G. B. Parulkar

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G. B. Parulkar
Born (1931-12-01) December 1, 1931 (age 87)
Occupation Cardiothoracic surgeon
Known for Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

Gurukumar Balachandra Parulkar is an Indian cardiothoracic surgeon and a professor emeritus at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College. He also served as the president of the Association of Surgeons of India in 1984.[1]

Born on December 1, 1931 at Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra,[2] Parulkar served as an associate of Prafulla Kumar Sen, a pioneer of cardiac surgery in India.[3] A graduate of the University of Mumbai, he did advanced training at Baylor College of Medicine and on his return to India, he introduced the technique of hypothermic circulatory arrest technique of resection of aortic aneurysms in India.[4] He was one of the doctors who attended to the victim in the Aruna Shanbaug case.[5][6]

Parulkar received the Dr. B. C. Roy Award from the Medical Council of India in 1997.[7] The Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 1998.[8] He is also a recipient of the 2009 The Marathon Teacher Award of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences[9] and a number of other honors.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Past Presidents & Secretaries – The Association of Surgeons of India". asiindia.org. 2018-06-06. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  2. ^ a b "Tree Of Gratitude - Dr. Parulkar GurukumarBhalchandra". www.cardiacsurgeongandhi.com. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  3. ^ "Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL". www.kem.edu. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  4. ^ Verma, Himanshu; Rai, Kumud; Vallabhaneni, S Rao; Tripathi, Ramesh (2015-07-01). "History of Aortic Surgery in India". Indian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  5. ^ Pinki Virani (14 October 2000). Aruna's Story: The True account of a Rape and its Aftermath. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 19–. ISBN 978-93-5118-076-0.
  6. ^ "Aruna is the bond that unites us: KEM Hospital dean". dna. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  7. ^ "Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery". indiamart.com. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. Government of India. 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  9. ^ Avinash Patwadhan (2009-04-06). "Dr. G. B. Parulkar awarded The Marathon Teacher Award". Retrieved 2018-06-05.

Further reading

  • G. B. Parulkar (1983). "Growth of vascular surgery in India". Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2 (3): 36–38.
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