Dr. Ajay Kumar Jha
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Anaesthesiology & Critical Care
Assistant Professor
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MBBS- JLN Medical College Bhagalpur, Bihar
House Resident in Medicine- JLN Medical College, Bhagalpur, Bihar
MD Physiology (Resigned midstream), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
MD Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
DM Cardiac Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India


1. Jha AK, Bhardwaj N, Yaddanapudi S, Sharma RK, Mahajan JK. A randomized study of surgical site infiltration of bupivacaine or ketamine for pain relief in children following cleft palate repair. Pediatr Anaesth. 2013 may; 23(5): 401-6.
2. Jha AK, Pandey R, Gharde P, Devagourou V, Kiran U. Idiopathic left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm. Ann Card Anaesth. 2013 july-sept; 16(3): 209-11.
3. Jha AK, Gharde P, Devagourou V, Chauhan S, Kiran U. The effect of volume loading on systemic oxygenation after bidirectional superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 March; 97(3): 332-7.
4. Jha AK, Malik V, Hote M. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery and transesophageal echocardiography. Ann Card Anaesth. 2014 April-june; 17(2): 125-132
5. Jha AK, Gharde P, Chauhan S, Kiran U, Kapoor PM. Echocardiographic assessment of changes in pulmonary blood flow in children undergoing tetralogy of Fallot surgery.2015 Jul 19. doi: 10.1111/echo.13014. [Epub ahead of print]
6. Jha AK, Malik V, Kiran U. Role of Doppler echocardiography in patients with tricuspid valve lesion and aorto-right atrial fistula. Journal of perioperative echocardiography (abstract). Jan-june 1(1), 2013, 36.
7. Jha AK. Minimization of bleeding during spine surgery: Is it intraoperative hemodynamic or anti-fibrinolytic which matters most? Comment in British J Anesth; Aug 2017
8. Ajay Kumar Jha, MD,DM, Vishwas Malik, MD,DM, Parag Gharde, MD,DM, Sandeep Chauhan, MD, Usha Kiran, MD,and Milind P Hote, MS,MCH. Echocardiographic Predictors of Immediate Postoperative Outcomesin Patients with Severe Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Undergoing On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Feb;31(1):184-190.
9. Vishwas Malik, Ajay Kumar Jha, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor. Anesthetic challenges in minimally invasive cardiac surgery: Are we moving in a right direction? Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia , Jul-Sep-2016 , Vol 19 , Issue 3
10. Jha AK, Makhija N. Cor triatriatum: A review.Sem Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017; 31:178-185
11. Jha AK, Hittalmani SK. Septic Shock in Low-Cardiac-Output Patients With Heart and Lung Transplantation: Diagnosis and Management Dilemma. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017;31: 1389-1396

12. Jha N, Jha AK, Chauhan RC, Chauhan NS. Maternal and Fetal Outcome after Cardiac Surgery during Pregnancy: A Meta-Analysis. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 Apr 13. pii: S0003-4975(18)30496-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.020

13. Jha AK, Jha N.Pulmonary Arterial Compliance and Pulmonary Vascular Resistance as a Predictor of Survival in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: More Questions Than Answers. Crit Care Med 2017 Aug;45(8):e873-e874
14. Jha N, Jha AK. Sildenafil Citrate Therapy for Oligohydramnios: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Jul;130(1):219.
15. Jha N, Jha AK. Intraperitoneal Instillation of Local Anesthetics: Is This a Suitable Alternative for Postcesarean Pain Relief Without Toxicity Profiling? Anesth Analg. 2017 Jul;125(1):352.
16. Jha AK. The use of vasopressin in vasoplegic syndrome with reduced ejection fraction: Asking for trouble. Anesthesiology. 2018 Jan;128(1):227.
17. Jha AK, Malik V. Diagnosis and Management of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making at the Point of Care. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017; DOI: 10.1177/1089253217745363
18. Vishwas Malik, Ajay Kumar Jha, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor. Anesthetic challenges in minimally invasive cardiac surgery: Are we moving in a right direction? Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia , Jul-Sep-2016 , Vol 19 , Issue 3
19. Ajay K Jha. Anatomy and physiology of tricuspid valve in Transesophageal echocardiography of congenital heart disease (Jaypee brothers) ed Poonam Malhotra Kapoor. 2014
20. Ajay K Jha. Myocardial protection in Textbook of perfusion (peepee publishers) ed. Sandeep chauhan. 2014.
21. Ajay K Jha. Shock and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Textbook of perfusion (peepee publishers) ed. Sandeep Chauhan. 2014.


Heart and Lung transplantation
Complex congenital Heart Disease
Journal of American college of cardiology
Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia
BMC Pulmonary medicine

Won Quiz contest in Gynaecology during internship
Won 1st prize in quiz contest on pain organized in a national conference on pain
Presented paper in Echo conference in PGI Chandigarh and Society of cardiac Anaesthesiology conference in New Delhi

Challanged the existent of autoregulation in brain {(paper published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery (best journal in cardiothoracic surgery) and regarded as best paper in the field of cavopulmonary anastomosis)
Provided human model of study brain autoregulation
Provided correction formula (for effective regurgitant orifice area and regurgitant volume) for classifying the severity of Ischemic mitral regurgitation

Current Research Work
Working on formula for non-invasive derivation of PVR, and classification of pulmonary artery hypertension
Involved as coinvestigator of one MD and one DM trainee

Positions Held: 

1. May 2016- till date- Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
2. April 2016- April 2017- Assistant Professor – Anesthesiology- AIIMS Bhubaneswar
3. Feb 2015- April 2016: Consultant Heart and Lung transplantation unit Global Health City (Feb 2015-April 2016)
4. Jan 2012- Dec 2015; Senior Resident(DM)- AIIMS New Delhi
5. July 2011- Dec 2011- Assistant Professor- Cardiac Anesthesiology- PIMS, Puducherry
6. July 2008- June 2011- Junior Redident (MD)- PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
7. July 2006- June 2008- Central Health Services