Venkat completed his medical degree and post-graduate training in India. He started his cardiac surgical training initially in Papworth hospital, Cambridge and later in West Midlands training program.
His research involved optimisation of thoracic organ donor for heart and lung transplantation and he completed MD in University of Birmingham. Venkat was appointed on the first national fellowship in heart/lung transplantation in Papworth, Cambridge. He was appointed in 2010 in Wythenshawe hospital, Manchester.
He is the Director of Heart & Lung Transplantation and lead for mechanical circulatory support in Wythenshawe. He represents UK cardiothoracic transplant community at national level (cardiothoracic transplant advisory group) and is the national representative for organ retrieval in the audit group.
His research work has lead to change of practice at both local and national level.
Venkat is an adult cardiac surgeon with special interest in mitral valve surgery and minimal access aortic valve replacement in addition to transplantation and ventricular assist devices.