Ramakanta Panda is the Chief Consultant for Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery and the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Asian Heart Institute, a speciality cardiac care hospital under the aegis of Asian Hospitals, at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India. He set up the Asian Heart Institute in 2002. As of 2016, Dr.Panda has performed over 20,000 cardiac surgeries including over 1800 redo bypass surgeries and over 3000 high risk surgeries.
He specialises in coronary artery bypass grafting using only arterial grafts over a beating heart, redo bypass surgery, valve repair and repairing complex aneurysms.
Dr. Panda's 99.6% success rate in bypass surgery is widely recognized as a world-class standard. Dr Panda is also called 'one of the safest heart surgeons in the world' and 'the 'surgeon with the safest hands'. Medgate Today honored Dr.Panda as the No 1 heart surgeon and one of the 25 living legends in the healthcare of India.