Dr Ashok Seth is one of India's Top Cardiologist and is internationally renowned for his outstanding contribution in the field of interventional cardiology.
He is currently the Chairman of Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and the Head of Cardiology Council of Fortis Group of Hospitals.
He has numerous awards and accolades to his credit including national awards like Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, Fellowship from all three Royal College of Physicians, youngest physician to receive Honorary Doctorates from prestigious institutes of India and many more.
Dr Ashok is on various international committees for cardiology and has published over 250 papers in reputed national and international journals.
He is a pioneer surgeon and has been associated with the team involved in the development of Bioresorbable Scaffold (BRS) Stent and angioplasty techniques like Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Stents, Thrombectomy devices and Drug-Eluting Stents, etc.
Dr Seth also holds the recognition for being the first from Asia to be elected on the Board of Governors of Society of Cardiac Angiographies and Intervention (USA), the official professional and regulatory body of interventional cardiologists in the USA.
Education & Training
M.B.B.S. from J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1978.
Member of the Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.), U.K., 1984
Member of the Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.), Ireland, 1986
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P.), Edinburgh, Ireland, and London
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.), 1995
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (F.E.S.C.), 2013
Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography & Intervention (F.S.C.A.I.), U.S.A., 1995
Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy (F.I.M.S.A.), 1998
Fellow of the Cardiological Society of India (F.C.S.I.), 2011.
Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) Honoris Causa, Banaras Hindu University, India, 1998
Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) Honoris Causa, Tirthankar Mahavir University, Moradabad, India, 2012.
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India, 2012.
Doctor of Science (D.Sc) Honoris Causa, Amity University, Noida (U.P.), India, 2012.
Thrombectomy devices and Drug-Eluting Stents,
Use of Impella heart support device failing heart,
Bioabsorbable Stents and TAVI
Awards & Achievements
The 'LIMCA' Book of Records - one of the highest numbers of angiographies (50,000) and angioplasties (20,000) in the world.
National Award of Republic of Spain "Officer's Cross Order of Isabella the Catholic", 2010
'Mason Sones Award' - SCAI (USA), 2010
Honoured by the Government of India with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award, 2003
Honoured by the Government of India with Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award, 2015
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