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Vinod A Sebastian, M.D. was born and raised in India. After graduating from Medical College Kottayam in India, he trained in General Surgery at UMDNJ-NJMS and Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey. He trained in cardiothoracic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Following this he was awarded the Oak Foundation Fellowship at Stanford University where he pursued research in fetal cardiac intervention. He did his training in pediatric cardiac surgery at Stanford University under Frank Hanley and V Mohan Reddy.

Dr. Sebastian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. His clinical interests include surgical management of pediatric and adult congenital cardiac lesions with special interest in Tetralogy of Fallot, Pulmonary Atresia, MAPCAs


Medical School Medical College Kottayam (2000)
Internship University of Medicine & Dentistry (2003), General Surgery
Residency Monmouth Medical Center-Dept. of General Surgery (2007), General Surgery
Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Fellowship Stanford University School of Medicine (2011), Fetal Cardiac Intervention
Fellowship Stanford University School of Medicine (2012), Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Research Interest

  • Airway stenting in tracheomalacia
  • Fetal cardiac bypass
  • Heterotaxy and pulmonary atresia
  • Hypoxic-ischemic neurologic injury in piglets undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass, selective cerebral perfusion and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.
  • Mechanical support of failing Fontan circulation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Pyoderma gangrenosum associated with chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Sebastian VA, Carroll BT, Jessen ME Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2010 Jan 10 1 135-7
CT and appendicitis: evaluation of correlation between CT diagnosis and pathological diagnosis.
Andre JB, Sebastian VA, Ruchman RM, Saad SA Postgrad Med J 2008 Jun 84 992 321-4
Intestinal obstruction and ileus: role of computed tomography scan in diagnosis and management.
Sebastian VA, Nebab KJ, Goldfarb MA Am Surg 2007 Dec 73 12 1210-4

Honors & Awards

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    Certification (2011)
  • American Board of Surgery
    Certification (2007)
  • Charles L. Zukaukus Chief Resident Award
    Surgical Resident demonstrating precision, thoroughness and meticulous attention to patient care (2007)
  • Ellen Cosgrove MD Research Houstaff Competition Award
    For CT and appendicitis: Evaluation of correlation between CT dianosis and pathological diagnosis (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • UT Southwestern Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Pediatric CT Surgery (2012)
  • Stanford University, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (2011-2012)