Ashok Seth

Ashok Seth , Cardiology


30+ Years

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Opp. Holy Family Hospital

Dr Ashok Seth is the current Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute New Delhi and Head Cardiology Council of Fortis Group of Hospitals His contributions in the field of Cardiology especially Interventional Cardiology have been recognised extensively in India as well as across the world During his career span of 30-years he has pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques Directional Atherectomy Angioscopy Stents Thrombectomy devices and Drug Eluting Stents use of Impella heart support device failing heart Bioabsorbable Stents and TAVI and implemented it successfully both in India and other regions in Asia Pacific He has performed one of the highest number of angiographies and angioplasties which has been mentioned in the LIMCA Book of Records He has been a part of the Focused Advisory Group and seminal studies for development and clinical applicability of Bioresorbable Scaffold BRS Stent which is highly recognised technique worldwide For his unique achievements contributions he has been honoured with the prestigious National Honour of Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2015 and 2003 respectively the National Award of Republic of Spain Officer s Cross Order of Isabella the Catholic in 2010 Mason Sones Award from SCAI USA in 2010 and numerous other awards Dr Seth has been the President of the Cardiological Society of India and Vice President of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology He was elected Board of Trustee of SCAI USA for the period 2007-2010 and is presently a member of the SCAI Nominating Committee and Voting Selector of the MSCAI Nominating Committee He has been invited to lecture on and demonstrate complex angioplasty techniques in more than 400 international training courses and meetings across the globe including live transmissions of complex cases from India to the TCT and EuroPCR Meetings He is on the Editorial Board of JACC Cardiovascular Interventions CCI Euro Intervention Indian Heart Journal and others He has been honoured by Doctorate from four prestigious Universities in India He has more than 250 publications to his credit in prestigious Indian and International medical journals written and edited chapters in 10 text books of Cardiology and Medicine edited two books in Cardiology He has trained more than 350 cardiologists from India and abroad in advance techniques of angioplasty

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