Memberships, Fellowships, Awards and Affiliations

  • Member, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (2013).
  • International member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA. (1999).
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons. (Thor1997).
  • Member, The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (2007).
  • Elected member of Denton A. Cooley, Cardiovascular Surgical Society, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. (December, 1992).
  • Member, Asian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (2007).
  • Member, International Advisory Board of Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals(2002).
  • Member of Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia.
  • Member, Executive Committee of Indian Association of Cardiovascular –Thoracic Surgeons. (2004-2007).
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Heart failure Society of India (2007).
  • Fellow of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons.
  • Founder member and Fellow of Indian College of Cardiology, Bangalore.
  • Recipient of 2000MillenniumMedalofHonorawardedbyAmericanBiographical Institute, Inc. Raleigh, NC, USA (1998).
  • Guest reviewer for The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, Cardiology and Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Indian Heart Journal.
  • Founder, Cardiac Surgical Forum, Hyderabad (2004).
  • He was awarded Andhra Pradesh Scientist Award-2007 by A.P. State Council of Science and Technology.
  • He is currently working as an Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • He is also working as a Section Editor, Cardiothoracic Surgery of Indian Heart Journal.

Guest Faculty for National Conferences


  • National Faculty-Cardiology update in clinics 2014. Surgical anatomy of mitral valve and aortic valve. Chennai, 14th -16th March, 2014.
  • National Faculty – Preservation of Annulo-papillary Continuity in Mitral Surgery, National Continuing Medical Education organized by Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons held at Chennai, August 2013.
  • National Faculty - Radial artery: the controversial conduit for CABG IACTS CTCME 2012 held at Nizam`s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad Nov 2012.
  • Faculty, Advanced Cardiovascular Solutions INDIA 2012, August 3rd - 5th 2012.
  • Faculty, IACTS Techno College Held at Ahmadabad May 5th and 6th 2012.
  • National Continuing Medical Education organized by Indian Association of Cardiovascular - Thoracic Surgeons held at New Delhi, November 2005.
  • National Continuing Medical Education organized by Indian Association of Cardiovascular - Thoracic Surgeons held at Hyderabad, August 2005.
  • VI Annual Conference of South Asian Society for Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis held at Hyderabad, Oct 2004.
  • National Continuing Medical Education organized by Indian Association of Cardiovascular - Thoracic Surgeons held at Chennai, May 2004.
  • Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation held at Hyderabad, 2003.
  • International Workshop on Mitral Valve Repair Procedures held at Hyderabad, August 2003.

Latest News

  • He Presented contemporary trend in coronary artery Surgery in india at the old congress on cardia sciences in 2018
  • The Study was presented at Annual meeting of the American for Phoracic Surgery at SanDiego in April-2008
  • PROMOTE Patency- Prospective Randomized comparison of Off-pump and On-pump Multivessel cOronary artery bypass surgery To Evaluate outcomes and graft patency . The study was conducted at 6 centers in India (Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nadiad, Coimbatore) a total of 320 patients were enrolled.
  • Dr. Sajja delivered a lecture in Dr. C Sambasiva Rao Memorial Endowment CME program on “Recent advances in Cardiac Surgery” at Guntur Medical College , Guntur on 28.Feb.2016.
  • Lokeswara Rao Sajja. Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in India - time to raise the bar. Presented at American Association for Thoracic Surgery International Coronary Congress held at New York, USA. August 21-23,2015.
  • Lokeswara Rao Sajja, Gopi Chand Mannam , Rama Chandra Raju Pusapati Ramesh Gudapati, Raghava Raju Penumatsa Jyothsna Guttikonda Sriramulu Sompalli. Analysis of thirty-day outcomes of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: a large cohort study. Presented at American Association for Thoracic Surgery International Coronary Congress held at New York, USA. August 21-23,2015.
  • Sajja LR, Strategies to reduce deep sternal wound infection after bilateral internal mammary artery grafting. Int J Surg. 2015;16: 171-178.
  • Lokeswara Rao Sajja. “The Journey of Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease in India: Adoption, Customization and Innovation”. Sadasivan Oration. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014; 30:116-128.