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Pankaj Kulshrestha, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Kearney, NE, CHI Health Good Samaritan


Thoracic Surgery Kearney, NE

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Director Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Good Samaritan Hospital Kearney NE

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  • Dr. Kulshrestha acquired his medical degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. He completed his residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in Springfield, MA in General Surgery. He also completed another residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He then completed fellowships at Saint Vincent Hospital in Portland, Oregon, Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in Springfield, MA, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. His previous experience has allowed him to work alongside renowned cardiac surgeons such as Michael DeBakey, Alain Carpentier, Albert Starr, and Randal Griepp.

    Dr. Kulshrestha’s clinical interests include: coronary artery bypass, aortic surgery, re-operative surgery, and mitral valve repair, carotid endarterectomy, leg bypass, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, AV fistulas, lung cancer surgery including lobectomy, pneumonectomy, wedge resection, VATS and decortication.

Clinical Expertise

  • Valvular disease, Replacement operations, Mitral valve repair, Valve replacement, Lung surgery, Coronary arterybypass grafting, Cardiopulmonary bypass, Adult cardiac surgery

Education & Training

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2003 - 2006
  • UMMS-Baystate
    UMMS-BaystateResidency, Surgery, 1998 - 2003
  • UMMS-Baystate
    UMMS-BaystateResidency, Thoracic Surgery, 1993 - 1995
  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Oregon Health & Science UniversityResidency, Thoracic Surgery, 1991 - 1993
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    All India Institute of Medical SciencesClass of 1982, M.D

Certifications & Licensure

  • NE State Medical License
    NE State Medical License 2021 - 2024
  • NV State Medical License
    NV State Medical License 2019 - 2019
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2006 - 2024
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2006 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2003 - 2023
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 1997 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1993 - 2004
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
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Other Languages

  • Hindi

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