Dr. Luthra is adept in performing a wide range of cardiac surgeries (adult & paediatric). He has been credited with the first cardiac transplantation in the Indian Armed Forces. He has done over 12000 cases in his cardiac surgical career span of more than 25 years. The cases done by him include 8000 bypass surgeries, 3 cardiac transplantations and numerous aneurysm surgeries. In addition to coronary artery and valvular heart corrections, he has also done complex congenital neonatal surgeries.
Dr. Luthra completed his MS (General Surgery) and MCh (Cardiac Surgery) from AFMC, Pune. He has worked as a senior registrar in cardiac surgery in the NHS, UK. He has also done a fellowship in coronary artery surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia and attended a visiting fellowship in cardiac transplantation from Cleveland Heart Clinic, USA.
He is an examiner at the MCh examination of various renowned universities and has been a guide for 11 post-graduate students in cardiac surgery. He has 22 papers published in various national and international journals to his credit and is the author of a widely read post-graduate book on Cardiac Surgical Management.