Gulshan K. Sethi, MD

Gulshan K. Sethi, MD was born in Jammu (Kashmi), India in 1941. He and his wife, Neelam, reside in Tucson, Arizona. He has two children, Dev and Sonia and five grandchildren.

Dr. Sethi graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India in 1963. He did an internship at the Norwalk Hospital (Yale affiliate), residency in General Surgery at the Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago and University of Kansas. He completed his Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Fellowship in 1972
From the University of Utah.

In 1972 he joined the faculty at the Duke University Medical Center where he was a Professor of Surgery. He was also the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Asheville VA Medical Center. He has participated in the training of over 100 cardiothoracic surgery residents.

Dr. Sethi moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1988 to join the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. His primary specialties were adult cardiac surgery and heart transplantation. He performed the first single lung transplant in Arizona in 1989. That same year he established the Circulatory Sciences Program, which is one of the original Master level programs in Pharmacology and Perfusion technology. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus in Surgery at the University of Arizona and Director of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at the Tucson Medical center

From 1988 to 2000, Dr. Sethi served on the Cardiovascular and Radiological Devices Panel for the Food and Drug Administration. He was a member of the Cardiac Surgery Consultants Committee for the Veterans Administration for over 20 years.

In 2007, Dr. Sethi completed a two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil. Currently, he is the Director of Medical Services at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Sethi has co-chaired four VA multi-center studies and has been principal investigator in many other cardiovascular surgical trials.

Dr. Sethi has authored and co-authored approximately 250 peer review papers and chapters as well as 150 abstracts. He has presented his research to national and international meetings.

His current interests include adult cardiac surgery and Integrative Medicine

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