Dr. Vikram Somashekhar

Paediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist


Specializing in cardiac anaesthesia, Dr. Vikram graduated from the esteemed Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. He completed his masters in Anaesthesia from the esteemed M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India and then went on to complete his PhD/DM in Cardiac Anaesthesia from the prestigious Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Bangalore, India, which is the first NABH certified government hospital in India. He began practising as a Cardiac Anaesthesia Consultant in 2013.

He was appointed in the largest cardiac public hospital in Asia, as Consultant/ Assistant professor in Cardiac Anaesthesia at the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Bangalore, India, where annually, more than 3000 open heart surgeries, 10500 coronary angiograms, and 4000 cardiac cath lab procedures are done. He was heavily involved in research and teaching at Jayadeva, which has the highest number of cardiac anaesthesia, cardiology, and cardiac surgery residents in India. During his medical career in Bangalore, he worked as a Consultant Cardiac Anesthesiologist, with attachments in various corporate hospitals.

In November 2014, he joined Al Jalila Children’s as a Senior Specialist Paediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist. Dr. Vikram has extensively presented his research and has given a number of presentations. He is a member of several societies including the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia and Indian Medical Association. Dr. Vikram also has a special interest in perioperative TEE, ECMO and fast tracking in cardiac surgeries.

Clinics / Department

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)