Dr. Agasthian graduated from National Unversity of Singapore with an MBBS and was admitted as Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh and Glasgow) in 1989 and 1990 respectively. He further advanced his skills in cardiothoracic surgery in MAYO Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA from 1994 to 1995 and at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA from 1995 to 1996.
Dr. Agasthian has been extensively consulted and sits on the panel of many illustrious international advisory boards and committees including national committees for respiratory disease and cardiothoracic surgery as well as programmes for heart and lung transplants. Over and above the routine surgical procedures, Dr. Agasthian has a subspecialty and research interest in:
- Esophaegeal Dieases
- Lung Diseases
- Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
- Lung Transplantation
- Airway Reconstruction
- Thoracoscopy / Minimally Invasive Surgery / VIDSO Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery / VATS
- Paediatric Thoracic Surgery
He has made numerous presentations in his area of expertise and has published in international journals including Asian Annals of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.