Stanley John
BornAugust 1932
Munnar, Tamil Nadu, India
Died23 February 2020
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Resting placeBengaluru, Karnataka, India
OccupationCardiothoracic surgeon
SpouseDr. Lily John
ChildrenDr. Ranjit John Dr. Rohan John
AwardsPadma Shri

Stanley John was an Indian cardiothoracic surgeon, a former professor at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and one of the pioneers of cardiothoracic surgery in India.[1][2][3] He is reported to have performed the first surgical repairs of Ebstein's anomaly, Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva (RSOV) and Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) in India.[4] He assisted in performing the first open heart surgery in India while working at CMCH.[5] During his tenure of 25 years at the institution,[3] he mentored several known surgeons such as V.V. Bashi, A. G. K. Gokhale, J. S. N. Murthy[6] and Ganesh Kumar Mani.[7] Later, John joined Yellamma Dasappa Hospital, Bengaluru at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.[8] He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,[9] and the Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri in 1975.[10] He served as the 13th President of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS) between 1982 and 1983.

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  2. ^ James Thomas (April 2011). "A Journey in Cardiac Surgery- of Mentors, Mission Hospitals and Medical Universities" (PDF). Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 27 (2): 67–69. doi:10.1007/s12055-011-0097-1. S2CID 189909090.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Cardiothoracic Surgery". Christian Medical College and Hospital. 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Pediatric cardiac surgery". Slide Share. 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Obituary" (PDF). Med India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  6. ^ Murthy, J. s n. (16 March 2014). "Physician and surgeon do need this device". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Padma Shri award for cardiac surgeon Dr GK Mani". E Health. 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  8. ^ John, Stanley (2004). "Cardiac Surgery in India: A Historical Perspective". Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 20: 20–23. doi:10.1007/s12055-004-0011-1. S2CID 59296774.
  9. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.