Top 15 Cardiologists in India

Heart problems remain one of the prevalent health-related issues in today’s times and have been affecting people from all age groups.

Although many are born with heart defects due to genetics and hereditary reasons, thousands are falling prey to other cardiac conditions developing due to external factors like sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, pollution and stress.

Cardiac interventions are complex medical procedures as they are performed on one of the most important organs of our body. Therefore, choosing the best heart specialist for yourself has become increasingly significant.

A skilled and trained doctor can make all the difference in improving your heart’s condition. So, here is an article that can provide you the information about the career profiles of the best cardiologists and best cardiothoracic surgeons in India to help you in making the correct choice for yourself or your dear ones.

(Note: Cardiology is the branch of medicine which deals with the ailments and conditions of the heart, including birth defects. Cardiologists are the specialists who treat patients with heart-related disorders. Cardiac surgeons are the experts who perform operations on the heart and organs of the upper thorax by making an incision on the chest.)

The list of top 15 cardiologists in India includes the following:






Dr. Naresh Trehan

Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon

50+ Years


Dr. Hemant Madan

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurgaon and
Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Delhi

20+ Years


Subhash Chandra

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

35+ Years


Dr. S.K Sinha

Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi

33+ Years


Dr. Murtaza A. Chishti

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon

34+ Years


Dr. Ajay Kaul

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

35+ Years


Dr. Ashok Seth

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi

30+ Years


Dr. Jamshed Dalal

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

35+ Years


Dr. Jaisom Chopra

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi

36+ Years


Dr. Sandeep Attawar

Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai

20+ Years


Dr. Manish Hinduja

Wockhardt Hospital, North Mumbai

15+ Years


Dr. Udgeath Dhir

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram

20+ Years


Dr. (Col.) Salil Garg

Venkateshwar Hospital, New Delhi

28+ Years


Dr. Yogesh Kothari

Apollo Hospital, Bangalore

22+ Years


Dr Robert Mao

Apollo Hospital, Chennai

38+ Years

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Qualification: M.B.B.S., Diplomate – The American Board of Surgery, U.S.A., Diplomate – The American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery, U.S.A.

Career Profile

  • Dr. Naresh Trehan is an esteemed Cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgeon and one of the best cardiologist in India with a rich experience of nearly 50 years.
  • Dr. Trehan is currently the Chairman & Managing Director at Medanta – The Medicity, a forerunner tertiary care providing multi-super specialty hospital in Delhi-NCR.
  • He has performed 48,000 successful open-heart surgeries in his illustrious medical career and is an acknowledged expert in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Heart transplantation, and cardiovascular surgery.
  • Dr. Trehan is a highly acclaimed cardiac surgeon and had been honored with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by Govt. of India for his outstanding contribution in the field of cardiology. He has been the recipient of several other awards by the established medical organization recognizing his tremendous work.

M.B.B.S., MD (Gen Medicine), DM (Cardiology), FRCPE, FSCAI
Career Profile

  • Dr Hemant Madan, currently designated as Director at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, is one of the top cardiologists in India and has over 20 years of extensive medical experience.
  • He is highly acknowledged for his expertise in complex coronary procedures, adult as well as paediatric heart-related interventions, device implantation, and paediatric and foetal echocardiography. His area of interest also includes device implantation for management of rhythm disorders, percutaneous treatment of valve stenosis, and peripheral cardiac interventions.
  • He has received several awards and accolades for his tremendous work and dedication in the field of cardiology, such as the prestigious Vishishta Sewa Medal by the President of India, Best Citizen Award & Commendation by the Chief of the Air Staff (two times) and received the Commendation by the Commander in Chief twice in his career.

Qualification :
MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology), DNB – Cardiology, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USA)

Career Profile

  • Dr. Subhash Chandra is a highly accomplished and one of the best cardiologists in New Delhi and is presently the Chairman & HOD of the Cardiology Department.
  • His area of expertise includes coronary interventions, endovascular procedures, device implantation (AICD, Pacemaker implantation, etc.), and treatment of heart disease like adult congenital device closure, congenital pulmonary stenosis, etc.
  • In his 35 years of an extensive medical career, Dr. Subhash has performed over 25,000 complex coronary interventions, treated over 400 congenital pulmonic stenoses, done around 100 congenital device closure in adults.

Qualification :
MBBS, MS, M.Ch (Cardio-Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery), MBA
Career Profile

  • Dr. Subhash Kumar Sinha is one of the Best Heart Specialists in India and carries extensive experience of over 33 years in the field of cardiology.
  • Currently working as Director –  Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Dr. Sinha specializes in Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and has expertise in various cardiac interventions including the minimally invasive procedure for ASD closure, Mitral valve repair, atrial valve repair, LA myxomas, and abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, among many others.
  • He has performed over 9000 interventions in his illustrious medical career as a heart surgeon and is actively involved in training and educating budding cardiac surgeons.
  • Dr. Sinha is also involved in administration along with the clinical work and has been trained in Managing Healthcare Delivery from Harvard Business School, Boston – 2012.

MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch. (Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery), FMGEMS (USA) and PLAB (UK)

Career Profile

  • Dr. Murtaza Ahmed Chisti is a highly renowned and accomplished Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon and has a remarkable experience of 34 years.
  • He is presently the Chief – Adult Cardiac Surgery & Heart Lung Transplant.
  • Dr. Chisti has expertise in Complex and preoperative coronary surgery,  surgery of the aorta, Total Arterial revascularization along with Heart & lung transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support.
  • He has received extensive training and fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery from St. Mary’s Hospital (USA), Royal Perth Hospital (Perth, Australia) and Prince Henry and Prince Wales Hospitals (Sydney Australia).
  • Dr. Chisti has received several accolades including an award by the Society of Heart Failure and Transplant( SHfT) in recognition of his Contributions in Thoracic Organ Transplant in India and Heart Failure 360 at 3rd Annual Conference in appreciation of Contribution as a faculty.

Qualification: MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch. (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Career Profile

  • Dr. Ajay Kaul is one of the best heart surgeons in India and is presently at the post of Chairman & HOD of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) Department.
  • In his enriched experience of over 35 years, he has 15000 heart surgeries to his credit and has performed over 4000 (largest number) total arterial coronary bypass surgery.
  • Dr. Kaul has expertise in minimally invasive cardiac procedures, having performed 4000 such operations for heart valve replacement, Aortic valve replacement, ASD, and VSD closure surgery.
  • He specializes in a variety of cardiac surgical interventions including coronary bypass surgery, Paediatric cardiac interventions, valve repair surgery, aneurysm surgery and intervention for cardiac failure.

Qualification: MBBS, MS, MRCP(UK), MRCP (Ireland), Fellow – Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, FRCP (Ireland), Fellow – Endovascular Intervention Society of India

Career Profile

  • One of the best heart specialists in India, Dr. Ashok Seth is the Chairman – Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Head – Cardiology Council of Fortis Health Group.
  • Dr. Seth is a highly renowned cardiologist and recipient of prestigious awards including the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri – honored by the Government of India, the  “Officer’s Cross Order of Isabella the Catholic” – National Award of the Republic of Spain, and  ‘Mason Sones Award’ from SCAI (USA) among several others.
  • With more than three decades of rich experience, Dr. Seth is a pioneer credited for use of Impella heart support device for failing heart, Bioabsorbable Stents and implementing techniques like TAVI in India and Asia Pacific regions. 
  • He is acknowledged all across India as well as abroad and specializes in angioplasty techniques, Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Stents, Thrombectomy devices and Drug-Eluting Stents.

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Qualification: MBBS, MD (Gen Medicine), DM (Cardiology), Ph.D. (Cardiology), FESC, FRCP (London)

Career Profile

  • Dr. Jamshed Dalal is amongst the top cardiologists in Mumbai and has a vast clinical experience of 35 years.
  • He is currently the Director of Cardiac Sciences at Kokilaben Hospital and one of the few doctors to have triple doctorate degrees – in medicine and cardiology (MD, DM & Ph.D.).
  • Dr. Dalal specializes in Interventional Cardiology and procedures like coronary angioplasty, biventricular pacing, device placement, angiogram, aortic stent grafting and many others.
  • Dr. Dalal is an acknowledged expert in Angioplasty and has performed 20,000 coronary angioplasty surgery.
  • He is a pioneer in establishing and developing Cardiology Departments/Units at some of the top hospitals – Lilavati Hospital and Wockhardt Hospital. 

Qualification: MBBS, MS, FRCS

Career Profile

  • Dr. Jaisom Chopra is a leading heart surgeon with a rich clinical experience of over 36 years. 
  • To his credit, Dr. Chopra has successfully performed more than 1500 surgical procedures in his medical career.
  • He has expertise in Aortic Aneurysm surgery, venous disorders, Arterial Surgery, Varicose veins bypass, Diabetic foot, vascular trauma, cerebrovascular surgery, and many others.
  • Dr. Chopra has been extensively trained in his field of specialization and has attained Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (UK).

Qualification: M.B.B.S, MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch (Cardiac Surgery)

Career Profile

  • Dr. Sandeep Attawar is one of the top cardiac surgeons in Chennai with a specialization in Cardiothoracic & vascular surgery, Heart & lung (Thoracic organ) transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS). 
  • He is currently working as Director & Chair – Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Organ Transplantation & MCS at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital managed by Parkway Pantai Group.
  • He specializes in coronary bypass surgery (CABG), and pediatric heart surgery.
  • Dr. Attawar has been involved in performing 10000 open and closed heart surgeries in adults as well as children.
  • He has expertise in Lung and Heart Transplantation in adults, Left Ventricular Assist Device implants and the total artificial heart (TAH) for failing hearts, on all age groups of patients, even neonates.

Qualification: M.S., M.Ch. (CTVS), D.N.B. (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery), Fellowship- Advanced Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa, Canada

Career Profile

  • Dr. Manish Hinduja is one of the top heart surgeons in India and specializes in Cardiothoracic & Vascular surgery and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
  • He has performed 5000 operations in his medical career of ten years including open-heart surgeries and minimally invasive cardiac surgery in pediatric as well as adult patients. 
  • He is a Gold medalist and C S Sadasivam Award winner from the National Board of Examinations (DNB CTS) and has attained Fellowship in Advanced Cardiac surgery from Ottawa, Canada.
  • He has a special interest in CABG procedures, Mitral valve replacement, Atrial valve replacement, aortic aneurysm surgery and many more.

Qualification: M.B.B.S, MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch (CTVS)

Career Profile

  • Dr. Udgeath Dhir is the best Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeon in Gurgaon and is currently working as Director& Head of the CTVS Department.
  • He has performed 7500 heart operations in the medical career of more than a decade.
  • He has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Valvular surgery, treatment of coronary & congenital heart disorders, surgery for heart failure, arrhythmia surgery, Total arterial bypass, Device implantation and heart transplant.
  • Dr. Dhir has received extensive training in Rheumatic Mitral valve repair at Central Chest Institute, Bangkok under world-renowned surgeon, Dr. Taweseeak

Qualification: M.B.B.S, MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch (Cardiac Surgery)

Career Profile

  • Dr. Salil Garg is one of the best cardiologists in Delhi and specializes in Interventional Cardiology.
  • In his 28 years of medical service, he has performed more than 5000 angioplasties including procedures like Complex-CTOs, Left Main and Bifurcations and Peripheral angioplasties including Carotids and implanted more than 700 devices such as ICD, Pacemakers, etc.
  • Dr. Garg has a rich experience in interventions like Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Micras, Leadless Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • In his illustrious career, he held various posts in both remote areas and large hospitals contributing to his deep knowledge and quantified experience.

Apollo Hospital, Bangalore

Qualification: M.B.B.S., MD, DNB (Cardiology)

Career Profile

  • Dr. Yogesh Kothari is the best cardiologist in Bangalore and has been working as a specialist for 22 years.
  • He specializes in Electrophysiology and arrhythmia program and his clinical focus is on endovascular and percutaneous treatment of Coronary, Carotid stenting, Aortic and peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Dr. Kothari has obtained his medical qualifications from premier institutions and has undergone extensive training for Electrophysiology at Frontier Lifeline KM Cherian Heart Foundation.
  • Dr. Kothari has a special interest in new technological advancements, life-saving procedures, and medical devices.

Qualification: MBBS, MD, DM, FCCP, FICC

Career Profile

  • Dr. Robert Mao is one of the top Cardiologists in Chennai and has clinical experience of more than 38 years in the field of cardiology.
  • He has a special interest in surgery for Aortic Aneurysm repair, PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Interventions), Mitral Valve Replacement, and other congenital heart valve disease treatment along with vascular surgery and Open heart surgery.
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