Pune’s First Fully Integrated

Heart and Lung Transplant Centre

Pune’s First Fully Integrated

Heart and Lung Transplant Centre


Dr. D.Y. Patil Private Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, Pune in collaboration with KIMS Heart & Lung Transplant Institute is the only Integrated Heart and Lung transplant Centre in the Pune region.

DPU’s Heart & Lung Transplant Centre is at the forefront in providing comprehensive and cutting-edge healthcare to patients needing Heart & Lung transplant & will help hundreds of patients get a second lease of life.

A combination of internationally acclaimed team of doctors mentored by renowned Thoracic Organ Transplant Surgeon Dr. Sandeep Attawar consists of a multidisciplinary team empowered by state-of-the-art infrastructure & medical instrumentation.

Dr. Sandeep Attawar has vast wealth of experience in the field of Thoracic Organ Transplant which he brings to Dr. D.Y. Patil Private Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, Pune.

Dr. Sandeep Attawar & his team has done many firsts in the field of lung transplant to their credit.

About Dr. Sandeep Attawar

M.D, Founder Director & Chair of Advanced Heart Failure, Terminal Lung Disease & The Solid Thoracic Organ Transplant Program, DPU'S Centre for Heart & Lung Transplantation

  • Under his leadership, over 450 Heart & Lung Transplants have been successfully completed till date.
  • Asia’s Largest Lung Transplant Service Provider by Volume.
  • India’s First COVID Double Lung Transplant.
  • World’s Largest Single Centre Experience of Post COVID Double Lung Transplants.
  • India’s First ‘Breathing Lung Transplant’ - Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (XVIVO).
  • The first successful mechanical bridge device to heart transplantation (BTT) in India.
  • Introduced the remotely monitored, HA5-Heart Assist LVAD Device in Asia, with 8 successful implants performed.
  • India’s first Paediatric Jarvik 2000 LVAD implant in a 12-year-old child with end stage heart failure, who was not a candidate for a heart transplant.
  • This team performs approximately 80-90 heart and lung transplants each year.

Pune’s First Double Lung Transplant

Pune’s First Combined Heart & Lung Transplant

Lung Transplant Indicated in Chronic Respiratory Failure Due To Following Conditions

  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Eosinophilic granulomatosis
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Drug toxicity Ex. Paraquat
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Obstructive lung diseases
  • Emphysema
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency
  • Obliterative Bronchiolitis
  • Suppurative Lung Disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Vascular Lung Disease
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension
  • Eisenmenger's pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic pulmonary emboli
  • ARDS - Fibrosis

Heart Transplant Indicated for Heart Failure Due To Following Conditions

  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD)
  • Cardiac amyloidosis
  • Cardiac tumor
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chemotherapy-related cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease in the adult
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diastolic heart failure (HFpEF)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Familial cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Systolic heart failure (HFrEF)
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hypertensive (High Blood Pressure) Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Myocarditis
  • Non-compaction cardiomyopathy
  • Postpartum (after giving birth) Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Ventricular tachycardia

Our Team of Experts in Heart and Lung Transplant

Dr. Anurag Garg

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Dr. M.S. Barthwal

Respiratory Medicine

Dr. S.K. Malani


Dr. Vipul Sharma

Cardiac Anaesthetia

Dr. Kalpana Kelkar

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Rahul Kendre

Transplant Pulmonology