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Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road
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Dr. Ashok Seth is the present Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and Head, Cardiology Council of Fortis Group of Hospitals. His commitments in the field of Cardiology, particularly Interventional Cardiology have been perceived broadly in India and also over the world. Amid his profession traverse of 26-years, he has spearheaded various angioplasty strategies Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Stents, Thrombectomy gadgets and Drug Eluting Stents, utilization of Impella heart bolster gadget coming up short heart, Bioabsorbable Stents and TAVI and actualized it effectively both in India and different districts in Asia Pacific. He has performed one of the most noteworthy number of angiographies and angioplasties which has been specified in the 'LIMCA Book of Records'.

He has been a part of the Focused Advisory Group and original reviews for advancement and clinical relevance of Bioresorbable Scaffold (BRS) Stent which is exceptionally perceived procedure around the world.

For his extraordinary accomplishments and commitments he has been regarded with the prestigious National Honor of "Padma Bhushan" and "Padma Shri" Award by the President of India in 2015 and 2003 separately, the National Award of Republic of Spain "Officer's Cross Order of Isabella the Catholic" in 2010, 'Bricklayer Sones Award' from SCAI (USA) in 2010 and various different honors.

Dr. Seth has been the President of the Cardiological Society of India and Vice President of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology. He was chosen Board of Trustee of SCAI (USA) for the period 2007-2010 and is shortly an individual from the SCAI Nominating Committee and Voting Selector of the MSCAI Nominating Committee. He has been welcome to address on and show complex angioplasty strategies in more than 400 universal instructional classes and gatherings over the globe including live transmissions of complex cases from India to the TCT and EuroPCR Meetings. He is on the Editorial Board of JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, CCI, Euro Intervention, Indian Heart Journal and others.

He has been respected by Doctorate from four prestigious Universities in India. He has more than 250 productions surprisingly in prestigious Indian and International therapeutic diaries, composed and altered sections in 10 reading material of Cardiology and Medicine and altered two books in Cardiology. He has prepared more than 350 cardiologists from India and abroad ahead of time strategies of angioplasty.


Medical School & FellowshipsInstituteYear
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, India1978
Memberthe Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.), U.K1984
Memberthe Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.), Ireland1986
FellowRoyal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P.), Edinburgh1995
FellowRoyal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P.), Ireland1995
Fellowthe Royal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P.), London,1995
Fellowthe American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.)1995
Memberthe European Society of Cardiology (F.E.S.C.),2013
Fellowthe Society of Cardiac Angiography & Intervention (F.S.C.A.I.), U.S.A1995
Fellowthe International Medical Sciences Academy (F.I.M.S.A.)1998
Fellowthe Cardiological Society of India (F.C.S.I.)2011
Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) Honoris CausaBanaras Hindu University, India1998
Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) Honoris Causa,Mahavir University, Moadabad, India,2012
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa,Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India,2012
Doctor of Science (D.Sc) Honoris CausaAmity University, Noida (U.P.), India,2012

Awards & Achievements

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.-----
Dr. Seth has been highly acclaimed internationally for academics and research. He is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cardiology Member and is on the editorial boards of the Journal American College of Cardiology; Cardiovascular Interventions, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention; and Euro Intervention. These are the most important Interventional Cardiology journals in the World and are an unprecedented honour for an Indian.-----
Dr. Seth has had the unique distinction 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 USA which has a global influence. This is a first for any cardiologist from Asia.-----
He has been invited to be a member of expert committee of "Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (USA)" for its international position statement on "Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Without On-Site Surgical Backup" and is a co-author of the 'Guidelines' which have been supported by 15 Interventional Cardiology Societies across the World.-----
Dr. Seth is a Member of the Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, Directorate General of Health Services, and is responsible for examining issues relating to regulatory requirements for exercising control over medical devices (from October 2009 onwards).-----
Dr. Seth is one of the youngest person to be honoured Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) honouris Causa by Banaras Hindu University in 1998.-----
He also was one of the youngest overseas doctors to be awarded with the Fellowship of all the three Royal Colleges of London, Edinburgh & Ireland in year 1995.-----
Dr. Seth has trained more than 350 cardiologists from India and abroad for applying advanced techniques of angioplasty. The governments of Malaysia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and organisations such as WHO, SAARC, Cardiac Society, has sponsored doctors from their country to be trained under Dr. Seth.-----
Dr. Seth is the Organizer / Course Director of the following international meetings INDIA LIVE Complex Live Demo Course SCAI Adult Interventional Fellows Course Asia BRS Summit TCT Scientific Sessions (Washington) Asian Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics (AICT)-----
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