Dr. Ashok Seth, who is perhaps one of the most recognized and respected Indian Cardiologists in the world, has contributed extensively to the growth of Cardiology, especially Interventional Cardiology, not just in India but worldwide. His expertise and skills have won him universal respect and accolades, and his efforts have carved a spot for India on the global cardiac care map.
Over the past 20 years he has pioneered a number of angioplasty techniques in India and the Asia Pacific region, and been instrumental in training the next generation of cardiologists in these techniques. The Governments of Malaysia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, as well as WHO and SAARC Cardiac Society have all sponsored doctors to be trained under Dr. Seth.
Dr. Seth is Founder / Advisory Board Member / Governor of several prestigious international scientific bodies including the Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiologists, SAARC Cardiac Society, and Society of Cardiovascular Angiographies and Interventions (USA). He had the privilege of organizing the 2nd AICT (Asian Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics) conference in October 2006. This landmark conference, inaugurated by then President of India, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, was attended by more than 1000 delegates from 27 countries, and brought 200 of the world's most noted cardiologists to India for the first time.
Dr. Seth is the Vice President of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology for 2013-2015, and the Immediate Past President of the Cardiological Society of India-the official National Body of all Indian cardiologists. He was the first Asian cardiologist to be elected to the Board of Governors of Society of Cardiac Angiographies and Intervention (USA) - the official professional and regulatory body of interventional cardiologists in USA.
He has been conferred the Padma Shri award by the Government of India, in 2003.
Dr. Seth's talents manifested early in his career-he was one of the youngest overseas doctors to be awarded the Fellowship of all the three Royal Colleges of London, Edinburgh & Ireland in year 1995.