Dr. O.P. Yadav was the Founder Chairman of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He is currently the CEO and Chief Cardiac Surgeon at National Heart Institute, New Delhi. With degrees of MBBS & MS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, Diplomate of National Boards (Surgery) & Diplomate of National Boards CTVS, Dr. Yadav has also received advanced training in Adult Cardiac Surgery from Royal Perth Hospital, Australia and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery from Royal Children Hospital, Melbourne & Fukuoka Children Hospital, Japan. He has achieved fellowships of the Cardiological Society of India, the Indian College of Cardiology and the Indian Association of Cardiovasc Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Yadav has to his credit over 10,000 open heart surgical procedures, and his special field of interest is Total Arterial OPCAB. He is the member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Honorary Advisor for Cardiac Services for the Government of Uttarakhand, member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Government of Uttarakhand, member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Government of Delhi, member of the Executive Council, DCR University of Science and Technology, Director at the All India Heart Foundation and a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of Elsevier. Dr Yadav is the Chief Editor of Cardiology Today and a member of the Editorial Boards of various journals, which include the Indian Heart Journal, the Journal of American Medical Association (Indian Edition), the Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (Pakistan), and Hospital Today. He is also the member of the Editorial Advisory Board of UBM Medica. Dr. Yadav is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, which include Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, Dr. B.C. Roy Doctors Day Award, Sujoy B Roy Award, MAMCOS Award, Life Time Achievement Award, Paul Harris Fellow Award, the Outstanding Person of the Year Award and the Award of Excellence for outstanding contribution in Cardiology. He has also been felicitated with Dr. B.N. Khanna Memorial Oration, Dr. B.L. Kapoor Memorial Oration, DMA Annual Oration, Dr. Vikas Arya Memorial Oration, L.B. Thapa Oration, Sri Jayadeva Surgical Oration, Dr. Naresh Trehan Oration and Swan Ganz Oration.