MBBS, MD, FRCP Canada, FACC Cardiologist
Dr Ashok Seth is presently the Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and the Chairman of Cardiology Council, Fortis Group of Hospitals. Dr Seth has led the field of Interventional Cardiology for last 30-years and has contributed extensively to the development, scientific progress and education in Interventional Cardiology in India and across the world.
Over the past 30-years he has pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques for India and Asia Pacific region like Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Stents, Thrombectomy devices & Drug Eluting Stents, use of Impella heart support device failing heart, Bioabsorbable Stents and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). He has put India on the world map of Interventional Cardiology and for his expertise and professional leadership, he is recognized and respected and awarded across the world.
Performed one of the highest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world and features in the 'LIMCA' Book of Records.
Speciality - Cardiology
Special Interest - Interventional Cardiology
Dr Seth has been honoured by Doctorate of Science / D.Litt. from six prestigious national universities – BHU, AMU, JamiaMilliaIslamia, Amity,TeerthankarMahavir University and Shiv Nadar University. He has been conferred ‘Adjunct Professorship of Cardiology’ of J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University and of National Board of Examinations.
Dr Seth has been awarded by the National Honour of Padma Shri in 2003 and Padma Bhushan in 2015 and ‘B.C.Roy National Award’ for the most ‘Eminent Medical Person’ of the country by the President of India in 2017. He has also been awarded the National Honour of Republic of Spain “Cross of Officer Insignia Order of Isabella the Catholic” conferred on National Day of Spain in 2010. He has been honoured by the prestigious ‘Outstanding Life Time Achievement in Interventional Cardiology’ Award by Chien Foundation Singapore in 2017. He has also been honoured by the ‘Current Luminary Award and Master of Interventional Academy of America’ at The Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics (C3) meeting in USA, the ‘Golden Pioneer of Interventional Cardiology’ by the Asian Intervention Cardiovascular Therapeutics Society and prestigious Award of Master Interventionalist of SCAI (MSCAI) & ‘Mason Sones Award’ by Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (USA) in addition to numerous other Life Time Achievement and other Awards.