Dr. Premanand Ponoth
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Dr. Premanand Ponoth

The Karen Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Highest Degree
FCPS in Cardiac Surgery from Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Centre, United States

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Dr. Premanand Ponoth is currently working as Senior Consultant and Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Parashoth Super Speciality Hospital. He is also working as Senior Consultant and Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Kauvery Hospital, Myalapore Chennai, Chief of Cardio thoracic & Vascular Surgery at Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospital. He received his MBBS degree from Nalanda Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India. He is member of following scientific societies: India Medical Association, Association of Surgeons of India, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of India, Australian Medical Association, Australian Cardiothoracic Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. Premanand Ponoth received honors include, Fellow of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India, Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow of International College of Angiology, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also member of editorial board in number of journals. He has published 21 papers in journals, 41 in conferences.

Area of Interest:

Extra Corporeal Technology
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Ponoth, P., D.K. Gikonyo, A.K. Gikonyo, S. Panchal, H. Khalif and E.L. Kithome, 2019. Successful thrombolytic management for prosthetic mitral valve thrombosis: An analysis of case reports. J. Kenya Assoc. Phys., 2: 38-40.
  2. Ponoth, P., A. Gikonyo and D. Gikonyo, 2019. Hybrid cardiac procedures-developing the next generation of cardiac surgical therapies. Cardiovascular J. Afr., 30: 108-109.
  3. Nshimirimana, A.D., A.K. Gikonyo, D.K. Gikonyo, P.M. Ponoth and B.M. Gikonyo, 2019. Prevalence of systemic hypertension in Kenya: A multicentre analysis of the karen hospital database. J. Kenya Assoc. Phys., 2: 26-32.
  4. Kithome, L., A. Gikonyo, I. Adembesa, B. Wambugu and P. Ponoth, 2019. Perforation of internal ugular Vein: An avoidable rare complication in permanent heamodialysis catheter insertion. Ecronicon Open J./EC Cardiol., 6: 687-690.
  5. Gikonyo, A., M. Macharia, I. Adembesa, S. Panchal and D. Gikonyo, 2019. Premanand ponoth. endo vascular aneurysm repair: Paradigm shift in low volume centre. E Cron. Open Acess J., 6: 27-32.
  6. Ponoth, P., D.K. Gikonyo, A.K. Gikonyo, S. Panchal, O. Morara and H. Khalif, 2018. Subclinical hypo thyroidism, in cardiac surgery, A Post operative quagmaire case review. J. Cardiovasc. Med. Surgery. 4: 114-117.
  7. Ponoth, P., A.J. Ruturi, S.N.K. Waweru, S.K. Panchal and A.K.Gikonyo et al., 2018. Retroperitoneal fibrosis masquerading as malignancy: A clinical dilema-case report. JCMS., 4: 50-56.
  8. Oshow, F., A. Gikonyo, D. Nduiga, P. Ponoth and D. Gikonyo, 2018. Unexplained syncope:A not so uncommon mystery. J. Cardiovasc. Med. Surgery, 4: 195-196.
  9. Matu, M,, E.O. Amayo, M.M. Cherono, W.K. Sigilai, E.A. Rogena and P. Ponoth, 2018. A seven day mortality profile of medical inpatients at kenyatta national referral hospital. J. Kenya Assoc. Phy., 1: 58-65.
  10. Khalif, H., B. Kikwe, A. Gikonyo, H. Ndugia and P. Ponoth et al., 2018. Retrospective review of coronary artery bypass graft surgery at The karanhospitan, Kenya. Open access. J., 5: 344-350.
  11. Gikonyo, A., M. Macharia, I. Adembesa, S. Panchal, D. Gikonyo and P. Ponoth, 2018. Endo vascular aneurysm repair:Paradigm shift in low volume centre. ECronicon Open Acess. J., 6: 27-32.
  12. Gikonyo, A., K. Mohammed, B. Kikwe, I. Adembesa, S. Panchal, D. Gikonyo and P. Ponoth, 2018. Renal artery stenosis complicated by thoracic aortic dissection:A case report. J. Cardiovasc. Med. Surgery., 4: 301-303.
  13. Ponoth, P., D. Gikonyo, H. Nguchu, D. Nduiga, S. Irungu, 2017. Prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension: Retrospective review of patients attending a clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. J. Kenya Assoc. Phy., 1: 14-17.
  14. Ponoth, P., 2017. Vignesh naikho: Double valve replacement in dextrocardia: Unusual surgery in a rare anomaly. JCMS, 3: 47-49.
  15. Gikonyo, A.K., P. Ponoth, H. Wanga, 2017. Isolated renal artery stenosis: Often missed ethiology. JCMS., 3: 211-213.
  16. Zwain, A.A.M., N.R. Hadi, N. Alharis, K.H. Kemmona, A. Almodhaffar and P. Ponoth, 2014. Sildenafil citrate (Viagra) does not cause structural changes in the arterial wall but modulates renal artery vascular tone in atherosclerosis-induced male rabbits. Open Sci. J. Clin. Med., 2: 1-9.
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  17. Zwain, A.A.M.H., A.H. Noaman, R.W. Al Esawi and P. Ponoth, 2013. Myocardial Performance Index (MPI) is not influenced by increased left ventricular mass in healthy obese men. Cardiovasc. Revascularizat. Med., 14: 18-22.
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  18. Zwain, A. N. Hadi, A.A. Mudhaffer and P. Ponoth, 2012. Effect of sildenafil on opthalmic artery vasoreactivity in normal individuals and in patients with type 2 diabetes mallitus. Int. J. Cardiol. .
  19. Ponoth, P., A.R. Kerr, P.J. Raudkivi, K. Grahm, D. Hydock and P. Milson, 1997. Surgical correction of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: Seventeen year green lane experience. J. Card. Surg., 12: 294-299.
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  20. Shivaprakash, K., P. Ponoth, G.S. Rao, K.S. Murty, S. Rajan, V.S. Prasad and K.M. Cherian, 1995. Modified pulmonary artery partition technique for interrupted aortic arch with aortopulmonary window. Asia Pacific J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., 4: 73-75.
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  21. Ponoth, P., V.V. Bashi, M. Shankar, T.J. Cherian and K.M. Cherian, 1995. Congenital esophagobronchial fistula in an adult: A case report. Asian Cardiovasc. Thorac. Ann., 3: 78-80.
  22. Shankar, M., P. Ponoth, Shivaprakasa, J.B.K. Jacob, V.V. Bashi and K.M. Cherian, 1994. Combined mitral valve replacement and peri-cardiectomy in patients with mitral regurgitation and constrictive pericarditis. Asian Cardiovasc. Thorac Ann., 2: 109-110.
  23. Sankar, M., P. Ponoth, S. Rajan and K.M. Cherian, 1994. Reoperation for residual defects following intracardiac repair for tetralogy of Fallot. Indian J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., 10: 57-60.
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  24. Rajendran, A.J. and P. Ponoth, 1994. Newer insights of wound healing. Bio-Electro Magn. Bio-Med., 4: 39-46.
  25. Ponoth, P., S. Rajan, S.G. Rao and K.M. Cherian, 1994. Successful correction of ebstein's anomaly with rheumatic mitral valve disease. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., 108: 193-196.
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  26. Ponoth, P., M. Shankar, H. Venugopal, S. Rajan, Sathyaprasad, V.V. Bashi and K.M. Cherian, 1994. Effect of extra corporeal circulation using centrifugal pump/rollar pump: A comparative analysis. Indian J. Extra Corporeal Technol., 5: 30-35.
  27. Sankar, M., P. Ponoth, Venugopal, V.V. Bashi and K.M. Cherian, 1993. Myocardial re-vascularization with combined aortic and mitral valve replacement. Indian J. Extra Corporeal Technol., 4: 26-29.
  28. Ponoth, P., M. Sankar, S. Rajan, V.V. Bashi, Venugopal and K.M. Cherian, 1993. Efficacy and usefulness of retrograde cardioplegia. Indian J. Extra Corporeal Technol., 4: 14-18.
  29. Hameed, I.A., S. Rajan, P. Ponoth, S.G. Rao and K.M. Cherian, 1993. Total cavo pulmonary connections: Early results. Indian Heart J., 45: 199-203.
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  30. Hameed, I.A., M. Jothi, P. Ponoth, S. Rajan and K.M. Cherian, 1993. Early experience with the two patch technique for complete atrioventricular septal defect. Indian Heart J., 45: 475-477.
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  31. Agrawal, S.K., K.M. Cherian, S. Rajan and P. Ponoth, 1993. Thoracotomy approach to open heart procedures: An experience with 256 patients. Indian Heart J., 45: 392-392.
  32. Rajan, S., S.G. Rao, P. Ponoth, I. Hameed, V.V. Bashi and K.M. Cherian, 1992. Total cavo pulmonary connection in complex heart lesion. Indian J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., 8: 132-132.
  33. Ponoth, P., M. Kuriakose, P. Kumar, C. Mohan and C.N. Kumar, 1989. Triple ligation of patent ductus arteriosus under control hypotension in adult: An alternative to division and suture. Indian Heart J., Vol. 41. .