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Dr. Ashok Seth

Dr. Ashok Seth

CHAIRMAN - Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
CHAIRMAN - Fortis Healthcare Medical Council

Dr Ashok Seth is Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, Chairman of Fortis Healthcare Medical Council, and Adjunct Professor of Cardiology at JN Medical College (Aligarh Muslim University) and National Board of Examinations. Dr Seth has led the field of Interventional Cardiology for last 32-years and has contributed extensively to the development, scientific progress and education in this field and pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques for India and Asia Pacific like Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Stents, Thrombectomy devices & Drug Eluting Stents, use of Impella heart support device failing heart, Bioabsorbable Stents and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair, Intravascular Coronary Lithotripsy (Shockwave). One of the highest angiographies and angioplasties recognized by Limca Book of Records.

He is the President - Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC), Past President- Cardiological Society of India amd Past Vice President – Asia Pacific Society of Cardiology.

Dr Seth has been awarded by the National Honour of Padma Shri in 2003, Padma Bhushan in 2015 and ‘B.C.Roy National Award’ for the most ‘Eminent Medical Person’ by the President of India in January 2017. He has also been awarded the National Honour of Republic of Spain “Crus Officer with Insignia Order of Isabella the Catholic”, Master Interventionalist (MSCAI) by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (USA), ‘Life Time Achievement in Interventional Cardiology’ Award by Chien Foundation (Singapore) in addition to 85 other national and international awards.

Dr Seth has been honoured by Doctorates from six prestigious national universities – BHU, AMU, Jamia Millia Islamia, Amity, Shiv Nadar and Teerthankar Mahavir University. He has been conferred ‘Adjunct Professorship of Cardiology’ of J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University and the National Board of Examinations.

He is Founder/Course Director of five major National & International Angioplasty Teaching Courses - India Live, India Valves, CHIP-CTO India, AICT-AsiaPCR and Imaging & Physiology Council of India. He is also Associate Director of TCT Scientific Sessions (USA) and Program Committee Member of EuroPCR.

Dr Seth has been invited to lecture at more than 450 national & international meetings and to teach complex angioplasty techniques through Live Demonstration at more than 100 national & international meetings across the world including the prestigious TCT (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) in USA, ‘EuroPCR’ in Paris and ‘Singapore Live’ in Singapore.

He has more than 350-publications to his credit in peer reviewed Indian and International medical journals and has chapters in 30-books on Cardiology and has been the Editor of 3-books.

He is an acclaimed teacher and has trained more than 500-cardiologists of India and abroad in advanced techniques of angioplasty.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1979

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, 1995

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P.), Ireland, 1995

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P.), London, 1995

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, Moadabad, India, 2012.

Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India, 2012.

Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) Honoris Causa, Amity University, Noida (U.P.), India, 2012.

Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) Honoris Causa, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 2016.

Master Fellows of Society of Cardiac Angiography & Intervention (MSCAI), U.S.A., 2017.

Professional Affiliations

Unique Contribution

  • Performed one of the highest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world and features in the 'LIMCA' Book of Records.
  • Been a part of the core team instrumental in creating the Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi from its first day when he became the Head of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology on his return from England on 3rd October 1988. He was one of the key pillars to make it into one of the most famous landmark institutes in the World. He left the Escorts Heart Institute in Dec'04 to create a new standard in cardiac care in Max Heart & Vascular Institute.
  • Dr. Seth has the unique honour of been invited to demonstrate and teach complex angioplasty techniques via the satellite transmission from New Delhi to the 'Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics in 2003 & 2007' Meeting in Washington DC (USA) and to EuroPCR in Paris in 2006 (from Bangkok) & in 2003 (from Chennai), which are the most important and biggest meetings of Interventional Cardiologists across the World. This is a unique prestige and privilege for India. He has also done live transmissions of complex angioplasty techniques from India to international meetings in Singapore, Malaysia, Paris, China, Australia, Korea, Sri Lanka etc.


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