Mithun Varghese

Mithun Varghese

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Mithun Varghese is a fellowship trained cardiologist specializing in interventional cardiology. His special interests include all aspects of coronary intervention especially the use of intra-coronary imaging to achieve precise results during angioplasty. A true believer of the idea ‘prevention is better than cure’, he is passionate about helping patients in preventing the complications of heart diseases. Mithun has a public appointment as consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Lyell McEwin hospital. He also provides private consultation services at multiple locations in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and at Gawler. In a concurrent academic role, he also serves as a clinical lecturer with the University of Adelaide.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Consultant Cardiologist Lyell McEwin Hospital
    2018 - 2020 Professor Cardiology Christian Medical College & Hospital
    2014 - 2018 Associate Professor Cardiology Christian Medical College & Hospital
    2012 - 2014 Assistant Professor Cardiology Christian Medical College & Hospital
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Hindi Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Malayalam Can read, write and speak
    Tamil Can speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 All India Institute of Medical Sciences India Doctor of Medicine (DM Cardiology)
    2008 Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research India Doctor of Medicine (MD Internal Medicine)
    2004 Government Medical College India M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2018 FRACP (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians) Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
    2017 Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States
    2017 - 2019 Advanced Cardiology Trainee Lyell McEwin Hospital Australia
    2016 - 2017 Interventional Cardiology Fellow Mount Sinai Hospital United States
    2014 Diplomate National Board (DNB), Cardiology National Board of Examinations India
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Liegise, A., Joseph, G., Varghese, M., & Thomson, V. (2022). Spontaneous delayed expansion of self-expanding stents in stenotic arteries in Takayasu arteritis. Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, 28(6), 586-592.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Thomson, V. S., Varghese, M. J., Chacko, S. T., Varghese, L., Alex, A. G., George, P. V., . . . John, J. (2021). Coronary artery disease management and cost implications with fractional flow reserve guided coronary intervention in Indian patients with stable ischemic coronary artery disease. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 97(5), 815-824.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2018 Sherifi, I., Omar, A. M. S., Varghese, M., Weiner, M., Anyanwu, A., Kovacic, J. C., . . . Sengupta, P. P. (2018). Comparison of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography under moderate sedation for guiding transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Echo Research and Practice, 5(2), 79-87.
    DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC2
    2018 Varghese, M. J., Bhatheja, S., Baber, U., Kezbor, S., Chincholi, A., Chamaria, S., . . . Sharma, S. (2018). Intravascular brachytherapy for the management of repeated multimetal-layered drug-eluting coronary stent restenosis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, 11(10), e006832.
    DOI Scopus38 Europe PMC8
    2017 Varghese, M. J., Sharma, G., Shukla, G., Seth, S., Mishra, S., Gupta, A., & Bahl, V. K. (2017). Longitudinal ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with very severe obstructive sleep apnea: A case control study using speckle tracking imaging. Indian Heart Journal, 69(3), 305-310.
    DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC17
    2016 Joseph, G., Premkumar, P., Thomson, V., Varghese, M., Selvaraj, D., & Sahajanandan, R. (2016). Externalized guidewires to facilitate fenestrated endograft deployment in the aortic arch. Journal of Endovascular Therapy, 23(1), 160-171.
    DOI Scopus46 Europe PMC16
    2016 Varghese, M. J., & George, O. K. (2016). Smoked out!. European Heart Journal, 37(11), 918.
    2016 Kumar, V., Varghese, M. J., Raveendran, S., & George, O. K. (2016). Pseudoaneurysm following transradial coronary angiogram. European Heart Journal, 37(3), 252.
    2016 Varghese, M. J., Lahiri, A., Kumar, V., Manuel, D. A., & George, O. K. (2016). Unraveling the mystery behind A patient with ‘refractory seizures’. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 10(2), OD01-OD02.
    2016 Joseph, G., Varghese, M. J., & George, O. K. (2016). Transjugular balloon mitral valvotomy in a patient with severe kyphoscoliosis. Indian Heart Journal, 68(Suppl 2), S11-S14.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC2
    2015 Kumar, V., Varghese, M. J., & George, O. K. (2015). Transcatheter closure of direct right pulmonary artery to left atrial communication using vascular plug. BMJ Case Reports, 2015, bcr2015212878.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2014 Varghese, M. J. (2014). Familial hypercholesterolemia: A review. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, 7(2), 107-117.
    DOI Scopus58 Europe PMC34
    2014 Varghese, M. J., Patel, T. V., George, P. V., Pati, P. K., & Jose V, J. (2014). Mammoth right atrium. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 63(11), 1030.
    2014 Varghese, M. J., Hussain, T., George, P. V., Pati, P. K., & Jose, J. V. (2014). The shadow within: A colossal left atrium. Echocardiography, 31(3), E94-E95.
    2013 Varghese, M. J., Ramakrishnan, S., Kothari, S. S., Parashar, A., Juneja, R., & Saxena, A. (2013). Complete heart block due to diphtheritic myocarditis in the present era. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, 6(1), 34-38.
    DOI Scopus15
    2013 Varghese, M. J., & Kothari, S. S. (2013). Cardiac tamponade with only left heart collapse in a child with severe pulmonary artery hypertension. Echocardiography, 30(8), E263-E264.
    DOI Scopus1
    2007 Al-Daraji, W. I., Varghese, M., Husain, E. A., Abellaoui, A., & Kumar, V. (2007). Urinary bladder xanthoma: A report of 2 rare cases highlighted with anti-CD68 antibody. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 60(7), 844-845.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC6
Academic Experience

Teaching of postgraduates and fellows

2012 till date: Post- graduate theory teaching

  • Didactic lectures 5 to 8 hours per year for 15 to 20 trainees
  • Moderating daily academic session (average 4-5 hours per week, attended by 20 trainees). This involves seminars, journal clubs, cath teaching session, echo teaching session etc.
  • Cardiology clinics for advanced trainees in preparation for cardiology exit exam (average nine sessions of 1-2 hours’ duration
  • I was overall in-charge of academic sessions during the year 2015 as well as in 2019. This includes rostering and selection of topics for presentation for the trainees

2012 till date: Post- graduate practical training

  • Training of advanced trainees rotating in the cathlab on various aspects of diagnostic cardiac evaluation including right and left heart catheterization, coronary angiography, ventriculography and cardiac hemodynamics (4 cath days a week)

2015 and 2019-20: Fellow training

  • Training of fellowship trainees/junior cardiology consultants on various aspects of coronary intervention (4 cath days a week).

Undergraduate teaching

2012 till date: medical student teaching

  • Curriculum committee member for undergraduate medical education at Christian Medical College, Vellore(2019)
  • Approximately 12 cardiology clinics per year for 3rd year medical students
  • Approximately 12 cardiology clinics per year for final year medical students
  • 4-5 didactic lectures per year for final year medical students

2012 till date: Allied Health Science student teaching

  • Didactic lectures for students of BSc Cardiac Technology and Diploma cardiac technology, 4 to 6 hours per year for batches of 12-15 students


Mentorship Activities


Thesis Topic

2019 -2020

Thesis Guide for postgraduate dissertation on “Prospective evaluation of the efficacy of dedicated Chest pain Unit in reducing the Door to balloon

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Indian Medical Association India
    2018 - ongoing Member Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) Fellow Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member European Society of Cardiology (FESC) Fellow Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI) Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Cardiological Society of India India
    2012 - ongoing Member Paediatric Cardiological Society of India India

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