Dr. Nikhil P.J. Theckumparampil



More About Dr. Nikhil

Dr. Nikhil was born in Kumbakonam and raised in Chennai. He graduated as a Gold Medalist in MBBS before embarking on a challenging yet transformative journey to train in the United States, under the tutelage of the best cardiac surgeons in the world.

Dr. Nikhil trained in their premier institutions such as Harvard University, Ohio State University, Vanderbilt University and Temple University.

His rigorous training encompassed all aspects of Cardiac Surgery including mechanical assist devices, Lung and Heart Transplantation. He graduated Top of his class in Cardiac Surgery and was recognized internationally as the “Best Basic Science Researcher” by the SSO.

After completing his training he was certified by the prestigious American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He established a thriving Cardiac Surgical practice in State of Pennsylvania, where he earned acclaim as one of Pennsylvania’s “Top Doctors”.

Dr. Nikhil was one of the busiest Robotic Heart Surgeons in the USA performing over 300 robotic assisted cardiac surgeries. He was also a pioneer in incisionless valve surgeries or transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI).

He was involved in both the intermediate risk and low risk TAVR/TAVI trials, ushering in a whole new era of transcatheter valve replacement. Having completed over 400 Trans-catheter valve procedures using the Corevalve, Sapien valve and MitraClip, he was involved in a number of new transcatheter valve trials ongoing in the USA.

Surgical Afib Ablation is a rare and complicated area of cardiac surgery. Very few surgeons in the world have significant experience in this field performing the Cox Maze IV operation. This expertise positioned him as a national investigator in the Convergent trial.

This groundbreaking trial opened avenues for AFib patients to attain a cure through a minimally invasive hybrid technique.

Driven by a sense of duty to his fellow Indians and a desire to uphold his family’s tradition of service, Dr. Nikhil made the momentous decision to return to India after 17 years in the United States, leaving behind a lucrative career.

Thus, Heart360 Care was established, with the mission of providing world-class, cutting-edge cardiac care to the people he considers his own.


Boston USA


Columbus USA


Nashville USA


Bethlehem USA


New York USA


Chennai India

Qualification & experience

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board Of Surgery
M.B.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) SRMC


Medical Doctor Registration
Medical Council of India
State of pennsylvania Licensure

Current Practice Location

Vanagaram Apollo
Greams Apollo

Previous Practice Location

UPMC Harrisburg


Top Physician, Pennsylvania, USA
Best Basic Science Researcher SSO, Chicago, USA
Gold Medal MBBS, SRMC&RI


Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Certification
FACC - Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Certification
FACC - Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Cox-Maze IV Atricure Certification
ECFMG Certification

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