Dr (Col.) Anil Dhall
MBBS, MD (Med), DNB (Cardiology)
Director and Head Cardiology
Artemis Health Sciences

Dr Anil Dhall is one of the leading Cardiologists in India and is currently working in the capacity of Head - Interventional Cardiology at Artemis Health Sciences. He brings with him a varied experience of over two decades and is one of the leaders in performing angioplasties in the country. He has been a renowned personality in the Indian Armed Forces fraternity and has also been awarded The Sena Medal for his achievement.

His previous appointment was at Max Heart and Vascular Institute, New Delhi as a Senior Consultant and Unit Head – Cardiology and Senior Adviser and Professor at Army Research and Referral Hospital, New Delhi.

He is a fellow of the Endovascular Intervention Society of India and the Cardio Logical Society of India. Dr. Dhall has been a distinguished faculty member in various international meetings and was a member of the organizing committee 6th Asia Pacific Symposium of Pacing & Electrophysiology held in 1997 at New Delhi. He  holds faculty positions at various international forums like Singapore Live and World Congress of Cardiac Pacing & Electrophysiology to name a few. He also has to his credits various articles and publications.


Dr. Ashok Seth
Chairman - Cardiac Sciences
Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre

Dr. Ashok Seth, one of the most recognized and respected Indian Cardiologist across the globe has contributed significantly to the growth, development and scientific progress of Interventional Cardiology in Asia Pacific. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Seth has pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques. For his invaluable contribution and achievements in the field of medicine, Dr. Seth has been awarded the prestigious national recognition, Padma Shri, in 2003.

Dr. Seth was the first cardiologist in Asia Pacific to perform Directional Coronary Atherectomy, Stents, including Drug Eluting Stents, and use of Impella heart support device to treat heart blockages. He was also the first cardiologist in Asia to perform Angioscopy and Angiojet Thrombectomies and one of the few cardiologists in the World to perform Percutaneous Myocardial Laser Revascularization. He has performed more than 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties in his career, for which he has received recognition in the "Limca Book of Records".

Dr. Seth was earlier associated with Max Heart & Vascular Institute, New Delhi where he was responsible for creating new standards of excellence in cardiac care. Prior to this, Dr. Seth was also instrumental in creating the Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi from the day of its inception when he became the head of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology on his return from England in 1988. Dr. Seth had left Escorts Heart Institute in December 2004 to join ‘Max Heart and Vascular Institute’ as Chairman and Chief Cardiologist.

 He is also one of the youngest overseas doctors to be awarded the Fellowship of the three Royal Colleges of London, Edinburgh & Ireland in year 1995.
He is the Associate Editor of International Journal of Cardiology. He is also a member of the editorial board of three of the most important journals of international cardiology in the world - Journal American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Interventions; Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention and Euro Intervention. He has also been a prolific writer of original scientific papers and has more than 150 publications to his credit.

Dr. Seth is founder advisory board member of governor to several prestigious international scientific bodies in the world, including the Asia Pacific Society of Cardiologist, SAARC Cardiac Society, and Society of Cardiovascular Angiographies and Interventions (USA). He has trained more than 500 cardiologists from India and abroad in advance techniques of angioplasty.


Dr. Praveen Chandra

Dr. Praveen Chandra is a leading Indian Cardiologist and Chairman of Interventional Cardiology at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon, India. He is recognised as one of the leaders in Angioplasty in the country and is proficient in a lot of new devices and technologies. He has been awarded for success and achievement in the field of Coronary angioplasty in India in 1998.

He has also served as Director of Cardiac Cath Lab & Acute MI Services at Max Healthcare and Consultant Cardiologist at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, New Delhi.

He is a fellow of the Endovascular Intervention Society of India and the Asia-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Chandra has been a distinguished faculty member in various international meetings and was the Organiser and Director of the AMI course held in New Delhi for the years 2005 & 2006. He has published approximately 100 articles, reviews and abstracts in various national and international journals.


Cardiac Surgery



Dr. Naresh Trehan
Chairman & Managing Director
Medanta – The Medicity

Dr Naresh Trehan is a household name across the globe. After training in general surgery and subsequently cardiac surgery at premier institutions in U.S. (NYU Medical Centre), he held important academic and clinical positions at the New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital of the city of New York and Veterans Administration Hospital (Manhattan), U.S.A. His pioneering work in the field of coronary artery bypass surgery was at the New York University Medical Centre, New York, USA.

In 1988, despite a successful career in United States he returned to India and started Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre - a pioneering state-of-the-art heart institute in India. Within a short period this Centre became an important land mark the world over in cardiac surgery and cardiology having successfully performed over 48,000 open heart surgeries which includes surgeries of coronary artery, valves, carotid arteries, aortic aneurysm, cardiomyoplasty, cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial total arterial revascularization, transmyocardial laser revascularisation, least invasive coronary artery surgery on a beating heart, reduction ventriculoplasty (Batista Operation), heart port access surgery and robotically assisted cardiac surgery with excellent results. Some of these operations have been performed by Dr. Trehan for the first time in India.

Dr Trehan left Escorts in 2007 to give shape to his dream project Medanta - The Medicity, a multi super-specialty hospital located in Delhi's NCR region, Gurgaon.


MS, M.Ch.
Director -Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery
Medanta –The medicity

Dr Anil Bhan is one of the most experienced Cardiac Surgeons in the county today. He is an institution in the field of Cardiac and Vascular Surgeries. He was a member of the team that performed the first cardiac transplant in the country in 1994. His expertise lies in On and off pump Myocardial Revascularization, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Valve Repairs and Replacement , Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery , Treatment of End Stage Heart Disease including Cardiac Transplantation.

Dr Bhan has performed more than 15,000 Cardiac and Vascular procedures (Including more than 1000 Redo-pediatric & adult procedures) and has the largest experience in Aortic Surgery and Pediatric Ross procedure in India. He has to his credit the designing and development of more than 50 surgical instruments in the field of cardiac surgery. He has also developed one of the largest Pediatric cardiac surgical programme in the country. The has also developed the largest Aortic Aneurysm programme in India and also achieved Zero percent mortality for Aortic Root replacement. Dr Bhan has also published various reports like Angiographic follow-up of OPCAB (Beating Heart CABG) which was one of the earliest reports from India to be published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery(USA). He has also published the third report in the world literature on Radial artery angiographic follow up (Annals of Thoracic Surgery-USA.


DR. Z S Meharwal
Director, Cardiovascular Surgery
Escorts Heart and Research Institute

Dr Zile Singh Meharwal is a world renowned Cardiovascular Surgeon dedicated to the service of human kind. After his basic schooling Dr Meharwal joined the prestigious medical college “King George’s Medical College, Lucknow” where he passed his MBBS. During his medical graduation, he received National Merit Scholarship based on his performance in 12th examination. After his graduation, he joined General Surgical training programme and passed his MS in General Surgery from the same medical college. While he was doing his training in General Surgery, he developed interest in Cardiovascular Surgery, which still was not very developed in India and the patients who could afford, were going abroad for treatment and those who could not afford, were left untreated.

With the aim of contributing to the development of this super-speciality in India he joined Cardiac Surgical training and completed  M.Ch.

After his training, he joined G B Pant Hospital which was one of the 2 Cardiac hospitals in Delhi. After a short stint at G B pant Hospital, he joined Escorts Heart Institute which is one of the largest Cardiac Institute in the country.  Dr. Meharwal has been one of the core team members of Doctors responsible for the global recognition earned by Escorts Heart Institute as a centre of excellence for clinical cardiac sciences.

In 1993, he moved to England and joined prestigious King’s College Hospital, London, where he worked as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon. It is a rare honor for an Indian to get such a position in one of the best teaching hospitals in England. He was doing very well there and trained many doctors who are now well settled in different parts of the world. He left his lucrative job in England and decided to come back to India so that he could give back what he owed to his own country. He joined back Escorts Heart Institute And Research Centre because he knew that here he could use his skills best and provide good service to the patients. 

 Dr Meharwal has more than 22 years of experience in the field of Cardiovascular surgery.  He has performed more than 10000 cardiac surgical procedures. He has been involved with lot of innovations and developments in the field of Cardiac Surgery, both in India as well as in England. He is one of the few surgeons performing very complicated surgeries like replacement of aorta for aortic aneurysms and dissections. He has to his credit of performing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on 94 year old patient which is the oldest patient to undergo coronary artery bypass operation.

Dr Meharwal is a good teacher and takes great interest in teaching young budding cardiac surgeons.  He initiated the DNB (Diplomate National Board) teaching programme in Cardiovascular Surgery at Escorts Heart Institute. He has already trained more than 20 cardiac surgeons in India and UK. Some of them are placed in very good positions in India, UK and USA. He is also actively involved in research and has published a large number of papers in reputed national and international journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in important medial meetings both in India as well as abroad.

Dr Meharwal has received many national and international awards by various organizations, including citation award by President of India, Mr A P J Abdul Kalam for his contribution in the field of Cardiac Surgery. But he feels that his best award is the smile on patient’s face when he goes home after operation or any medical treatment.






DR. Ashok Rajgopal
M.S. (Orthopedics), M.Ch. (Orthopedics
Chairman and Head, Bone & Joint Institute
Medanta – The Medicity

Dr. Rajgopal is one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in the country having served as the Honorary Orthopaedic surgeon to the President of India in 1997. Dr. Rajgopal's professional achievements include conducting 9950 arthroscopies and over 3200 arthroplasties , conducting the first bilateral Total Knee Replacement Surgery (Apr'87) and the first MIS Unicompartmental replacement (Mar'02). He has carried out over 100 MIS Total Knee Replacement Surgeries (TKRS) and has even developed instrumentation for the same.

He is a member of Indian Orthopaedic Association, the Indian Arthroplasty Association, the Vice President of the Indian Arthroscopy Association, a Fellow at the International Medical Science Academy, an active member of ISAKOS (The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is also the Founder Secretary and the elected President of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society & a member of the General Medical Council (UK).


Dr Harshavardhan Hegde
Head – Department of Orthopaedics
Fortis Healthcare Limited

Dr. Hegde is world-class orthopedic surgeon of international repute with over two decades of experience in the area of joint replacements and trauma. Dr. Hegde has been trained at the Nuffield orthopaedic centre, Oxford, UK Klinikum Karlsbaad in Germany and Australia for over 6 years after completing his post graduate studies in India, Dr. Hegde has special expertise in complex orthopedic surgeries and also specializes in revision TKR (Total Knee Replacements) which is very tricky and complex operation. Dr. Hegde has held several esteemed positions including Professor and Head of Department of Orthopaedics at P S Medical College in Gujarat.





Dr Paramvir Singh
MD, DM, Fellowship in Advanced therapeutic Endoscopy (USA)
Consultant Gastroenterology
Artemis Health Institute

Dr. Paramvir Singh is trained in all aspects of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  He is also trained in Interventional Gastroenterology which includes advanced endoscopic procedures like ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Enteral  Stenting, Small bowel Enteroscopy, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection etc.  He did his fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy(ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound) at the University of Cincinnati, USA and his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology(DM) at the State University of New York, USAPrior to Artemis Health Institute he has served as a Consultant in Gastroenterology at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and Luther Hospital, Mayo Health system, Wisconsin, USA which are well known names in the field of Gastroenterology. He also has to his credit several national and international publications.


DR. Randhir Sud
M.D., D.M.
Chairman – Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Medanta 'The Medicity'

Dr Randhir Sud is a pioneer in the field of Gastroenterology and thus Indian Society of Gastroenterology has awarded him ‘Master in Endoscopy’ Gold Medal in the year 2004. He has been Establishing therapeutic GI Endoscopy in India and helping its spread across the entire country by training and live workshops. He is a pioneer and started GI Oncology programme aimed at public awareness, early detection and appropriate management of GI cancers. He has also been awarded PadmaShri  Award for contribution in the field of Gastroenterology by the Honorable President of India in year 2008. He is a member of working group International Committee of American Society of Gastro Intestinal Endoscopy and the Governing council member of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology.

His expertise lies in Gastro Intestinal Endoscopy, Gastro Intestinal Cancers, Hepatic diseases. He is also the Founder Director of GI Oncology Program and a Visiting Professor of the Harvard Medical Schoo, USA.





Dr. Pradeep Chowbey
Director - Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery
Max Multi Specially Hospital

Dr Pradeep Chowbey is one of the leading doctors for Bariatric Surgeries in the country. He has to his credit rare distinctions like: Honorary Surgeon to the former President of India and the Surgeon to His Holiness The Dalai Lama to name a few. A doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) from the University of Jabalpur, MP, he has been awarded the Padma Shri award by the President of India for his work in the field of Minimal access and Bariatric Surgery. Dr Chowbey along with his team has performed nearly 48,000 major Minimal Access surgeries between 1992 – 2009. He has also featured in the Guinness Book of Records (1997) and the Limca Book of Records in consecutive editions 2000 – 2009 for performing the maximum number of minimal access surgeries.


Dr. Sandeep Malhotra
M.D., F.A.C.S
Sr Consultant- Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Sandeep Malhotra is an expert in minimal access weight loss surgery and advanced laparoscopic abdominal surgery. He has to his credit, numerous articles in top peer reviewed journals and has made presentations at national and international meetings. He is a fellow at American College of Surgeons and a member of Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and American Society of Bariatric Surgery.

He was earlier working with Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon. Prior to the aforesaid he was working as the Director of Bariatric Surgery , Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY and Director Minimally Invasive Surgery, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.


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