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Recognized as a teacher he has been appointed as examiner for many universities and institutions in India and as staff selection expert for UPSC and other institutions. He was invited as visiting professor at the Rajeev Gandhi University of health sciences. He has received the prestigious Sadasivam Oration of the Indian Association of cardiovascular-thoracic surgeons.
He has been felicitated as a distinguished alumnus of Bangalore medical college. He has been recognized as “Master” in heart valve surgery in the Asia Pacific Region. To a Doctor the most precious certificate comes from his patients. Arkalgud Sampathkumar has plenty of them from his patients who think of him not just as a doctor but also as a friend who is always there when they need him. 

Professional Memberships
Association of Surgeons of India- Life member
Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons of India- Life member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, USA- International Member
American Association of Thoracic Surgery(AATS)- Member
Society for Heart Valve Disease, UK- Member
Donald Ross Society- Member
The Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery(ASCVS)- Executive Committee Member

Appointments
Examiner M.Ch (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery)
AIIMS
Nizam’s Institute 
National Board of Examinations
Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Delhi University
Bangalore University
SGPGI, Lucknow 
PGI, Chandigarh.
Staff Selection Committee
Union Public Service Commission
Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology 
Nizam’s Institute 
PGI, Chandigarh
Lucknow University

Invited Lectures
Feb 1990 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama.
Nov 1991 10th Biennial Asian Congress on Thoracic Cardiovasc Surgery, Bali, Indonesia.
Aug 1996 University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Mitral Valve Concepts & Controversies.
Feb 1998 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Workshop on Prosthetic & Heart Valves.
Nov 1998 Workshop on Biomaterials, Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute, Trivandrum, India.
August 1999 48th Scandinavian Association of Thoracic Surgery Meeting, Aalborg, Denmark.
Sept 1999 L.R.G. Naidu Endowment Lecture, Coimbatore,India.
March 2000 C.S. Sadasivan Oration, Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons, Bombay,India.
Sept 2003 Professor Arthur C Guyton lecture, Dept. of Physiology, AIIMS, New Delhi,India.
Sept 2003 Brig. Mazumdar Memorial Oration, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, New Delhi,India.
Feb 2006 Asian masters program, Bangkok, Thailand

Workshops
Coimbatore
Pune
Cochin
Delhi(R&R Hospital )
Madurai
Bangalore (JIC) Hyderabad 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Chennai 
Trivandrum 
Indore
Bangkok, Thailand 

Patents
Design for Aortic valve substitute .  Design for Mitral valve substitute

Editorial Consultant
Indian Heart Journal
Indian Journal of Medical Research
Asian Cardiovascular Thoracic Annals
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Lancet

Editor
Indian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.
Editorial Board Member - Annals of Thoraic Surgery
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