Dr. Ashok Seth

Dr. Ashok Seth

MBBS, MD, D.Litt.- Honoris Causa
Chairman - Fortis Escorts Heart Institute


Cardiac Surgeon

39 Year of Experience
4 Awards

About Dr. Ashok Seth

Dr Ashok Seth is the Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Head of Cardiology Council of Fortis Group of Hospitals. He is part of the core team that built the Escorts Heart Institute. Dr Seth has led the initiative on numerous surgeries, from being the first cardiologist in Asia-Pacific region to perform Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Stents, Thrombectomy devices & Drug Eluting Stents to the use of Impella heart support device failing heart. Dr Ashok Seth has performed one of the highest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world. For his contribution to medical industry and patient care, he has been honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2015 and 2003 respectively. His achievements have also been recognized by Republic of Spain and USA. Dr Seth has been Officer's Cross Order of Isabella the Catholic in 2010 by Spain and Mason Sones Award from SCAI (USA) in 2010.

His skilled expertise as an interventional cardiologist is widely sought after international conventions, lectures, and courses all over the world. Dr Ashok Seth is the Associate Editor of International Journal of Cardiology, Member, Editorial Board Journal American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Interventions, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention, Euro Intervention & the most important journals in the field of interventional cardiology. He has authored over 150 publications in both Indian and international medical journals.

Dr. Ashok Seth is actively involved in training cardiologists from across the world in advanced techniques of angioplasty. Dr Ashok Seth holds prestigious accolades like the National award of Padma Shri by the President of India, Doctor of the Year award at Escorts, and an election to the Board of Governors of Society of Cardiac Angiographies and Intervention (USA), the official professional and regulatory body of interventional cardiologists in USA that has a global influence.


Medical School & Fellowships

Institute Year
MBBS Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Aligarh ----
MD SGPGI - Lucknow ----
D.Litt.- Honoris Causa ---- ----
Dsc - Honoris Causa ---- ----
FCSI ---- ----
FSCAI ---- ----
FESC ---- ----
FACC ---- ----
FRCP Edinburgh, London & Ireland ----


Institute Year
Immediate Past President Cardiological Society of India ----
Associate Editor International Journal of Cardiology ----
Member Editorial Board Journal American College of Cardiology ----
Board of Governors Society of Cardiac Angiographies and Intervention (USA) ----
Chairman Cardiology Council, Fortis Group of Hospitals ----
Vice President Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology ----


Designation And Department Hospital Year
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute,Chairman & Head Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road Present
Cardiology,Chief Max Healthcare 2005

Awards and Achievements

Title Year
Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the World 2007
Padma Shree Awarded by the President of India 2003
Padma Bhushan Awarded by the President of India ----
Doctor of the Year - Escorts 2005

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