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Malakh L. Shrestha, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

  1. Cardiovascular Surgeon


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Malakh Shrestha, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., received his medical education at R. G Kar Medical College, Calcutta, India. Cardiac Surgery residency at Hannover Medical University, Hannover Germany. Dr. Shrestha completed his doctorate in Cardiac Surgery (2005) and post doctorate in Cardiac Surgery (Ph.D./"Habilitation" 2009) at Hannover Medical University.

Prior to joining the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Dr. Shrestha was Professor and Director of the Aortic Surgery, as well as Vice Chairman of division of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery in Hannover Medical University, Hannover, Germany.

Dr. Shrestha's interests include but not limited to aortic aneurysm repair, root surgery, arch replacement, valve repair and replacement.

Dr. Shrestha over the years has performed various worldwide first in man procedures, such as, rapid deployment valve, (Edwards Lifesciences, Intuity Valve). He was part of the expert team developing/implanting Percival sutureless valves (Sorin/Livanova/Corcym) and Thoraflex Hybrid Frozen Elephant Trunk graft. He has performed worldwide largest number of total aortic arch replacement with the Thoraflex Hybrid Frozen Elephant Trunk graft. He has also pioneered minimally invasive aortic surgery, especially valve sparing aortic root replacements.

  1. Aortic aneurysm repair
  2. Aortic arch replacement
  3. Aortic root surgery
  4. Aortic valve repair and replacement
  5. Coronary bypass surgery
  6. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Aortic Arch Surgery with/without Frozen Elephant Trunk graft
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery/Aortic Surgery
  • Valve sparing aortic root replacements (minimally invasive)
  • Aortic valve repair
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic disease
  • Connective tissue diseases including Marfan syndrome
  • Beating Heart Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Complications after TEVARs/complex thoracic disease
  • New Technologies
  1. 2011
    Certificate - Qualification as Chief Medical Investigator Certificate - Clinical Studies Center Network Hannover Medical School
  2. 2009
    Post-Doc - Habillation (From Germany and Switzerland)Hannover Medical School
  3. 2009
    Certificate - Qualification as Medical Investigator Certificate - Clinical Studies Center NetworkHannover Medical School
  4. 2006
    Certificate - Medical & Health Management Certificate - Business AdvancedHannover Medical School
  5. 2005
    Certificate - Medical & Health Management Certificate, Business Basic Hannover Medical School
  6. 2005
    Doctorate of Medicine - Medical PhDHannover Medical School
  7. 1992
    Bachelor - Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of SurgeryR. G. Kar Medical College
  8. 1985
    Undergraduate StudiesTribhuvan University


  1. 2002
    Cardiovascular SurgeryMedical Council of the State of Lower Saxony, Germany ( Nieders?chsische ?rztekammer)

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    "Best Poster Prize" (Adult Cardiac Surgery) Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  2. 2013
    "Hans Borst Prize" Best presentation in Aortic SurgeryEuropean Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
  3. 2008
    "Nepal Vidya Bhushan" From the President of the Republic of Nepal, 1st Class with Gold Medal 2008Government of Nepal

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Surgical Resident RepresentativeEuropean Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  2. 2015 - 2022
    Member Surgical NucleusAcute Cardiovascular Care Association, European Society of Cardiology
  3. 2015 - 2018
    European DirectorISMICS - International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  4. 2015 - present
    MemberEuropean Society of Cardiology
  5. 2015 - present
    Medical Surgical NucleusEuropean Society of Cardiology
  6. 2015 - present
    European Director ElectedInternational Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  7. 2014 - 2017
    Member Vascular DomainEuropean Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  8. 2014 - 2017
    Organizing Committee MemberEuropean Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  9. 2013 - present
    MemberThoracic Surgery Resident Association, Representative to AATS
  10. 2013 - present
    Member-ElectAmerican Association of Thoracic Surgery
  11. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
  12. 2012 - 2016
    Member New Technology DomainEuropean Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  13. 2011 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS)
  14. 2006 - present
    MemberGerman Society of Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery (GSCTVS)
  15. 2006 - present
    MemberEuropean Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  16. 2006 - present
    MemberGerman Society of Cardiology
  17. 1992 - present
    Life MemberNepal Medical Assocation