AMU Pro Vice Chancellor attends 65th Annual Conference of Indian Association of CVTS in Chennai:

23-APR-2019: JNMC surgeons remove rare tumour from man's gluteal region:

11-MAY-2019: JNMC surgeons perform rare surgery on thirteen-months-old:

23-JUN-2019: Four-month old baby braves heart closure operation:

20-SEP-2019 Rare tumour removed from woman's heart at JNMC Aligarh, September 20: When Harpyari, 60, a residen

25-OCT-2019 Sixteen-year-old successfully undergoes MVR at JNMC Aligarh, October 25: Parents of 16-year-old, M