Dr. Ashok Seth, India’s renowned cardiologist, and Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Chairman-Cardiology Council, Fortis Group of Hospitals, has achieved the prestigious Dr. BC Roy award for the year 2015, in the category of Eminent Medical Person. President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee gave Dr. Seth the award.
Graduated in Medicine (MBBS) from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University in 1978. Later, moving to the UK for higher education, he served as a cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Birmingham University till 1988.
During this period, he did advanced training to secure memberships of the Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP) in 1984 and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCP) in 1986. He returned to India in 1988 and joined the Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, present day Fortis Healthcare.
Dr. Ashok Seth (8th in the first row) along with President of India and others
During his career span, 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 numbers of angiographies and angioplasties which have been mentioned in the ‘LIMCA Book of Records’.
He has been honored 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 textbooks 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.
Dr. Ashok Seth is also the recipient of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, was honored by the Government of India with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri, in 2003, followed by Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award, in 2015.